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Meet Hip Hops Secret Weapon: Katalyst

You may not know the name Ken Lewis or Brent Kolatalo, but the whole music industry is definitely aware of the the Hitting-making Power House, Katalyst . Over 20 years of major label credits can be found from audio engineering, producing, songwriting, and more (by the dynamic duo). They have amassed a client list that reads like a “who’s who” of the music industry: Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Jay Z, Eminem, Lil Wayne, Big Pun, Wu Tang, Bruno Mars, Ariana Grande, fun., Mariah Carey, John Legend, Lenny Kravitz, David Byrne, Kresnt and Lana Del Rey.
Known for his ability to wear many different hats in the studio, and for his signature “big drums,” Ken’s credits include 19 Grammy wins and 55 total nominations, 94 Gold and Platinum albums and singles, with 66 Number One hits so far, and he’s showing no signs of slowing down.
Working with Mary J Blige, SWV, Tyrese, Craig Kallman, Rawcus Records, RCA, MCA, Big Beat, and others. In 1998, Lewis made the transition to full time mix engineer, scoring five mixes for Public Enemy on the “He Got Game” album, as well as mixes for Aretha Franklin, Pete Rock, Diana Ross, Big Pun, and Mad Lion.

In 2002, Ken connected with rising super-producer Just Blaze, and over the next decade, mixed for him on albums by Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Kanye West, Eminem, Beastie Boys, Usher, Jay Z, Shaggy, and countless others.

Lewis connected with then-producer Kanye West, mostly as a studio musician and sample re-creator. In 2003, Kanye chose Ken to help make his debut album: The College Dropout. Ever since that amazing debut. Kanye has called upon Ken to work on all his subsequent albums, earning Ken around two dozen credits on Grammy Nominations with Kanye’s albums and productions. Ken’s roles varied on different songs. His involvement extends from writer, producer, engineer, mixer, arranger, sample re-creator, vocalist, to even musician.
Ken’s favorite Kanye moment happened during the making of Watch The Throne. Lewis recalls, “I got a call at noon that Kanye needed me to arrange, record and deliver a live horn section for ‘New Day’ by 7pm that evening, and I delivered it on time. The album wrapped that day, and later that night they had a private album wrap party at Submercer, where a slightly intoxicated Kanye says to me ‘Ken you’ve got these skills that, like, nobody else has’ and my response was ‘So do You!’ That was a classic moment of pure happiness to be so acknowledged by one of the greatest.”

Today, Ken’s primary focus is his writing and production team Katalyst (Ken Lewis and Brent Kolatalo). Katalyst has racked up production credits with Eminem, Future, X Ambassadors, John Legend, J Cole, Kanye West, Kresnt, Kendrick Lamar, and a plethora of other insanely talented artists. And in non-producer roles, Lewis has worked on some of the biggest songs of all time, such as “We Are Young,” “Uptown Funk,” “Gold Digger,” “Heartless,” “Power,” “All Of the Lights,” “Girl On Fire,” “Christmas Eve Sarajevo,” “B Boy Document 99,” and many others.


(Pictures have surfaced online of the duo Ken Lewis and Brent Kolatalo working closely with rising Canadian Star Kresnt photo credits: @thelunarcycle)

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The Unusual Puzzle Into Water Rights Uncovered

Generally speaking, five varieties of water rights were commonly recognized. They are not altered by avulsions. So, there’s a large quantity of water rights  in the Truckee Meadows still readily available to serve new homes and companies. Native Hawaiian water rights could possibly cover virtually each of the water in Hawai’i.

Water law in america refers to the Water resources law laws regulating water for a resource in the USA. Standard quantity water law is straightforward, she says, with two key components. Furthermore, the rights seem insignificant, because they don’t affect the cap table in the slightest! There are three sorts of participation rights, which range with respect to their economic upside potential to investors. Under McBryde, prescriptive rights cannot be created where rights are connected to the state. Riparian rights normally come with having a parcel of land that’s adjacent to a source of plain water. Redemption Rights Redemption rights make sure that the investor recoups his investment in the event the Company turns out to be a zombieone that is not doing well, at the identical time one which isn’t dead. 

The Good, the Bad and Water Rights

Without diversion and beneficial usage, there’s no water right. A water right remains valid only if it’s used at least one time every five decades. In order to irrigate young grapevines, however, it must be obtained. It allows you to legally use water in a prescribed manner, but not to own the water itself. Your water right will be broken into separate water rights depending on the info provided. An immediate flow right is generally measured concerning a rate of flow, not an overall volume of plain water. A pro-rata right in a promising company like Facebook or Uber is well worth a great deal.

Water Rights Options

In the event the upcoming use permit is permitted to stay in effect after the seven year review, an extra 10% fee is needed. Learn what you should do to find permission to use state water, or to amend or modify the ownership of a present water right. Temporary water permits could be issued for temporary short-term projects.

Water will grow more precious than oil. It’s wiser, and not as costly, to keep water clean than to attempt to wash water that is now dirty and polluted. Water was made a salable commodity as a substitute for a pure resource and a human right. After the water is properly cold, it can be difficult. Clean water is critical to our food. It is vital to the human body.

What the In-Crowd Won’t Tell You About Water Rights

In case the business was sold for $2M, you’d be guaranteed $1M, and then an extra 20% of the rest of the proceeds. It is really worth only what someone is willing to pay for it. If it does not have enough funds to pay the full amount, then the company’s available funds will be distributed back to the investors. You need to do what you need to do to continue to keep your company profitable,” she states. It is a different way of constructing a market for potential buyers and sellers of organic resources. In the early phases of your startup, it’s advisable to secure investment from loved ones and friends. The investor and the company may agree upon the typical set of terms and conditions without protracted negotiations, so that the business can get its initial funding very fast and cheaply.

Every new water service is required to supply the quantity of water rights required to serve it. More information are available here. It’s possible to find more information here. Natural fresh water resources are getting to be scarce. Conservation isn’t the only benefit that came from the introduction of the Southern Nevada Water Authority.