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Damien Dragonetti

Damien Dragonetti
Dragonetti 2011
Background information
Birth name Garrick L. Finklea
Also known as Spade, Bishop, Tycazie Wu (Kaz'e Koo), Ty Wu, G Money , The Beat Machine Alchemist™ (BMA)
Born (1971-10-30) October 30, 1971 (age 42)
Pascagoula, Mississippi, U.S.
Origin Moss Point, Mississippi, U.S.
Genres Hip hop, rock, Techno
Occupations C.E.O/President
Producer
Emcee
Graphic Artist
Songwriter
Information Technology
Years active 1984 - present
Labels Dirty Chamber™
Associated acts Southern Killa Beez™ (SKBz)
Madawm
Toni Seawright
Sway Sway
Website www.dirtychamber.com

Damien Dragonetti (born October 30, 1971) is an American rapper/record producer. He is best known for his feature on Variable02 (1999)[1] he is also President and owner of the recording/clothing company Dirty Chamber, C.E.O of the TiTe Mic™ Corporation, and producer of the album, Chronicles of a Woman,[2] the 2007 album by American female rapper Madawm, which features superstars Eminem and Xzibit.

Early years

Born as Garrick Finklea[3] , Dragonetti grew up in Moss Point, Mississippi, near his birthplace of Pascagoula.

Career

Music career

In 1985, Dragonetti co-formed TMC Rock, patterned after Boogie Down Productions (BDP). Their first major show was opening for Kool Moe Dee.[3]

In 1992 in Pensacola, Florida, Dragonetti (then known as G. Money) performed for the manager and co-owner of Total Sound Management, Inc. (TSM Records), Willie Easley, who signed Dragonetti to his first deal. Dragonetti and his label-mates appeared regularly on TSM's TV show Saturday Night Live at the Apollo (a spin-off of Showtime at the Apollo in New York), which aired Saturday nights on Blab TV. In 1995 he returned to Mississippi, and with long time friend Joe Jones (aka Juke Jonz), created Soul Street Productions. The new production company would open for New Orleans bounce music artist DJ Jubilee of Take Fo Records.

In 1996, Dragonetti met with producer/songwriter Bobby Reese, also from Pascagoula, who is credited with writing the song "Everlasting Love" for R&B act Tony Terry along with Terry Antonio Meguel. Reese taught Dragonetti how to use a production system with the aid of computers. Dragonetti used the new technology to produce "Tru Playa 4 Life",[1] featuring Tenishia Toussaint, with backups by Reese.

In 1997, Dragonetti created and launch TiTe Mic Records, later known as TiTeMic.com,[4] In 1999 Tru Playa 4 Life would be featured on Variables02[1] released November 1999 by Loupimps Records (LPS), distributed by City Hall Records.

In 2001, Dragonetti wrote and produced the song “Art Of War" about 9/11, featuring rock guitarist Dean Weaver, and published by TiTe Mic Music Group (BMI).


Discography

  • "Varibles02" (1999) (Single "Tru Playa 4 Life") under the name Bishop[1]
  • "Chronicles of A Woman" (2007) (Album Production)[2] 2012-09-28
  • "Stand Alone Complex" (2009)[5]

References

External links

  • Official website
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