Shock G Artwork – “Hip Hop Doll” as part of Sotheby’s Hip Hop Auction
OAKLAND, Calf., March 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — As our world is ever changing, we are reminded that music is an important part of our lives, from celebrations to healing. DTT recordings and the solo piano group (GPS) continue to share their passion for the power of piano music by releasing original songs as well as renditions by some of music’s masters.
“We are preparing to release the third single from G-shockfounder of the digital underground interpretation of ‘Willow cries for me,‘” declared Atron Gregory, G-shock manager and business partner. Written by Anne Ronnell‘Willow Weep for Me’ is a jazz standard that has been recorded by many artists including Billy Vacation, Frank Sinatra, nina simoneand Lena Horne.
Previous G-shock piano interpretations published by GPS are ‘To Zion’, (written and performed by Grammy Award winner, Lauryn Hill) and “Round Midnight”, (composed by Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Monk Thelonieux).
In addition to this release, concept art for Digital Underground’s “Hip Hop Doll” album (1989) created by G-shock is currently part of Sotheby’s Hip Hop Auction via March 302022. https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2022/hip-hop/original-concept-art-for-digital-undergrounds-hip
About the Solo Piano Group
Music Industry Director/Producer, Atron Gregoryoriginally created the Solo Piano Group (SPG) to recognize the lack of diversity in ambient music by bringing together accomplished pianists from different genres around the world, i.e., Glen Pearson, Derek McKinney, Janice Maxie Reid, Michael as a wholeand Dee Spencer. Shock G reminded us that there is diversity through inclusion, as pianists who join SPG share their love and passion for music across genre boundaries.
About Shock G
G-shock, Gregory Edward Jacobs, was an internationally acclaimed writer, producer, and visual artist who played a variety of instruments, including the piano. He was the founder of a respected alternative, digital underground hip-hop group. During his career, he has worked with several Grammy-winning artists, including Prince, Dr. Dre and Tupac Shakur, who began his career in the digital underground. He died on April 22, 2021.
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