For this album, Shaliek also collaborated with big names such as Alicia Keys, Bryan Michael Cox, and The Underdogs just to name a few. A strained relationship with his close team members made it very difficult for Shaliek to fulfill obligations with his record label resulting in the album never seeing the light of day. “I felt like everything I worked so hard for was suddenly taken away from me. I remember feeling lost”. Always one to roll with the punches, Shaliek decided to focus on his other passion, Songwriting and created The Hitterzz alongside fellow East Coast penman Cashus C.R.E.A.M. The Hitterzz teamed up with former VP of Sony BMG, Derrick Thompson. With Derrick as manager, the three of them set out a mission to write for other artist in the industry. The Hitterzz eventually landed “One Night Only” On Day 26 No. 1 Debut, Forever In A Day, which opened doors for other placements that followed. While he remains dedicated to his writing team, Shaliek decided to pick up where he left off. “I owe it to myself and the people that were riding for me and supported my every move. This is for us”. Shaliek is now on the road to fulfilling his dream to touch the world through his music. Fearlessly, in a world of uptempo radio songs, Shaliek decided to pay homage to his musical heroes Michael Jackson, Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, and Sam Cooke by releasing “The Perfect Storm”, a song that the ladies will love and the fellas will appreciate. “I want my music to do what music did back in the day. I’m going for timeless”.
When 23 year old Brooklyn native Chino Stringss,
first picked up a guitar over five years ago, he had no idea that the chords he would strum would reverberate throughout the rest of his life. Much like his idol, Prince, Stringss soon discovered he possessed an innate and almost supernatural ability to play numerous musical instruments without even an inkling of formal training. Today, Stringss is an artist untethered by creative constraints. In the studio, he seamlessly transitions between his roles singer, songwriter, musician and producer. Chino, the singer, possesses vocals reminiscent of another of his idols — wide range crooner Maxwell. Though talented enough not to be, Stringss has remained humble and hard-working. More than ever before, he is ready to turn his staff paper dreams into reality.
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Shaliek Rivers – Perfect Storm
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Chino Stringss – Friends with Benefits
Shaliek Rivers – Space
*All songs are written by fredthewriter and produced by Chino Stringss*
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