Paul Stewart, manager of famous rapper Coolio, looking for new talent in DR

The producer has played an important role in the beginnings of dembow music, after supporting talents such as “Leo RD” in the documentary “Straight from los guandules”.

In order to highlight various talents of the dembow genre, the famous film producer Paul Stewart is in the Dominican Republic to “discover” these emerging artists through the project “Dembowmania”, in which participated the musical creator “Leo RD”.

It is important to note that Paul Stewart was the manager of the popular rapper Coolio, recently deceased, and was in charge of overseeing the song “Gansta Paradise”, a musical title that revolutionized the hip-hop genre.

Paul Stewart has also represented several artists and musical projects around the world, including: “Warren G”, “House Of Pain”, as well as songs used in “Fast & Furious 2” and more than 50 other films.

This is not the first time that the Dominican Republic scene has conquered Stewart’s artistic eye, as we remember that he played an important role in the beginnings of dembow music, after supporting talents like “Leo RD” in the documentary “Straight from los guandules”.

“The Dominican Republic always surprises me with great emerging talent, whenever I have the opportunity to go back to this country, I check it out and take with me different experiences. In DembowMania, we are looking for a singer who in addition to charisma also has discipline, concentration and a lot of passion for music”, said the famous audiovisual producer.

DembowMania is an idea conceived by artist and music producer Obreidy, together with other experts in the urban music industry, to collaborate with emerging local talent.

Learn more about Paul Stewart’s career

Paul Stewart first achieved success in the late 1980s with the Delicious Vinyl label, promoting hits like “Wild Thing” by Tone-Loc and “Bust A Move” by Young MC, the first hip-hop platinum records in West Coast. In 1990, the hit television series The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air flooded living rooms across the United States.

In the 1990s, the Los Angeles native founded the street promotion company PMP, promoting artists such as Queen Latifah, Busta Rhymes and Cypress Hill, and building a client list that includes Sony, Warner Bros. and Universal. After Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons chose Stewart to open Def Jam’s office on the West Coast, Stewart transformed PMP into a powerful urban music management company and then into a label affiliated with Island/Def Jam.

Through PMP, Stewart discovered and developed multi-platinum musical artists The Pharcyde (“Passin’ Me By”), Montell Jordan (“This Is How We Do It”) and House of Pain (“Jump Around”). Stewart continues to make waves with his 2010 partnership with Lady GaGa’s global manager Troy Carter to form Atom Factory Music Licensing, Inc.

Stewart, who has overseen the music for more than thirty-five films, including Hustle & Flow (winner for Best Original Song), Four Brothers, Fast & Furious 2 and Poetic Justice… He was instrumental in signing Eminem, Dr. Dre and DMX with pioneering online music distributor ARTISTdirect and has long embraced the innovative potential of digital media.

With his latest project, a joint venture with established publisher Notting Hill Music, Paul Stewart continues to discover and develop new talent here in the Dominican Republic.