With music flowing through my veins since birth, music has always been my 1st love from the jump. I, (Clarenzo) began writing songs and producing music at the age of 12. I've written my own material for the last 14 years of my life. My music genre ranges from R&B, Pop, and Hip/Hop to Gospel. I grew up singing in church like most singers. During that time I didn't really know I had a singing voice, I just knew I enjoyed singing. With three underground albums and over 200 songs under my belt, I have always been driven to be the "BEST" at whatever I do. I know the music business has alot of competition which is why I'm trying to bring a whole new style to the game.
Many artist from the 60's, & 70's have played a very influential part in my style. A few of those artist include Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Donnie Hathaway, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Patti LaBelle, Otis Redding, as well as Ike & Tina Turner. Music during that time was solely based on "raw talent" and not so much as studio effects like now days. Newer artist from today's music has also played a major part in my style as well, such as 112, Jagged Edge, Destiny's Child, and Usher.
I think R&B/Soul music is understood better when it comes from the soul. To me, music is a Universal Language that can touch people of all race, creed, or color. Hopefully, my music can influence other people chase their own dreams and encourage them to be the "BEST" at whatever they do in life!
I began taking my profession serious at the age of 12. Now with 14 years under my belt, I'm still striving for the #1 Spot.
Yes, I play live. The most memorable moment on stage would have 2 be when I did my first talent show in January of 2006. My "fan club" was at the front of the stage singing "Jealousy" word from word with me. It was amazing looking out at the crowd seeing how into it they were. I always wondered how it felt to have people singing your song with you. Now that I kno, I can honestly say that it is one of the best feelings in the world.
My R&B influences are: 112, B2k, Brandy, Destiny's Child, IMx, Jagged Edge, Mario, and R.Kelly. Basically anyone who is truely talented.
Cubase SX3, Waves Mercury, Platinum, and Gold plug-ins. A few mixers, and raw talent that the studio effects only enhance.
Anybody who is lookin' to do collabs ghet at the kid. Also any R&B artist lookin' for songs, writers, or producers to work with holla at me too.