This Project began in the USA, while I was on Vacation (visiting my family in Virginia) in 2001. One day I had decided to visit an old buddy of mine, Curtiss Clark. Curtiss, was a Producer and we had worked together on Projects years before I had decided to live in Germany. During my visit, we listened to our old projects in his Home Recording Studio. Then the idea hit us. Why not put together a Compilation CD of our different Projects. Thus, “HOOD COMPILATION” was born. We put the original Compilation CD together and I carried it back to Germany with me. I was unsuccessful in finding a deal for the CD because I didn’t have the correct resources at that time. So, basically the CD collected dust. Now that I have my own Independent Record Label (Clarke Jones-RNR Records, http://www.clarkejonesrnrrecords.de/) and the time, I have decided to finally release this Compilation CD in remembrance of where I came from and Curtiss’s late mother, Frances St.clair Clark.
“HOOD COMPILATION”, is a colorful mixture of different styles of music (new music as well), ranging from Hip Hop, Rap, R&B, Soul, and Gospel, straight from the Hood. Strange but true, the themes of the songs that we worked on (years ago), reflect on today’s Political and Worldly situations. It was as if we had looked into the future and that future is Now!
Currently, we are working on the next CD release (Coming Soon).
Mr. Clarke Jones
Executive Producers: Mr. Curtiss Clarke and Mr. Clarke Jones