New Single: “The Man of Orange” by Mister Wise

When Donald Trump won the presidential election this past November, one of the few things people found solace in was that it would lead to some seriously great art. Enter rapper-producer Mister Wise’s “The Man of Orange,” a wonderfully biting and potent wrap up of everything that makes its target so infuriating.
If you’ve been following the Alexandria, VA-based artist on Twitter (do it, @iammisterwise), you likely picked up on his disdain of Trump and were likely expecting a musical protest of some sort. It arrives today in the form of “The Man of Orange,” which throws relentless verbal darts at the president-elect over his spewing of hatred and misinformation.
And it does so from a unique angle, because Wise uses a (clearly tongue-in-cheek) first-person perspective on the track. The approach allows the listener to really hear just how callous Trump’s words have been over Wise’s own menacing instrumental. If his work sounds at all familiar, chances are you’ve heard his music as a member of Team Demo—they have worked with the likes of 50 Cent, Sean Price, Illa Ghee, and Kurious, among others.
“The Man of Orange” becomes available this Friday, inauguration day, through all major digital retailers and streaming platforms, but can be streamed right now in its entirety, courtesy of SoundCloud. Hit that play button, and pray for our country.

New Single From Depth Charge CEO, Mister Wise

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itunes_logo-256When he isn’t producing head knodding hip hop with his crew Team Demo (50 Cent, Sean Price, Obie Trice etc.,) or recording, mixing and mastering for countless artists at Depth Charge Studios, Mister Wise is busy making uniquely creative records as a soloist. His latest single, “If They Don’t Hear Us Now,” fuses rock, reggae and hip hop into a call to arms against the greed and corruption of the rich and powerful.

Team Demo Presents: Notorious Hayes

After the overwhelming response to our mash up projects, “Journey with Nas,” and “Notorious White,” Team Demo jumped back into Depth Charge Studios to re-produce, “Notorious Hayes,” – with beats derived from Issac Hayes and vocals from Notorious B.I.G. As you probably already know, Biggie’s vocals are quite explicit so parental discretion is advised. Enjoy!

Team Demo Presents… Notorious White

Last year, Team Demo released a compilation entitled “Journey with Nas,” which mashed up Nas acapellas with beats made with samples from the legendary rock band, Journey.  The follow up is “Notorious White,” which does the same, but this time with Notorious B.I.G. and Barry White.  The project was put together at Depth Charge Studios over the past several months and is available for streaming and download on the Team Demo Soundcloud page as well as several other hosting platforms.  Enjoy!

Zechariah Wise: Panelist at 2014 Made in the DMV Conference

WiseDepth Charge CEO, Zechariah Wise, will be a featured panelist at this year’s “Made in the DMV” Conference. The free event will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014 11am-3:30pm at R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center at St Elizabeth’s East, Gateway Pavilion. For more information on the conference and to register click here.

Team Demo Mash Up Mixtape: Journey with Nas

Team Demo spent some time at Depth Charge Studios over the past few months putting together “Journey with Nas.”  Our in-house production team thought they’d have some fun taking Nas acapellas and remixing them with beats they made sampling the legendary rock band, Journey. Here are the results. Enjoy!

Team Demo Produces “Crime Wave” for 50 Cent

50 Cent’s new album, “Before I Self-Destruct,” includes the song, “Crime Wave,” produced by our production staff, Team Demo.  The album will be available November 16th.  The song is also featured in the highly anticipated video game, “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2,” available November 10th.

Team Demo’s relationship with the Shady/ G-Unit family began in 2005, when Shady A&R, Riggs Morales, took an interest in the crew’s production work.  Since then, Team Demo has produced tracks for Shady artists such as Obie Trice as well as other development projects, but none of the work was ever massively exposed.  Team Demo finally received word in early 2009 that 50 Cent wished to purchase a Team Demo track for his forthcoming album.  The music was prepared and tracked at Depth Charge Studios in February, and the song was wrapped up by early Spring.