REED

REED

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A fusion of rap, reggae, and R&B music into what REED calls Alternative Hip Hop. With his debut album, ONEinSIX, in stores now, REED keeps pumping out the music with his latest single, "New York Love Affair".

Biography

NEW YORK, September 11, 2006 – At 12:01am on the 5th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks, Sophist Productions artist REED released a song dedicated to his home city, appropriately named ‘New York Love Affair’ for digital download on myspace.com/sophist.

Sophist Productions is a New York City based Hip Hop record label and event production company specializing in a fusion of rap, reggae, and R&B. REED sits at both the artistic and business helm of the label as the premier artist and CEO. REED’s debut album, ONEinSIX, is in stores now.

“People in this city had a real connection to the towers,” says REED, who was born and bred in Queens. “I want New York to have an uplifting anthem during a time when we will constantly be reminded of one of our greatest tragedies”.

With an infectious melody, “New York Love Affair” is full of political commentary mixed with tribute to New York in lyrics such as, “Even when the world hates the U.S. – they love US!” Although Bush and Osama get a mention, REED keeps the mood light by cleverly rapping about the subway train lines that spell out his name, placing himself beside every New York “straphanger”. “New Yorkers are strong and we never forget, but we need to recapture the feeling we all had pre 9-11… the pride, the security, and the self-respect,” said REED about the message of the song. “We used to feel that we were lucky to be born in the greatest city in the world… and we need to bring that sentiment back.”

To download “New York Love Affair”, visit REED’s MySpace profile www.myspace.com/sophist or email Sophist Productions directly at sp@sophistproductions.com requesting the mp3. Links to the acapella and instrumental downloads for remixing will also be available on MySpace for DJ, producers, and recording artists. Fans can also stream the song on www.sophistproductions.com.

Lyrics

New York Love Affair

Written By: R. Baker, R. Boyd

Intro
This wouldn’t be anything without the man right here, who call himself…
R double E D, REED between the lines
R double E D, REED between the lines
Give it up for REED!

Chorus 1
My New York Love Affair (x3)
Makes all the dancers throw their hands up
My New York Love Affair (x3)
Makes all the toasters hold their glass up

Verse 1
It’s a hard learned art this successful living
Living’s hard in the heart of successful living
Love is hard in a city where successful women
Mix with hard hearted men in such stressful positions
We all went to schools funded less than our prisons
We all met a Jew, met a Muslim, met a Christian
We all wept for two towers who felt like two of our
Two best friend… the world knows the truth about us
Bombed by Osama then Bush got paid
‘cause 80 cents on a dollar back… that ain’t aid
When I say F the Prez I ain’t mad at J
But no Junior will keep me from a glass of Rose
In the club like the recession is over
Spending chips bigger than this one resting on my shoulder
The good life proves God is true
But I don’t need proof she’s a Sophist too.

Chorus 2
My New York Love Affair (x3)
Makes all the dancers throw their hands up
My New York Love Affair (x3)
Makes all the toasters hold their glass up

Verse 2
It’s hard on the train
I’ve seen horror on the train
But Brooklyn to Queens
The R’s on the train
Two E’s
on the Queens to Manhattan line
Round trip
A D
From the Bronx to Manhattan where
I bounce with
Straphangers banking on them train rails trained well
Deep below the street where the train’s spell my name, yell!
R double E D
REED between the lines
R hustles CDs
And you can see him live
As I perform for my borough and yours
I adore when I draw a New Yorkers applause
I’d enjoy if I could take all New Yorkers abroad
‘cause you’ll appreciate home more after you toured
Sure the states lost the whole world’s trust ‘cause
The states went off chasing that black gold rush once
The states placed their faith in the hands of Kluxers
But even when the world hates the US they love us

Chorus 3
My New York Love Affair (x3)
Makes all the dancers throw their hands up
My New York Love Affair (x3)
Makes all the toasters hold their glass up
My New York Love Affair (x3)
Makes all the dancers throw their hands up
My New York Love Affair (x3)
Makes all the toasters hold their glass up

Bridge
R double E D, REED between the lines
R double E D, REED between the lines
R double E D
R double E D
R double E D
R double E D, REED between the lines

Verse 3
From the accents to the wack rents
It’s a New York thing
And I’m back to make New York sing
All you dancers and toasters do your thing
While I wrap up the wrap
And have New York sing

Chorus 3
My New York Love Affair (x3)
Makes all the dancers throw their hands up
My New York Love Affair (x3)
Makes all the toasters hold their glass up
My New York Love Affair (x3)
Makes all the dancers throw their hands up
My New York Love Affair (x3)
Makes all the toasters hold their glass up
My New York Love Affair (x3)
Makes all the dancers throw their hands up
My New York Love Affair (x3)
Makes all the toasters hold their glass up

Discography

New York Love Affair - REED, single, released 9/11/06

Set List

REED's typical set list lasts approximately 45 minutes, but can be customized to fit time spans up to 2 hours. The latest set list, as performed at the Canal Room in NYC, appears below:

SHOW INTRODUCTION: BIG RICH
ONE MORE CHANCE/REED INTRO: BIG RICH
PLEASURE & PAIN REMIX: REED
ARABIAN NIGHTS: SENSA & DANCERS
SENSA INTRO: REED
CHANGE CLOTHES: REED & SENSA
ALTERNATIVE HIP HOP CHALLENGE: BIG RICH, REED, & SENSA
ENTER SANDMAN: REED & SENSA
THUNDERSTORM SOUNDS: REED & SENSA
SHE WILL BE LOVED ABRIDGED: BIG RICH
SHE WILL BE LOVED REWIND: BIG RICH
SHE WILL BE LOVED BEGINS: REED & SENSA
ON MY LIFE: REED & SENSA
AFRICAN DRUMS CHALLENGE: BIG RICH, REED & SENSA
AFRICAN DRUMS: REED & SENSA
THE PAPI I KNOW: REED, SENSA
PAPI SALSA SELECTION: REED, SENSA, & DANCERS
GLIMPSE: SENSA & DANCERS
SPEAK JAMAICAN: SENSA & REED
JAMAICA: SENSA
ZONE INTRO: REED
ZONE ACCAPELLA: SENSA, REED, & IANA
ZONE: SENSA, REED, & IANA
DJ CHALLENGE: REED & BIG RICH
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