• Saddam
    Saddam
    Facilitator / Producer
  • Masspike Miles
    Masspike Miles
    Writer / Producer / Arranger
  • J-Rell
    J-Rell
    Writer / Producer / Arranger / Vocal Producer / Engineer
  • June Summers
    June Summers
    Writer / Vocal Arranger
  • Lo-Key
    Lo-Key
    Producer / Engineer / Mixing Engineer / Vocal Producer / Writer
Saddam
Facilitator / Producer

Tobias “Saddam” Thomas is a reputable industry executive with over twenty years experience in the entertainment business. Currently organizer of a premiere boutique songwriter/production development and consultant company, “The Inkkwell.” Born December 6th in Atlanta, Ga. Mr. Thomas attended both Morehouse and Georgia State Universities. Saddam has served as a professional music manager for award winning producer Nick “Fury” Coffin, Bad Boy Records’s Mechalie Jamison, Big Gee (formally of “Boyz in Da Hood”) Maybach Music’s Masspike Miles and Gunplay. Saddam has served as an A&R for numerous labels, in which he assisted in developing Maybach Music Group’s label at its conception in 2008. Mr. Thomas utilizes his business acumen and philosophy of “Fair/ transparent business.” Saddam has procured placements for a plethora of songwriters and producers. Since learning the majors and deciding to implement his impetus within such a competitive business. With credits diversified in both television film & music, such as with Damies & Runnies for ESPN’s 30 for 30-­‐ “The Ben Wilson Story”, which received citied acclaim at NYC Tribeca Film Festival in 2012, and Kevin Hart’s “Let Me Explain’ soundtrack.

Currently, as CEO/Facilitator of one of the most Premiere top lining/ production company-­‐ “The Inkkwell.” Antonio Miles Management/ The Inkkwell was created to offer writers/ producers with a platform for credible, business savvy individuals to have viable representation and is outlets for their creations. Saddam prides himself with only representing the best of the best. That’s why many industry insiders rely on his ears.

Since its conception The Inkkwell has since top lined and produced for the likes of Jamie Foxx (Hollywood 2015) Gunplay & Rick Ross (Def Jam) Mr. Probz, Columbus Short and Gorgon City to name a few. Saddam has applied his “fair business” principle throughout his endeavors and has provided many within the business, the services needed to assist in propelling their career through intense and rigorous hours of competitive and strategic tutelage. The Inkwell has been able to diversify its business portfolio of business ventures in various fields of interest.
“We Don’t Write, We Compose.”

Masspike Miles
Writer / Producer / Arranger

To many fans, Masspike Miles, born Miles Wheeler, reappeared on the radar as Rick Ross’ first signee to his Maybach Music label. Since then Masspike Miles has been dominating the R&B mixtape circuit and airwaves as his current release “Flatline” (featuring Wiz Khalifa) is heating up airwaves. Miles has released a succession of classic material. Releases such as, “The Pursuit Of Happiness” hosted by Rick Ross and DJ Khaled, “Superfly” (DJ Drama Gangsta Grillz Series) follwed by the acclaimed “The Road Less Traveled”. Miles Wheeler was born December 31, 1980, in Sacremento, California to a Parisian mother and Cape Verdean father; namedafter legendary Jazz Trumpeter Miles Davis by his father, Miles’ musical career was obviously pre-destined.Motivated by his passion for music, Miles launched his own musical career, which led to an encounter with legendary R&B producer Maurice Starr. (New Kids On The Block & New Edition) In early 2011, Masspike Miles wrapped up the “BMF” (Blowing Money Fast) World Tour with platinum recording artist Rick Ross (Warner/Maybach) and immediately delved on tour with Lil Wayne on the “I Am Still Music Tour” featuring a A-list lineup of Lil Wayne, Travis Barker, Nicki Minaj, and Rick Ross for the first leg of the tour. In early May, Miles decided to record and release “The Road Less Traveled”. With well over 60 videos in current circulation in social media outlets online as well as on MTV JAMS / MTV2.

J-Rell
Writer / Producer / Arranger / Vocal Producer / Engineer

J’Rell A name can make or break an artist in the oversaturated music industry. An artist name is often the difference between getting a shot or being dismissed as whack off the top. In today’s music industry it’s a rear discovery to find a recording artist who truly epitomizes the word “MUSIC”, but in artist/producer J’Rell that’s exactly what you will find in him. Jerell Anthony Moore born November 18th, 1986 of New Haven, CT started his musical journey at a young age. Inheriting his musical talents from his family, J’Rell started playing the piano and drums at the age 6, and later at age 12 started playing the organ at his Grandfather’s church. Becoming the youth musician at the age 13, J’Rell learned the discipline of musicianship. This landed J’Rell a opportunity to perform in front of a crowd of 20,000 at the Madison Square Garden for the McDonalds Gospel Fest . He started recording in the year 2000 performing his first single “Make Love.” He quickly became recognized as a heavyweight in the art of performance doing open mics and beginnings to headline shows in the northeast region. In the Year 2004, J’Rell wrote and produced on his mother Jennifer Johnson freshmen cd “Journals Of a Worshipper ” alongside world renown guitarist Jonathan Dubose Jr. Moving to Atlanta, GA to start his career he teams up with his god brother Cam to form the group Next2U under the label Reign Check Entertainment. The group grew a very close relationship with Hot 107.9 radio personality J-Nicks whom promoted the group under his label Proof Entertainment.,“ these guys are official showcase killers” says J-nicks. J’Rell had written and vocal arranged every song recorded by the group Next2U, songs like “ The Baddest , All Over You, Dip It Low, Enter My Room “ just to name a few which put him in a position as a leader in the duo. Also wrote songs for producers such as Justice League (She Got It 2Pistols/T-pain, Maybach Music Rick Ross , Bury Me A G Young Jeezy, Livin The Life Prime), Dj Montay (Walk it Out Dj Unk) , CoolRuck, MecoTheGreat (Buy You A Round Verse Simmonds) , Blaq Smurph (4 Letter Word Raheem Devaughn). J’Rell performed alongside Da Fam ShoNuff Records, Cash Camp Sony BMG, Dg Yola Da Great Asylum Records, Young Capone So-So Def . Which puts him on a pedestal that he can hang with the heavy weights of the game, “ I just feel the beat and let it ride. A great man told me once that my gift will make room for me and place me in front of great men. I‘m just realizing that at that moment my
gift had place me in front of one and I didn‘t even know it, that man’s name is Tyler Perry lol ,” says J’Rell. In 2010 J’Rell is moving forward in his career as a solo an artist and plans to make a major impact in the industry. His newest single “Leaving With Two” Is expected to move through the southern eastern region very fast with an infectious hook that the industry heads call an UNDENIABLE RECORD, all J’Rell can say is UN HUH !!!!!!!

June Summers
Writer / Vocal Arranger

Clarence Lewis Jr., was born and raised in the 19th ward of Rochester, New York. Ironically, possessing a vocal singing gift, June was heavily influenced by the Hip-Hop artists like Nas, Tupac, Jay-Z and Biggie to pursue a rap career. To display his rap talents to the local music scene, he began competing in talent shows at night clubs, rap battles on corners, and was featured on local television programs. Music was a natural thing for June as his father once shared the billboard charts with the likes of Public Enemy, LL Cool J, and others. In 1985, his father declined a recording contract with Polygram Records. Instead, the family focus was in the church, where he extensively watched his older sister sing lead vocals in the choir.

Upon graduating from high school, June attended college a few hours away from his hometown. He continued to sharpen his rap skills as his passion to succeed in the industry began to consume virtually every minute of his day. June was later ousted from the college he had briefly attended and returned back to the streets of Rochester. Losing childhood friends to jail and even murder, June became even more vigilant and determined to avoid becoming a statistic. A decision to slightly stray away from rapping and more into a vocalist/songwriter, his new sound resembled the style of Lauren Hill with an R&B and Hip-Hop fusion. Later, June dropped the rap flow and became an R&B vocalist leaving rap to his featured artists.

Lo-Key
Producer / Engineer / Mixing Engineer / Vocal Producer / Writer

Angelo “LO-K3Y” Ray is an American Artist/Singer/Songwriter/Vocal Arranger hailing from Cincinnati, OH. “As a kid growing up music always had my attention” he says. “I can remember watching David Copperfield, and wishing I could be a magician (laughing). That dream, was very short lived for the now R&B singer. Greatly inspired by music giants such as Michael Jackson, James Brown, & Stevie Wonder just to name a few, Angelo could be found glued in front of the television set singing, and trying to mimmick every single move. Having two musically talented parents played a major role in who he has become today. His father Angelo Ray Sr. gifted singer/songwriter/producer/musician at a young age caught the eye of music icons Kenneth “Baby Face” Edmonds & L.A Reid with their band “The Movies”back in 1986 who at the time were selling out shows all over Ohio. He’s played & toured with artist such as Bobby Brown, New Edition, & BBD, as well as produced, and written for artist such as Kevon Edmonds, Jade, Adina Howard, Sunshine Anderson, & more. His mother Michelle also a singer/songwriter wowed crowds with her powerful voice. Having been raised in the church, it was only natural that Angelo began singing in the youth choir at his church, as well as joined his school choir. Singing in the choir helped develop the young singer into a strong vocalist. A man of great., and love for God, Angelo released a gospel album in 2005 entitled “My Story”, which received great reviews. Relocating to Atlanta, GA in 2007 to have a chance at breaking into the music industry, Angelo made the decision to focus on a different genre, and pursue a career in R&B music. Performing in clubs, and showcases all over Atlanta, Angelo began to gain great recognition as an entertainer . He eventually released an album in 2010 entitled “I Am Low-Key”, a collection of club and RnB selections that displayed the young singers versitility, and vocal ability. Having been a songwriter since the tender age of 10, the ability to create catchy songs, and hooks became like second nature. Angelo eventually connected with former Maybach Music artist Masspike Miles, who brought Angelo on as an artist and songwriter under the quickly on the rise writing team “The Inkkwell, and throughout the last few years has worked with artist such as Wiz Khalifa, Young Buck, Ace Hood, Reakwon, Fred Da Godson, Music Souldchild, & More. His ever so talented Inkkwell writing partner “J Rell” also a  singer/songwriter/producer/engineer hailing from New Haven, CN just got the title album of Jamie Foxx’s latest project “Hollywood” Story Of A Dozen Roses placing two songs “Hollywood, and “Vegas Confessions. Angelo along with his team The Inkkwell are surely garnering the attention of music heavy hittters all over the world. Having had the time develop his writing and vocal abilities further, Angelo is now working on his 2nd solo project “Radio Play” set to release later this year with club bangers like “MARCH and “Work The Middle Ft. Aaliyah LO-K3Y is soon to be the very next best thing to happen to RnB. Be on the lookout for the soulful tenor that most compare to Tank, Usher, & Joe just to name as few, as he is sure to take over in 2016,and has a whole lot to prove.

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