“You have to find what works best for you. Some people got that It that is magical. Whatever that It is, you should use it and let it shine like the star that you are. It will take you far.” -I, Ced
You may know I, Ced from his composition and production collaborations with artists like Hawthorne Headhunter partners Coultrain and Black Spade. What you may not know is that I, Ced isn’t just a beatmaker, he carefully crafts each body of work with inspired sounds, samples and his own live instrumentation.
Born and raised in St. Louis, MO. currently based in Los Angeles, I, Ced is poised to take his musical pieces to the next level. Heavily influenced by the sounds of vinyl, piano, strings, James Brown, The Sugarhill Gang and gospel music, I, Ced has a wealth of musical inspiration to tap into at any given time. From an early age Ced was seen by his peers and teachers as a musical tastemaker and someone who was to pave the way for like-minded musical heads. In high school he quickly moved up the ranks from a saxophone and clarinet player in the band to musical director in the school theater. This was only the beginning musical possibility for I, Ced.
Late in 2010 Record Breakin’ Music released Ced’s highly acclaimed “Another Look @ U / The Finale”. This limited edition 7” received praise and heavy djs and music fans from Japan, New Zealand, and across Europe and the United States. We are now extremely excited to finally release his debut solo album “All In My Mind”. This project Ced playes both roles as the lead singer and producer of the album.