The Breaking Point is the vulnerable, poignant, profound measure of a man who has reached the pinnacle of his tolerance. A dynamic, eye-opening debut from singer/songwriter/producer Deonis "Pumah" Cook, where the collection of slinky soul-saturated cuts, sexy slow-burn ballads and mid-tempo, uncannily Prince-inspired, songs finds him bearing every piece of his being across a myriad of topics.
From love and love lost, along with its pitfalls, to the overall wanting state of the world as we know it to his desire to please the woman in his life; The Breaking Point manages to find super sticky cohesion in an incredibly eclectic set of songs. Very much a feat in and of itself, especially in today's plethora of albums with little to offer in the theme department; Deonis carries the weight capably, weaving cautionary tales of a man past the point of return with gut wrenching emotion like a seasoned vet. Featuring production from heavy-hitters such as S1 (Kanye West's "Power"), Grammy® Winner Shaun "88 Fingers" Martin, Terrace Martin (Snoop Dogg), Picnictyme (Devin the Dude), DJ Ernie G and the artist himself, the album is sure to light a blazing inferno under the slowly-dying genre, if there was one into which you could box Deonis.
released March 15, 2011
Executive Producer: Deonis “Pumah” Cook
Co-Executive Producers: Nate Smith & Velisa Crayton-Walker
Mixed & Mastered By: Rico Gonzalez for RICO4MIX at NS Studios // Dallas, Texas
Engineered By: Deonis “Pumah” Cook at 10Ten2 // Dallas, Texas
Art Direction: Nate Smith for www.n8vcreativ.com
Photography: Kauwuane Burton for 500X Studios
Styling: The Styling Firm by Eboni Johnson
Hair: Keyon Haynes
Booking: Velisa Crayton-Walker for V.V.S. // firstname.lastname@example.org
Management & Business Inquiries: Nate Smith for Enormous Elephant // email@example.com