Ron Browz to release Etherlibrium
By 2009, with nearly a decade of placements on multi-platinum and gold certified albums under his belt, Harlem-based producer Ron Browz made an official move to the forefront of his artistry. Over the years, the young mastermind's work with the likes of Nas, Ludacris, 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes, Jim Jones, Fat Joe, Lloyd Banks, Snoop Dogg and many others garnered him an outstanding reputation as a hit maker. Last year, he finally stepped into the limelight as a recording artist.
Artist: Ron Browz
Release date: 07/20/10
Buy at: Amazon
On July 20, 2010, Ron Browz will release Etherlibrium, a 16-track project with guest appearances from Atlantic Records' Maino, Bad Boy's Red Cafe, Dipset's J.R. Writer and more. He will unveil videos for nearly every song on Etherlibrium as the Summer progresses, and will be finishing up a movie along with Harlem filmmaker Maine Brown a.k.a. Mr. M5.
Ron Browz first made a name for himself in Hip Hop circles when he produced four songs for Big L's 2000 classic album The Big Picture, namely the highly-touted "Ebonics." He followed with the historic battle track "Ether" for Nas, a song aimed straight at Jay-Z, and earned the name "Ether Boy" from his peers.
A self-assured quiet storm, Browz toiled away endlessly in the studio for several years, cranking out hits for some of today's biggest music stars. By 2008, the proven trackmaster made the move to direct his own career, and began developing his Ether Boy Records imprint.
Browz' first solo single "Pop Champagne" buzzed so heavily in the Northeast radio and club circuit that superstar rapper Jim Jones joined him and Juelz Santana for a new version, which reached #22 on the Billboard Hot 100, #45 on the Pop 100 and #3 on both the Hot R&B/Hip Hop and Hot Rap Tracks in early 2009. At the same time, Busta Rhymes hit all four charts with Browz on "Arab Money," and the controversial track landed in the Top 10 on the Hot Rap Tracks.
Just as the Gold-selling "Pop Champagne" was taking off, Ron Browz landed a major solo deal at Universal Republic. He continued to put out his own songs "Jumping Out The Window" and "20 Dollars," while producing and guest-starring on tracks for the likes of Bow Wow, R.Kelly, Ghostface Killah and Nicki Minaj. Despite the consistency of his success and constant global touring, a full-length album was never released, and Browz parted ways with Universal.
Now fully independent, Ron Browz is readying his full-length Etherlibrium project, which will be available exclusively on iTunes on July 20, 2010. He is very open about what fans can expect on the album, particularly since only one track has the autotune effect that made Browz so popular last year.
“I feel like I owe the fans this iTunes release collectively, being that I didn’t get to put out the album as planned,” Ron says. “All the fans got from me was select singles, so this is more street records than radio records. Before Jay-Z’s “D.O.A.” even came out, I already had records without the auto-tune. People who really follow what I’ve been doing know that I was just experimenting and having fun. I made it creative and made it work.”
Expanding upon his independent spirit, Ron Browz will launch the all-encompassing music site BrowzWithMe.com on the day of his Etherlibrium release. The website will feature new videos and songs from all spectrums of popular music, and Browz will utilize the platform to unveil his own exclusive material to readers.
2010 is a year of evolution, celebrating a decade of intense passion for his craft. Etherlibrium will provide renewed direction as Ron Browz moves to the future, and he is hopeful that longtime fans and new fans alike will join him on the journey.
“I want people to really get to know me. I don’t believe in doing just one kind of music, and I’m just doing whatever I feel. I put my heart into this Etherlibrium project - it’s more lyrical than stuff people have really heard from me. It’s well put together, and I don’t think I was meant to be limited to releasing singles… I was meant to put whole projects together.”
01. Etherlibrium Intro ft. Oshy
02. Wishing On a Star ft. Maino, Fred da God, Malaika Russel
03. In A Zone
04. Don't Breathe It
05. What Up Bro Remix ft. Red Cafe
06. Good Morning ft. J.R. Writer
07. You Can Blossom
08. Put Ya Hands Up
11. Slow Motion
12. Start Off Walking
13. Halftime 2010
14. Wanna Be You
15. I Swear ft. Sharp A Don
16. Ether Boy Allstars ft. Pretty Boy Maloy, Mone, M5, Ron Browz
"Etherlibrium" by Ron Browz - release date: 07/20/10..