Description: "Duck Duck Goose", conveys the stress of a struggling father and the child support system. Truf's soulful, blues-like approach is complimented by Smoove L's mellow voice. The groove is melodic. The chorus is catchy. The story is too familiar.
Bio: ABOUT TRUF: Stanley McShan, the African American recording artist, actor and author, better known by the pseudonym of Truf, was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Since his onset, Stan was a gifted yet misguided youth who specialized in writing literature that was a direct representation of the many tribulations he faced. Lacking a permanent source of inspiration, this outlet was unexplored and led to a common manifestation of mischievous deeds and addiction to otherwise deplorable schemes of quick money. This unattended presence grew and paved the road to some of Ohios toughest juvenile reformatories. At the tender age of 17, Stanley was labeled a juvenile miscreant and faced an adult judicial system. With no knowledge of his untapped potential and humility, the courts sentenced the troubled teen to 3-15 years for felonious assault and aggravated robbery. While incarcerated nearly eight years, Stanley Mcshan absorbed the education the penal system granted him and gained an overwhelming desire to give back to his community. After passing his state G.E.D. exam and enrolling in college, Stan volunteered as a lauback tutor, helping his incarcerated peers grasp the fundamentals of reading and grammar. After nearly eight years, Stanley McShan was released and served two years on parole. Despite countless earnest attempts to reenter the working genre of society, Stan quickly discovered an unforgiving province that presented him with strife and distrust. Nevertheless, continuing his education in college, he reestablished his musical endeavors with the iconic group Brothas 4 the Struggle. Truf (under the name of Stan Money) made his first public debut with his classic verse on the aforementioned Brothers 4 Tha Struggle, "Frantic in the Inner City Ghetto" LP. Stan was featured on "Chop Chops", which sold upwards of 500,000 copies and can still be heard blaring out of sound systems nationwide to this very day. Truf soon discovered a simplistic way of living. It wasn't long before he realized that a vast wealth of knowledge was accompanied by an even vaster abundance of responsibility. ABOUT SMOOVE L: When questioned about the longevity of his ability to sing, "I have been singing for as long as I can remember," Smoove L. answers. For those who are blessed enough to know Smoove L. a.k.a. Da Maintenance Man, knows he is one of the most talented young men in the business. From singing, to playing the piano, dancing, writing, producing, rapping... The list goes on and on. It's like there's nothing he cant do when it comes to music. Smoove is on a music grind like no other. He is focused and determined to give his fans the best qualities music has to offer. (Smoove L.) Frank Louis was born in Miami, Florida, 1987 on the 11th day of November. He was raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, which is the neighboring city of Miami. He was raised by a dynamic single woman who played her role as a mother, as well as that of a father. Smoove L. was a gifted child growing up in school. He always had a passion for music. Through out his years of school, he was known for his remarkable talents and glowing intelligence. And yet, with all of his talents, he had not recorded a single song. In his late high school years, he was fortunate enough to meet the engineers of Hygh End Entertainment. Soon afterward, this combination proved to be delightfully lethal to the music game. Smoove L. wrote and recorded his first song, "Lemme Introduce You." The rest was history. Smoove has definitely proven to be a trend setter. He has an extremely creative conception for music. He's an asset to the R&B genre. His voice is powerful yet soothing. His music definitely caresses the soul. It carries the roots of genuine R&B, yet he adds a twist of style, swag and authenticity that any and everyone can relate to. He gives a sense of relief that there still are artists who believe in genuine R&B. Smoove L. plans to be in the music game for years to come.
Press Release: Ohio recording artist, Truf collaborates with Florida producer, Smoove L to create the “Flohio Project”. Florida plus Ohio equals “Flohio”. This project is a maxi single, consisting of four R&B songs, produced and performed by Truf (Stanley Mcshan) and Smoove L (Frank Louis). The Flohio Project is scheduled to be released in August 2010. The first single from the project, entitled “Duck Duck Goose” was released earlier this month and is available at iTunes, CD Baby and Amazon. Discographies, photos and songs can be found exclusively at www.rnbjamz.com. The single, “Duck Duck Goose,” conveys the stress of a struggling father caught in the web of the child support system. Without degrading women or bashing the system, Truf lightens his chest. His soulful blues-like approach is complimented by Smoove L's sultry style. The groove is melodic. The chorus is catchy. The lyrics tell a story that is too familiar. The fact that Truf and Smoove L have never met face to face, makes the Flohio project more impressive. “This all came about through dialing the wrong number,” Truf explains. It was a Saturday in March when Truf placed a call to Florida. He was attempting to phone his uncle. Dialing in haste, he'd reached Smoove L's cell phone instead. Truf heard what seemed to be a live band playing in Smoove L's background. “You've got the wrong number,” the Florida producer told Truf. “Hey!” Truf called, just before Smoove L. could hang up. “If you don't mind me asking, what song is that?” Smoove L. explained that the music was his own personal composition, which was to be released in the spring. Truf then explained that he too was into music and had written a song called “Duck Duck Goose”. Truf sang the song over the phone. Smoove L. became intrigued and began playing the piano to Truf's lyrics. The two singers exchanged information and came up with the Flohio Project. Truf tracked his vocals to an instrumental Smoove L emailed him, then mailed them back. Smoove L. wrote and added his verse. The first single from the Flohio Project was born. Truf and Smoove L communicate through phone calls and emails at least twice a week. They plan to meet, in person for the first time , in the near future when they shoot the video for “Duck Duck Goose”. The single is currently being featured at rnbjamz.com. Hear the hit single Duck Duck Goose by following this link: http://www.rnbjamz.com/FLOHIO-PROJECT