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Sunday, August 26, 2012

NEW VIDEO : DWELE "WHAT PROFIT"



Andwele Gardner,better known by his stage name Dwele who is a soul singer, songwriter and record producer from Detroit, Michigan. He played piano from the age of six, later started to play the trumpet, then bass and guitar. Having to deal with his fathers death which was a fatal shooting outside his home when he was only ten, later stating "I learned to put my emotions into music; it was my therapy."He cites Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, Roy Ayers, Miles Davis, and Freddie Hubbard as favorite artists, and took inspiration from hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest, becoming an MC, and working with Slum Village.

Gardner recorded a demo in his bedroom, called, The Rize, and sold it out of the trunk of his car.He had about 100 copies, which sold out within a week. He caught the ears of local heroes Slum Village and more specifically their world-renowned producer J Dilla. Slum Village invited Dwele to sing the hook of the song "Tainted" for their album Trinity (Past, Present and Future). It became an instant classic and led to more high profile work with female rapper Bahamadia, the all-star group Lucy Pearl and London's New Sector Movement. Dwele signed to Virgin Records in 2003, and the label released his debut album, Subject, which mixed neo soul and hip hop.

Dwele was soon featured on the first single from Kanye West's fifth studio album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. The song is entitled "Power".Dwele released the first single, "What Profit", from his forthcoming fifth studio album. The song was written and produced by Mike City - the same producer behind his other singles "I Think I Love U" and "What's Not To Love". The song was sent to radio on May 22, 2012.

WHAT PROFIT



WHAT PROFIT(REMIX) f/ PHIFE DIGGY





DWELE CD's

(2000) RIZE
(2003) SUBJECT
(2005) SOME KINDA...
(2008) SKETCHES OF A MAN
(2010) W.ANTS W.ORLD W.OMEN
(2012) GREATER ONE


















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