Photography by Artsy Hoodrat - Jhoana G.

After a decade of making music as individual artists, cousins Darryl J and Vie have cemented their familial bond with a collaborative EP entitled "CLEAVAGE."  Throughout their respective careers the pair have worked side by side, encouraging each other's growth as artists and as men. That growth and development is on full display with this EP. They successfully blend their musical styles, showcasing an undeniable chemistry that effortlessly ushers in a new sound and pushes the envelope in the genre of urban music. Scored by in-house producer Mello Marc, "CLEAVAGE" began to take form during the 2020 lockdown as they cranked out records in their curated family home studio. By 2021 the project was taking its final form with help from media collective NADA MEDIA GROUP, specifically the additional production from Shehdaat Husain and sound engineering from Alex Elsammak who connected the missing pieces to make the EP complete. CLEAVAGE features performances from longtime collaborators and affiliates of DarkSide Industries: Kärma, Greg Rivers, and Savvy The Savior. The creative vision and art direction is provided by the talented Artsy Hoodrat - Jhoana G.

Foreword by Jasmine Philippe

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CLEAVAGE (EP)
 

1. THEMOMENT FT. SHEHDAAT / CROSS HAIRS. FT. LINTON

2. SOMETHINGTOME FT. SHEHDAAT

3.  HALF. BY GREG RIVERS

4. WHOLE FT. Kärma & SHEHDAAT

5. FOR YOU FT. SAVVY THE SAVIOR & SHEHDAAT

track list & lyrics.

1. THE MOMENT. Ft Shehdaat

 

The moment I fell in love

Ayeeee

The moment I fell in love

The moment I fell in love, oh love

The moment I fell in love, with you baby

The moment I fell in love

Loveeeeeee

The moment I fell in love, loveeeeee

The moment I fell in love, love, love

 

Time flies by, 

When we in love, we in love

Forever’s a mighty long time.

Enjoy it

Time flies by, 

When we in love, we in love

Forever’s a mighty long time.

Enjoy it

Time flies by, 

When we in love, we in love

Forever’s a mighty long time.

Enjoy it

Time flies by, 

When we in love, we in love

Forever’s a mighty long time.

Enjoy it

 

The moment I fell in love

Fell in love, fell in love

Enjoy it

Moment I fell in love, fell in love

Moment i fell for you you baby

(ayeeee yea yeaaaa ayee yeaaaa)

The moment i fell in love, in love, in love

Moment I fell in love

Oh yea, oh yeaaaaaa

Oh yea, moment I fell in love

Moment I fell in love, love

Wheeeewwwwww

Time flies by, 

When we in love, we in love

Forever’s a mighty long time.

Enjoy it

Time flies by, 

When we in love, we in love

Forever’s a mighty long time.

Enjoy it

Time flies by, 

When we in love, we in love

Forever’s a mighty long time.

Enjoy it

Time flies by, 

When we in love, we in love

Forever’s a mighty long time.

Enjoy it.

 

Written by vie & darryl j.

Produced by mello marc

Co produced by shehdaat husain

Recorded by vie @ darkside studios

Mixed & mastered by alex elsammak, assistant engineer- shehdaat husain - courtesy of nadamedia music group

2. SOMETHINGTOME ft. Shehdaat.

 

Girl I don’t know where to start

Your beauty is a work of art

I worship the ground you walk

I like the way you wear your hair

I dig those stylish clothes that you wear

Cause baby it ain’t even fair

You're the baddest thing I’ve ever seen around here

Cause everytime i close my eyes, I think of you

And when i open my eyes, I still see you

The answer to my question

You take me to heaven every time

 

Oooooooooooooo my my my my

I get hypnotized when i look in your eyes

I look in your eyes

You do something 

Something

Something

Something to me

You do something

Something 

Something 

Something to me

I don't know what it is

Oooooooooooooo my my my my

I get hypnotized when i look in your eyes

I look in your eyes

You do something 

Something

Something

Something to me

You do something

Something 

Something 

Something to me

I don’t know what it is

My my, my my, my my….


 

Written by darryl j. 

Produced by mello marc

Co produced by shehdaat husain

Additional vocals by nikko velez & mary maobe

Recorded by Macc McCray @ darkside studios

Mixed and mastered by alex elsammak, assistant engineer- shehdaat husain- courtesy of nadamedia music group

3. HALF. by Greg Rivers.

 

I never knew

I never knew

I never knew

I never knew

I never knew

I never knew

I never knew

I never knew

I never knew

 

Written, recorded & produced

by Greg Rivers

5. FOR YOU. ft. Savvy The Savior & Shehdaat.

 

Tell her that she perfect

Even though she ain’t

Gotta keep her gassed

Fill up shawty tank

Face to face, I love you

Gotta keep it frank

Momma named me Alvin

And God I give thanks

For

Her heart vibe high

With the pictures she paint

Healing gold and her soul is in sync

Forever pure 

While society go and taint

Mirror gold in a war grind

It never sink

And real love don’t expire like honey

My honey, you humble me

Looka lil

Lucky Vie

She’s so ravishing

Ain’t no accident

You meant for me

This connection making good nourishment

Queen blessed the earth 

With her services

Grandma said 

All I need is one

Ever since, been on the search for it

Assassin for my love

It was the perfect hit

 

Written by vie & savvy the savior

Produced by mello marc

Co produced by shehdaat husain

Additional vocals by darryl j.

Recorded by vie @ darkside studios

Mixed and mastered by alex elsammak, assistant engineer- shehdaat husain- courtesy of nadamedia music group

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/ CROSSHAIRS. ft Linton


 

You fell up in my crosshairs

Your smell up in my nose hairs

You look like you’d fit good here

Like you’d look good here

You fell up in my crosshairs

Your smell up in my nose hairs

You look like you’d fit good here

Like you’d look good here

 

I feel like a God when you touch me

I can see it in your eyes when you want me

And I’ll be waiting in the wing

Waiting in the wing

Yours I promise

Come devour 

Come caress 

Come connect

Come intense

Come back to back

Eye contact, brought it back

Our lips tapped

You look back, I kiss your back

And pull that ass closer

I been thinkin bout it

Chemistry without the lab coats

Just laughter and deep strokes

Match our rhythms baby

Damn we making art baby

Damn that arch crazy

Damn you smart baby

Thanking God that you’re my baby

 

You fell up in my crosshairs

Your smell up in my nose hairs

You look like you’d fit good here

Like you’d look good here

You fell up in my crosshairs

Your smell up in my nose hairs

You look like you’d fit good here

Like you’d look good here

Fell up in my

Like you’d look good here

 

I don’t mean to press you, not at all

Don’t wanna impose, my word is bond

But I gotta have you now, right now

I don’t mean to press you, not at all

Don’t wanna impose, my word is bond

But I gotta have you now, right now

 

Touchin me tonight

Tasting you tonight

Open it up for me

Inside 

Touchin me tonight

Tasting you tonight

Open it up for me

Inside 

Touchin me tonight

Tasting you tonight

Open it up for me

Inside 

Touchin me tonight

Tasting you tonight

Open it up for me

Inside

 

Written by vie & darryl j.

Produced by mello marc

Guitar solo by james linton

Recorded by vie @ darkside studios

Mixed and mastered by alex elsammak, assistant engineer- shehdaat husain- courtesy of nadamedia music group

4. WHOLE. Ft. Kärma & Shehdaat

 

It’s something bout the moment

I knew it when I felt it

A feeling so different

Ever since i found you

I feel brand new

It’s like I’m living in a dream

Got me floating on cloud nine

And I ain’t afraid to say it

Got me thinking bout some kids and a marriage babe

And it’s all because of you

Make me wanna stay true

Do anything for you

Just listen, you’re what’s been missing

 

You bring out the best in me

Without you, I ain’t complete

You make me whole

You bring out the best in me

And without you, I ain’t complete

You make me whole

 

I never knew

A love like this exist

Now that I do, I wish

To always feel like this

This is the way

I never knew

A love like this exist

Now that I do, I wish

To always feel like this

This is the way

 

You learn, how to receive my compliments

That’s a major compliment

Your presence, I dare to describe

As a compliment

It’s hard for me to box it in

You oxygen and I’m breathing you

Had my soul before I entered you

I’m into you

A better view

When i look in the mirror

When a women’s at the wheel

I see the seas more clearer

Pirates don’t know this treasure

They gotta earn it

If you’ve never seen it

Then you gotta learn it

Hope you never burn it

A slow dance with love

Have your world turning

Let them admire from afar 

Cause they’re yearning

For what we are

Something for our souls to make sure that we hit the stars

Together we one whole 

And i don’t want no other love

Together we one whole 

And i don’t want no other love

Together we one whole 

And i don’t want no other love

You plentiful, give me mo

I could never have enough of you

 

You bring out the best in me

Without you, I ain’t complete

You make me whole

You bring out the best in me

And without you, I ain’t complete

You make me whole

You make me whole babe

 

Woah 

Woah

Woah

Woah

Woah

Woah

Woah

Woah 


 

Written by darryl j. & vie

Produced by mello marc

Co produced by shehdaat husain

Recorded by vie & kärma @ darkside studios

Mixed and mastered by alex elsammak, assistant engineer- shehdaat husain- courtesy of nadamedia music group

Second engineer- isaac arias

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Special thanks to theproject's art director and photographer. - Artsy Hoodrat Jhoana G. and to our muse, Nya.

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Darryl J.

Vie

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