Photo: Courtesy of Antonio Ramsey
"Then of course the Hennessy and cranberry kicked in, giving us the melody "Imma give that girl this d***" and from there the song just fell into place"-Antonio Ramsey
I started to add a "Muthf--ing" as his middle name because it seemed appropriate, but I'm a lady 93% of the time. Last night, PopDust had Antonio Ramsey in our studios for PopDust Presents . When I read he was originally from Florida, I was excited. Southern gentlemen are some of my favorite people on earth. They are naturally charismatic, mannerable, and walk around with this air that screams protector of women. That may seem like it has nothing to do with music, but those characteristics dance onto a record through sexual metaphors, buttery smooth vocal richness, and a playful flirtation that can be hears on the track. That southern flair with the infusion of his new home, LA, is woven throughout his newest single, "All Night Long". In fact, Antonio, like most songwriters, feeds off life experiences to give his music soul, "I grew up listening to icons like James Brown, Stevie Wonder & Jodeci! So me being able to put pieces of my life together to create #FunkTrap music is a journey that I look forward to".
"ALL NIGHT LONG" is the new single from male vocalist and songwriter ANTONIO RAMSEY. The #funktrap single was written by Antonio Ramsey and Kareem James and produced by Brandon "Monstaa" Brown.Photo Courtesy of Antonio Ramsey
Let's play a game. Quick, throw out the first musical act you think of when you hear "funk". Did you think Bootsy, James Brown, Parliament, even Prince. Now, throw out the first names you associate with trap music? Did you yell out Jeezy, T.I., Goodie Mob, or UGK. Now imagine the two together. You made the "ewww" face right? Same. Separately, they sound amazing, but "It's a man's world, soul survivor" by James "The Snowman" Brown just doesn't sound eargasmic (actually, DJ's can you try blending and cutting these two songs? It may not be that bad). Then I heard Antonio's music.
Also not a bad day to make your mark on NY. Tonight, May 17, 2017, Antonio will be at the legendary Sol Village at SOB's. While it is the same stage that boasts legends and legends in the making (Erykah Badu, Luke James, Common, Emily King, Musiq), Antonio plans on giving tonight's audience the full "Funk Trap" experience. Hear antonio talk about he best spots in Miami for seafood, his new LA inspired love for Koren BBQ (watch him explain the pork selection-iconic!), his mom, and how straightforward he is in dating, below.