April Fools has passed and the Frontin’ is over, so lets get down to it.

One of my favorite and certainly one of the best production teams to EVER hit the scene, the Neptunes! “Frontin’ (featuring Jay-Z) was nominated for a Grammy in 2004 for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. Pharrell and Chad (Neptunes) also up for 5 other nominations that same year. “Frontin'” did not win a Grammy, but of the 6 total nominations, they took home 2: Best Pop Vocal Album (Justin Timberlake – Justified) and Producer of the Year. If you are at all familiar with the hundreds of songs and mega hits they are associated with, then you’d know that they are talented enough to nab Producer of the Year regularly if they so desired. Bold statement, but I believe in them that much. Would love to switch places for a day to see and hear the things they create when in the zone.


About by Edreys

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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