As much as the producer can be overlooked it seems as if the same scenario can be thought of when it comes to the engineer. Despite a lack of preservation for the history of engineers, they are still very essential to the process. Artists find so much trust in the studio crafting their masterpieces with the right master behind the boards. From creative input to brutal honesty, so many timeless albums were the result of a perfect harmony between artist and engineer. Multi-Platinum RIAA Certified Engineer Tommy “D” Daugherty has made a name for himself in the music industry, working alongside legends such as Prince, Michael Jackson, Dr. Dre, 2Pac and many more. While working on synthesizers and programming for Prince and George Clinton, Tommy found himself teaming up with Death Row Records just in time for the Above The Rim soundtrack and would continue his career with the label until its last days.
In the fall of 1995, 2Pac was released from Rikers Island and dedicated himself to his craft relentlessly. Tommy worked with Shakur the entire stint of his Death Row career, assisting with the consistency that Pac needed from someone behind the boards. In his book, Tommy also reflects on rare studio moments while working with artists such as Nate Dogg, Left Eye, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and countless others. The responsibility factor that entrusts an individual to nurture one’s art is truly a gift. Tommy knows what it means to demand value and integrity in every circumstance.
Fans all across the world will learn a plethora of knowledge with each page they turn as they can expect everything from 2Pac quotes to insight on work ethic in the music industry. Tommy continues to impact the world and can be found working with acts such as Kurupt, Paul McCartney and more. For a free preview of the book, click here. For more information in regards to the release, visit Stranded On Death Row or contact Ben Leinen.