SongVault Artist Profile
California, United States
HipHop / Rap / Pop
EyeKonik, is an Sicilian/Italian American music and television producer, rapper, songwriter and music manager.
EyeKonik started his career working for the family business since the age of 15. He quickly worked his way up in the company to become the Director of Marketing. During his time as the marketing director EyeKonik helped build the family business into one the largest of its kind in Southern California by utilizing his creative skills in media and public relations.
It was during these years of working for the family business that EyeKonik discovered his true passion was in the music industry. Through the media contacts he developed over this time, EyeKonik was introduced to many rising star talents and established music professionals.
EyeKonik and his brother formed a management company called SEG, Inc. Partnering with major studios in San Diego and Los Angeles, EyeKonik was able to launch many music careers. It was during this time EyeKonik managed and built many new artists careers that he discovered his talent and love for music and deep down he knew, writing and performing his own music was his true calling.
After five years working in the music industry, Eyekonik made the move toward becoming an independent music professional. Arranging and produced writting/co-produced his first cd. He quickly went back to the drawing board and began working in the studio as his stage name "EyeKonik". Wanting to make music that encompasses hip hop, rap,r&b, rock and house music.
Exploring every option to break in to the mainstream, EyeKonik succeeded in deliver his first hit song "Live for more" to over 40 online retailers including Itunes worldwide. His song is quickly rising in the charts and has received great reviews by music fans.
Never stopping his quest to explore new media success, EyeKonik is currently in the process of co-producing and creator of new reality show with Lumberjack Productions. The show is based on the family business of Eyekonik and music/life of eyekonik. Eyekonik is also in the works of working on a major project with hip hop icon Billy Danz of rap group M.O.P an his newely launched website www.webuildhits.com.
" In my eyes, true passion and motivation for music is a bigger key to success than talent. You could be the worlds most talented and amazing singer/songwriter/producer, but if you have no heart and passion for what you do then there is no true talent" said EyeKonik.
Eyekonik begun his quest for stardom, recording melodies using his phone. He then brought them in the studio and started colllaborating with many talented musician including:
Johnny Griparic ( slashs snakepit, B.J. Sharp, Jeff Naideau, Stevie Rachelle, Triggerdaddy)
Patrick Caccia (Eric Sardinas, and opening for Steve Vai, Jeff Beck, BB King and many others.)
Arielle Schwartz (brian mays (queen) many others)
Bryan Stratman- ( Crash Encore,Hyena, Many Others)
Gedina Jean (Al Kooper (Blood Sweat & Tears, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Chuck Kavooras (Al Kooper,Edgar Winter, Alex Ligertwood,Ben E. King), Gary Mallaber(Steve Miller Band, Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison), Ralph
Carter (Eddie Money), Lou Castro (Arthur Adams, Mandrill), Kirk Covington (Scott Henderson, Joe Zawinul), Teddy'Zig Zag'Andreadis (Carol King, Alice Cooper, Guns and Roses), Alvino Bennet (Dave Mason), Hank Van Sickle (John Mayall),David Morgan(3 Dog Night, Delaney Bramlett, LA Blues Alliance), Phil Parlapiano(Lucinda Williams), Alan Walker(Temptations), Sugaray (Aunt Kizzy'z Boyz),Vivian Campbell(Def Leppard, Dio), John 'Jubu' Smith(George Benson, Tony Tony, Alicia Keys), Orianthi, Richard Martin Ross(NealSchon),Vince Tividad (American Idol band), Bryan Head(Foreigner, Susan Tedeschi), Tyran Porter(Doobie Brothers),Bryon Holley(Chris Pierce),Steve 'Shag'Aguilar(Chris Pierce), Scott Simons, Phil Gates(Phil Gates Band), Jayson Litro(Ashanti), George Foster, Sean McNabb, Ken Kraf (Snail),Richard Bryant(Journey)and numerous others)
Billy Danz (DR Period, Busta Rhymes, Remy Ma, LFO, Jay-Z, Damon Dash, 50 Cent, DJ Premier, Statik Selektah, The Alchemist, Jake One, Heltah Skeltah, Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Beanie Sigel, Styles P, Redman many others)
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