Grammy Winner, First-Time Nominee Share Musical Brotherhood

LOS ANGELES — Ant Clemons was nominated for a Grammy for Greatest R&B album for his first studio history.

“I was performing at Purple Lobster about 5 many years in the past, 4 many years ago now, and to assume that I’m Grammy-nominated for my first undertaking, I just are not able to imagine it,” Clemons reported.  

What You Require To Know

  • Ant Clemons is nominated for a Grammy in the Most effective R&B Album group
  • Clemons just moved to Los Angeles and had to reside on pals couches
  • Clemons linked with Grammy-winning writer and producer Larrance “Rance” Dopson of 1500 or Nothin’
  • Dopson is  a four-time Grammy winner who’s been producing and manufacturing hits for superstars above the last 15 many years

Just 3 several years in the past, he arrived in L.A. with very little but a dream.

“Sleeping on couches,” Clemons stated about that time. “My brothers, Scott, Ali, Dre from Triangle Park, they let me rest on their couch in trade for a song a day.”

His expertise and generate would support him succeed and connect with producers like Larrance Dopson. Dopson and his tunes team, 1500 or Nothin’, designed up a brotherhood with Clemons as he started to make his individual route in the marketplace.

“When we are relatives, we share the work,” Dopson mentioned. “When he [is] working on a job, he strike me. When I am doing work on a task, I hit him. That is how 1500 operates. It really is just how it can be often been.

“Rance. He’s like a single of my brothers,” Clemons ongoing. “I do the job with him every one day. He observed my expertise and aided me cultivate it into some thing that is assisting me support some others. “

Dopson is a four-time Grammy award winner. He has been composing and developing hits for superstars around the final 15 decades and believes in supporting the future era of artists, like Clemons.

“It really is tremendous vital to have brotherhood in this sector,” Dopson reported. “It can be like an sector of vultures. We have bought to adhere together.”

Quintin Gulledge joined the 1500 or Nothin’ band a several years in the past and will acquire the Grammy phase with Dopson and the rest of the group on Sunday evening. He credits their mentorship for creating his dreams occur true.

“They gave me the room to be me,” Gulledge said.

“They gave me the room to discover. My aspiration was to tour, develop, and work in movies, and which is basically what I am doing now.”