Don't Be Like Me
Prince Ka-Rell T is a 'New Upcoming Artist' with a style all his own... He is truly a fine writer/guitar player with a knack for great story-time lyrics....check out his Bio... On the Seventh: BIO Prince Ka-Rell T. was born on January 7, 1973, the first seventh day of that year. The fact that he was born on the same day GOD rested; might explain why Ka-rell's life was simplistic but still challenging. Ka-rell found music in his teens while singing with the church choir and playing the congas. Although GOD still resided in his heart, he became disgruntled with church and the hypocritical attitudes of some of the members, so he left at age 18. Later he found a knack for writing hip-hop lyrics and became a rapper. However, after three years of writing lyrics and not quite experiencing success in that fashion, Ka-rell switched to becoming a producer for his own Target Productions. Ka-rell would go to: Digital Damage Recording Studios located in Queens, NY and create some of the hardest hip-hop beats heard throughout Southside, Jamaica, Queens. With bass, classical strings (which was rare for producers to do in 92-93) and all the foreign sounds he could summon within himself, Ka-rell sought to do original material not yet heard. Furthermore all he had was four rappers (including himself) and those tracks. Stickers, banners and little backyard parties was all the fame that Ka-rell could muster. However, once again becoming disgruntled, now because of the death of a rapper Ka-rell knew; he left rapping and producing he thought forever. In 1995, Ka-rell studied and graduated from LaGuardia Community College and received an A.A. Degree in Mental Health. He secured his place on the Dean's List at LaGuardia further continuing his education at Hofstra University on Long Island, NY. But it was in 1995, he was watching the Beatles Anthology on television and heard one song out of the possible 25-30 played that changed his life, it was 'Tomorrow Never Knows'. Now even though he was dissatisfied with hip-hop and his love was not reciprocated, he would occasionally listen to artists of that time like 'The Notorious B.I.G.' and 'The Wu-tang Clan'. With hip-hop being in full bloom and becoming fully integrated into the American/World culture, Ka-rell took 'Tomorrow Never Knows' close to his heart as well. When he did hear this, he borrowed his fellow rapper and went down to Queens Blvd (for we all know how Queens Blvd is with parking) and bought the 'Revolver' album. After listening to 'Revolver' he decided to buy a guitar and start to learn how to play. After bumping into several idiotic teachers that failed to see his potential, he decided to teach himself and started writing love songs with his influences being Babyface and Marvin Gaye. Though little confidence was there, his voice was the one thing that he could not recognize. He heard the radio and was not quite certain of himself when he heard other artists. So as a way to make up for his idea of a not-so-superior singing voice, he would listen to different stations on the radio. When listening the radio, he also saw visions and decided to combine the two. Contrary to what many may believe, Ka-rell has always written little stories and scripts even when he was younger. In fact in college, three minutes before class started, he wrote a two page story about his childhood for an assignment and got an A. So he started writing television sitcom spec scripts as well as screenplays which were original with a few twists. These screenplays that involved the past, present and future were his as well as the soundtracks that he wrote for them. With music continuing to possess his soul, he finally came to Bz the Defender; former co-owner of Digital Damage Recording Studios and now sole owner of B'PhaRecords. Bz told him to try his best and he did, then erupted this melodic, well-written, song called 'Don't Be Like Me'. 'Don't Be Like Me' is a beautiful, urban, rock-folk song about his daughter who taught him about patience and real love. Bz suggested to let CDBABY.com help to distribute and advertise this hit song to the world on their website (for independent artists). He did agree and now the two are embarking on another chapter in their lives. The uptempo stylings of his songs are brilliant. And with the songs slowed or fast-paced, Ka-rell's lyrical content consists of love, GOD, women, children, hypocrites, men and above all else honesty. Now fully confident, Prince Ka-Rell T. is ready to take over the world (slowly) as GOD, his father, intended ever since he was born on the seventh, by writing for himself and others, co-producing and singing. 'Urban, Rock, Pop, Folk are all music. Just give it a twist, a turn, stretch it out and flip it upside down- today' 'This Musical style is integral'