Criminal Defense Attorney Karam Nahas Signed Former Juvenile Client Hip-hop Artist and Songwriter Arioose for his Debut Album and Music Video Turned Independent Short Feature Film Series
Nahas represented Arioose as a gangster minded teen for a multitude of criminal charges and recently signed him as a hip-hop artist and songwriter after co-producing “Supply and Demand” a music videomaking a statement to the music and entertainment industry.
Criminal Defense Attorney Nahas signed hip-hop artist and songwriter Arioose after the artist sought after Nahas while learning to write, produce and engineer music in a juvenile prison. While in prison for an armed robbery, Arioose reflected upon his life and took positive steps in his development and planning a career in music after his release.
“Arioose told me he was dedicated to pursue his dream of becoming a rapper but him actually showing me convinced me to help. I thought the first 20 song demo I received was exceptional and I was his only outlet to the professional world,” says Karam Nahas.
Nahas took interest in the still young aspiring talent after hearing his prison demo and after Arioose demonstrated that he had changed his mindset from being a gangster to a young professional businessman. Nahas and partner Josue Altomonte recently funded a trip to Asia where the rapper spent nearly three weeks in China, and several days with the Shaolin Abbot at the Shaolin Temple in China.
After witnessing Arioose’s progression and development as a professional music artist the partners gave the young convict the nod and funded his first professional music video and single called, “Supply and Demand,” making a statement the music industry in both the song and video.
“When I looked at the previous videos I was a bit discouraged. I saw raw talent but it was not at the level of a major label artist. In order to compete in the music business you need the storyline but also quality production. Video is as important as the music and the music is critical,” says Richard Victor Mahee, Mahvrick Networks.
Altomonte, Nahas and Mahee came up with a business plan after spending several days in Miami speaking to DJ Radamas, Bla G, and Marco Mall from Florida Film House to turn the video into a series of music videos that would consist of a short feature film series that would be shopped to film festivals and capture Arioose’s character and brand as he describes in his tagline, “Haitian blood. Italian swag. Spartan heart. Russian mags.
Supply and Demand is a graphic “R” rated four minute movie trailer music video that features scenes of a Haitian mob boss wielding a sword, a diamond deal gone bad, a sexy Russian dancer licking and fondling a pistol, a Maserati Grandturismo, AK-47′s, and a whole lot of other guns, weapons and scary individuals.
The video tells a short story of betrayal and retribution that ends with a mob style execution and a lesson learned in business. Arioose compares himself to Al Capone touting a tommy-gun wrapped in a Haitian flag and rapping “Like any other man, I supply and demand.”
The statement that Arioose is making to the music industry is that “I make the market” and Arioose will take advantage of market situations. There is a demand in a market of genuine hip-hop fans and music lovers for real, gangster rap and musicians with real stories Arioose intends to supply this demand in this digital market where consumers constantly crave more content that has substance, is real, and entertaining.
Supply and Demand and each subsequent video will tell a movie-like story of organized crime with Arioose’s music as the featured soundtrack. The videos, independently and taken together, will portray Arioose’s character and brand. Supply and Demand was written by Arioose, produced by RKE, and directed by Redd Pen Media.
Arioose is a hip-hop artist and songwriter from Elizabeth, New Jersey. He’s performed on the Van Warped Tour, MMA events, Boston UFC Fan Expo, and recently in China. Arioose writes and performs all his own music based on his life and meant to pass knowledge on to his listeners. Although a gangster rapper, Arioose has also been commended for showing young kids how music can be used to inspire, educate, and influence consumers in the area of product branding.
RoughKut Entertainment (RKE) is an artist management firm that manages Arioose and headed by his former criminal defense attorney. RKE’s goal is to manage and develop artists’ with raw talent into a refined and viable commercial brand and product.
Unlike the Wu-Tang Clan who rapped about entering the Shaolin, Arioose actually did
enter the Shaolin. Arioose recently returned from a trip to China where he spend several weeks at the
Shaolin Temple. He trained Kung-Fu, learned about Buddhism and martial arts, and even
met the Abbot and drank tea with him. The Abbot who has made public appearances
recently with former Russian President Vladimir Putin spent several days with Arioose
discussing a vision of using music to reach English speaking youth and sharing the
message of the Shaolin through a song.
While at the Temple, Arioose performed a hip-hop song he authored for the Shoalin
Monks before the Abbot and the monks of Shaolin. The song “I am Shaolin” was
produced by Fabrizio Sotti for Sotti Entertainment and a short video was shot on location
by ABC news.
Arioose was fortunate to share his time at the Shaolin Temple and train Kung-Fu with
NBA Boston Celtic basketball player Mickael Pietrus. Pietrus stayed at the Shaolin
Temple and also main-land China for sports medicine treatment of his injured knee. ABC
Nightline followed and documented both Pietrus and Arioose, during his time of therapy
and their interactions with Chinese fans. Tens of thousands of Chinese students met and
were entertained by them during a public exhibition.
When asked about China, Arioose smiled and commented, “One word – inspirational.
I can’t wait to return. I’m writing hip-hop in Chinese, songs to educate people about
Chinese culture and working on a soundtrack for a Shaolin movie.”
After his trip, Arioose who also performed at the UFC Boston Fan Expo and at MMA
events believes that a Shaolin monk would beat a UFC fighter in a no rules fight and
would like to see it happen.
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