Focus: The Avant Garde Project (w/Jonathan Hay Publicity)

Jonathan Hay Publicity has been working with producer Focus for many, many years now.  We are excited to announce that Focus, the multi-platinum producer who was hand-picked by Dr Dre and signed to Aftermath Entertainment for about 7 years, has a new project – – The Avant Garde Project.

When Focus left Aftermath last year, he sent Jonathan Hay a text message with the following message: “the training wheels are finally off.” Now, Focus is ready to stand on his own with his powerful productions, his aFam Entertainment and JHP team — and the release of a new album, The Avant Garde Project.

Before we talk about this new release, let’s refresh your memory with a back story on this super-producer.  Focus has produced for Dr Dre, The Game, Joe, Busta Rhymes, Beyonce, Chino XL, Bishop Lamont, N’SYNC, Jennifer Lopez and many more.

His upcoming release The Avant Garde Project showcases the brilliant artistry in both vocalist and musician.  This album features Phonte of Little Brother and Marsha Ambrosius, but the main focus is on Focus — no pun intended.

On a side note, Focus worked with Dr Dre on “Detox” for about 7 years, so let’s hope at least one of his productions shows up on the most highly anticipated hip-hop albums of all time.

Oh yea, Focus has produced a single on Christian Aguilera’s upcoming new album.

We’re doing BIG things around here at the JHP offices!!!

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Super-Poducer Focus…, formally of Dr Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment, has just released his debut solo LP The Avant Garde Project, which features Phonte of Little Brother and Marsha Ambrosius from Floetry.

The release features all original production and vocals by Focus…. The Avant Garde Project is bound to not only take many by surprise, but also challenge the norms of today’s contemporary music.  This album is a collection of songs that evoke a level of emotional connection that has become rare in today’s popular music. And that connection is by no means accidental. Focus…’s songwriting success comes from his ability to tap into his own experiences to marry lyrics to the emotions of the tracks he creates.

As a songwriter and producer, Focus…’s production portfolio includes songs by Beyonce, Busta Rhymes, Christina Aguilera, Dr Dre, Joe, Pink, Slaughterhouse, The Game and many more.

Focus has over 500 plus personal production submissions to Dr. Dre for the most anticipated album in the history of hip-hop, Detox.

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“Jonathan Hay has been amazing in my whole a.Fam movement. Jonathan always looked out for me and helped me get in the public’s eye more. He got my music where it needed to be heard and my words where they needed to be read. I can’t thank him enough.”                                                                                                                        

       – As told to HipHopRuckus by Focus…