Bio/PressKit

Vision N.D.N.S.

“Something original and deeply soulful, a rarity in hip hop these days…Honest and soul-bearing lyricism, Vision is taking hip-hop to a new plateau.”

-Montreal Mirror

Brooklyn-based MC and Producer Vision N.D.N.S. is redefining the modern landscape of Hip-Hop music as a soulful lyricist with a profound insight into the human condition. At the core of Vision’s sound is a raw social commentary supported by intensely poetic prose, and flashes of vintage Hip-Hop, Soul, Blues, and Jazz beats.

Vision’s hometown of Mahopac, New York, a northern suburb of New York City, proved to be a breeding ground of musical inspiration for the young artist. It was there that he picked up the pen to document the world that was exploding around him. Rebellious youth, stratified social classes, and a burgeoning Hip-Hop culture defined Vision’s childhood and moved the young poet to express himself musically.

In 2009, Vision released “LoveChild”, his first independently produced and distributed solo album. “LoveChild” is a rare piece of modern soul, explosive in its groove-laden sound and deeply sincere lyrical content. It was with this release, that Vision focused his commitment to his craft. His desire to challenge himself emotionally with every lyric he writes, every piece of music he creates and every verse he delivers, is clear.

“LoveChild” catapulted Vision into the world of underground Hip-Hop, providing him with the opportunity to work with artists like Styles P of The Lox, Gold-selling artist 9th Prince from the Wu Tang Family, Killah Priest of Sunz of Man, French Grammy Award winner and Wu Tang Family affiliate Timbo King, AKIR of Viper Records, and many others.

Vision is also a founding member of the artists’ collective Rank 1, a futurist group of Brooklyn based poets, visual artists and musicians that promote social consciousness and the arts through artistic collaboration and talent showcases.

Vision produces music for a slew of artists that span musical genres, constantly expanding his range of work and musical style. With an endless range of promise and potential, this electrifying MC and activist is currently preparing his newest body of work slated for release in early 2012.

Releases:

Vision‘s Debut Album: LoveChild (NDNS, April, 2009)

F.A.T. MusicDues Paid Mixtape (featured artist, producer) (F.A.T. Music, August, 2009)

Vision Presents: Sketches of a Dream (NDNS Productions, April 2010)

DJ Rell Present’s: The 5th Element Mixtape (featured artist) (F.A.T. Music, Summer 2010)

9th Prince: One Man Army (recording engineer, mixer) (Baby Grand, Fall 2010)

Timbo King: From Babylon to Timbuktu (guest artist, producer, recording engineer) (Baby Grand, December 2010)

Vision‘s Second Solo Release: A Dream Differed (NDNS, Spring 2011)

E Money Presents: Sanitation:  ”All Garbage To The Side” (featured artist, producer, recording engineer) (G.E.D. Entertainment)

P.A.P.E.R. Enterprise Presents: For The Love of Competition (featured artist, producer, recording engineer) (P.A.P.E.R., Winter 2011)

Vision has done work with the following artists (MC’s, Singers, Vocalists, Producers):

Styles P of the Lox, 9th Prince from the Wu Tang Family, Killah Priest(Sunz of Man), Wu Tang affiliate Timbo King (Winner of a French Grammy),AKIR of Viper Records, Donovan Earnest of Under the Rasta Influence,Deborah’s Son of A Braver Sound Productions, Shameen Rucker of A Braver Sound Productions, NIROFreed 1 of NDNS Productions, Keesha MishawnLarry the Legend of F.A.T. Music, Ox Stone of F.A.T. Music, Rush Kid of the Body Rock Movement, E Money TagsBreeze Drilest, Bronx Child, Ar.Change.L of P.A.P.E.R. Enterprise, Virtual, Free Murda, Triple M’sDan CharlesNaima InceSoloMoses Gardner, D-NuggzSpanish Jose of P.A.P.E.R. Enterprise, Anti of P.A.P.E.R. Enterprise,Kiki Malone, Brian AariesPage FosterTiana WarnerNigel Prime of P.A.P.E.R. Enterprise, Sariyah Marie, Susan StaleyLion IDizpikabull and Anthony Bopp among others.

Vision has worked with the following musicians:

Sean Lewis bass player of Under The Rasta Influence, Mizz Metro, The Anna Troy Band and The Hitters, Tim Shipman guitar player of Under The Rasta Influence, The Love Supremes and the Anna Troy Band, Charlie Costa guitar player of Dr. Hourai,  trumpet player Richard FieldsRobert Pyciorviolinist of Skeleton Breath, House, Keyboardist Judd Nielsen, Saxophonist Orlando Clarke of True Theory,  Drummer Yahote Kokayi, Producer Stefon ZimmermanAaron Obijiski lead singer and bassist of Shoot the Messenger, guitar player James Russo, guitarist/bassist Michael Kratter among others.


Blog Appearances:

HipHopDX.com

DJBooth.com

AshesandDrinks.com


Radio Appearances:

-Columbia University Radio (NYC)

-”Off The Hook Radio” (Montreal, Canada)

-Skidmore College Radio

-The Nigel Prime Show (Brooklyn, NY)

-”Da Secret Room” Show (Manhattan)


Past Shows:

Art Under the Bridge Festival (Brooklyn, NY)

Foufounes Electriques (Montreal, Canada):  “Breakin’ Down Tour” featuring Brother Ali and Fashawn.  Presented by RhymeSayers.

-All in the Family Presented by Rank 1 at Southpaw (Brooklyn, NY)

Alphabet Lounge (Manhattan, NY)

The Status (Brooklyn, NY)

The Shrine (Harlem, NY)

The Belmont Lounge (Manhattan, NY)

Don Hill’s (Manhattan, NY)

The Amarachi Lounge (Brooklyn, NY)

The Delancey (Manhattan, NY)

Fontana’s (Manhattan, NY)

Urban Juke Joint (Manhattan, NY)

F.A.T. Music Annual Cookout (Harlem, NY)

The Pyramid Club:  End of The Weak Show  (Manhattan, NY)

Lazy Boy Lounge (White Plains, NY) as featured guest.

SUNY Purchase College (Purchase, NY) at various select events

Amarachi Lounge (Brooklyn, NY)

Five Spot (Brooklyn, NY)


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One Response to “Bio/PressKit”

  1. rebekah November 2, 2011 at 1:33 pm #

    this is an amazing website; well done…..you have so much music that needs to be on here though. the music here is obviously beautiful, but you have so many levels of energy that can capture all types of folks. you are one who stands out…. so having different sides to you exposed will create that visionary circle and help to connect with the mass…..your music and message are really something special. and unique. you gotta put it all out there. you inspire me. and i want more music please<3

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