Radamez

Radamez

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The self-proclaimed Carlos Santana of the rap game, Radamez delivers an eclectic sound that encompasses all that is hip-hop, without the overpowering cliché lyrics and situations. Radamez gives you what you need musically/rhythmically, all the while hitting you with lyrics that provoke thought.

Biography

How does one make music that not only speaks to your body, but also speaks to your soul? What does it take to make music that has the ability to transcend time? How does one make music that feeds the minds of people, despite the differences in gender, class and geography? The answer is not a complicated one. You simply make music that comes from the heart. During a time of dance-themed songs and repetitive subject matter, Radamez has managed to answer all those questions with his release of “Innovative”.
Radamez, born Ramel Joseph Williams, prides himself on making music of substance. He draws inspirations from Jay-z and Lauryn Hill, which has enabled him to bring a unique style and abrupt aura to the studio and the stage. He writes lyrics as if he were asking himself, “How can I feed the hip-hop nation?” He breathes life into this notion with his carefully crafted album, “Innovative” Radamez empathizes with those who have dreams of having more than their finances will allow on the song “Ucanthadat”. He offers hope to those who may be struggling with the pressures of life on “Turn the Page”. “The Archeologist”, the leading track, lets the world know what Radamez is bringing to the rap game. “Innovative” definitely has all the necessary ingredients to entertain, inspire and provoke thought.
Radamez’s story may have a familiar sound, but his execution of life definitely distinguishes him from others. He was born and received many of life’s lessons in Corona Queens, New York. He later moved from Queens to Kansas, where he pursued a college education and received a great deal of accolades for his performance in the sport of Track and Field. Upon graduation, with a B.S. in Psychology, Radamez returned to New York with hopes of finding employment in his field. Unsuccessful in this endeavor, he then moved to Indianapolis, where is passion for music resurfaced.
Described as his most notable release to date, “Innovative” is actually not his first release. “Innovative” is his third effort, which is preceded by “Listen to What Radamez Sez” and “The Unexplained”. Radamez values growth and continues to evolve with each album. He has managed to introduce his unique style of hip-hop to various venues in the Indianapolis area such as IBE’s Star Quest, Spin Night Club, Ice Lounge and Slamology. He has also traveled to various states such as Illinois, Iowa, Michigan and others, giving audiences his brand of conscious hip-hop.
An artist first, Radamez is also President and co-owner of Concrete Beats LLC, an Indianapolis based production and entertainment company. Radamez along with CEO/producer Seany D and other label mates have been able to guide Concrete Beats to a podium of popularity. Radamez is an exceptional example of hip-hop’s potential for growth. He plans to venture out into other facets of the entertainment industry. A management company, clothing line and acting are just a few of his aspirations. Future projects include releasing “Innovative”, the DVD, in which he is teaming up with GRIND TV. Radamez is set to offer his fourth release in the spring of 2009.

Lyrics

The Archeologist

Written By: Ramel Williams

I dug ‘em up
Woo woo woo
If you let me get on then its on
I dug ‘em up
Woo woo woo
If you let me get on then its on
I dug ‘em up

I'm giving to much of myself
The energy is being drained
No more watch me

Why they ask me so many question
Cause I got the answers
Why they takin’ it to the aggression
Homie that causes cancer
Calm down Dunny
I studied the whole curriculum
Aint nothing else you can tell homes
I'm into the new millennium
So prehistoric nigga’s can't even absorb it
I tried to explain it to ‘em man
The unexplained was enormous son
See you cheating yourself
You brain wash from the radio spins
I teach lady and mens the proper etiquette
Change they speech impediments
No longer do you have to wait
The wait is over, the wait is over, the wait is over
The wait is over, the wait is over
Rap critics so busy separating the music
Keep it separate and confusing it
Abusing it and influenced it naw
I researched the whole hood
I scrutinized the block
I dug up the bones and
Came up wit a million Pac’s
Be original

I dug ‘em up
Woo woo woo
If you let me get on then its on
I dug ‘em up
Woo woo woo
If you let me get on then its on
I dug ‘em up
Woo woo woo
If you let me get on then its on
I dug ‘em up
Woo woo woo
If you let me get on then it’s on
I dug ‘em up

Tryin’ to find where it went wrong
I won’t continue to let it fail
No more
Watch me
I gotta figure out where the musics goin
Figure why the cultures roamin’
Figure why they comin’ up short like Gary Coleman
I'm an anthropologist
I state the facts that's apparent to the mind
I aint worshipin no shrine naw
Y’all remember me when I'm gone
Then you can dig me up and resurrect the bone structure
I can’t get the hood to touch her
Gotcha
I'm an analyst I speak to the whole panelist
Talk to me and hear it I'm a therapist
Explain to me why terrorist associate with the haters and the murders
So you see hip-hops in a state of trouble
I’m here to save it on the double
To save the day the Spiderman is on his way
Is on his way, is on his way, is on his way
Lock me in the cave until they find another solution
Cause these garbage niggas rappin’ in confusion

I dug ‘em up
Woo woo woo
If you let me get on then its on
I dug ‘em up
Woo woo woo
If you let me get on then its on
I dug ‘em up
Woo woo woo
If you let me get on then its on
I dug ‘em up
Woo woo woo
If you let me get on then it’s on
I dug ‘em up

Ucanthadat

Written By: Ramel Williams

Concrete, Concrete, Radamez
Okay, Innovative
I’m going to tell you the problem
And give you the solution

Sip a lil syrup and poor it on a pancake
They greet me on the block wit two fingers or a handshake
I'm vivacious
I am racist
Cause I don't like black on a car that's spacious
I prefer a green color leather wit the mean butters
I could step out the truck
And stunt wit them clean gutters
Haters fake but they try to really mean mug us
Cause the block so hot you can fry an egg on the side walk wit the pepper and the salt
You can't even dance but you try to c walk, na-na
They hawking me
Why you standin on my side of the street
Cause its costin me
And you aint got to worry cause I'm off at 3
And I already sold and its all for me
See I keep a lil stash so that they can't audit
Spend my last dime and I can't even afford it

Ever see somethin wish you could have
Test drive the new 5
When you want it that bad
Look good don't it
Feel good don't it
Smell good don't it
But ucan'thadat
Ever see somethin wish you could have
In a store price tag aint got enough cash
Look good don't it
Feel good don't it
Smell good don't it
But ucan'thadat

Get a truck bump cause I got it in the trunk
And speaker so loud you can feel it in the front
Of the line see the rims still shine
I paid the car note
They aint get it on time
It belong to the bank homey this aint mine
If you aint got enough gas money you can't ride
He got money so I try to suggest it
He don't know nothing bout savin and investments
See I’ve got a lil stash where I keep a lil cash
Wood grain nigga keep it by the dash
It don't matter what car I'm rolling in
Cause I got a loan and I end up owin ‘em
Paid the cable bill pay the light bill
Now I got money left over
And I might feel like riding out hittin the club
If she wanna ride nigga then that's wassup
Come on

Ever see somethin wish you could have
Test drive the new 5 and you want it that bad
Look good don't it
Feel good don't it
Smell good don't it
But ucan'thadat
Ever see somethin wish you could have
In a store price tag aint got enough cash
Look good don't it
Feel good don't it
Smell good don't it
But ucan'thadat

He don't buy nothing he a window shopper
Can't even break his girl off real proper
He can only afford to buy bk wopper
She rather leave him but that don't stop her
She kind a dedicated a lil educated
But she know how the dude tryin to get situated
Hustle hard on the train wit a nap sack
Trying to get his paper right
He don't wanna back track
See the light so he hustling forward
He want it for his seed so he can Afford em
Spoiling from bordom this how he bought em
Now he running round saying money aint a thang
Buying up everything diamonds in the chain
The pinkys on ice wit a diamond in the ring
Grills in the mouth he from the south
Now he own property a benz and a house
Come on

Ever see somethin wish you could have
Test drive the new 5 and you want it that bad
Look good don't it
Feel good don't it
Smell good don't it
But ucan'thadat
Ever see somethin wish you could have
In a store price tag aint got enough cash
Look good don't it
Feel good don't it
Smell good don't it
But ucan'thadat

Ever see somethin wish you could have
Test drive the new 5 and you want it that bad
Look good don't it
Feel good don't it
Smell good don't it
But ucan'thadat
Ever see somethin wish you could have
In a store price tag aint got enough cash
Look good don't it
Feel good don't it
Smell good don't it
But ucan'thadat

Hoodstock

Written By: Radamez

Thanks to the sound of innovation of Alexander Graham Bell
The event will go down
Radamez, Seany D, bring it down now

Soul searching and we’re still swerving
Take white boys to the hood and still work with them from suburban
Arial tactics guitars are attractive
We manipulate the system so it becomes proactive
They introduce me to a new sound
See you aint gotta choose now
We got this game locked thats hands down
More soul than the James Brown
Permanent the pave now
The king is on his thrown wit the same crown
Burn the guitar I'm Jimmy Hendrix on a stage
He burn rubber like it was a Indy 500 race
Invitationals are only for innovationals
Who you know whole album come wit a different sound
None of the tracks sound the same and cater to a different crowd
The Carlos Santana of the rap game
They love me like I love Range
Rock star, rap star, track star
Whatever you wanna call me
Just respect me in the morning

I bring Woodstock to the hood
I’m a show how rock and roll
You know it rules that soul
I don’t think you wanna stop the show
Driving em crazy then they lose control

I bring Woodstock to the hood
I’m a show how rock and roll
You know it rules that soul
I don’t think you wanna stop the show
Driving em crazy then they lose control

Get your lil acid when u take it out the plastic
Get the feelin of rejection of an orphan or a bastard
I might as well suicide dive and call the suicide line
And jump into the crowd wit a tech nine
Which race u know influence mad record sales
Strip the whole game and then remove it like a Chip and Dales
Add to the fire it burns stronger
Add some more lighter fluid increase a mans starved hunger
You mix concrete and the rock
You get the hardest on the block
Songwriter slash entertainer slash co-innovator
I come from the surface
And work my way to latitude
To Rock on rock steady rock ready
I'm an amplifier
Nigga the amps on fire
And groupie broad chicks saggin bras wit no wires
They guarding the gates
I need to see the fans
I keep tellin homey I'm the leader of a band
Watch me

I bring Woodstock to the hood
I’m a show how rock and roll
You know it rules that soul
I don’t think you wanna stop the show
Driving em crazy then they lose control

I bring Woodstock to the hood
I’m a show how rock and roll
You know it rules that soul
I don’t think you wanna stop the show
Driving em crazy then they lose control

Still actin up speakin different vernaculars
Postpone the presents and lessons I'm still given em
Pay attention givin em sessions
The cars wippin em
The hood still listening and others are so sensative
They start hiding in they pow wows
Asking me the how, how
I want the volume up they ask me how loud
I want it turn it up to bout a hundred
So I can see they faces when they feel in they stomach
The sunroof is sound proof
Stuntin in they lounge coup
The haters in they circus red nose wit they clown suits
I'm so obsessed to originate the game
When the stipulation change
Still the situation remains
The rude boy like an Osbourne
Trying to keep my eyes on
Got dudes playing drumb kits on my songs
Paparatzi wanna snap shots until they here gun shots
Flash the camera once
Then its POP POP

I bring Woodstock to the hood
I’m a show how rock and roll
You know it rules that soul
I don’t think you wanna stop the show
Driving em crazy then they lose control

I bring Woodstock to the hood
I’m a show how rock and roll
You know it rules that soul
I don’t think you wanna stop the show
Driving em crazy then they lose control

Discography

1st album "Listen To What Radamez Sez" released Feb 1, 2004 more like an angry mix tape. A collection of songs that entailed struggle and pain of the present condition Radamez was in. Angry at the music industry for only excepting 1 style of music for POPularity.

2nd album " The Unxplained" released October 10, 2005. An album filled with versatility and triumph to figure out who radamez is. The evaluation of finding self and separating from other artists. 250 copies sold.

3rd album " Innovative" released March 16th 2007. the best album to date from Radamez. Shows growth and maturity. Songs of change, assertivness and expression were put into an album that defined and found the voice of Radamez. 800 copies sold.

Set List

Average set time: 15 to 30 minutes

Staple song: Ucanthadat

Other songs chosen to perform is based on the type of audience and the type of venue.