MP3 Thaddeus Carlton - Ambrosia
Rap, along with instrumental mastery...A new dimension in rap music ...
14 MP3 Songs
HIP HOP/RAP: Rap, POP: Power Pop
This album is fifty percent rap and fifty percent genius...
It explores the avenues of "City Life" as well as what goes on "After The Show"!!! We promise you will thoroughly enjoy this CD !!!---A Fan With Good Taste
I would like to thank Jackie Mills for believing in me.
I have never been arrogant, however in order to continue to write songs, and perform in Hollywood and ''the industry'',
you must constantly remind yourself of how good you really
are. The people who see you every day are often oblivious to the extent of your talent because after a while, you aren''t special to them any more. Jackie, no matter how familiar he became with me, never treated me as if he did not appreciate me...It was quite an honor to receive praise
from one of the great musicians of all time! He truly knew
talent...He discovered "Jefferson Airplane", (featuring Grace Slick) and produced the group "L.T.D." featuring Jeffrey Osborne. I could go on and on about his accomplish-
ments such as playing drums for Billy Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Sinatra and
Harry James...but his most significent contribution to me is
being my first producer!!! Thank you, Jackie!!!
I learned a lot about the business from Jackie,...He''s the only White man I''ve ever met who knows more about being Black than I do! He related many stories to me, but one of the most shocking was about how he and Sarah Vaughn''s band
(including Ms. Vaughn) were denied food and service at
exclusive hotels in Indianapolis...The time period was the early 50''s,...White people and Blacks alike told him if he
travelled with a Black band, he would be treated like a
"%X?&@*"!!!! You would not believe what he had to do to
get food!!!! I just wish there were more people like Jackie!
So,...a few decades ago, while my brothers and I performed in half of Jackie''s studio in West Hollywood, we found fascination, next door, in ''Studio A'' of the same building. The sound that emitted from the closed session was allegedly being produced by one person! Besides doing all the singing and instrumentation solo...he was also producing himself! Keep in mind, this was not the computer age...Studio recording was done with real instruments, not the sampling and programming of today! It wasn''t impossible to produce yourself...just unlikely! We all inquired,"Who could possibly be inside that room!!!!" Our curiosity was soon satisfied when the door opened and the artist now known as Prince appeared!!! Now, after hearing his music
throughout the years, I can conceive that if anyone in the business was going to record independent of assistance,...
it would be Prince.
My music is produced pretty much like I described above. I do everything myself. I feel that when I write a composition, I''m the only one who knows exactly what I want to hear on disc.
I have a few projects planned in the very near future that involve people other than myself,...Performers who are possibly amongst your favorites already!
"Ambrosia" is my tribute to rap. Some people say its "funny", some say its "serious", some say its "real"..
I say its what you need to receive even another different
perspective...One word that I could use to describe my feelings about this album is "personal". The song "Stop Lyin''" is me speaking about how politicians, athletes, rock stars, movie stars dazzle us with ''bulls**t'' instead of telling us the truth...Sure they have a private life, and that''s none of our business...but when they get in trouble
and the public knows about it...they should come clean with the truth!
President George Bush never says "I''m wrong!!!!"
What''s up with that!!!! Up to this date and time, no weapons of mass destruction have been found in Iraq. The latest news has uncovered that Bush decided to attack Iraq
long before he told us about the threat of W.M.D.''s!!!
I rap about Kobe, Bill Clinton, Jessie Jackson, poverty,
the ghetto, food, and the "Fan Club".
Due to the fact that I am an entertainer,...I have been around many, many women who would do absolutely anything imaginable to end up in bed with ''the star''!!! "Fan Club"
and the track, "Four Seasons" rap about the problems created by ''idol worship''...Remember,...God makes the music.
We are merely the messengers!!! If you want to worship someone...Worship God!!!!!