Published on August 17, 2010 by Cocorioko News · No Comments
FREDDY WILL™ is storming the entertainment stage on October 10th, 2010 with a colossal new release of his fourth musical offering entitled ‘DARK HORSE FROM ROMARONG… a city of kings’, as well as with his second literary publication entitled, ‘THE DARK ROAD FROM ROMARONG.’
In December of 2009, FREDDY WILL™ announced that the album had been completed at THUNDER DOME SOUNDS in Ontario, Canada and that it was produced by JUNO Award winner, Jazz musician and producer EDDIE BULLEN. Earlier this year, it was announced on his official websitewww.freddywill.com that the new FREDDY WILL™ album is recorded solely in the ‘Creole/Krio’ language of Sierra Leone and it is scheduled to be released worldwide.
“There is only one guest appearance on this album” FREDDY WILL™ explains. “The guest on this album is none other than Carvin Winans, the 6 time Grammy™ Award winning gospel legend who recorded ‘Providence’ with me on my last album. Carvin has been a mentor to me as I made my transition from a life on the streets and into the music and literary business. Working with him has been a blast and as someone who grew up in a huge gospel singing family with his brothers Marvin and BeBe and his sister CeCe Winans, I have come to admire his wealth of musical experience and knowledge.”
To note; there is one English song on the Creole/Krio album titled ‘Save’ which features Carvin Winans. ‘Save’ is an emotionally charged environmental and socially conscious hit song which calls for a global intervention to levitate extreme health and socio- economic pandemics in third world countries.
”I wanted to create a record which would challenge my creativity. I didn’t want to feature too many people while I addressed African audiences directly. On this album, I put my streetwise twist to West African storytelling which I think is needed in today’s’ art form. Then I stretched my vocal range between rapping and singing melodies on the verses (or in the hooks) so that I can prove to myself that if I really wanted to, I could sing. However, I won’t be singing a lot on my future records”, he explains with a smile.
“‘Romarong’ is the former name of the capital city of Sierra Leone before it became ‘Freetown’. The album describes the lifestyle of someone who is of an African heritage and is influenced by the American style of Hip Hop. It engages listeners with a glimpse into the life of a younger generation of African immigrants abroad who have become influenced by western civilization without omitting core traditional African mythologies. Also, it is about a younger group of Sierra Leoneans who embrace the new world while making most advantageous references to several places around the world where they may reside without sacrificing significant African traditions and cultures’. Freddy Will ™ expressed.
‘Dark Horse From Romarong… a city of kings’ and ‘The Dark Road From Romarong’ are both set for release in a deluxe package along with a new edition of his first book, ‘My Book Of Chrymes’ and a copy of his latest English album entitled ‘While I’m Still Young … The Talking Drums 1.2v’. Both are currently available for physical distribution and licensing in West Africa. For more information on how you can buy the exclusive rights to sell the books and the albums in your region, please email your enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Official Freddy Will ™ Website
FREEDY WILL IS THE SON OF THE MINISTER PLENIPOTENTIARY LEEROY WILFRED KABS-KANU. HE STUDIED ENGLISH AND THEATRE ARTS AT RARITAN VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN NEW JERSEY AND VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY IN PHILADELPHIA