How does one stay true to who they are, in an industry where conforming seems to be popular? Truthfully this is not a difficult feat, though many find it hard to accomplish. If you want to know how this can be done, simply ask Radamez. He realized early...
How does one stay true to who they are, in an industry where conforming seems to be popular? Truthfully this is not a difficult feat, though many find it hard to accomplish. If you want to know how this can be done, simply ask Radamez. He realized early that he couldn’t be everything to everyone, so he opted to stay true to himself and created from his soul. The result….each release (The Unexplained, Innovative, & Experience The Experiment: Valium One Mix Tape) has been in high demand, causing his fans and critics to wonder, “What’s next?”
Radamez, born Ramel Joseph Williams, has just released his best body of work to date. On Experience the Experiment: Valium One, Radamez invites you into his lab and forces you to take notice of his versatility. He demonstrates how to remain an individual, while spitting lyrics of substance and riding a ‘hot’ beat. This piece of work is already bearing comparisons to that of Common’s “Electric Circus” and Mos Def’s “The New Danger”.
Radamez prides himself on making music of substance which has not gone unnoticed. At the ASCAP Expo 2009 his song The Archeologist, from his album Innovative, was chosen for the Hip-Hop panel out of thousands of entries. He draws a great deal of inspiration from Jay-Z and Lauryn Hill, which has enabled him to bring a certain level of consciousness to his music. He writes lyrics as if he were asking himself, “How can I feed the hip-hop nation?”
Though the story of his life reads like a book, shared by many, it is his execution of life that distinguishes him from others. The many life lessons learned while growing up in Carona Queens, New York are expressed in his music. Radamez is not to be mistaken for one of those artists who speak on subject matter, in which they are not familiar…He lives his lyrics. His music chronicles his life from New York to Kansas, where he earned a B.S. in Psychology to Indianapolis, where his musical career has begun to soar.
An artist first, Radamez is also owner of Team Triumph Publishing Company. His music is very important to him and this is apparent to his fans and critics across the country. Once he reaches his level of satisfaction, as an artist, he plans to venture off into other facets of the entertainment industry. Radamez is making things happen and is an exceptional example of how you can stay real and still receive admiration and accolades from the masses.
Local hip-hop artists bring a message to the mic by Indy.com Feb. 28th, 2008 Indianapolis based rapper Ramel "Radamez" Williams says positive rhymes are just one part of his repertoire. As leader of the Concrete Beats crew, Williams lists his specialties as party songs,...
Indy on the mic: They've got the talent and ... by INTake Weekly March 15th, 2007 "Indy on the mic: They've got the talent and drive. But how long will Indy's vibrant hip-hop scene have to wait to be seen? New York-raised local rapper Radamez, 29, another tall charismatic Big...
Local hip-hop artists bring a message to the mic by Indy.com Feb. 28th, 2008 Indianapolis based rapper Ramel "Radamez" Williams says positive rhymes are just one part of his repertoire. As leader of the Concrete Beats crew, Williams lists his specialties as party songs, club songs, serious songs, and political songs. ... In his song "The Archeologist" takes time to scold the critics for "separating the music." Click the link below for the rest of the article.
Indy on the mic: They've got the talent and ... by INTake Weekly March 15th, 2007 "Indy on the mic: They've got the talent and drive. But how long will Indy's vibrant hip-hop scene have to wait to be seen?
New York-raised local rapper Radamez, 29, another tall charismatic Big Apple-bred MC.
"People compare me to Jay-Z alot," he said."It's the swagger, the height, the look.
Radamez' NY roots aren't hard to hear in his music. He's a throwback rapper who likes to twist and toy with words. He's a storyteller, but he knows that these days, storytelling isn't as highly valued by listeners as it once was.
"It's really not about lyrics anymore," he said. "It's more about that one hot song.
But you won't hear Radamez rapping the next "Laffy Taffy".
"I listen to Rock, Jazz, Blues --- I get influenced by a lot of different stuff," he said. "I've got a song called 'Hoodstock.' It's got a crazy rock beat and I talk about how hip-hop is transforming and evolving.
Radamez is also a member of the local Concrete Beats collective, which includes producer Seany D, and rappers AS1, Street Ranga, and D-Win, among others. His new 18-track full-length "Innovative," comes out March 16th and will be available online at www.burnlounge.com/concretebeats and at various local record stores.
Sample Lyric: "Why I gotta wonder if my life is goin under? / I need pills or an anti-depressant / See, this is not a game show / but I'm a contestant."
Article by: Matt Gonzales
UNSIGNED HYPE by HYPE MAGAZINE Spring 2007 I'VE GOTTEN THE CHANCE TO SEE YOU PERFORM LIVE AND I LOVED IT. EXPRESS YOUR STYLE OF MUSIC: Thank you. I miss those days when we used to perform at the Guvernment. I love performing live. I love the live sound, if the microphones, speaker, and sound are right. I wish the industry was built on recording live hip-hop music. I have been compared to Jay-Z often and some say I sound nothing like him. What people do is judge you on the first person closest to your style. I'm not comfortable with the comparison to Jay, although it's a compliment and he is one of my favorite artists. We use different vocabulary and different beat styles. I don't use the same terminology or metaphors Jay uses. Most times it's the New York accent or the way I emphasize words on tracks is when people compare our styles. I take this as an art and start to paint the picture. Although people don't listen to lyrics most times, I have to make sense for myself and feed it to those willing to listen, because if you put out bad food it can make people sick.
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Homegrown hip-hop artist bring ... by Indy.com July 16th, 2008 HOMEGROWN HIP-HOP ARTIST BRING THEIR ORGANIC SOUND, PERSONAL STORIES TO BLACK EXPO: Year in and year out, Indiana Black Expo brings in some of the biggest music acts in the nation -- and this year's no different, with Keyshia Cole, Kem and Cameo among the headliners. But for many, the real draw is the local acts. And for these bands, the Expo isn't just another show -- it's a chance to play in front of a national audience and expand their listener base. The 16 local bands, which will perform 15-minute shows July 19 at the Cultural Pavilion's Music Lounge, cover a broad musical spectrum, ranging from soul to traditional hip-hop. What do they have in common? A desire to break the mold of most mainstream acts, and instead create inspirational lyrics and messages of hope. ... HOW DO YOU WORK TO MAKE YOUR MUSIC A POSITIVE FORCE IN THE COMMUNITY, WHILE STILL KEEPING PEOPLE ENTERTAINED? : There's a lot of good music out there, but for me, I want to say something that is worth something. A lot of stuff I rap about is things I've been through, like being raised in a bad situation but being able to turn it around and make a positive out of it. I'm not going to act like I'm a perfect angel, though. I say things how I feel, and I won't hold nothing back. If it is coming out offensive, then that is just how it is.