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Feb 12th

Antonio “A&R” Richardson: Thank you hip hop 2009

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ar-grand-casino-perfAntonio “A&R” Richardson wants the world to know his plans for success. His passion for the music, determined spirit, and ability to weave a tale within a track using the loom of his choosing; are the reasons why those that meet him believe it. The A&R imprint in 2009: a statement in the silence.

Richardson said, and these are his words “I’ve been blessed to have accomplished all of that I’ve been able to this year. I thank God, and everyone who has supported me. We’re nowhere near the end of the journey.  I invite each of you to join me in every step of the way.”

2009 sent the A&R penned Joe Mauer Theme Song to iTunes world-wide; live escort performances at the Target Center and Grand Casino Hinkley for professional boxing contender Cerresso Fort; headliner of the Fallout Show, and 3rd Annual Urban Bowl performer. Slate of Mind Productions is near completion of the shooting for Unsigned: A feature film documentary focusing on this Minnesotan’s odyssey in the music industry.

The year also included Richardson being featured in a nationally rotated Target commercial, and the first from the world of hip hop to work as a spokesperson for the New York based and globally reaching Graves Disease Foundation.

To name a few: A&R was featured this year by the Fox Sports Network,  ESPN Magazine, The Mark Rosen Show, A&E cover section of The St. Paul Pioneer Press, The Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Charlotte Post with Ryanne Persinger;  a third  50 ft. CBS billboard, H.Y.P.E. Magazine, KMOJ radio, Radio One, and The Talk w/Taj Show.  2009 introduced audiences to A&R via websites such as Russell Simons’ Global; with Kelly Theiser;; Tha Juke,, MN Boxing and many others.

The 4th Annual Twin Cities Hip Hop Awards has nominated A&R for an award in the category of “Mayor of St. Paul.” He is scheduled to perform during the event on the main stage of the nationally recognized music venue First Avenue on January 22, 2010.  Check for release of the single Girlfriend, Boyfriend by A&R, January 15, 2010.

The New Year is already off to a great start!

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