“Wow! It’s hot! It’s hot! It’s hot”: these are the words that composer, musician, producer and performer Sweet P emailed me after the view of our clip “Shake your dreams (Shake your club)”. A clip created at the distance of 9.718 kms… He lives in Los Angeles (CA), me in Milan area (Italy). But technologies today do miracles… We have already collaborated in 2010 for the “(Hip)Pop” clip (a sort of homage to the great pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, 1923-1997). The new clip soundtrack (“Shake your club”) is taken from the recent Sweet P album (“Superbad”). Pop and Abstract pics – coming from my collection of Images of Torn (publi)City– are mashed up with the capturing Sweet P sound which fuses R’n’B, Soul and Hip Hop. See him in action, while he’s working on the piece, in his home studio (below the link). I think this guy – who writes, performs, composes and produces for his own – deserves attention and success!

Clip YouTube: http://youtu.be/abgOgNbR56w

ClipAnimoto: http://animoto.com/play/8r0AzwoKCKN1N21bezG9sw



“They didn’t believe in me but I believed in myself!”: Sweet P The Entertainer is music producer, singer, songwriter, engineer and performer.  He began his musical journey in the gritty projects of Griffin, GA USA (one hour south of Atlanta, Georgia) and this is where his ears where first tickled by the sweet melodic sounds of Bob Marley, George Benson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Prince and Michael Jackson. It was around the age of 12 when he began to expand his music palette by listening to and developing a love for light rock artist’s & bands. His many influences led him to pursue a career as a recording artist performing in thousands of showcases where he began to craft his artistic abilities. He joined various singing groups in his local area along with his brother who was at the time a hot budding young music producer. He performed in talent shows, nightclubs and parties throughout the city of “Hotlanta”. He soon found himself producing music for other local artist as well as for the various singing groups he performed with. He decided to head to college where he’d take up Classical & Jazz Piano along with Acoustic Guitar for the next five years to further his musical abilities.

After years of honing his vocals, live performance, music production, engineering & songwriting skills he moved to Los Angeles.  He’s currently establishing himself as one of the hottest independent artist/producer’s on the local scene as well as on the internet. He’s not only produced Hip-Hop for young rappers but also R&B, Pop and Rock music for budding vocalist. Sweet P has sold over 35,000 records independently all over the streets of America within a span of about four years! Sweet P created the “SweetPTheEntertainer.com” website to allow the world to come and see what he can bring to the table as a musician and as well as an Artist/Entertainer. “Superbad” is his new album.

SWEET P creating “Shake The Club” song





Concert is part of the university’s Artists for Positive Social Change series


Santa Fe University of Art and Design (Usa) will bring the internationally renowned hip-hop group Public Enemy to campus Saturday, April 28, 2012. The daylong event will kick off with a community conversation with frontman and lyricist Chuck D. and producer and bassist Brian Hardgroove and will culminate in a live Public Enemy concert that will be open to the public. The concert will close the university’s first yearlong Artists for Positive Social Change series.

It’s especially important to give our students direct access to the artists,” explains David Scheinbaum, chair of the Photography Department and the force behind the Artists for Positive Social Change program. “We have asked highly respected artists to talk to our students about what they do and how they do it. The conversations between the artists and the students are the backbone of the program.”

Formed in 1987, Public Enemy is known for hits like “Fight the Power” and albums like Apocalypse 91… The Enemy Strikes Black and How You Sell Soul to a Soulless People Who Sold Their Soul??? In the early 1990s, the group pioneered the crossover between rap and rock by partnering with thrash metal band Anthrax on “Bring the Noise,” a genre-busting single that paved the way for the rap-metal sound.

Over the past two decades, Public Enemy has continued the conversation about black rights in America and has advocated maintaining hip hop as a musical form that belongs to the people who listen to it and make it, and not the record companies who release and promote it. Getting Chuck D involved in this initiative will really make the difference. This is a place where people have real questions and can start a conversation,” said Hardgroove. “Santa Fe University of Art and Design is the only campus I’ve been introduced to that shows an interest in feeding the artistic heart.”

The group is also politically and socially active. It launched the website Public Enemy Africa in January 2011 to encourage creative dialogue among hip-hop and rap artists in African communities. The website offers a forum for posting artist profiles, music, videos and event dates to encourage the expression of regional and community cultural politics and concerns. Public Enemy Africa is a digital soundboard and cultural bridge to promote dialogue and, hopefully, to redirect the center of African hip-hop and rap music back to African communities,” explains Chuck D, who is a frequent lecturer and speaker and hosts a regular radio show on WBAI in New York City called “… ANDYOUDON’TSTOP!”

Public Enemy’s mission for positive social change epitomizes the goals of the series. “Chuck D is very serious about art and education,” Scheinbaum says. “Public Enemy is committed to its art and its message, often in the face of adversity. It’s the perfect group to represent our program’s emphasis on positive social change.”

The Artists for Positive Social Change series for the 2011–2012 academic year is focused on the genre of hip hop as a major influence on today’s culture and social fabric, highlighting hip-hop artists who push the boundaries of their medium. Since September, several artists, including Hardgroove and Bukue One, have visited campus to deliver lectures and workshops.

 Details about the concert and community conversation will be published early in 2012. For more information about Artists for Positive Social Change, please visit www.santafeuniversity.edu

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Artists for Positive Social Change is a groundbreaking, university-wide series of events, lectures and performances that highlight one high-profile issue or genre. For the 2011–2012 academic year, the series focuses on hip-hop music as a major influence on today’s culture. It highlights hip-hop artists who serve as the voice for youth culture today, bringing positive messages of social responsibility through the multidisciplinary aspects of their medium: music, lyrics, graffiti and breakdancing. Prominent hip-hop artists will visit campus to give lectures, participate in panel discussions, perform their music and meet and talk with students.

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Santa Fe University of Art and Design, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, provides a unique interdisciplinary curriculum that combines practical experience with core theory to prepare graduates to become well-rounded, creative problem-solving professionals. SFUAD offers a small-size class environment led by faculty members who are practicing artists, passionate about education and committed to involving students in meaningful projects beginning in their freshman year. The curriculum is designed to inspire creativity, passion and outstanding performance in contemporary music, creative writing, performing arts, art, graphic design, moving image arts (filmmaking and video production), and photography. With its diverse international student body and opportunities to study abroad, SFUAD encourages students to develop a global perspective on the arts. The city of Santa Fe also offers an international artistic experience as one of the world’s leading centers for art and design, home to thousands of artists working in all media. Santa Fe University of Art and Design (formerly the College of Santa Fe) is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org