Israel The Legacy After a highly successful debut album release in 2004 and years spent helping to craft hit records for some of Australia's most talented artists including Jessica Mauboy, Rikki Lee and Jade Macrae, one of the most sought after R&B/pop musical minds in the game has finally put the finishing touches on his sophomore album entitled 'The Legacy'. The talented producer, writer and artist is a performer at heart, a prolific musician with his own infectious brand of R&B pop.
The first single off the album, 'Freak Tonight' is a catchy radio and club anthem with massive hooks and dance-floor shaking production. The track has been a radio hit with adds across the country, seeing it top the Independent Airplay chart.
With appearances from two of the US's biggest rappers, Rich Boy and Fabolous, and a plethora of brilliantly written R&B/pop hits, The Legacy is destined to secure Israel's place as one of the hottest artists in Australia today.
1.Takin Me Over (featuring Che'nelle)
2.My Room (featuring Ka$ual)
3.Saviour (featuring Cynthia Lissette)
4.Wanna Be (featuring Rich Boy)
5.Gemini (featuring Fabolous)
7.Anywhere (featuring Nate Wade)
8.Do It Again
12.When We Make Love
13.Blow My Mind
In today's new generation of artists, very few can claim 'pioneer' status in a particular genre. Australian RnB producer/writer/artist Israel is regarded by many of his peers, fans and by music industry veterans as just that.
His name is debated in forums, discussed in Major Label offices, argued in Rnb/Hiphop clubs and mentioned in Music Award Ceremonies. After all, not many artists around the globe (yet alone the land down-under) can honestly say that they have recorded with Multi-platinum, Grammy Award Winning Artists!
In 07-08, Oz music history was altered when Israel recorded with international hip-hop icon Fabolous, setting off a trend that now sees Australian RnB artists collaborating with big US Rap Names (Jessica Mauboy & Flo Rida, Cristian Alexanda & Ja Rule etc).Unknowing of what was to come, Israel's collaboration with Fabolous opened the doors to him working with urban giants Lil Jon, Freeway, Richboy, Slim of 112 and Royce Da 5'9 to name just a few. Not long after, Israel received calls to meet with Snoop Dogg, Jazze Pha, will.i.am and Teddy Riley as well as being warmly welcomed into the offices of Jive, Sony, Warner, Shonuff and Bad Boy in NY and Atlanta.
Although the Australian RnB Scene is considered a minority among its rock and dance counterparts, Israel is at the forefront of the new urban revolution. RnB & Hip Hop is the voice of the next generation, and in a world where "internet killed the video star", Israel is an obvious new force to be reckoned with.
His album 'The Legacy', is slated for a release internationally and is arguably one of the most anticipated urban records both here and in Asia, and with a star-studded line-up of guests as well as world-class music production, it's not hard to tell why.
Israel's credits span far beyond his personal achievements as an artist. His music production/writing is renowned in the music industry as A-class, dynamic, and ground-breaking. From Ricki-Lee's last smash 'Wiggle it' to Jade Macrae's 'So Hot Right Now', right through to undeniably one of the hottest artists in Australia right now, Jessica Mauboy with her brand new smash 'Been Waiting', Israel's beats and melodies are not unfamiliar to the general public.
His work has been nominated for 2 ARIA awards, 2 MTV Awards, 3 APRA Awards, and even 9 UMA Awards while Israel's own street hit and Edge 96.1 smash 'My Girl' saw him take home Best RnB Song at the last Urban Music Awards.