Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) November 21, 2013
Indiana born rapper Paleface Picasso has made what is possibly the state's best ever sports anthem. Paleface Picasso's story started over two years ago when he and his cousin, Travis Hickey, decided to take a crack at the music industry. The first song they ever did was inadvertently on the top 9 at 9 for 104.1 WLBC within one week of its unfinished production. The duo has an interesting story behind the music.
Eric Allred, better known as Paleface Picasso has had quite a life. The once all star athlete was recruited heavily by many division one baseball colleges, won his high school regional dunk contest, and probably should have played professional football. The corn-fed Picasso stands at 6'3", weighs in at a stout 290 lbs., and once touted a 90+ mile per hour fastball. The movie "The Natural" portrays a young Roy Hobbs similar to the way in which Paleface Picasso's life was supposed to go.
Unfortunately, the athletic career of Paleface Picasso was overshadowed by a lust for alcohol and the lure of the street life. Choices made by a young man, resulting in a four year armed robbery prison term, five bullet wounds, two stab wounds, and a long list of regrets. Over time, the young man has been forced out and a new man has been formed. The new man has embraced the faith and vowed to help kids stay away from the life he had once lived.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, Travis Hickey grew up working hard, playing college baseball, and obtaining a college degree in business management from Oakland City University. He has several businesses ventures and admittedly this one might have been his wildest. He is Paleface Picasso's cousin and was just crazy enough to stick his neck into the risky music business. Hickey is quoted saying, "Fear of failure is the noose by which most people suffocate themselves. The defining day of my life was the day I quit choking myself and began to fail my way to happiness! I was 27."
Indiana's dynamic duo has made quite an impression thus far on the music business. The song "Indiana" was put on the radio well before it was ever released. Hickey had given a rough draft of the song to an advertising agent to see if the song could be used in future promotion commercials. Within 24 hours, the song was on the media based radio station 104.1 WLBC and in the top 9 at 9 with the likes of Bruno Mars and Adele. The song ran for four weeks, then was pulled by the station due to a conflict with its programmer (Steve Lindell), media consultant (Ed Shane), and station manager (Bruce Law). The album released four months later. The station made idol promises to re-launch the song, but never followed through. The song has since been selling strong via word of mouth on internet media such as iTunes and resurfaced as a recent remix that was picked up by the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts have not released the details by which the song will be played, but the song is sure to evoke emotions of pride among sports fans all over the state. All Indiana residents could use a little I-N-D-I-A-N-A! Sports teams across the state are encouraged to play the song as a symbol of the great state of Indiana. A free copy of the song is provided to the right as well as at the Paleface Picasso website.