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Muzilog May Issue 2011

Muzilog May Issue 2011

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 Muzilog Online Magazine
music • entertainment • culture
May Issue 2011
ntimate, smooth andheartfelt would be thecomments made after experiencing the musicof Nigerian born Ezemdi.The multi-musician,songwriter and producer is about to take thestage, releasing his newalbum in June 14
2011entitled “By Your Side.”He collaborated withJared Jones and J Sellon the songs. Productioncredits go to MarkGeohagan and Ezemdi.“Take Off,” is the firstsingle. Listen to asample.Coming to the U.S. atthe age of 4, Ezemdishowed early signs of possessing musicaltalent, which his auntrecognized, resulting inhis introduction to piano,guitar, organ andtrumpet. By the age of eight, Ezemdi playedalong with the musiciansat Bethel GospelAssembly, Harlem NY onSundays.His condition of albinismaffected his childhoodgreatly. He couldn’t playin the sun too long,which affected himplaying with other kidsoutside. 
"As a kid I use to hate that I couldn’t play with the other kids outside, I felt like I wasn’t normal and I wanted to be normal. I hated all theextra attention I needed.” 
Ezemdi Chikwendu.
Nevertheless, Ezemdifound his purpose andkept on the path. Heattended Randolph HighSchool in Massachusetts(his family relocatedthere after living in NY)and with encouragementfrom his music Teacher;Ezemdi developed hissinging and learned toplay the trombone. Hethen attended BerkleeCollege of Music anddeveloped his craft.Ezemdi has beenproducing for severallocal artists as well asinternational artists. Hehas done production for various acts such asStaxx, V.I.P CassieCardel, Bebe Rexha,Kim Morrrell, JaredJones, ChidinmaOkebalama
Chidinma is a Nigeriarecording artist thatEzemdi has done somework with. Songs like,“Show Me Your 32s,”and “Obimmo,”
arecurrently getting airplayin Nigeria.To check out Ezemdi’smusic visit: Preview of “Cuddle.”For further informationplease visit:www.crazzehouse.com
By S. Archer 
follow on twitter: @Muzilog/Email: Muzilog@yahoo.com
In this Issue:
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Nikki Jean
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Crash Midnight
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rom the first guitar riff, nothought comes to mind but toagree that Rock n Roll is back!Pounding drums with an almostfamiliar vocal and the element of fun. Lead Vocalist ‘
’ and Bass player ‘
,’named the band after a late-night car crash, callingthemselves “Crash Midnight.”Making a name for themselvesthey describe their sound as acollision of the punk attitudefrom The New York Dolls andthe classic 70s rock power likeThe Rolling Stones. Their trademark sound is packingclubs on the east coast andthey’re being heralded asamazingly entertaining. CrashMidnight is poised to take over the world with their explodinghigh-energy stage show.As for their musical direction
we were fed up
with a lot of the stuff out on the radiotoday and wanted to makesomething that was real, trueto what 
we were doing,” 
 explained Shaun Soho.The formative years of CrashMidnight included hard partying,destruction and nightlyoccurrences of noise complaintswhile they lived in their crampedBoston apartment. As growingpains will have it, they also hadto deal with their share of scampromoters, scam managers andempty promises. This fueled theband to relentlessly attackstages on the Boston musicscene with a ferocity typical totheir approach to everythingfrom promotion to partying. Theband began entrenchingthemselves on the club circuitand expanding to tours.“Made for the Money,” is their present single. When askedabout their choice for the single,Bo says,
“It's the perfect first song for people to hear fromus, it really introduces themto our sound ... and you candance to it.” 
The single openswith a riff and swing reminiscentof their Boston predecessors,
- perhaps channeledthrough their West Coastcounterparts,
Guns n Roses
-into honest, street-level lyricsabout a friend of the band'sstruggle with the lure of materialism and addiction thathas a distinct 70's punk flavor.In 2009, the band inked a dealwith Bronx Bridge Entertainment(Universal/Fontana) and they've just finished all tracking on their debut full-length album. With theelectrifying guitar tandem of 
plus theincomparable
Tommy Maz
ondrums, the band is set to hit theroad and hit it hard so buckle upfor 
tosideswipe the town with thatbrand of whiskey-soaked Rockn' Roll.
TommyBoTodd and ShaunJonny
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interview conducted by Samuel Archer

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