Abe Alem (F14)
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Abe Alem (F14)

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | SELF

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2011
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There is a culture cultivating across the Midwest it’s called F14 life and it centers around music, motion pictures and melodious vibes. The duo of Abraham Alem and Wayne Valentine make up the core of the movement.

Abe is an electrical engineer and graduate of Kansas State University and is influenced by late 90s to early 2000 era Hip-Hop. He’s also the lyricist of the crew and and the head script writer for F14 Motion Pictures. Abe is one of those few who is willing to take chances on making different music. He tries to create different sounds in his own way. He wants a listener to play the music and not know what it will sound like before they play it. Abe recently told us through Twitter

”Put simply, we dare to be different.”

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Wayne Valentine is a musician who is proficient on several instruments and an audio engineer. He was trained by his father Wayne C. Valentine (F14′s Jedi Master) and the Conservatory Of Recording Artist & Science. He is the main behind the machines, the CSO (Chief Sound Officer) of the team. Needless to say they have to toys to make the noise, more importantly they have the knowledge to maximize their potential. Wayne recently told A&M Entertainment.



“By using our intelligence, we compensate for the lack of extra worker bees that other teams have.”



The duo just released “The Prequel” a 7-track EP that is somewhat of the invert to Abe’s last project” February,” released last February, which focused on relationships. The new music is upbeat, ambitious and high energy. You can listen to or purchase “The Prequel” from the Soundcloud link in the top photo. The F14 discography has a lot to offer also, the Mixtape F14 (F14’s first collective project), Music & Girls (Valentine’s Day album), Hearts & Sharks (Valentine’s Day album), TOMCAT (retro album) and a project called Random Releases, can all be found on the F14 Soundcloud. You Check out the video for “Justice League” it’s a great introduction to the F14 groove, enjoy. - Chris Hensley


F14 Life's Abe readies The Prequel EP

Los Angeles, CA - Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - Dubbed the "Dynamically Odd Duo" lifestyle music brand F14's Abe Alem and Wayne Valentine are gearing up for the release of their latest EP, "The Prequel". The 7-track effort offers an intimate glimpse inside the mind of an eclectic artist from the Midwest influenced by the late 90s through early 2000 hip hop era. "The Prequel" is currently available on Soundcloud at: http://buff.ly/1uA9LH5

Produced by the other half of F14, Wayne Valentine, "The Prequel" features southern influences with a splash of post modern sounds. It is a stark contrast from Abe's previous project, "February", which was rooted in the moments of his love life of past and present relationships with women leading up to the point of its release in February 2014, thus the title, "February".

"In The Prequel, I captured the moments in my life where I had fun," says Abe. "And the moments where I needed to vent my frustrations and some of my ambitions up to the point of the project's release."

Each track has its own special message and produced accordingly by Wayne Valentine, also an emerging musician and audio engineer. In the tracks, "Too Deep", Abe touches on not needing extra people on the team, and in "Quality," he reiterates the point. He adds, "By using our intelligence, we compensate for the lack of extra worker bees that other teams have."

Abe will be performing a few singles from the EP on Friday, August 1st in Kansas City at Power & Light District with Black Oxygen and Strange Music's Kutt Calhoun. With the new release at their heels and the increasing momentum of F14 Life, Abe and Wayne Valentine are becoming noticeable trendsetters as more fans hop aboard to support their movement. F14 is currently producing various music projects and host frequent episodes of F14 Life - a web series featuring local community happenings.

About Abe
Abe Alem is an artist and electrical engineer who is also a graduated from Kansas State University. Known among his hip-hop peers for his ability to write all his lyrics in his head, he is also the songwriter for artists they work with, the scriptwriter of F14′s motion pictures, executive producer and financial backer of F14. He is the team's CEO and he wants to inspire people to do the things that they are passionate about by being the best at what he is passionate about. Dream big!

About F14 Life
F14 creates and engineers all of the beats and lyrics for their songs; which allows them to distinguish themselves from others with their own unique, original sound. F14 has also produced music for aspiring artists in the following areas; Oklahoma City, OK, Albuquerque, NM, Baltimore, MD, and the Kansas City area. F14 currently has the following discography; Mixtape F14 (F14's first collective project), Music & Girls (Valentine's Day album), Hearts & Sharks (Valentine's Day album), TOMCAT (retro album), Random Release, February (Valentine's Day album) and The Prequel.

Official website: http://f14life.com

Twitter: @AbeAlem - A & M entertainment


Discography

The Prequel

February

Random Release

TomCat

Hearts & Sharks

Music & Girls

Mixtape F14

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F14's Abe Alem is an Artist, Producer, Director and a Tech Guy.  He founded a content creating tech start-up F14.  When he is not making music or film he is developing software that will bridge the gap between artists and their fans.  Abe is an eclectic artist who hails from the Midwest who is influenced by late 90s to early 2000 era Hip-Hop. Abe's clever word play and witty concepts showcase those artistic influences.Every person has a unique story to tell based on their life experiences. Not all artist stick to those life experiences when it comes to creativity, but the ones that do, give you a glimpse into their life and/or lifestyle through music. Abe connects with his fan-base on a human level by sharing his life experiences; the ups, the downs, his strengths and his flaws through his music. Abe is one of those few who is willing to take chances on making different music. He tries to create different sounds in his own way. He wants a listener to play the music and not know what it will sound like before they play it.

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