Pine Bluff, AR
R&B, Neo-Soul, Pop, Funk, Soul, Classic R&B
Rod Clemmons - Bangalicious new r&b - a must-have in your music collection! - #CyberPR
"One of the most blessed musicians and performers I've ever met."
Terry Myrick, New York City
"It is so amazing to watch you music direct and play and sing all at the same time. You are the Serious triple threat."
Rick Masley, New York City
""What's Up? It's Me" is a gift to today's music industry. A soulful testimony to the trials, tribulations, hardships, and blessings of life, love, and relationships that we all relate to. Complex yet not over bearing. Strains of a modern version of Brian McNight. Eric Benet, can be heard in Rod's vocal. This cd brings music back to it's pure form. No gimmicks or gadgets, just heartfelt lyrics, inspired melodies, and smooth, soulful piano driven music arrangements."
Lee Evans, JAMBOX Entertainment
It’s luscious. It’s catchy. There’s a pleasant, soothing, smooth feeling going on here.
Jody Whitesides, SingleofTheDay.com
Love the vibe...I hear a "Fresh" Old School style that has a smooth tasty flavor
Yellow Room Radio
"Funky, cool, r&b vibe, beats reminded me of S W V and T L C'S sound back in the early 90's."
Ori, a k a. AVISION
"What’s Up? is filled with an array of deeply personal content. Romance, breakup and everything in-between is covered in this album, and Clemmons’ musical ability truly shines. There are ample demonstrations of his background in classical piano; however, the essence of funk, soul, R&B and pop all factor into the album’s sound, creating something truly unique."
Ian Hallagan, Black Grooves
What a voice you are blessed with!
About Rod Clemmons
"What's Up? It's Me," is the debut release from veteran producer Rod Clemmons:
After years of producing for countless other independent artists and voice coaching singers strait in to Broadway shows and national tours, Rod has Finally finished his very own debut release. Having several live performances under his belt with this release Rod is out on tour doing his thang.
Clemmons, a native of Pine Bluff Arkansas, the son of the late head basket ball coach and athletic director at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Hubert O. Clemmons and educator Faye Clemmons, Now makes his home in New York City. Blind from birth Rod began his musical training at the tender age of three studying classical piano. He completed his high school education at the Arkansas School for the blind and went on to graduate with honors from the prestigious Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington Indiana. From there Rod began a successful career in live performance, music production, and music arranging that led him to New York where he began his independent record label and production company, Verdict Records. Verdict has released several projects over the last ten years including Rod's debut CD, and is now about to release it's first contemporary Gospel CD from debut artist Dan Kenneth. "From The Heart," Dan's freshman outing was produced and arranged by Clemmons who also contributed three songs and penned several others with Dan. When Rod is not performing he is writing more material for his sophomore release and producing other projects.