CTalent.Tv listening session: Range – Hartford, CT (By way of Philly)

by CTalentTv on June 20, 2011

Range… the newest talent to sign with the Star Roc/Roc Nation family. Range… the new emerging singer, songwriter and producer discovered by the stellar Stargate duo. Range… the name his father gave to encourage him to be limitless. 

Born in Philadelphia and raised in Hartford, Connecticut from the age of eight, Range moved to New York City after graduating from college with a degree in business. “I’ve been into music since I was a kid,” the twenty-four year old explains. “First I was into rap, but when I was twelve I began taking saxophone lessons. From that point, it was all about my music.” By chance, Range was introduced to Connecticut based producer Troy Oliver, who had worked with Jennifer Lopez (“Jenny from the Block”) and Ginuwine (“Differences”). “I was a raw talent who had bought a keyboard, because I was tired of waiting for people to make tracks for me,” laughs Range, who is currently listening to a lot of Sting and Aretha Franklin. “Troy helped me to focus in the studio and how to make music the right way. Some songs take two hours while others can take two weeks; there is no formula to making music.”  Having written songs for Jamie Foxx (“Cover Girl”) Ludacris (“One More Drink) and T-Pain (“Download’), he also collaborated with P. Diddy on a Danity Kane track. Yet, it was while working with hit makers the Track Masters that Range first met Stargate. “We were at Battery Studios and Stargate was working right next door,” Range recalls.



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