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BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC 

HIP-HOP COMPILATION

THE IDENTITY PROJECT: VOL 1

PRODUCERS

Abel Puerta  |  Anis Rivera-Wagner | Ashley "Ally" Evans  |  Buffalo Lemur  | Fansheng Gao

Gabriel De Leon  |  Harrison Acosta  |   Hao Yan   |   Jack Chen   |   Jessica Oh   |  Justin Cruz

Ke'Von Jamar   |  Nathan Jurries  |   Paige Johnson  |   Rosa Cesareo

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FEATURED ARTISTS

David Timothy | Beka | Michael Basco | K.I.D. | JKRON

Ian Ridenhour | International Show | BJ Cramer | Marcelo Trisano

HAO | MoSirSki | James Sohn

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About

THE IDENTITY PROJECT 

The Identity Project: Vol 1 is a sonic time capsule, a living, breathing record of music created during one of the most challenging times of this generation. Embedded in these songs is the voice of talented producers and artists leaning into the language of music to guide them through unprecedented times:  a global pandemic, the 2020 United States Presidential Election, and worldwide protests addressing racial inequality.

Drawing from two themes often expressed in hip-hop music, identity and origin story, and the timeless topic of man vs. machine, The Identity Project: Vol 1 is Berklee's first hip-hop compilation comprised of 15 songs remotely produced by current Berklee students and alumni.  The collection of songs include producers, songwriters, and artists who have completed the Contemporary Writing & Production Hip-Hop course at Berklee taught by Assistant Professor Shea Rose. 

 

Curated by Rose with the support of professional music industry mentors, International Show, Buffalo Lemur, The Daydream Sound, and Simone Scazzocchio, the forthcoming release will be available on streaming platforms in the Fall of 2021.

 

The Identity Project: Vol 1 is made possible by Berklee's Office of Faculty Development and the 2020 Newbury Comics Faculty Fellowship. Created through the generosity of Mike and Laura Dreese, the fellowship is an endowed grant that supports Berklee faculty members in designing creative and innovative approaches to fostering student engagement and learning. 

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THE IDENTITY PROJECT:

Vol. 1

 

PRODUCERS

 
Gabriel de Leon
Jack Chen
Rosa Cesareo
Fansheng Gao
Kevon Jamar
Abel Puerta
Nathan Jurries
Aneris Rivera Wagner
Harrison Acosta
Paige Johnson
Hao Yan
Justin Cruz
Jessica Oh
Ally Evans
 

THE IDENTITY PROJECT 

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Shea Rose Brighton Music Hall (Photograp
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curator & executive producer

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Shea Rose

Shea Rose has possessed numerous titles throughout her career: singer, songwriter, style icon, and music curator are just a few. Her music, influenced by soul, hip-hop, rock, and folk, speaks to identity, self-acceptance, and transformation. Rose has received numerous honors for her musical talents, including multiple Boston Music Awards and a SESAC National Performance Activity Award.

 
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Producer | Artist | Musician

After building a cadre of appearances in the secular Urban market, International Show has shifted his life and music to a faith-driven focus. 

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Producer | Sound Designer  Visual Media Composer

Buffalo Lemur, graduated from Berklee College of Music, a dual major in Electronic Production & Design and Contemporary Writing & Production.

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Recording Artist | Educator

The Daydream Sound is an experimental recording artist and educator known for using digital samplers to make music. Based in Toronto, Canada.

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Producer | Composer | Music Director 

Simone Scazzocchio is a producer, composer and music director and professor at Berklee College of Music, who has been working in the Boston area on live and studio production across various musical styles.

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Mike and Laura Dreese

Newbury Comics

Larry Simpson

Berklee Executive Officer; Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs | Provost

Robert Lagueux

Berklee Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs

Roya Hu

Berklee Senor Director, Faculty Development

Matthew Nicholl

Berklee Dean, Professional Writing and Music Technology Division

Darla Hanley

Berklee Dean, Professional Education Division

Ron Savage

Berklee Dean, Professional Performance Division

Andrea Pejrolo

Berklee Chair, Contemporary Writing and Production Department

Amparo Edo Biol

Berklee Assistant Chair, Contemporary Writing and Production Department 

Simone Scazzocchio

Producer; Berklee Assistant Professor, Contemporary Writing and Production Department 

Michael Borgida 

Berklee Marketing Manager 

Brendan Higgins

Berklee Faculty Liaison and Outreach Librarian

Brian Price

Clinical Professor of Law | Director Transactional Law Clinics

Founder Recording Arts Project (RAP)

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Chris Zheng

Student Advocate | Vice President of Recording Arts Project (RAP)

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International Show

Mixing Engineer | SOE Complex

Jonathan Wyner

Mastering Engineer | M-Works

 

Jett Galindo

Mastering Engineer | The Bakery, LA

Jaymes Quirino

Studio Director | The Bakery, LA

Renae McNeil

Website and Graphic Designer

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