Smoove Entertainment Presents Beat Munstars 1
"RAYEDAN" Artist 'Rayedan' was born in Milwaukee, WI. At an early age he began to have a passion for music. At the age of 12 while watching Yo'MTV Raps is when Rayedan, born Darren Dancil, began to daydream about becoming an artist. In the early 90's Rayedan, his brother and his cousin started their own rap group called "COG". By the summer of 1990 they had saved enough money to purchase a pair of Panasonic turntables, a Roland 606 and a Radio Shack mixer w/mic and set up studio in his mother's basement. That's when he came to be recognized as the DJ known as D.C. The young group performed at many talent shows winning a number of prizes. As years went by the group began to diminish, but his passion for music never went away. By the time he was in high school all the hours that were usually spent in the basement (which was the studio)were now being spent in the streets. Rayedan began to get involved with local street gangs and start hanging out with the wrong people, which led to various run-ins with the law. But Rayedan had a praying mother that would always remind him to trust God, put God first and never give up on his dreams. In 1998 he moved to Atlanta, GA where him and his brother "AL" started their own production company called Smoove Entertainment,Inc. Through the rough times of starting a company, filled with disappointments and being mislead by major labels and industry executives, he kept his faith. At times things seemed like they were getting worse instead of better. But doubt never filled his mind, remembering the words of his late grandfather James Richardson, "Keep going, never give up," he began to work even harder. Later that year Smoove Entertainment,Inc. Released their first CD titled "Smoove," in which the single "Do you like what u see" won an award from the Georgia Music Industry Association. He later decided to lean more toward the production side of music and began to work with various artists in the Atlanta area. In May of 2004 a new track written and produced by Rayedan titled "Mr. Hiccup" was released. This single was initially a ploy to gain exposure for their production company, but after it began to top charts at numerous record pools, get constant airplay on mix shows, Internet radio and in clubs across the county and overseas it brought forth the upcoming release of his next hit single titled "I Came". This is only the beginning for the artist/producer. As chapter 2 begins be on the look out for multi platinum releases produced by "Rayedan".