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Since hip hop artists are the main characters of the story, it's only natural that we created a hip hop soundtrack.  Listen as these artists perform music that rivals some of the game's best rap artists.

Jamall Bufford (Buff1) - As, "King Sal"

In 2007, Buff1 found critical acclaim with the release of his debut solo album "Pure." Real Detroit Weekly crowned Buff1 “Best Solo Rap Artist of 2007.” Okayplayer gave Pure 4.5/5 afros, exclaiming “this album, my friends, is incredible…classic like thriller jackets.” With deafening buzz still ringing from the blog-o-sphere, just a year later he released his second solo effort. In 2008, "There’s Only One" appeared on the iTunes Store homepage during release week, on many year-end lists for best songs and albums, and received rave reviews from XXL, XLR8R, illRoots, 2 Dope Boyz, and amongst many others, URB Magazine, who selected Buff1 to stand among their annual “Next 100” in 2009. After spending much of 2009 on the road touring overseas and in the US, including a 26-city run as direct support for Mayer Hawthorne’s “Lonely Hearts” tour, Buff1 released a collection of songs titled "It’s A 1derful Life" for his fans as a free download over the holidays. In 2010 he gave us "Ghosting," followed by the boom-bap collaboration Crown Royale w/ DJ Rhettmatic, which paired Buff1 as MC to the World Famous Beat Junkie. Click the picture to learn more about Jamall.



Jamall lends his voice to the main character in the story.  Through his lyrics he shares Sal's strengths, weaknesses, thoughts and dreams


Paul Johnson - As, "Keno"


Paul A. Johnson has been writing music since the age of ten. As an artist he goes by the moniker Paulielujah Casso (P. Casso) and is one third of the Super Group AutoPilot III. Mr. Johnson has also appeared on the locally acclaimed album Marc's Project and has written for the group Balancing Acts. As a co-author of IXI: Rise Of The King he felt that he would be best able to represent the Keno character. His goal as the novel's villain is to make the reader love to hate him. CHA-CHING!!!!!!!!

Erron Morton & Kevin Massey - As, "E-Ron and K-Mass"


Together, Erron Morton and Kevin Massey for the production, Breathe Easy Productions in association with ProVar/Breathe Easy Music Group.  Their unique production provides the texture for the novel and helps bring the characters to life.  Together, the duo has produced many local and national artists in the hip hop, R&B, Gospel, Pop, and Rock&Roll genres.
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