featuring the hottest Hip Hop Production!
is the spot where you'll see upcoming producers as well as established veterans
in the game. Alot
of people don't know what goes into production. This will be the section where
we feature the hottest producers on the scene. Each month we'll bring to you
a new producer along with their background.
THIS MONTH'S FEATURE IS: NU JERZEY DEVIL
Nu Jerzey Devil was born Anthony Torres in the South Bronx borough of New York City on January 10th. The Black Wall Street head producer and his family lived on a street called Cedar Avenue, later in his life he would move to Compton, California on Cedar Block where his arrangement with Black Wall Street began.
At the early age of four his mother and six siblings moved to their new hometown of New Jersey. The youngest of the children, Torres emulated his older brothers every move and soon caught on to their influences in hip hop.
At the age of seven Nu Jerzey Devil began rapping and by 18 he traded a friend a .45 caliber gun for DJ equipment. Jerzey soon bought himself a Dr. Rhythum beat machine and a Yamaha DJX keyboard and started his own production.
Within two years Jerzey was contacted by Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins of Darkchild Productions. Rodney was quickly impressed and took Jerzey with him to Miami for a few meetings. Upon arriving back he immediately joined the Darkchild team and scored and laced the soundtrack for the 2003 Jessica Alba film Honey (Universal Pictures). From there the pair moved to Los Angeles and worked on My Baby's Daddy (Miramax Films) starring Anthony Anderson, Eddie Griffith and Method Man.
After linking up with Phat Rat, another member of the Darkchild team, Nu Jerzey Devil was introduced to the Dr. Dre protégé, The Game. After hitting the studio they recorded "The Black Wall Street Anthem" most notable on The Black Wall Street's intro on their official webpage. The chemistry bubbled as the two continued recording while in the meantime The Game was in the works with creating The Black Wall Street label. With no hesitation, Nu Jerzey Devil was the first to sign to the newly founded label.
Nu Jerzey Devil continues
to produce and record with The Game along with the rest of Black Wall Street.
In the meantime he continues to hit the mixtape circuit and plans to drop
a solo album summer of 2008.
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