Focus… is known as a Forerunner and Pioneering voice in Hip Hop culture since the late 90’s. Focus… aka Bernard Edwards Jr. is a Los Angeles-based, 5X Grammy award-winning music producer. Focus… career has been instrumental in shaping the sound of music culture internationally across many different genres. As the son of @Bernard Edwards, legendary bassist and founding member of the hit-making 70’s disco band CHIC, his intrinsic aptitude for producing great music was apparent as a young child. The foundation of his musical leanings can be attributed his strong desire to create songs as well as to watch the rise and success of his father’s career. With an ongoing career filled with multiple multi-platinum-selling albums, there is growing demand for the depth of knowledge and experience he has amassed in his 20+ years in the music industry. Focus… many titles include: Multi-Genre Music Producer, Engineer, Vocal Production, Artist Development, Executive Production, Mixing, Visual Branding, Keynote Speaker, Educator, and Coach. Throughout his career, he has produced for the music industry’s most notable artists including Dr. Dre, Beyoncé, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Anderson Paak, The Game, Snoop Dogg, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes, PInk,*NSYNC, and many more. Today Focus… can be found behind the boards crafting the future of sound as well as paving the way for the next generation of Musicians and Artists through training and education.
Part of the new millennium resurgence of alternative rap, Little Brother drew from atypical inspirations for a Southern act: classic Native Tongues outfits like De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest, as well as later torchbearers like the Roots and Black Star. MCs Phonte and Big Pooh swapped rhymes with easy chemistry, supported by DJ/producer 9th Wonder, a sampling technician who quickly established himself as a worthy heir to production wizards like DJ Premier and Pete Rock. Commercially, the group peaked with the Top 20 R&B/hip-hop albums The Minstrel Show (2005) and Getback (2007). 9th Wonder departed between those two LPs, and Phonte and Big Pooh likewise opted to concentrate on other collaborative and solo pursuits after the release of Leftback (2010). After the trio reunited for a surprise live performance in 2018, Phonte and Pooh fully reactivated Little Brother with May the Lord Watch (2019).