DAY 87 GRAMMY CHASE: DOUBLE R


[Peep the originators – Pay homage]

Today’s Grammy Chase features the group Rose Royce, inspired by TV1’s Unsung series. Every episode has been a must watch. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been a positive story yet, as all of the entertainment stories seem to end either tragically or the stars burn out and plummet back to earth.

Unfamiliar with Rose Royce? Maybe this album cover will refresh your mind. Maybe this opening line of the song “Car Wash” will jump-start your memory. “You may not ever get rich/But let me tell ya it’s better than diggin’ a ditch..”
The double-album and soundtrack for the movie Car Wash, performed by Rose Royce was there debut LP that reportedly sold 2 million copies and propelled the movie itself into a classic. You’ll have to watch Unsung on TV1 to find out how the group fell apart within its first 4 years or so, after selling multi-platinum. Misunderstanding, Egos and Money will do it EVERY time.

In the end, my point and interest in posting this, was the Grammy: Rose Royce is not credited with winning a Grammy, but the composer and owner of the label did. The award for Album Of Best Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or Television Special went to Norman Whitfield at the 19th Annual Grammy Awards.

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Edreys Wajed is a catalyst of inspiration and a walking enterprise of all things creative. The Buffalo native boasts a toolbox chock-full with talents and experiences ranging from a visual artist, jewelry designer and musical entertainer, to an educator and entrepreneur with notable recognitions respectfully in each. His approach in each endeavor is soundly unique, high quality and signature in presentation, having found his course as a creator early in life. As early as 14 years of age, when his mother invested in a pair of hair clippers for him, seeing as she could no longer afford to pay for his haircuts, Edreys taught himself the trade of barbering and soon began making money for himself in the basement of his childhood home. With his artistic ability he also began growing a client base and reputation for customized hats and clothes as well as logo design by hand, long before learning graphics in college. His creativity, craftsmanship and passion to inspire people are what drives his spirit of entrepreneurship. From having run his own stationery boutique and art gallery shared with his wife; touring nationally and internationally as a hip hop artist, Edreys is exceptionally diverse with his avenues of expression, including the fine craft of jewelry making, passed down from his father and master craftsman. Edreys is most recently recognized locally for his contribution as an artist on the Freedom Wall which features 28 civil rights dignitaries, 7 of which he painted with his unique style and use of line. “Creativity is my neighbor, I live by it,” says Edreys. View all posts by by Edreys

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