Southwest Virginia’s own “singer, emcee and dreadlocked philosopher” (The Roanoke Times) RANGE DA MESSENGA, teams up with “Philly’s premier underground beat-maker” (URB Magazine) HEZEKIAH under the creative vision of video director Rebekah “BGNB” Frimpong to release “Gone”, the first video single from the duo’s 3 track digital-maxi single on 3Crates Productions. “Gone” is Range’s appeal to value the love you share with another while it is still present; the quintessential ‘you don’t know what you got ‘til it’s gone’… with a twist. In the past two years, RANGE DA MESSENGA has flourished in countless popular live music venues of Philadelphia as the next soulful singer & songwriter to watch. Hailing from Roanoke, Virginia, Range has been singing, songwriting, rapping, arranging, recording, and performing for over half his life, but only since he moved to Philadelphia in 2010 did he begin to grab the attention of America’s soulful elite. Sharing stages with the likes of Bilal, Raheem DeVaughn, Glenn Lewis, Marsha Ambrosius, Lupe Fiasco, Syleena Johnson, Kindred the Family Soul, The Wailers and many more, RANGE DA MESSENGA is poised to be the next recognizable voice in the world of Hip Hop Soul.
HEZEKIAH’s catalogue speaks for itself. With production and songwriting credits that read like the average producers bucket list, Hezekiah has worked on projects with Musiq Soulchild, Freeway, Bilal, Santigold, Talib Kweli, Eric Roberson, Pharoahe Monch, Kindred, Peedi Crack, Wordsworth, Bahamadia and many more. A-List producers such as James Poyser and Scott Storch have hailed Hezekiah’s talent as a welcome antidote to the senseless mediocrity in the game, and comparisons to icons like J Dilla, 9th Wonder and Dr. Dre have credibly been made by some of the toughest sells in the industry. Producer, emcee, songwriter, promoter, founder, artist and musical visionary, anybody who has witnessed Hezekiah at work will undoubtedly recognize he is ahead of his time, and simply refer to him as a sonic genius. Following the music video release “GONE”, stay tuned for the hard-hitting single.
Check Range’s Interview w/ MoShay below…
Range interview part 1
Range interview part 2
Check out Range live in studio below…
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