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Jul
18
Edward Long @ Greenbriar Mall

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Jun
15
Edward Long @ New Birth Missionary Baptist Church

Lithonia, Georgia, USA

Lithonia, Georgia, USA

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So my partner FAT Thomi, President of X Records, asked me if I wanted to attend a listening party for a hot new artist. It was a Monday, I was exhausted, and all I had on my mind was getting some take out and watching a Law and Order marathon. After brief trepidation, I told Thomi I'd go. Boy am I glad I did!

Young Ed, a dynamic and burgeoning urban pop star, was the reason for the buzz and unconcealed energy in the air. A unique choice of venues set the scene for his listening party. Elif Fine, a posh jewelry design and retail store in Buckhead, was not only the location for the event but also set a certain tone for what was to come. Packed with some of Atlanta's most beautiful people, the loft atop Elif Fine's store quickly became a celebration hall of life via an artist who is the answer to the needs of urban music today.

At the risk of comparing Young Ed to several current superstars, he actually represents the best that a Pharell, Kanye, and Common [combined] have to offer. This is music that will inspire you. He's just that good. Stellar writing and production on songs like "Lost In Your Spirit", "Feelin It" and "My Love" will set a new standard for both Gospel and Hip-Hop/R&B artists, producers and labels alike. A day doesn't go by without someone telling me "the industry has to change...people want to hear good music again". I'm compelled to agree. And after being in the presence of this dynamic young man, I feel optimistic that "good music" is on the horizon. Young Ed's Got Next...and you can forget about calling him Gospel, Hip-Hop, R&B, Christian or whatever genre one may want to cram him in. Just call him global...yup, that about sums it up!
- www.prpowermoves.com by Jennifer Colter


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Lost in Your Spirit, Feel Good, Get Away & Go Ye Slide

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Edward Long, founder of Cut Yo’ Dang On Radio On, LLC, is an indie artist and Atlanta, Georgia native who has thrilled audiences throughout the South, Midwest and the West Coast for a decade with his urban mix of alternative dance and pop. His entertaining blend of positive lyrics and feel good beats, coupled with his electrifying stage presence have afforded him the privilege of promoting the positive aspects of life in a non-traditional musical format, which makes it appealing to a variety of audiences.

Edward Long is a true entertainment prodigy, whose multi-dimensional talents and desire for music stem from his desire to fill the void left from the divergence of gospel music’s approach to positive living and the mainstream music industry’s ideas of the “good life” and success. He endeavors to motivate and inspire people through his music, by being an ambassador for a positive lifestyle and clean, wholesome fun. Edward Long has been exposed to many types of music and has seen all varied aspects of the entertainment world. This myriad of vantage points have afforded him the opportunity to glean valuable knowledge from experienced professionals as well as formulate a musical style that crosses over many genres yet encompasses and captures the very heartbeat of the music industry.

Such knowledge has also placed Edward Long in the position to operate in more capacities than that of just a performing artist as he has written music for other performers such as Lil’ IroCc and produced musical arrangements for New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. He has also hosted concerts for the hottest names in Hip Hop, including: Ludacris, Chingy, Lil Jon, G-Unit, T.I., and Lil Scrappy. Additionally, he has completed many recording collaborations, as well as opened shows to notable mainstream and gospel artists that include T-Pain, Canton Jones, Mr. Del, Platinum Souls, 112, Jagged Edge, Michelle Williams, Johnny Gill, Master P, David Banner, Pastor Troy and Kirk Franklin. Edward Long’s current projects include his second solo album, “Funky, Fresh & Fly”, and composing music for and working on collaborations with other artists. The album is not scheduled for release until late 2009.

As a seasoned rookie in the entertainment world, Edward Long is soaring to lofty heights at a young age. He encompasses the unique tools that are necessary to fill the void in the industry in which he is matriculating. Edward Long hopes to establish a solid blueprint for other artists to follow; one that does not conform to the traditional standards of music, but breaks the mold in creating innovative ways of spreading the message of positive living across all genres, cultures and people. He hopes to be a catalyst for their future success by taking this type of music into a viable marketplace that includes radio, television and various other forms of entertainment. Without a doubt, Edward Long is a skillful on-air personality, eye-catching entertainer, inspirational speaker and savvy businessman who is sure to overwhelm the global music industry, one lyrical beat at a time.