Damien is the founder of Black & Orange Management, and former President & Co-Founder of Funk Volume, a Los Angeles- based record label that had been cited as a leader among independent rap labels reaching $4M in sales in just the first 4 years. They earned consistent Top 10 chart placements on Billboard and iTunes and high profile write-ups in media outlets such as Forbes, Billboard, SPIN, LA Weekly, and more.
Prior to starting Funk Volume, he spent over 5 years in the consulting and financial services industries.
He earned his MBA from Stanford University, and B.S in Business Administration from UC Berkeley.
Known for his production on Young Jeezy's platinum-selling album The Recession, producer Pacal "DJ Pain 1" Bayley stays busy. His journey started in the late 90's while cultivating hip-hop sensibilities through visual art, DJing, and beat-making. He balanced a career in youth service/teaching with creating music, often times marrying the two – he co-founded the first hip-hop performing arts program housed in an institute of higher education in his hometown.
Once he decided to focus on his production career, his resume quickly grew to include both legendary hip-hop acts (Public Enemy, MC Lyte) as well as contemporary hit-makers (Rae Sremmurd, 2 Chainz, 50 Cent). He has also garnered attention for his online video series on production and music business know-how.
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