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Q: Adrian Brody ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Adrian Brody
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Celebrities
Asked by: slimbranicus-ga
List Price: $30.00
Posted: 05 Apr 2005 15:56 PDT
Expires: 05 May 2005 15:56 PDT
Question ID: 505455
Adrian Brody, Oscar-winning actor, apparently leads a double life as a
"hip hop producer" under another name. Is this a legitimate story?
What is his exact role? Is he an "Executive Producer" who provides the
bank roll and then plasters his name on the album, or is he a
"Producer" who creates/crafts/melds the music? If the latter, is he a
legitimate contender? In either case, please cite specific albums /
artists / etc.
Subject: Re: Adrian Brody
Answered By: politicalguru-ga on 05 Apr 2005 22:11 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Dear Slim Branicus, 

The answer is mainly "yes", with a little "no". Yes, because Brody is
an hip-hop producer, who goes by the name "A. Ranger". "No", because
as serious as he is with this thing, it doesn't match his acting
career (or other people's musical career).

As you can read in Voila's link: 
"C-Rayz? growing appeal has also lead to several interesting
relationships. Through a mutual friend who was shopping his material
to Def Jam, he ended up meeting Oscar winning actor Adrien Brody. As
far as C-Rayz knew, Brody was just another laid back, up and coming
beatmaker who went by the production alias A-Ranger, ?I didn?t know
Adrien was anybody at first. We just went into the club and smoked a
blunt and just chilled on some cool out shit,? he remembers. ?He said
Yo, I got some beats I want you to check out. So he played me like
seven of them and I rhymed to all of them and he was impressed and
said ?Yo, next time I come to New York we?re gonna get it poppin.?
He?s a man of his word, and when he came back to we went to Studio 54,
recorded a couple of songs, and we?re going to try and make something
happen with it.? C-Rayz wound up putting the tracks on his recently
released Limelight album, and Brody will also be making a guest
appearance in his next music video. ? We still talk. He called the
other day and said he?ll be in our video,? states C-Rayz. ?He?s
definitely Hollywood right now, and he deserves it.? (SOURCE: Tim
Stroh, "C Rayz Walz Article", 01/28/04 , Elemental Magazine,

The unofficial fan-site tells us that : 
"He's also a hip-hop enthusiast who has produced demo tracks under the
name A. Ranger. He's even mulling a collaboration with pal P. Diddy.
"He's as serious about his music as he is about his acting," says
Keith Gordon, who directed Brody in October's The Singing Detective."
(, <>).

There's only: "one cut out there - "This Ain't a Movie," on the
soundtrack to his 1998 indie flick "Restaurant." Brody recorded it as
A. Ranger and got the Rawcotiks to rap over it." (SOURCE: Call him
Oscar-Dog!, <>).
You can hear a sample of that here: This ain't a Movie
 (This will open your Media Player automatically)

However, as you can see from the number of tracks he produced - not a
whole album, but tracks, only one of which has been commercially
released. You can see  "A Ranger's" production career summarised (with
this only album) at:
Popular Albums by A. Ranger 

I hope this answers your question. Please contact me if you need any
clarification on this answer before you rate it. My search terms have
"a ranger" "hip hop"
"a ranger" "hip hop producer"
"adrien brody" "hip hop"

Request for Answer Clarification by slimbranicus-ga on 06 Apr 2005 08:20 PDT
Political Guru:

I don't know how to communicate with you other than requesting answer
clarification? In any event, Perfecto!!  Thanks for the Adrian Brody
information.  Kind of a trip, ya know?!  I will be posting two more
questions regarding Halle Barry and Tevin Campbell.  I'll rate your
answer now.  Thanks again.

Clarification of Answer by politicalguru-ga on 06 Apr 2005 08:31 PDT
Thank you for the rating and the tip! 

(As a celeb fan, I wouldn't mind at all answering the other ones...)
slimbranicus-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00
Just what I was looking for.  Thanks.

Subject: Re: Adrian Brody
From: voila-ga on 05 Apr 2005 20:34 PDT

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