Bebewriter’s Songwriter Series – Lil Eddie
Posted by bebereader on Tuesday, March 30, 2010
“I’m real and I want people to connect to the caliber of artistry I’ve been trying so hard to reach.”
Eman @davidarchie week continues with @lileddieohyeah and @jesscatesmusic…I don’t want to speak too early but this one is SPECIAL!!!! 6:57 PM Jan 29th via web
pabuckie @LilEddieOHYEAH Cant wait for @davidarchie new CD! Are u gonna be working with him soon? March 20th
LilEddieOHYEAH @pabuckie YES I WILL SONG IS WRITTEN WAITING 4 HIM 2 CUT IN A WEEK OR SO STAY TUNED!!LOL March 20th
pabuckie@LilEddieOHYEAH – you mean your time hasn’t come yet with David? March 30th
LilEddieOHYEAH @pabuckie OHHHH IT IS VERY SOON LOLOL U STAY TUNED!!! TRUST ME THIS ONES UNBELIEVABLE!! March 30th
In my quest to find out more about David’s new writers, I have become a fan of R&B, Hip-Hop and Soul singer/songwriter Edwin Serrano, who uses the stage name of “Lil Eddie”. Known as one of the “Pens” in the industry, Lil Eddie is currently signed to the prestigious EMI Publishing Company. He has written songs for many artists including P. Diddy, Kylie Minogue, JoJo, Carl Thomas, Guerilla Black, Usher, Janet Jackson and Paula Abdul.
A native New Yorker of Puerto Rican descent, Lil Eddie was born in Brooklyn and moved to the rough neighborhood of Spanish Harlem when he was 7, after a fire caused his family to become homeless. From sleeping in cars to shelters to the streets, he was determined to make a success of himself. “I was discouraged at points throughout this whole journey. But now I see that even my negative experiences have been blessings.” Lil Eddie’s desire to become a serious artist began when he discovered his parents R&B record collection when he was a child. He auditioned and won a spot in the New York Boy’s Choir in Manhattan when he was ten years old. Realizing that his talent moved people, Lil Eddie pursued his dreams and graduated with honors from NY’s Public School Repertory Company and won four music scholarships. He eventually went on to earn the Apollo Theater’s amateur night contest for nine weeks in a row.
From Spanish Harlem to releasing a debut album, “Nobody’s Fool” when he was 19, Lil Eddie has been steadily climbing up in the music industry. His music is known for it’s sexy, soulful lyrics and infectious seductive rhythms. Here’s a sample of one of Lil Eddie’s songs. Try to imagine David singing this type of vibe:
In pursuit of becoming the first “Latin Soul Sensation”, Lil Eddie hooked up with super producer and recording artist Mario Winans. “I saw his passion to sing. I felt his struggles and the passion in his voice,” Winans said.
Partial List of Songs by Lil Eddie:
Carl Thomas “She Is” featuring LL Cool J
P. Diddy “I’m Looking At You”
Paula Abdul ”Dance Like There’s No Tomorrow”
Kylie Minogue “All I See”
JoJo “Coming For You” and ”Good ol’
Guerilla Black “You’re The One” feat. Mario Winans (broke the BillBoard Top 100)
Can’t wait to see what Lil Eddie has cooked up for David!