This friend shout out is VERY special to me. It's from my own personal archives as my first, and only, garage band experience. LOL Adrian Younge and Loren Oden allowed me to join their band when I first moved to LA and we had some INCREDIBLE times. Some of those moments became the soundtrack for the movie "Black Dynamite" (which I was in and sang on the soundtrack to). And that music eventually lead to the current configuration of the band "Venice Dawn". This song is one that I performed and arranged background vocals for. In hindsight, these were some of the best times of my life! Love you guys.
Tone Trezure’s a.k.a. Latonya Givens’ “Don’t Hang Up The Phone” hit me square in the center of my forehead as I watched a web series on YouTube. Her rich contralto is soothing and at times, edgy too. The song, from her album “My Destiny” is an all-day repeat (which means every time it comes on I have to hear it 5 or more times after that LOL). Which lead to me listening to the entire album for days. She’s one of the voices that inspires me to no end. She’s worked with hip hop/rap royalty: Snoop, Xzibit, Erykah Badu, Pharoah Monche, Bilal, Kurupt, Terrace Martin, Rick Ross, Denaun Porter, Rah Diggah, Clavin Richardson and the Great Quincy Jones (So CLEARLY, I’m late). She’s now working with Jay Electronica and featured on music on his Soundcloud and Youtube pages. I just need for her to make more music so I can keep listening to it 8 times in a row. Soundcloud: tonetrezure or Jay Electronica: @Jay Electronica Facebook Fan Page: Tone Trezure. She’s hard to find but AS SOON as anything new happens with her, I’ll DEFINITELY report it! Here’s my song!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmH4Tbcqss8