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Configa is a LEGENDARY Hip Hop Artist, Producer, Beat Maker, Creator and CEO of Configaration Records and has a PhD in Sociology and Cultural Studies.
He is from Newcastle, England, lives in England and is widely know for his epic style of beats, rhythm, lyrics and sound and is currently signed to Public Enemy Chuck D's SLAMjamz Records.
Configa has been an influential force in shaping hip-hop culture for more than two decades, producing some of the most iconic beats in the underground scene. He started out early as a young MC and quickly rose through the ranks as a battle rapper, producing and releasing his own debut album in 2000. He has continued to release hit after hit and has definitely earned his status as being legendary.
In 2001 he was signed to Rap Junkie Records, a Los Angeles based record label owned by B. Down. While with Rap Junkie, Configa was featured on two mixtapes and in 2002, released a mostly self-produced album that garnered favorable reviews and received solid exposure in both the United Kingdom and the United States, most notably on MTV.com. In 2003, Configa shifted his focus toward production and in 2004, formed the crew Slept On Fam, along with Wargasms, Arsenal and C-Gully. Their album ‘Audio Crack’ was released in late 2006 to the delight of music aficionados and fans alike, winning awards and accolades and achieving cult status.
A lifelong hip-hop head and intellectual thinker, Configa took a break from making music to obtain his PhD, where he wrote his Doctoral thesis on the intersection of hip-hop culture and ethnicity - exploring the hip-hop scene in his home region. In 2010, Configa released a critically acclaimed 2Pac remix album entitled ‘Configa Presents...Pac To The Essence Vol. 1’ to mark the 14th year of Tupac Shakur’s passing. That same year he also founded his own independent record label, Configaration Records.
Configa released the classic ‘Configa Presents: Calm Before The Storm’ in 2011 - a 20-track collection featuring the U.S. and U.K. underground’s finest MC’s delivering intricately laced lyrics over his boom bap driven beats. Since then, Configa has produced stellar tracks for underground and mainstream artists alike. In 2014 he teamed up with underground rapper HaStyle to create two EPs (‘The Calm Before Hastility’ and ‘A Good Combination’) as well as a powerhouse conceptual album, ‘Hastility (H1)’, over the course of two years. He has also contributed music to documentaries and films, such as Nick Light’s documentary ‘Hip Hop is Dead’, and the Tim Roth-led feature film ‘The Liability’.
Configa stays focused on producing and releasing exceptional music, as well as scouting for talent across the globe as CEO of his true-school hip-hop label, Configaration Records. With no signs of slowing down, Configa is passionately dedicated to his craft, his fans, and the growth of his worldwide #ConfigArmy movement – representing the best qualities of real hip-hop past and present.
Check out my Album Review of "Configaration Volume 1" and Configa's official website by clicking his name in green and purchase his latest album today!
You can follow Configa on his Official Facebook page,YouTube, Twitter and IG and tune into my EXCLUSIVE interview with Configa BELOW to find out more about him and what he's got going on!
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Tiffany Gaines is an Entertainment Industry Executive. She is Founder of Shared Success Global, Founder and Host of Underground Over Mainstream Movement, Owner and Founder of SS (SHARED SUCCESS) Music Group/Blasia's Entertainment, LLC (A global online marketing agency/distribution company currently marketing and distributing for over 4,000 artists worldwide), Business Manager and Board of Director for Curtis Young's (Dr. Dre's son) "Forever Young Legacy", Business Manager for Freeway Rick Ross (now currently Amazon’s best seller/Author Freeway Rick Ross), Business Manager at Myko ATL(Urban Pop sensation, singer/songwriter Myko of Rick Ross Music Group), and Billboard charting, national recording artist and designer Christine Storm. She is also CEO at LRT Entertainment.
Tiffany Gaines, has been building a name for herself as a woman of integrity and professionalism for more than a decade. Currently wearing several hats in both the entertainment and hotel industries, she has soon preserved the highest levels of professional and personal ethics by maintaining a long-term stability in providing access to a network spectrum of quality entertainment sources to both sides of the business.
She Sponsored the 5th Annual Midwest Urban Awards and is known as the Music Industries Newest Guru and has been called a Star maker.
She has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with an emphasis on Law and Society, she has proved herself not only as one with intelligence and skill, but also a serious determined business woman and entrepreneur. She currently represents a select few of international clientele in both Japan and China for those seeking to raise or re-position their public profile in the Entertainment Industry.
In addition to her extensive resume, she is also a partner and International Hotel Broker for the National Hotels Association (A global network offering hotels at discounted wholesale rates holding contracts with over 750,000 hotels worldwide) servicing her entire platform of Artists, Producers, CEO’s, Label owners, promoters, booking agencies and corporate companies saving her clients up to 75% off retail prices online.
If you are interested in working with Tiffany Gaines check out the SSMG/Universal Music Group Distribution Page, I am a Talent Scout under Tiffany and am accepting new music submissions now.
Find out more about Tiffany, who she is, what she does and so much more by tuning into my EXCLUSIVE interview BELOW and follow her on Shared Success Global Marketplace, IG, Twitter and her official Facebook page!
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