Reinvention and recreation is a recurring notion that is often expressed when artists mull over decisions that centre on their longevity. Sometimes, like in the case of Paragon (real name Ross Melow) – starting at “Ground Zero” does occasionally happen as a result of an overhaul.
In the same way as his label mate at TitusTrack Entertainment; Chron Burgundy, also found that with growth comes the inevitable force of change and re-adaptation. It happens in all forms of life such as business and commerce, as well as nature if one considers the theory of evolution.
The artist formerly known as Paragon, has now taken on the moniker of Z3R0. If you are familiar with the Megaman video game and animated series, there’s a character called Zero who was given that name because “nothing is absolute, and circumstances can change anything”. Also with former NBA All-Star Gilbert Arenas, who himself was known as “Agent Zero”, featured prominently on the Adidas “Impossible Is Nothing” adverts. Gilbert Arenas turned himself into an All Star player though he was told he would play “Zero Minutes” at collegial level.
Sometimes, to feel comfortable within your own skin, be at peace with circumstances that occur and take yourself to the next level, one has to start at “ZR30”. For that reason, we at Lavatory Records felt compelled to start with Z3R0 and ask him the pressing questions with no further ado.
After releasing #Sandcastles in early 2014, Chron Burgundy is back with a follow up project. Chron (previously known as Foul-Play to some), went right back in the studio and worked on his much anticipated second solo offering, titled Play By The Rules.
Play By The Rules was released on the 29th of May 2015. Unlike #Sandcastles, Play By The Rules has very minimal features but notable appearances are made from Nic Blaze (who featured alongside Chron on Falcone’s single: The Drug Cartel) , Rawtek, Chron’s band-mates from the group Sounds Intense; Paragon and Uni-VERSE – who brought you the Money In The Bank single, as well as Slyme (a renowned battle rapper on the Scrambles 4 Money battle circuit).
Chron Burgundy’s interview with Lavatory Records will be out on the 8th of June 2015! Look out for that interview and in the mean time, please stream or download Play By The Rules.
Download the new single called Money In The Bank by Sounds Intense.
Sounds Intense comprises of TitusTrack Entertainment trio Uni-Verse, Chron Burgundy and our recent feature Paragon. The artwork for the Money In The Bank single was done by our other recent feature Falcone, who also featured Chron Burgundy on his single The Drug Cartel.
Chron who has agreed to feature on the Lavatory Records site for an interview in the forthcoming weeks, had this to say regarding the Money In The Bank single:
“It’s not what people are expecting to hear, but it’s what people wanna hear…” – Chron Burgundy
Be on the lookout for the Chron Burgundy interview, coming soon!
“What’s in a name”? An age old question that points to human’s fascination with history along with, “where are we from?” and “is there greater purpose” behind our existence. In response to these questions, ambitious rapper Rosswell Melow gives us a break down of who he is and what his pseudonym and artist alias ‘Paragon’ means to him.
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