Dapo with the amazing Siedah Garrett!!! Dapo on working with Siedah, “It is an honor for me to work with Siedah! Not only is she an incredible person and SPIRIT … she is also the co-writer behind Michael Jackson’s “Man In The Mirror” and sang with Michael in the duet, “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You”. I get so inspired every time she comes to the studio! She reminds me of why I wanted to be a songwriter and producer in the first place.”
Frank Ocean is on the cover of Fader Magazine’s Fall Fashion Issue. Frank is a member of Odd Future and has a few joints on the new Kanye/Jay-Z album “Watch The Throne”. We’re so happy for Frank (formerly “Lonny Breaux”)! His talent is undeniable.
Some Frank/Dapo songs include “Bigger” (Justin Bieber’s MY WORLD), “Quickly” (John Legend’s EVOLVER featuring Brandy). and a handful of songs on Frank’s mixed tape, The Lonny Breaux Collection.
Disney’s Camp Rock 2 star, Matthew “MDot” Finley, was in a serious motorcycle accident in Malibu, CA and has just been released from the hospital. Last Thursday, Mdot’s Ducati bike skidded off a 100-foot cliff on Mullholland Drive when he lost control on a turn. He suffered compound fractures and injuries to his face and head and shattered his shin bone. According to TMZ, Mdot “has already undergone several surgeries to repair damage to his leg … and will require more surgery in the near future.”
Mdot’s rep told EOnline.com today, ”He (Mdot) wants to get back in the studio with Nick Jonas and his producer Dapo … who are helping him create R&B and pop music without a parental warning sticker.”
Dapo tweeted earlier today:
Mdot can be seen performing the song, “Fire!” in the Disney cable tv smash, Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam. (“Fire” was written by Dapo & Lyrica Anderson and produced by Dapo)
(Dapo Torimiro, songwriter/producer, “Bigger” & “Overboard”, Steve from Jackie Boyz, songwriter, “Down To Earth” & “Eeenie Meenie”, Jon Chu, director of Never Say Never, Los from Jackie Boyz, songwriter, “Down To Earth” & “Eeenie Meenie”, and Los’ daughter Mikala at Paramount Theater, 2/5/11)
JUSTIN BIEBER NEVER SAY NEVER in theaters on FRIDAY!!! Bring 5 friends! This is an incredible film and we are honored to be a part of Justin’s incredible story!! Jon Chu did an amazing job mixing Justin Bieber’s 3D concert footage with backstage, family & fan footage!