September 27, 2012

Via @IStillLoveHER @DougIHMG @IHMG "City of Dreams (Acoustic)"

Rough Draught (Deluxe Edition) cover art

Doug Simpson is a producer/songwriter originally from The Bronx now based in Brooklyn NY.
After forming indie label Ironhorse Music Group and the production team The Aqua League with college friend Kareem Knight, Doug began to produce and or feature on tracks for local and regional artists Coole High, Ciph Diggy, Sleepwalkas, Mojo the Cinematic of Dujeous, Awkword, Top $ Raz, Eternia, Desiree Coleman as well as label mates Euphon and The Sistah.
After signing a licensing deal with Viacom and MTV Networks in 2006, Doug’s catalog would be featured on the hit shows Run’s House, MTV Cribs, Pimp My Ride, the Sucker Free Series, Fake I.D. Club, My Super Sweet Sixteen, Made, True Life and would expand to shows like Kathy Griffin’s My Life On the D-List and Millionaire Matchmaker and a host of other shows on MTV and VH1.
In 2009, Doug’s production was featured in the independent film, Rivers Wash Over Me by John G. Young starring Darien Sills-Evans. During that time, Doug also released his EP, Sketches. Of which the track, Big City, would be featured on comedian Owen Smith’s DVD project, Anonymous. In addition to Smith’s DVD, Big City would be featured in 2011’s $600 million blockbuster film Fast Five starring, Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and Paul Walker. Later that year Doug released the follow-up to Sketches with another EP Rough Draught.
In 2012, Doug became the recipient of the ASCAP Plus Award. The award, which is granted annually by the performing rights organization, recognizes a songwriter’s creative contribution to American music. Doug is currently working on several projects including a follow-up to his previously released two EPs, and is actively involved with the production and development of The Aqua League’s instrumental series The Velvet Gentleman III and compilation The Reposition II.