Multi-platinum producer Dame Grease, known for his work with DMX, Jadakiss, and many others, has serious plans for the New Year. Grease intends to put 2016 to good use and set the Guinness World Record for producing and releasing the most Hip Hop songs in a single year. However, anyone concerned about quantity influencing quality need not worry, says Grease.
"I believe this could be something great for Hip Hop, something that brings more fun to the game," states Dame. "While the record is based on the number of songs, I think the true challenge and fun is the effort to make the music itself great. I feel as if my track record, whether it's with DMX or Max B or anyone else I've worked with, shows my dedication towards ensuring quality music."
Expect to see many notable Hip Hop artists participating in this historic undertaking, as well as emcees who are generating a significant buzz and even the occasional unsigned, "diamond in the rough" talent.
"While most of the music will feature people that Hip Hop heads know of, I also wanted to make this about the Hip Hop community and include emcees who haven't had their opportunity yet. Whether it's a superstar like Snoop Dogg or a dope new guy who happens to be making songs in his basement, I want them to be able to reach me and be a part of this," Dame explained.
In keeping with this theme, Dame Grease has asked artists and managers who are interested in being involved in the record-setting endeavor to either contact Jason Mantez, his manager and A&R, via Twitter (www.twitter.com/mantez) and/or to send an email to GreaseWorldRecord@gmail.com to get in touch with Dame's team.
When asked which artists he planned to make history with, Dame replied, "You'll see a lot of people you're accustomed to me producing for, and a lot of familiar faces who I've never worked with prior to this year. There are also guys I started collaborating with recently, like Bishop Lamont and Swifty McVay from D12, that I really vibed with musically and want to involve in my attempt at this world record."
The release of each song will be catalogued, promoted, and documented from 12:00PM EST December 31, 2015 to 12:00PM EST December 31, 2016, so that at year's end the proof of the final tally can be submitted to Guinness World Records. To kick off this historic event, Dame has linked up with one Hip Hop's great talents: the Purple Diva herself, Dina Rae. Dina, joined by her fellow Technology Affair group member Thunderblair, unites with Grease on the melodically infectious "Do You."