Including the first single titled, “On Fire”and second single titled, “Da Da Da”. New tracks include “Paradice,” “Get A Life” and “I’ll Die For You”. Cool & Dre On Board for an Array of Major Production projects To Include Justin Timberlake’s new rock Group Free Sol, Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Bow Wow and Travie of Gym Class Hero’s new solo project!
Miami Based Grammy nominated, chart-topping super producing duo Marcello “Cool” Valenzano and Andre “Dre” Lyon known as Cool & Dre and their production company Record Room Productions have secured 5 songs on Lil Wayne’s high anticipated rock inspired album “Rebirth” including the first single titled, “On Fire” which samples Amy Holland’s “She’s On Fire” from the soundtrack to the classic film Scarface. “Rebirth,” which is set for release tomorrow, will also include three other songs produced by Cool & Dre: “Paradice,” “Get A Life” and “I’ll Die For You.”
Says Dre about the urban inspired track “On Fire” â€“ “One night I was watching Scarface and I woke up in the morning with Holland’s “She’s On Fire” in my head. I called up Cool and told him that we should transform the song using the guitars in the song and work with this song with Wayne. We redid the whole beat and kept the “she’s on fire” vocal sample. We gave it to Wayne and he did what only Wayne can do and killed it with his guitar playing spitting and singing. I knew our collaboration would take this track to the level.” As for the second single, “Da Da Da” says Dre, “Wayne plays bass on that record and it’s a mash up of everything â€“ Pop, Rock, R&B, Hip Hop. It’s something Rick James would bug out on. It’s Cool & Dre hot. The other 3 tracks produced by Cool & Dre for REBIRTH include “I Die,” “Paradise” and “Get A Life.”
Says Dre, “Lil Wayne’s Rebirth album has been an amazing opportunity for Cool & I to venture creatively into the world of rock. This album will open doors for many urban bands around the country. There are so many artists who create music outside of R&B and Hip Hop that we believe Rebirth will help open avenues and create a lane for these type of artists. I remember a time where Prince and The Revolution ruled the charts. I’d love to see music become diverse again. Wayne is more than just a hip hop artist, he’s quickly becoming the face of a generation. We’re proud to have been given this tremendous opportunity.”
In other Cool & Dre news, the duo are also on board for an array of high profile music projects to include the upcoming Young Money Album, Wale, Yung Jeezy, Travie of Gym Class Heroes, Bow Wow’s first single on Cash Money titled “Every Other,” and the title track for Chris Brown’s LP “Graffiti.” Cool & Dre are also tapped to work on Like Father Like Son part 2 (Birdman/Wayne) The Carter 4, Travis McCoy’s of GCH solo album, T-Pain, Young Jeezy and K. Michelle. They also have the current Game single, “Big Money.”
Cool & Dre most recently produced Interscope recording artist Wale’s hit single “Chillin” featuring Lady Gaga which garnered heavy buzz and his latest single, “World Tour” featuring Jasmin Sullivan. The super duo are executive producers on Queen Latifah’s latest album “Persona” as well. Other projects in the works include production on Justin Timberlake’s new hip hop/rock group called Free Sol (signed to Timberlake’s Tennman Records), and Lloyd’s upcoming album as well (titled TBD). Cool & Dre also recently completed the remix for Fall Out Boys’ hit song “America’s Sweetheart” and tracks on Birdman’s new album including the single, “Get it.” Their Epidemic Music imprint is also gearing up for the release of the debut album of hip-hop artist C-ride who is featured on Cash Money artist 2 Pistols single titled “Lights Low 2″ produced by Cool & Dre as well.
Lastly, expanding into the world of movies and lending their talents to producing scores and soundtracks, Cool & Dre’s work was recently featured in a song titled “Walk The Dinosaur” performed by Queen Latifah featured in 20th Century Fox’s film “Ice Age 3″ which was released on July 4, 2009. Cool and Dre have also been hired exclusively to score Queen Latifah’s next film titled “Just Wright” and serve as music supervisors for the film. “Just Wright” is a romantic comedy currently in pre-production and to be released on Fox Searchlight.
Cool & Dre recently did a “soft” launch of their site www.rateyourdemo.com. For a small fee aspiring writers, singers, producers and hip hop artists to upload their demos so that they can be exclusively reviewed exclusively by Cool & Dre. The review site has helped the duo discover neo R&B artist New Time Soul who they plan to work with. The site will has been converted to a full fledge social network site.
Aside from their musical skills, these entrepreneurs also keep busy with their clothing line named DIRTY ROYALTY â€“ www.dirtyroyalty.com . The line is sold at major retailers in Miami (Shoe Gallery), Atlanta (Walters) and New York (Zevo).
ABOUT COOL & DRE
Cool & Dre create original music that crosses a variety of musical genres and that merge the lines that divide pop culture. This is evident when you look at the stellar list of artists that Cool & Dre have worked with which include Linkin Park, Lil Wayne, Gym Class Heroes, The Game, Nas, Busta Rhymes, Wale, Freeway, Darryl Hall, and Duffy to name a few. Cool & Dre have been instrumental in bringing to the masses such classic # 1 hits as “New York” by Ja Rule and “Hate it or Love It” by 50 Cent and The Game for which they were nominated for a Grammy award. Most recently they were also nominated in the prestigious Album of The Year category for their work with Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter III” and in the Best Rap Album Category for their work on Nas’ “Nas” album.