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I Am One Of A Kind

Brooklyn, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2009 | INDIE

Brooklyn, New York, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2009
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"DEACON JACKSON: LIVE (EP)"

1/4 of the amazingly soulful collective, I AM ONE OF A KIND, Deacon Jackson has stepped up to the plate with an offering of his debut solo EP titled, Live, which is available now for the public. With the promise of providing the same quality that the #IAMOOAK brand has become known and respected for, the Brooklynite says that the ladies especially will not be disappointed. Check it out for yourself, tracklist and Free Download link below.
Intro
In Lust Again
Fall Outta Love
Intergalactic Love
Night Time
No Sugar
Baseball - Basquiat


"DEACON JACKSON: LIVE (EP)"

1/4 of the amazingly soulful collective, I AM ONE OF A KIND, Deacon Jackson has stepped up to the plate with an offering of his debut solo EP titled, Live, which is available now for the public. With the promise of providing the same quality that the #IAMOOAK brand has become known and respected for, the Brooklynite says that the ladies especially will not be disappointed. Check it out for yourself, tracklist and Free Download link below.

Intro
In Lust Again
Fall Outta Love
Intergalactic Love
Night Time
No Sugar
Baseball



DOWNLOAD HERE:

http://www.iamooak.com/LIVE/



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@iam1ofakind1 - Natalie Nicole Mann


"WHO IS ONE OF A KIND??"

A truly authentic collection of talented artists who have come together to reach for the stars. More so than success in music, their goals are aligned in other areas as well. As spiritual beings, this super talented group exists in one accord. Through their music they delver a message of positivity and individualism, hence the name ONE OF A KIND . Meeting in their formative years, while attending St Johns University, the group was formed as a desire to support each other and lay a foundation for progression and expression of art, their crafts.

With years of experience, and material to impress any fair listener, I AM ONE OF A KIND is highly regarded in the industry for their class act. 2013 alone has seen the crowning of the group as winners of Hip Hop Season, the actualization of touring ambitions as a contributor to the Sweet Spot, successful participation in Mic Check Wednesdays, History In the Making Presented by In Da Lab Showcases @ Santos Party House, NYC, as well as a stellar performance capturing 2nd place at Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes Conference Edition in South Beach, Miami as well as a wealth of radio and digital placements.

Looking forward to the rest of 2013 and beyond which will see the release of follow ups to group member CP's Chocolate Project a solo effort which served as the perfect warm up to a full fledged group EP which is in the works as we speak. Continuing to grind as any up and coming brand would, I AM ONE OF A KIND are hallmarks of New York City's showcasing and concert scene.

Check Out their Performance on Block Party TV

For more info on I AM ONE OF A KIND, visit:

http://www.iamooak.com/ - Basquiat


"365 HipHop interviews I Am One Of A Kind's own Deacon Jackson"

365 Hip Hop: Deacon Jackson, 1/4 of the amazing collective, I AM ONE OF A KIND, it is well known the origin of the group which is very respectable, but lets talk about u a little; the name DEACON, where does it derive from?

Deacon: Ha! The name Deacon actually came from being teased about being a “Church Boy” so at first kids would say “oh Pastor or oh preacher or oh Bishop SAVE ME!!!!” So after a few girls started saying oh Deacon it grew with the dudes and it stuck; Since then it has been shortened to Deac’ but usually Deacon.

365HH: Your background as a singer, has a lot of ppl wondering, your voice is very soulful, any origins in the church?

Deacon: Well from the first question you already know. Born and BRED C.O.G.I.C. BABY lol St. Temple Church of God In Christ 399 Classon Ave in Bedstuy, Brooklyn NY.

365HH: What are some of your interests outside of music?

Deacon: Investing (I am also a Banker at JP Morgan Chase), Movie Addict; favorite Genre is Horror. Avid Spades player and I’ll still bust someone down in Monopoly if there’s time to play. Very well Rounded if I might say so myself.

365HH: Your records cater, understandably so, to the females, would you consider yourself a ladies man?

Deacon: I definitely consider myself a ladies man. That Huggable Loveable Dude Deac’ lol

365HH:Describe the ideal female for you (her characteristics and principles)

Deacon: Ideal… that’s so impossible I wouldn’t even try to. I’m picky lol. But I’m attracted to intelligence. So if a lady is Sexy make sure her brain is Sexy too.

365HH:The project, LIVE, its been a long time coming would you say?

Deacon: Long time coming is a drastic understatement. My first project I put out was called Sampler with the good people over at By Any Means. That was many many years ago. I truly believe if certain things wouldn’t have happened I wouldn’t be here now. Some bad things had to occur in order for me to evolve, even survive for that matter. So with all that said, I feel refreshed and I am grateful for this opportunity to put out a project that I am confident in, and that my team supports.

365HH: How did you know the time was now to release it?

Deacon: With My debut album “LOST” being set for 1st Quarter 14′ I knew I was gone too long to just come out with a project without giving a sample. So we all figured it was the perfect opportunity to put out and EP so the people can give their feedback, and feel like they are prepped well for whats about to happen next. I need them to understand that with Deac’ the product is good and will only get better.

Deacon: Who are some of the individuals who contributed to the EP?

Deacon: Of course Friends and Family, The whole I Am OOAK Set past & present, of course any relationship I’ve been involved in the past or present And The Big Homie, My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ without him bestowing me with the gift I wouldn’t be able to do what I do.

365HH: Did you find it hard to go in and complete a solo project, having been a part of a group for so long, and very successful. some would say why change the recipe?

Deacon: I wouldn’t say we are changing the recipe. We were all great individual artist to begin with we just realized that we were greater together. I would call us together Voltron or Transformers when everyone gets added to Optimus Prime to become that amazing autobot lol.

365HH: Word has it that you tour a lot with the Sweet Spot, how did that come about and where are some of the places you guys have performed?

Deacon: That came about after a trip from Atlanta. I received a text from the Ceo Of BurrowsInk Sabrina Gilbert about an open mic Downtown BK at a Bar/ Lounge called Brooklyn Moon. So I went with my brother CP. I performed and The Founder Ainsley Burrows spoke about me right after the open mic in regards to performing joining The SweetSpot. I jumped on my first show with them in Brooklyn and have been rocking with them ever since. The SweetSpot is currently in 20 cities (NY -, Rochester, Buffalo, Albany NJ, Baltimore, Annapolis, D.C. Charlotte, Atlanta, Dallas, Sacramento, Fresno, Oakland & Toronto? to name a few.

365HH:Whats next for yourself, as well as the OOAK brand?

Deacon: Next is the Debut Album Lost which drop this quarter. The OOAK debut album 2nd quarter Big Lee and Ms. Ripa’s project’s being released 2nd half of 2014. Also One Of A Kind clothing is also in the works.

365HH: Where can the people stay updated with your music and upcoming show dates?

Deacon: www.iamooak.com or www.sweetspotnation.com for all upcoming events for People to catch me at and to see first hand how I am one of a kind - Nycatl45


"I AM ONE OF A KIND ANNOUNCED AS PERFORMERS @ CLUB EUROPA WITH HEADLINER RYAN LESLIE"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BROOKLYN, NY
February 23rd 2014 R&B Super-group I AM ONE OF A KIND will be hitting the Club Europa stage for the 4th Annual SoundWave Fashion Show & Concert Presented by Drop On Top Entertainment, headlined by Ryan Leslie with music by Mel-O.D. Hosted by Power 105's own Breakfast Club member Angela Yee
LOCATION: Club Europa- 98 Meserole Ave, BK, NY
DATE: February 23rd 2014
TIME: Doors Open @ 7PM Showtime 8PM Sharp!
ADMISSION: 18 & Over (Advance Tickets Available) For more info: @iam1ofakind1
Follow: @iam1ofakind1
Visit: www.iamooak.com


#COMPLETEARTISTS #OOAK #IAMOOAK #UPSIDEDOWNTREE #SHOWMEYOURWRISTS - Basquiat


"Deacon Jackson Debut Album "LIVE" Out Now"

1/4 of the amazingly soulful collective, I AM ONE OF A KIND, Deacon Jackson has stepped up to the plate with an offering of his debut solo EP titled, Live, which is available now for the public. With the promise of providing the same quality that the #IAMOOAK brand has become known and respected for, the Brooklynite says that the ladies especially will not be disappointed. Check it out for yourself, tracklist and Free Download link below.

Intro
In Lust Again
Fall Outta Love
Intergalactic Love
Night Time
No Sugar
Baseball
While you’re at it check out the next single off of the project titled, Baseball, Featuring Ms Ripa

DOWNLOAD HERE:

http://www.iamooak.com/LIVE

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@iam1ofakind1 - TheyGotSkills


"I AM ONE OF A KIND CAPTURES 2ND PLACE @ #COAST2COA​STMIXTAPES MIAMI CONVENTION"

HIP HOP / R&B COLLECTIVE I AM ONE OF A KIND FINISHES AS #2 IN THE COAST TO COAST DJS CONVENTION, MIAMI EDITION LABOR DAY WEEKEND

After recent success at many of New York City's most renowned showcasing events included The Song is Born, Hip Hop Season, Mic Check Wednesdays, and more the One of A Kind family took to the road for Labor Day Weekend, taking their talents to South Beach.

"Coast 2 Coast is one of the leading promotional brands, and DJ collectives domestically and abroad. We felt it was only right to use this opportunity to catapult us into the next level of our growth as a brand and as a company"

-Christine Foster,
Managing Partner, One of a Kind

FOLLOW I AM ONE OF A KIND:
INSTAGRAM: @IAMONEOFAKIND1
TWITTER: @IAMONEOFAKIND1

FOR MORE INFO, VISIT WEBSITE:
WWW.IAMOOAK.COM - Basquiat


"Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes Presents the “OOAK EPK” Video By One Of A Kind"

Miami, FL (PRWEB) May 10, 2013

Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes announce the release of the new video “OOAK EPK" by One Of A Kind. The video presented by Coast 2 Coast Video Distribution is now available for view on YouTube.
Hailing from the New York Tri-State Area, One Of A Kind is a group that has taken all of their unfortunate circumstances growing up and channeled them into their music. Comprised of artists CP, Deacon, Big Lee and Ms. Ripa, OOAK is determined to prove they are the indie group you should be watching.
Influenced by many music pioneers including Michael Jackson, Anita Baker, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Biggie, Kool G Rap, Lauryn Hill, and Queen Latifah, OOAK hopes to touch people with their music like these artists have. They work hard to make music that is timeless by staying in their own lane. Their style combines old and new school sounds which make projects unique.
To date, OOAK has accomplished many feats including performing around the country, dropping their first mixtape, releasing their first music video, and winning several music showcases. The group will be dropping an album toward the end of the year and throughout the year members will be releasing solo projects. Watch the “OOAK EPK” now.
About Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes
Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes are the most widely distributed mixtapes in the world, with over 100 million downloads/plays generated by over 200 volumes officially hosted by major artists. Coast 2 Coast has a solid reach in the new music industry with a digital magazine, DJ coalition, industry tips blog, yearly convention, and more. Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes represents a unique opportunity for artists of all urban genres, from major to indie. For more information, visit http://www.coast2coastmixtapes.com.
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"MEET R&B / HIP HOP SUPERGROUP ONE OF A KIND"

As authentic as it sounds, Hip Hop / R&B supergroup One of a Kind has collectively brought their sounds and visions together as a means to an end of branding not only themselves, but a company which represents individuality and an organic approach to life and music. Fully incorporated since 2009, Founding members Charles “CP” Caldwell and Dwayne “Deacon” Jackson, have welcomed newest members Leon “Big Lee” Harris and Nashaun “Ms Ripa” Burrell as lyrical gurus that will undoubtedly push the envelope with their fresh perspective and musical contributions.


With a vibe that encompasses everything that is NEW YORK, their state of mind and performance has been lauded by many an industry tastemaker, and supporters alike. Individually, these artists are tremendous, but as a team, they are out of this world. Releasing their first project I Am O.O.A.K., in April of 2010, OOAK has been performing and showcasing throughout the tri-state. Most recently, the group competed in the Coast 2 Coast talent competition earning 1st place which has secured them a spot to compete in the national showcase in Miami this coming August 2013. In addition, the group will be showcased at Mental Supreme’s Unsigned Celebrity Concert Series late July in 2013.

Currently working on their next mixtape I Am Who I Am, which is to be released Fall 2013, additional solo releases are planned by group members Deacon (Lost) and Big Lee (Real Men Stick Around), Ms Ripa (Desperate Housewife). These will serve as follow ups to the "The Chocolate Project,"by CP which is available now

For More info on One of A Kind, visit the groups website:
www.iamooak.com - Mike


"OOAK LIVE ON THA BLOCK PART"

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"TUNE IN FRIDAY NIGHT 8-10 AS I AM ONE OF A KIND WILL BE A GUEST ON DA MOVEMENT RADIO (PRESENTED BY IN THE MIXX RADIO, LLC)"

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST, 2013

HIP HOP / R&B COLLECTIVE I AM ONE OF A KIND WILL BE IN STUDIO GUEST OF BASE, LC, AND SEXY SLIM ON DA MOVEMENT RADIO PRESENTED BY IN THE MIX RADIO


WHEN: FRIDAY NOVEMBER 1ST

TIME: 8-10PM

HOW: TUNE INTO TO WWW.INTHEMIXXRADIO.COM



Fresh off their recent wins @ History In The Making (Santos Party House, NYC) as well as great showings during #StyleMeetzMusic (Rosewood, NYC), Mic Check Wednesdays (Drom NYC- Presented by Hot 97's DJ Spynfo) and Coast 2 Coast Magazine's Miami Convention, I AM ONE OF A KIND have become one of the most talked about groups in the industry. Buzzing to say the least, their promo and performance run continues to cap a highly productive 2013 calendar year. They will be bringing their music, and personality to DA MOVEMENT RADIO to give a candid interview to hosts LC, Base, and Sexy Slim. This is one show you do not want to miss !


Tune in www.inthemixxradio.com (Fridays 8-10PM)





for more info on I AM ONE OF A KIND, visit:

www.iamooak.com



Follow @iam1ofakind1 - Mike


"One Of A Kind "OOAK" performs with Rapper Saigon in The One Man Show"

One Of A Kind “OOAK” Performs with Rapper Saigon in Hip Hop My Way at the Pyramid Club

WHO: R&B/Hip-Hop/Rap Recording Artists I Am One Of A Kind

WHAT: Rapper Saigon’s Hip Hop My Way featuring One of A Kind “OOAK.”

WHEN: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 *Show time 9 p.m. – 1 a.m., and Doors Open at 8 p.m. *Admission $20

WHERE: Pyramid Club 101 Avenue A #1 New York, New York 10009 WHY: HoodLifeMovement and Abandoned Nation presents critically acclaimed New York MC Saigon in Hip Hop My Way – a compilation of his life’s work and the soundtrack to his new play. The one man show also features One Of A Kind “OOAK” bringing their unique blend of R&B, hip hop and rap giving concert goers an unexpected vocal experience. About I Am One Of A Kind: Charles “CP” Caldwell and Dwayne “Deacon” Jackson formed One Of A Kind in 2002, infusing rhythm and blues and hip hop, evoking emotion filled songs that make listeners take pause. However, understanding that a unique and seamless blend of music genres is what make new artists stand out, they welcomed two new members to the group Leon “Big Lee” Harris in 2006 and Nashaun “Ms. Ripa” Burrell in 2009. These lyrical commanders completed the One Of A Kind sound making them a contemporary group that delivers a solid music experience. To read more about One Of A Kind visit: http://www.iamooak.com/about - Tracy Hickerbottom


"I Am One Of A Kind's own Big Lee"

Big Lee AKA Leon Harris is a rapper/songwriter whom subscribes to the adage that "Iron sharpens iron." Ignited by the common passion of music, Big Lee has joined with I Am One Of A Kind , where he is seeing his dreams gleam once more. Born in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn, NY specifically the well known Ingersoll houses. A true 80s baby, Lee is one of seven kids, once put onto the dopest of MCs by his older brother, Gil Harris, who himself had a passion for Hip Hop; once introduced, he fell in love. Beginning his foray into performance of the art, Big Lee, turned his rhyme notebook which he started as early as the 5th grade into a craft, doing numerous shows by the time he entered Pacific High School.

With a growing local buzz, Big Lee set his sights on expansion, taking his skill set to the stage at the renowned Pyramid Club in SOHO. As a true student, Big Lee came up listening to everything from underground to mainstream commercial music. In 2006, he met Charles “CP” Caldwell while working at Houlihan’s Bar and Restaurant in Brooklyn, NY. The two started hanging out and became close friends in a short amount of time, bonding over their shared love of music.






He then was introduced to CP’s brother and partner Dwayne “Deacon” Jackson, whom was also impressed by Big Lee’s lyrical abilities. Every since, they all have been working together and have grown closer as brothers, providing the group with a great balance between R&B and Rap, a rarity in the current music scene. An intricate part of OOAK, Big Lee has both blessed the stage and the mixtape which dropped in April of 2010, “I Am….OOAK” with a passionately unique flow. He continues to study his craft and strives to get to the level he wants to be. Even through all his ups and downs, Big Lee still keeps a positive mind set, determined to come out on top.

“I have three loves in my life: God first, my children Bre and LJ along with family second, and music third. As long as I have those three things in my life in any order, I’m blessed.”


-Big Lee

With influences ranging from Big Daddy Kane, to Rakim, Kool G-Rap, MOP, Boot Camp Click, Nas, and more his knowledge of the culture is well rounded. Wanting nothing more than to ascend to newer heights in todays music climate, Big Lee is focused on diligently offering his best to the genre which he has loved for so long. - Mike


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Charles “CP” Caldwell and Dwayne “Deacon” Jackson formed One Of A Kind in 2002, infusing rhythm and 
blues and hip hop, evoking emotion filled songs that make listeners take pause. However, 
understanding that a unique and seamless blend of music genres is what make new artists stand out, 
they welcomed two new members to the group Leon “Big Lee” Harris in 2006. These lyrical commanders completed the One Of A Kind sound making them a 
contemporary group that delivers a solid music experience

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