September 18, 2018
OG Studios Rockland Count’s Hidden Secret (Continued…)
Two months ago Kompa Original had the pleasure of sitting down with Emanuel Bouget Michel owner and spokesperson of OG Studios. 5 Months ago was the “Grand Opening” before they officially opened their doors to the public. In the meantime OG Studios has been working on projects with their artist for a little over a year.
When Kompa Original asked Bouget, “How“OG Studios come up with the name”? Bouget replied “OG Studios is named after Roland Louis-Jean Kassique’s Dad. He was a great man and the head of our family and responsible for helping the family migrate to the United Stated from Haiti. His Co-workers gave him the nickname “OG” whenever he was called OG he would smile and the name stuck with him and the family started calling him OG as well. Our family will always be forever grateful so in his honor we named the studio after him”.
Although there are three owners when you say OG Studios The to go person is Bouget? Kompa Original asked Bouget “Who exactly is Bouget”? Unto which he replied, “A lot of people think Bouget is a nickname. My name is Emanuel Bouget Michel. I have other brother and sisters however my father told me when I was born everything fell into place and that is how I got the name Bouget. When it comes to business everything I do is successful so I am well known by many as Bouget. “
Kompa Original asked Bouget How did he get into music? Bouget replied with a huge smile that reached from ear to ear. “Music is in my soul. I started music at the age of 13. We started a group named Maximum Raga in Haiti. I wrote a lot of the songs. This is where my love for song writing began. “Nan Ou Mem” was one of our hits. My uncle Sergo Louis Jean former musician of “Rosinyiol nwa” de Port-au-prince and guitarist of Coupe Claude gave us our first push by playing guitar on our first single. We were good, when I look back I am happy but disappointed we could have been successful if we all took it seriously and had the proper management. Rap Kreyol was in its prime and we would’ve been pioneers by now.”
“I used to be a sound engineer because of my uncle association with music the Sound of Engineers of his band used to teach me and train me and put me to work since I was going to hang around. I learned a lot from them and developed an ear for music. I can listen to a track of any genre and tell you if it will be a hit. ‘
Last Kompa Original asked Bouget “What are your plans for OG Studio’s Bouget answered, “My plans for OG Studio’s is to be a major contributor in the music industry producing meaningful music. Music has lost its values through out the years, the sound is the same and some of the lyrics don’t make any sense. With the experience of my partners and I, we will produce great music. Our future is bright watch out for us I am sure you will see us in the audience at the Grammy’s first OG Studio’s next OG Tunes.”