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2006 - Mean Face Music



Eight Ball Family
What started out as an entrepreneurial idea to form an art and music company by Lucky Starz and his cousin C-Man, has now evolved into a collective of talented rap artists and an independent music production company. They're known as E.B.F. These six men, all of which have different backgrounds, and different experiences, that makes the formula for their music almost second nature. It was clear right away they were aware of their own individual gifts. As Hip Hop evolved, so did the group. Making sure that no music integrity was lost, E.B.F. took advantage of their individual resources and harnessed a movement in the Fort Lauderdale area which has not yet been tapped by the music industry. With catchy hooks, rich melodies, and reality based songs that everyone can relate to, Eight Ball Family has the ability to bring to life a soundtrack for what Broward County and the South Florida area has to offer....

Legendary - Head Producer of Black Kabnet Prouctions, writer
If there has been any evidence of musical gifts permeating from the streets of Broward County, its coming from a young man with a name that defines his music as timeless and addictive. Word on the streets is that “Legendary” is setting a new standard in the development of music production and writing. “Music has always been a part of my being. It literally defines who I am.” says the Haitian-born American.
Originally from Dade County, Florida, Legend was always involved in Hip Hop in some form or another since his adolescence. “Hip Hop at that time was not as popular as it is today. Especially in Florida. Most people thought it was just a fad.” This unique form of music started a buzz for reporting the ups and downs of the inner-city streets even though rock and roll, and “pop-music” still dominated the airwaves. Ironically, those “pop” songs is what inspired him to take this rhythmic form of expression to a whole new level. Some friends and family would say that if it wasn‘t for Barry White, Doobie Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Bee-Gees, Heatwave, Michael Jackson, and even the Carpenters (plus many others), none of this music that we’re hearing from him today would never exist. “I will never forget when hearing that song The Message for the first time.” The producer explains. “I remember hearing how the track was unrelenting, thunderous, angry, futuristic, yet you can hear how the Grandmaster controls it painting the words of a troubling society to a soundtrack which defines it. I just got to be a part of this musical poetry.” Of course, he followed up on his promise. After working long hours at a local fast food restaurant, Legend purchased his first drum machine. “I bought a DR-200. One of the first drum machines ever made by Dr. Beat. It had no sequencer, nor did it quantize any of the beats, so you can imagine how frustrating it was for me when timing and rhythm of beats would be completely off.” His work caught some attention from the local neighborhood wannabe, but most clients would ask him to create beats that would be closely similar to the rap music that was popular at that time. “Most artists I’ve encountered who wanted to become rap stars had no sense of unique creativity“. says the producer. “They all wanted to play it safe and followed the trends that the industry was promoting.”
Legendary’s tracks was ahead of its time. With its rich blend of melodic violins, climactic piano accents, and strong bass-lines, his music was often times considered too cinematic or even labeled “not fun” because of its layered arrangements, sophistication and it evokes emotion. This was considered taboo at the time since rappers then just wanted to rhyme and not rap in which he explains the difference. “Rhyming is just saying a bunch of words on beat that rhyme with each other. Rapping, is where you believe in what you’re saying, you have strong conviction in what you’re saying, and even if it IS a fun song, the listener will believe you too.“
As Hip Hop evolved, so has his talent, but circumstances and some decisions he made over the years (not relating to music), had really put his impending destiny for stardom on hold. Although part of the hold up was consisted of being a father, it never deterred him from his other true calling of pursuing his music career. Upgrading to purchasing a Roland 303 drum machine, Legend was beginning to see that Hip Hop, especially in the down south area, needed new breath. To do that, he had to network. Older, wiser, and more determined, he comprised a series of beats in the very early years of 1990’s which can be compared to similar tracks from today’s top producers who were probably still in high school.
Fate would have it that Legend would interact with a group of individual artists with an unprecedented ability of making ground breaking lyrics, hooks, voice controlled delivery, and focused performance. Time and trust allowed this group to form a name for themselves called Eight Ball Family.