One of Brainpower's new songs is in the new movie 'Thunderstruck'
Film and television music consultant Art Ford of Ford Music Services, based in Los Angeles says:'This is the first placement I've made for Brainpower and I'm looking forward to pitching more of his music and working together more in the future'
Ford has been involved in creating soundtracks for movies such as 'The Bodyguard', 'The Matrix' & 'Men In Black' and also represents Aerosmith, James Brown, Frank Sinatra and Snoop Dogg to name but a few..
The Warner Brothers Pictures movie 'Thunderstruck' will be released in the US August 24th and stars Kevin Durant who swaps talents with a teenage fan in the movie. James Belushi stars in the movie as well and it also features cameos by Shaquille O'Neal, Charles Barkley and others.
The unreleased song is called 'Victory' and is written & performed by Brainpower and produced by TJ & Brainpower
LYRIC Recordings is proud to present the video for the brand new Brainpower single 'People'. This is the first official single from the upcoming album. The video was shot in New York, produced by Brainpower himself and directed by Max Maloney. Will also be heard in the upcoming movie 'Body Language', out October 6th 2011. Song available on iTunes worldwide, Amazon US and many more digital music stores around the globe.
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LYRIC Recordings is proud to present the Photo Art Video for this brand new Brainpower tune 'Light It Up'. Photographer Nils Kenninck shot thousands of pictures of Brainpower rehearsing and performing the song (with dj TLM). Song produced by Brainpower. Video directed by Nils Kenninck. Will also be heard in the upcoming Dutch movie Body Language, out October 6th 2011. Song available on iTunes worldwide, Amazon US and many more digital music stores around the globe.
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This month LYRIC Recordings hits you off with yet another free Brainpower tune. This funk gem features US rapper Kice Of Course and was recorded in New Jersey. Raw rhymes over a dirty groove provided by Oh Jay. Get it right here
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A month after the Yellowman collab 'Mic Bizniz dropped worldwide (and got radio play in 10 countries from the US to St Martin), LYRIC Recordings is proud to present this new Brainpower single called 'Emcee Fluid'. The song was produced by Legendary Dutch producer Oh Jay and features veteran New York MC's Block McCloud, Mr Metaphor & Thirstin' Howl III - Get it for free now and spread the word!
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A Mini Documentary about the song 'Mic Bizniz' by Amsterdam Hip Hop artist Brainpower : A collabo with the King of Dancehall Yellowman. Contains exclusive interview footage with Yellowman himself, reggae legend John Holt, and live footage of Brainpower's guest-performance during a Yellowman show in Jamaica. Limited Edition Yellow 7-inch Vinyl Out April 16th. Get your digital copy on iTunes worldwide or Amazon USA
April 16th - International Record Store Day!! Brainpower ft. Yellowman - 'Mic Bizniz' droppin' on LIMITED EDITION yellow-colored 7 inch vinyl! And digitally on iTunes and Amazon worldwide! Plus full music video (filmed in Jamaica) and mini documentary about this special project !! Brainpower featuring the King Of Dancehall, the legendary YELLOWMAN!! BOOMMMM!!
Brainpower drops a new single 'Bleedin' Organz'. The song features underground Rap Legend Shabazz The Disciple and is recorded at Audiology Studio's in New York, where the MC's met up for an intense session.
The video is a funky treat with a backstory. Being an avid film fan, Brainpower met US Movie Director Jack M. Sell while on tour. Mr. Sell turned out to be a fan of Brainpower's music and allowed the rapper to create a new, music video edit of his early 80's cult film 'The Psychotronic Man' to accompany the powerful, dark track.
Brainpower, TLM & Orange Grove will perform at The 31st Heineken Regatta, and Wyclef Jean will headline ! Other artists that have performed on the festival before are Damian Marley, Black Eyed Peas, Jimmy Cliff, Shaggy, Stephen Marley and Intwine.
Sunday March 6th 2011, Brainpower & TLM will perform at the 31st Heineken Regatta at Kim Sha Beach on St.Maarten. They will also do a live collabo with their friends Orange Grove!
Saturday March 12th Brainpower & TLM will rock the house at Mambo Beach, Curacao. TLM will spin only the greatest music - old classics and brand new hits- and Brainpower will be the MC hosting and dropping some of his biggest tunes during TLM's set! Don't miss out!
Feb 27th Brainpower will perform an Exclusive 'Dub & Dwars' Show at Grand Cafe Willinks in Winterswijk (Holland) with dj TLM.
Brainpower begins to rhyme at a young age. After ten years of honing his craft as a furious battle MC, he wins the critically acclaimed 'Grand Prize Of Holland', a contest for upcoming acts in Amsterdam, 1998. Together with his long time friend and stage partner, dj TLM he wins awards in all but one category (that of Best singer): Best MC, Best DJ (TLM), People's Choice Award and the Main Prize.
Dropping seven albums throughout the following ten years (having sold over 200,000 records in such a small market - the most out of any bi-lingual solo MC in Holland ever) Brainpower is considered a class act and a rare phenomenon, completely in a league of his own. Because of his diverse quality music and dedication creating it he has become a top household name in music in Holland, Belgium and the Dutch Caribbean for years.
Being a kid from 'The Golden Age' of Hip Hop, the 80s, his repertoire always captures universal emotions, never losing the essence of - and his passion for - Hip Hop culture, as well as his intense love for music in general.
After having had #1 songs in both Holland and Belgium, three gold & three platinum records, numerous nominations and winning at 12 (!) important awards (including MTV Europe Award for Best Dutch Act) Brainpower was given the State Lifetime Achievement Award in Amsterdam, december 2008, for his ongoing impact on the Benelux Music scene, and the Hip Hop scene specifically.
In 2009 he releases a Greatest Hits Box Set and embarks on a 36 date tour.
In 2010 Brainpower releases a successful EP, and performs in Jamaica (with reggae legend Yellowman) and in the USA (at The Viper Room, LA).
Early 2011, after 14 years of putting out records, Brainpower says: 'To me it feels like I'm just scratching the surface of my creativity. I feel blessed, humbled, and my experience only makes me more motivated to continue doing what I do…'
February 2011, he performs in Holland, in March in St. Maarten (alongside Wyclef Jean) and Curacao. Brainpower currently wraps up recording his international debut album. Stay tuned….
The song will not be included on Brainpower's upcoming album. The song will not be included on Brainpower's upcoming album. For real.
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The song 'Mind Ur Bizniz' was recorded in New York and features US female rapper Jean Grae.
It is accompanied by an exclusive art video, which was made in collaboration with Harlem-born artist PASHA, who is now residing in Amsterdam.
This track will not be included on Brainpower's upcoming album, but is available as a free download here!