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Los Angeles, CA, United States, 2006/10/31 - Music Label, Jaded Entertainment, signs music artist, Eastwood, to a recording deal with a highly anticipated album set to release in early 2007.
Jaded Entertainment signs Hip-Hop artist, Eastwood, to a recording deal with a highly anticipated album, Making History, set to release in early 2007. Eastwood, who has over 10 years experience in the music business, started his career at Dunn Deal Records, made his name at Marion “Suge” Knight’s Death Row Records, and later joined “The Game’s” label, Black Wall Street Records.
Eastwood honed his art by spitting rhymes on mixtapes of many well-known artists including Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Ray J, and The Game. Without having released his own album, Eastwood's debut is considered one of the most anticipated in the Hip-Hop world. Across America and overseas, fans of his popular mix tapes are estimated to exceed one million units worldwide and for good reason. The 6’4” rapper brings a magnetic swagger to the game that many agree hasn’t been seen since Tupac’s reign.
Born in East Los Angeles and raised in Inglewood, Eastwood impressed his friends at an early age with his ability to combine rhythm and flowing verse. He also made a name for himself as an athlete, notably ranked in the Top 20 High School Basketball Players in California.
While attending Fresno State on a basketball scholarship, Eastwood returned to L.A. to do some soul-searching on his career path. "After high school, I just couldn't get this rap game out of my mind", he confesses. When asked how he discovered his passion for rap, he said, “My homeboy, Livewire, used to write raps while we listened to Tupac on his boom box at our high school. One day, I tried spitting some of my own bars with him, and I surprised myself. I never looked back.”
Over the years, Eastwood honed his craft to razor precision. He has spit Gatlin gun-like rhymes on the albums of some of the top rappers in the game. Eastwood’s unique ability to “ride” melodies has become his trademark which differentiates him from other rappers. Most rappers simply ride a beat. He also deftly transitions his flow from single to double-time, which is one reason his songs sound so fresh and catchy.
Jaded Entertainment founder, Klee Irwin, commented, "Eastwood impressed me right away. He's fantastically creative, both lyrically and with his flow". Putting his money where his mouth is, Irwin committed to help Eastwood make history by doing something that’s never been done before. He said, “I won’t allow a song to go on a Jaded album unless it’s an addictively catchy single in the making. There are no ‘filler’ songs on our albums. So, I have no problem producing the first album in the history of music with a video for every song.”