If there is one word to describe Kadrae's music, it will be superfunkyjazzyrockinghiphopsoul. But, since there's no category of that particular name, would r&B;/rock/jazz/hip-hop/alternative fit the bill? Maybe.
Since he began playing and writing songs at the age of 7, Kadrae has allowed a variety of musical influences (Prince, Michael Jackson, Aerosmith, Jimi Hendrix, Ray Charles, The Neptunes/N.E.R.D., Kirk Franklin, Kanye West, Timbaland, etc.) and genres to enhance his sound and style. He's also allowed these influences to inspire him to play all the instruments on many of his recordings and sing every vocal. Kadrae also embody the best of the past, present, and future of music by incorporating various musical elements and genres of the 70's, 80's, 90's, and the new millenium. There is only one element that does not appear in his music: sampling. His music is sample-free and interpolation-free which could very well be considered as a revolutionary move by today's hit-making standards.
Kadrae is currently marketing and promoting his debut release entitled "ECLECTICISM: THE JOURNEY, PART ONE". The album features the hit single "Put Your Hands Up (Letitgoletitflow)" as well as the head-bobbing "45 Days". Kadrae is also performing at various venues and events leaving audiences mesmerized by his on-stage energy.
Recently, Kadrae received two TORONTO EXCLUSIVE ONLINE MUSIC AWARDS for Best International R&B; Soul Song ("Put Your Hands Up (Letitgoletitflow))" and Best International Soul R&B; Up and Coming Producer.
He's also ventured into the world of theater and acting as well. He did a three weekend (five day) run at the Silver House Theatre as Calvin in Derrick Minus' The Lord's Child. He also played Eric, the HIV positive boyfriend of Keisha, in Renee Crawford's "The Party" at the Jewish Community Center in Dec 2006. He also served as percussionist as well as scored the music for Derrick Minus' "The Last Few Minutes" (directd by E’tian “Paco” Parker” in Feb. 2008 at the Jewish Community Center. He later joined the cast in 2009 as Ricky Henderson’s friend Terry Andrews. In the year 2000, he was an extra in Greg Carter’s Thug Life. He also made an appearance in a commercial for Amazon.com in 2009.
GET READY BECAUSE SOMETHING’S IN THE MIX AND IT’S HERE WITH A FORCE!
ECLECTICISM: THE JOURNEY, PART ONE
Now available for download/purchase on CDBaby.com (www.cdbaby.com/cd/kadrae1), iTunes, Amazon.com, and FLandMusicGroup.com. Will soon be available on Rhapsody.com, Target.com, Spotify.com., and many more digital stores. Physical CD is now available at Sound waves (Houston, TX on Montrose near Westheimer) and at Music Depot (Houston, TX in Greenspoint Mall).
"Put Your Hands Up (Letitgoletitflow)" EP is now available at iTunes, CDBaby.com (www.cdbaby.com/cd/kadrae) , Amazon.com, FLandMusicGroup.com, BuyMusic.com, Reverbnation.com, TradeBits.com, and Rhapsody.com. This EP includes the title track plus "Shorty" and "She Don't Know Heaven". These selections are also available on the album “ECLECTICISM: THE JOURNEY, PART ONE”. GET IT NOW!!!!!! This is the jam of many years.
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