• RELEASE DATE /Jan 18, 2011
  • FORMAT /Digital / CD


There’s no doubt that Paradame is a flesh, blood, and bone human being like the rest of us. However, when she sings and raps, it’s as if she transforms into a warrior priestess who wears dub for a suit of armor. Further displays of rhythmic weaponry can be witnessed on her new album Ion Cannon, boasting an arsenal of 21 tracks that tie together hip-hop and electronic properties. A product of the consistently fertile garden that is the Seattle music scene, Paradame, along with producer/creative partner J. Lee, build a symbiotic relationship within the music; always able to match moods between words and notes. With 21 tracks sprawling over the course of 71 minutes, hopefully a generation of music lovers more used to singles than albums will invest the time needed to check out this incredible album. Even if you find yourself full halfway through, you anticipate the moment when you’re ready to come back for more.

Executive producer: J.Lee Mezus
Tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, & 21 produced by J.Lee Mezus
Tracks 4 & 7 produced by Doctor Wax
Tracks 9 & 19 produced by Will Comfort
All songs written by Brenna Paradame Vertz
Tracks 3, 5, 10, 12, 18, & 21 co-written by J.Lee Mezus
Track 7 co-written by Unlimited MC
Track 9 co-written by Auraswon

Scratching on track 5 by Astronomar
Scratching on track 10 by Mezus
Scratching on track 21 by Donnie Dee
Guitar on tracks 5, 10, 17, & 21 by J.Lee Mezus

Mixed & Engineered by J.Lee Mezus
Mastered by A.Wattson
Recorded at Ground Zero Studios
& The ChopShop Seattle, Washington