New York City’s multi-cultural blend of rhythms –hip-hop, soul, reggae, rock, soca, salsa, and R&B - has inspired many artist to make their way to the musical mecca for inspiration. Cultural Bastards production duo Fred Rosser and Aaron Burrison, didn’t have to travel far to submerge themselves in The Big Apple’s musical menageries. “Growing up in the Bronx, we could hear the beat of the world right outside our apartments,” shares Fred Rosser. “It fine-tuned our ears and inspired us to blend classic with contemporary, jazz with hip-hop, reggae with salsa, and soca with symphony,”.
Collectively they have produced some of the most classic tunes in hip-hop and R&B including popular songs for K-Ci & Jo Jo, Bobby Brown, Eric Roberson, Vanessa Williams (the first Miss Black America) and more. They have produced music for the movie "Booty Call" which starred Jamie Foxx, Tommy Davidson, Vivica A. Fox, and Tamala Jones. The film "American Gun", starring Forrest Whitaker & Donald Sutherland. and Scored for the movie “Prison Song” directed by Darnell Martin starring Q-tip, Fat Joe and Multi Grammy Award Winner Mary J Blige. As well as background music production for various shows on MTV and BET.