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"Not Your Average Joe: An Interview with Ayinde"

We all know at least one aspiring rapper. They’re usually trying to get you to check out their latest music, and being the good friend that you are, you check it out, bop your head for a second or two, give some criticism and keep it moving.

Now if that rapper was Ayindé, you would do more than bop your head, you'd be asking to hear more! And after sitting down with Ayindé for an interview, you'd be happy to know that you won't have to wait much longer. Here's your elleELLEeye fix on this awesome artist know as Ayindé.

Read Full Interview at:

http://elleelleeye.blogspot.com/2010/01/not-your-average-joe-interview-with_19.html - Elle Elle Eye Blogspot

"Ayinde: Round"

Sick Single!!!

Just got this track sent over to us asking if we could put it up and we gotta respect good music so here it is. It’s got a classic feel to it and a great flow. Hopefully we will be getting more from this guy in the future. Check it out for yourself. (GoodMusicAllDay)


http://goodmusicallday.com/2010/01/15/ayinde-round/ - GoodMusicAllDay

"Ayinde (Feat. Tonye Kay) "I Get It In""

Watch Out!!!

Ayinde is an upcoming rapper. Early this week I got a track sent over to me called Round (Click Here to Download Round) by his manager and it was fire. I put it up and it got great feedback so without further wait here’s another track from him called “I Get In”. Once again another great single from this guy so hopefully he sticks to this music biz and makes it big. I think he’s got what it takes so check it out and support him now so in a year or two you can say you helped him get famous like he deserves. Considering I’ve only heard two tracks and don’t know much about him it’ll be interesting to see what his range is in styles and so on. Like always you heard it here first! (GoodMusicAllDay)


http://goodmusicallday.com/2010/01/19/ayinde-feat-tonye-kay-i-get-in/ - GoodMusicAllDay

"Ayinde- You Don't Want That (feat. Indigo)"

Nice Single!

A couple weeks ago we had Ayinde send us his first couple tracks and we knew Ayinde had what it took and a nice sound. Yesterday we got sent another new single by him and this one is fire too. Check it out for yourself and know you heard it here first.


http://goodmusicallday.com/2010/01/30/ayinde-you-dont-want-that-feat-indigo/ - GoodMusicAllDay

"Ayinde: No Slices"

No Slices is the debut release from Long Island native Ayinde. Serving as both emcee and producer on many occassions, Ayinde hopes that No Slices can help bring recognition to his multifacited attack on hip hop. Labeled as a mixtape, No Slices looks to spotlight Ayinde in the proper way, as he flows over original self produced tracks as well as collaborative production efforts from fellow underground up and comers Express The Motif (of M.A.E.), Isaiah Mitnaul and more. Ayinde also tests his mainstream accessibility, rhyming over production from some of the new millenium's hottest producers (ie. J Dilla, Exile, Epik).

From his bars, flow, to overall style and swagger, Ayinde is the entire package. He is lyrical enough to hold his own in the deepest depths of the underground, but certainly not afraid to put himself on a crash course with music's most radio friendly emcees. You pick the place or style, and Ayinde will top the best.

No Slices Mixtape - March 30th
on TruStatement.com

Check it out here:

http://www.trustatement.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=283:trustatementcom-no-slice-mixtape-march-30th-ayinde&catid=49 - Tru Statement


March 30, 2010- "No Slices" (Mixtape)



A musician is more than just an individual with an aficionado for making and selling music. He is an observer. He is proactive. He is a commander of his craft, a virtuoso. He is a soloist and a band, all at once. An artist is his producer, his colleagues, and his enemies. He is his success and his failure. He is resilient and driven. He is zealous without even realizing it.

Long Island native Joseph Ayindé Hye still hasn’t caught on yet.

Ayindé was first introduced to music as a child in the church. By age 10 he was actively participating in the music program and it was there that he learned to not fear an audience and to command the energy that music emits in people—two skills that would later prove to be vital to his success and his survival as an artist.

Ayindé teamed up with childhood friend Jordan “Kemizt” Hartley after a seventh grade chorus class cypher, and together they developed a common goal bound together by an unbreakable brotherhood. The duo wrote and developed two demo mixtapes entirely on their own; these attempts gave them the most important aspect of performance for any musician—an audience willing to listen. Production began on the duo’s first official release not long after. Backed by the management of the duo’s father’s and on the cusp of the birth of Infamilia Music, the team’s first official album, Lyrical Peace EP, was released in June 2005. Lyrical Peace EP (with work from Kevin Deane, Dark Shadez and DJ Maniac) was a compilation of politically conscious, comedic, and club tracks and would serve as the first formal introduction to ReKon. Adopting a grassroots method of promotion, it earned them local respect and built a solid foundation for future, more widespread success. Unfortunately, with glory comes guts.

Not yet sober from the high Lyrical Peace EP had provided, ReKon suffered a large blow that would alter their DNA as a unit forever. On September 21, 2005, president and founder of Infamilia Music, and Kemizt’s father, Elvis Hartley was killed in a case of mistaken identity. In a single moment, the swell the group had been riding on came to a sudden halt. “We were lost,” Ayindé explains. “Aside from losing Kem’s father, my second father, we lost our leader. Everything was planned out. We basically lost everything, our direction.” Refusing to let life interfere with the dream, pain became motivation. The hustle became more than just a dream. It became a lifeline.

Two years and a high school diploma later, Ayindé enrolled in SUNY Oneonta in upstate New York majoring in Sociology. Suddenly forced to operate as a solo artist, the seclusion of the small town has given Ayindé little else to do but focus on his music and seek the companionship of artists interested in developing. A self-taught producer, Ayindé has developed an extensive collection of original and sampled beats. He’s written several R&B songs and worked with local on-campus artists to promote them. The collegiate atmosphere has allowed Ayindé to team up with other artists—rappers, singers and producers alike—to create a team of unsigned talent all focused (and fully capable) of capturing the attention of music lovers on campus, online and abroad. Ayindé’s first solo release, No Slices, is an intensely personal and collaborative effort. Old fans will notice real growth—content and flow-wise. Apperances from old partners such as Kemizt, S-Caliber and E. Louis—and new ones—MAE, Bryant Stewart—give the project a nostalgic tone combined with an evolved dream. The project is a manifestation of the past, evidence of a journey, and an affirmation of a strong future. No Slices will be released online in March 2010.