Recording Studio – How to with Reace Beatz

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Recording in the studio

I absolutely love recording music and dancing!!! It absolutely amazes me to witness a song created out of thin air in the recording studio. You just walk up to your Digital Audio Workstation and  start searching for beats, sounds, drums and a few effects right?  Now you present the beat to the song writers. The song writers usually get a vibe going by coming up with a catchy hook. Once you get a good hook you then add your verses. Wala! you have a song. Hopefully, a hit song. Now the song is being played and starting to draw some attention. Now you pass the song to the choreographers/dance team and they come up with a routine for the song.  The song his hot, the artist is on fire and the dance team is amped.  Call the tour managers because its time to take this show on the road. Sounds like fun. It is crazy fun!!! As a business manager and consultant our job is to find out, “How can we make money for the recording studio outside of producing and developing hot talent?

  • You can rent the studio space to record and host events: Poetry slams, Dance recitals, TV interviews etc.
  • You can turn your studio into a school for engineers and audio production
  • You can create and record radio spots for successful companies.
  • Just think of all the reasons you need sound recordings and go for it.

Well today we recognize entrepreneur Maurice Wilson (Reace Beatz) founder and owner of Studio A Music Academy you can visit the studio at:

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I’ve known Reace and worked with Reace as a consultant and business partner on several business ventures. Reace says to have a great team of consultants has been huge in his success.

Recording with Reace and his National recording artist

Maurice attributes his love for the arts in helping him escape the rough terrains of inner city life. His deep love and passion for music engineering, dance, and singing laid the ground work for much of his success. After school, Maurice (Reace) would head to the community recreation center with his friends to collaborate on dance moves that they would later perform for their peers throughout the region. Reace later formed a group called By ReQwest and produced most of their tracks in his home studio at that age of 21. By ReQwest got their BIG BREAK when they won the National Coca Cola Talent search and later toured around the state performing on Black Entertainment Television and singing the National Anthem for many of the St. Louis Rams Football championship games. The multitalented business man and producer went on to hone his skills as a producer and co-produced hit songs.  Whatever Reace touches turns to gold literally.  Reace was the first producer to have a direct record deal with a major label for national recording artist Jibbs. His record was certified gold and he sold 7 million ring tones. He also produced music for Chingy and Lil Wayne. Maurice has also produced radio spots for McDonalds and other well known franchises. Reace now has a state of the art recording facility and dance studio.  He  will continue to fulfill his dream of becoming a multi millionaire by the age of 40. Reace plans to give back to the children in his community and extend his school to help those with a love for the studio.

Reace believes the foundation of his success is trust and Belief in GOD! The responsibility of every man is to reach back to the children and afford them the opportunities you experienced.

This month we salute! entrepreneur Maurice Wilson(REACE BEATZ) and Studio A Music Academy

Article written by  Cobra




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Temptations – Celebration of Black History Month


Temptations and artwork

The Temptations America’s finest music machine! Lenard Hinds world class artist, musician and performer painted this promotional piece of the “Classic 5” Temptations. This is from a promotional piece from their many albums as they traveled the country with Motown Records performing hit songs. Lenard Hinds was also signed to Motown records briefly.

Temptations endure racism but they continued to perform

Lenard recalls with a distant stare in his eyes as he goes back through the time tunnel of racism and music with his thoughts. Lenard speaks and then he pauses and sighs, ” I can remember groups having to perform separate shows. One for “colored” people and one for “whites.”

Temptations and the binding power of music

Lenard agrees that one thing music does for humanity is it brings people together. Music pierces through the soul as it reaches past the taught racism and bias that lay coiled in the hidden parts of the hearts in just a few. Music penetrates the spirit and prepares the body to shake rattle and roll which allows the willing participants to feel the movement of love, peace and grace. I asked Lenard why he chose to paint the temptations and he said, “Their music and on stage persona represents America’s finest music machine. They could sing, harmonize, dance and they looked good. They were actually developed and groomed for international success. They are still performing and touring. You can visit the temptations website:  They sang as a group. However, it was their unique individual pieces that uniquely fit together that made them a solid whole!

Lenard has original footage of some of the finest musicians in the history of music.

He gets excited when he starts to share his memories of concerts in the park. He states, You would have had to be there to understand the aura of perfection over the entire performance.”

“I bet it was an amazing experience.” Decades later you are still listening, painting and spinning around to the songs of the temptations.

We are delighted to celebrate the work of Lenard Hinds and his love for music. This week we are featuring his painting of the temptations in honor of Black History Month.

You can listen to Lenard Hinds Gospel song… “I Love you Jesus.” featured on

Big Game 50


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Super Bowl 50 Panthers vs. Denver Broncos hosted in San Frisco Bay Area on 2/7/2016 3: 25 p.m. in the City of Santa Clara at the State of the Art Levi’s Stadium.

According to the “Super Bowl” is the Annual Championship game of the National Football League (NFL). The first games was played on January 15,1967. Normally roman numerals are used to identify each game but the single exception this year is Super Bowl 50. The Game is the most watched with an average audience of 114.4 million viewers. We view it as a day of fun and entertainment. Our favorite party foods and beverages become spectacular and the most celebrated for that day:  Chicken wings, pizza, fries, hamburgers, hotdogs and beer.

While most of us look at this sport as entertainment, there is a lot that can be learned about business from the American expert on business leadership legendary coach Bill Walsh. Who was Bill Walsh? William Ernest Walsh “Bill” was the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers and led them to three Super Bowl Championships. Bill Walsh was also known for his outstanding work leading the Standford Cardinal football team. He was also known for his leadership.  His legendary leadership philosophy has been shared in the book titled, “The Score Takes Care of Itself:  My Philosophy of Leadership. I have shared 5 of his lessons below, but you can purchase this book from

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1)Developing a successful team starts with developing a successful culture.

 How do you develop a successful culture? Your employees must  believe in the company’s vision and its brand. When you have employee buy-in that is half the battle.

2) The leader sets the tone.

Leaders must lead by example. There are several leadership styles:  Autocratic,         Democratic, Laissez Faire, Path-Goal Theory, Charismatic Leadership, Servant Leadership, Transformational and Transactional Leadership just to name a few. Whichever leadership style you choose. Perfect it and make the team respect it!

3) Develop and empower effective locker room leaders.

Your leaders will do as you do. Good leaders develop and train other leaders. You really must spend a lot of quality time and education training your leaders.  You’ve entrusted them with leadership and they are often the first line with scouting and developing new talent.  

4) Competitors find a way to win. 

Harvard professor Francis Aguilar is thought to be the creator of PEST Analysis: PEST analysis is often linked to SWOT Analysis. PEST stands for: 

P = Political Factors to Consider

E = Economic Factors to Consider

S = Socio – cultural Factors to Consider

T = Technological Factors to Consider

Everything in life equates to a level of competition. You must be continually scanning your Business Environment. 

5) Everyone is accountable for both victory and defeat.

As a team we workout together, we practice together, we pray together, we lose together and we win together. In spite of everyone playing their respective parts, we still ultimately occasionally miss the mark. Winnings are great for the ego and losses are great for the soul. Losses help you realize: “I’m only human.”

We have to remember the NFL has business executives making business decisions about every intricate detail of the game. Social media and the internet has made it more common for the fans to be a part in conversations regarding their favorite teams. This changes the management style and philosophy around considering the needs of the individual contributors and the contribution to each team. The barriers and the walls to communication are pretty much without bounds. Bill Walsh won 3 championships. The first one we can say,  “maybe it was an anomaly” The second time we can say, “he looks like he knows what he is doing.” The third time one can say, “this man knows what he is doing and maybe he needs to spread his business wisdom on leadership to other business industries.

This weekend we salute the Business Executives in the NFL. May the best team win!!!