Musician, rap artist, actor, all describe the many talents of Shayshahn MacPherson. Also know as Phearnone, this highly versatile artist has mastered the viola, violin, djembe and Dun Duns (west African drums), pioneered a unique sound of classical 5-string violin with contemporary rap lyrics, and rounds out his performance skills through theatre and drama.
From the age of 11, this Bronx New York native has performed in multiple venues, including his most memorable appearance in Carnegie Hall. Phearnone has played djimbe for companies like Harlem School of the Arts and Jewels of the Nile. He also uses his wide reaching musical abilities to and creativity as founding member of hip-hop and recording performance groups like Planet Ubiquity, N.Y.C.E., and Earthman Experience.
As an actor Shay has appeared in several feature films such as "Fighting" starring Channing Tatum and Day Night Day Night by Juila Loktev. He also works with New York based theatre companies and performs internationally and across the United States with Classical Theater of Harlem.
In addition to his busy, performance schedule, Shay finds time to pass along his 20 years of artistic experience to youth in the 5 boroughs of New York City as an after school director and adjunct professor at Bronx Community College.
Phearnone has worked with many talented people which include, Khari Cain, (Grammy Award Winning, engineer and composer), singer Bobby Valentino, singer Angie Stone,actress Tamara Tuni, actor Andre Desheilds, actor Earle Hyman, actor Ty Jones, Director Alfred Preisser, Singer Eryka Badu, Spoken word artist "Mums" and drummer Max Roach to name a few.
Phearnone can also be seen in music video's like Rah Digga's "party and bullsh**" , and is the voice of Zingy ringtone commercials. Shayshahn was also spotted on 106 and park with Jamie Foxx and Kanye West.
Shay contiues to expand his skills and creative energies across artistic disciplines. Currently you can catch him Djing and playing his violin weekly in many venues iBrooklyn New York City. Check his "Shows" tab for more details!
Trixie Matias is what we call the definition of Bold And Beautiful. Born April 28, 1982 to teenage parents, life for her started out rough and by the age of 17, she herself had become a single teenage parent and decided to go HAM but in 2001 she did however graduate from Jane Addams Vocational High School with her diploma.
In 2007 she met her match, a young man by the name of Matrixz, and while looking for some excitement for their budding relationship, they reached out to an urban plus size swing community. By the end of the night they left with a smile and a business proposal to do adult modeling. Of course, very hesitant they both thought about it, then thought “Hey Why Not?"
Nearing the end of 2007 they had shot their first scene together. At this point her stage name was Madame Trixie and they had worked collectively on many websites. But all great things must come to an end. There was a lot more work in 2008 for Trixie than Matrixz so by nature, their relationship began to deteriorate and by 2009 Trixie began putting together a master plan, writing everything down, and looking up information in preparation for the right moment to execute.
As fate would have it in 2010, Trixie was asked to do an online radio show interview as “Madame Trixie”. After the interview the host gave her a few words of motivation and a few weeks later he called on her to be the special co-host on, “The Officially Rated Thick Show”. She decided this meant business and took this opportunity very seriously consequently dropping the Madame and leaving her name as Trixie Matias.
In spring of 2011 due to creative differences, Trixie left the show, was on her own, and hungry for more. We fast-forward to the summer of that year when she decided to start STFU Trixie, her own online radio show that talked about everything that was on the public's mind. Unfortunately she began to feel the pressure of doing it by herself, and consequently she decided to pick the camera back up, and turn it on her and Matrixz.
In late fall of 2011, Matrixz didn't want that kind of spotlight anymore, and was ready for her to leave the adult business for good. He wanted her to be his wife, or he was out the door. She felt this was her opportunity to jump out the window and believe in every thing she had written down. She gave him what he wanted, and decided to put the life of an adult star behind her to start building her empire starting with an elaborate wedding. Unbeknownst to her though it was too late!. There was nothing left to save!.
Instead of using this as an excuse to be a pity case, and be depressed, she used this as ammo. She began to put into action everything she thought about. She started believing in the power of herself and dropped everyone around her like bad habits.
Now here we are in 2013 and we see her working at her biggest achievement yet; her radio show “Outta Da Box Radio Show”. It is live every week on Outtadaboxradio.com from 8-10pm and she is joined by seven other jokers, whilst talking taboo topics.
Her life long goal is to be a successful business mogul/unorthodox motivational speaker. She is extremely focused, self driven, and an autodidactic person, teaching herself how to build websites, target markets, and write proposals and business plans. She has been prepped and still preparing herself for whatever opportunity comes her way. She states she will return to school when her schedule clears up enough to do so. Her educational goal is to have a PHD in Philosophy. Her career goal is to own her own radio station.
Brian Mecabe is a new era R&B/Soul singer hailing from Harlem, New York City. Brian started singing in a punk band when he was 15 years of age, and has not looked back since. Gaining worlds of inspiration and technique from classic singers like Frank Sinatra and Sam Cook, to some new age artists such as Amy Winehouse and Justin Timberlake, Brian Mecabe creates an ambient yet powerful sound with soulful vocals and wild, trippy beats.
Jennie B is a multi-talented recording artist from Ireland currently living in NYC. Jennie B grew up in Ireland where she attended stage school. She has been dancing and performing since the age of 11, and has performed in the Westend Stage in London and in Disneyland Paris. She began taking vocal lessons and singing seriously in her late teens.
In 2011 Jennie B decided to leave her family, friends and small hometown in rural Ireland and move to New York on her own, to pursue her dream of becoming a big time recording artist. Jennie attended Peridance Dance School in Manhattan for a year and trained as a professional dancer in all styles of dance. Here she was trained by some of the most renowned choreographers in the world many of whom have worked with Janet Jackson, Rihanna, Ciara, Missy Elliot, P Diddy, and Run DMC to name but a few.
During that year, Jennie B also worked with vocal coach Norma Garbo, who coached Taylor Swift, and who will currently go on tour with The Scissor Sisters working as their tour vocal coach.
Jennie began her music recording career working with underground rappers in Brooklyn, in underground studios. She performed at many events in Brooklyn and eventually was spotted by a talent scout and invited to record at a professional studio in Manhattan, where she began and is still working on her first pop/dance solo album.
Jennie B’s first music video for her song “All The Boys” (which she wrote herself and had rapper Moneymaine collaborate with her on it) received 60,000 views on YouTube with very little promotion. The video was just intended for promotional purposes, and resulted in Jennie receiving interest from major record labels such as EMI and Ultra records. Jennie directed, choreographed, styled and funded the entire video herself.
Jennie has also received a lot of attention from well known music DJs in the industry who are keen to play her music once released. She has been approached by well known rappers to do collaborations, and is currently in talks to undergo such projects.
Jennie has begun modelling as well, due to the high number of photographers wanting to work with her. She is currently corresponding with talent agents about signing a modelling deal.
Jennie B's music is fun, pop & dance infused, with an electronic sound. Jennie B is a songwriter, dancer, entertainer, singer and performer. Her fearless attitude, determination and hard work is sure to see this passionate songstress go straight to the top of the charts.
Get ready as she prepares to light the stage with her energetic, breath-taking live performances.
Before he became "theG00$E", Karim Spaulding was anything but the typical native New Yorker.
Born in the Bronx and raised between New York, Kingston and London he developed an early awareness of how identity and design reflected one another. While attending Evander Childs high school Karim and two other friends started a DIY clothing company which they called, "Pretty Boy Productions", in response to the lack of individual style propagated by the 90's "roughneck era". After graduating from (CUNY) Lehman College with a bachelors of science in Economics and a minor in Computer Information Systems (CIS), Karim interned at the now defunct Arista Records then later at Jive records in the marketing department. During this time his passion for entrepreneurship was truly realize. Seeing all the successful blackmen and women who worked behind the scenes to create a "pop-stars" image, inspired Karim to build his own brand. While working as an accounting clerk for Sesame Workshop, the company responsible for Sesame Street, Karim with the help of his younger brother Casimir, nursed a small graphic t-shirt company, "C O L O U R F U L M O N E Y", into a full fledged Clothing brand.
What had started out as form of expression soon turned into a internationally recognized brand shipping packages from their Harlem, New York & Atlanta, GA studios across the globe to France, Australia, Russia and Japan. To date "Colourful Money" is celebrating it's 4th year of success as it continues to reach new markets with its strict word of mouth advertising policy, select store partnerships & celebrity relationships, as well as, a deal with online retail giant Karmaloop.com. For the latest styles from the "Colourful Money" brand visit
[colourfulmoney.net] and follow us on instagram: @colourfulmula & @colourfulmoney tumblr: @seeingcolours & @goosemobile, Facebook: @colourfulmoney
Good girls go to heaven. Bad dolls go everywhere!.
Multifaceted Music Artist. Model. Actress. Ex-Ivy League Scientist. Film. Fashion. Flashing lights. Passion.
While most artists focus on grouping their music into a singular identity, mid-western native Gin Doll brings a multifaceted attitude towards her contemporary music. To be an artist, is to be multifaceted, and the bravery is in the comfort of being misunderstood or misconstrued.
Gin Doll is currently working on her album under several producers in New York City, while synergizing with other artists and developing in the entertainment industry as an actress in film, and in modeling. She believes in making a positive difference in the world with avant-garde style and empowering all those who will be there to watch and listen.
Born on June 22, 1982 in Brownsville, Brooklyn, Antonio "More Better" Davis was born with the odds against him. Only a few minutes after delivery, doctors stated that his heart stopped two times. That's when the miracle happened... and God knew he was destined for greatness. Growing up in Langston Hughes projects with nothing but violence and crime surrounding him he strove to live his life on the straight and narrow. He began rapping in 1999 with great inspiration from artists such as Slick Rick and Special Ed. More Better used this as an outlet from his surroundings. In 2003, just a few days after his birthday.
More Better lost his father to Blood Cancer and heart problems at the early age of 44 in Long Island University Hospital. At that moment he made it his life goal to make it big in the music industry. Just a mere year later in 2004, he was signed to Edosa Entertainment EEI and in 2010, Edosa Entertainment EEI/Universal Music Group. As of 2012, More Better has been releasing videos one after the other and putting out some of the hottest club tracks from street to pop music that you would ever hear on iTunes and across the airwaves, under his Independent label "MBRC. Calsuhee Gang".
His growing "Calushee Gang" (Its A Life Style) movement seems to be hitting the industry by storm, building a name and a brand for himself with his smooth flow resembling some of the greats in the rap game. More Better keeps audiences on their feet, shutting down shows around town and leaving a distinctive paper trail to find him. His aggressive lyrics pack a mean punch that will give a jolt to the rap game that is so desperately needed. He is arguably one of the hardest commercial pop/hip-hop artist there is in the game, and he is determined to make it.
Actor, storyteller, and comedian Murf Meyer is a lovable madman who was born and reared in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. He writes and performs for The Dependable Felons, a multimedia production company.
The Felons are currently producing The Whiskey Tango Living Room Tour, a variety show performed in apartments all over NYC. Murf is also a regular panelist on The Chris Gethard Show, which airs live every Wednesday at 11:00pm on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network. He's a regular performer at the UCB Theatre, and co-hosts a sexy podcast called Ménage à Trois Radio. Follow his ass on Twitter @MurfMeyer.
She's a sassy Brooklyn bird about town, by way of Portland, Oregon. An actress and comedienne, she is a proud member of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre House team Big Margaret, and co-host of the sensual Ménage à Trois Radio podcast.
By night, she can be seen around town, performing with The Dependable Felons, and improvising in various NYC clubs and basements; by day, she designs book covers for Penguin Books, writes screenplays, and dreams of dog-ownership. Check her out @DianimalK.
Executive Producer/Director/Writer/Editor/Composer/Key Grip/Boom Operator.
Crosby Tatum wears many hats and is a Content Producer, Director, Screenwriter, & Editor who has worked on over 15 different media projects in the film, video, and music industries for over 12 years.
Crosby is a graduate of "The New England Institute of Art", holding an Associates Degree in Television Broadcasting. Crosby also holds the Most Outstanding Broadcaster Award in 2003 during his tenure at the school.
Crosby is the producer/director and founding cast member of DA' Block Presents', a sketch comedy series that was featured in two different film festivals in the New England Area. He is also a part of the 2011 Boston Urban Music Awards pre-nominated Hip-Hop group "LAZ & CAT," under the name of CATIPUS MERIDIOUS (CAT). Crosby also serves as a member of the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE).
Recently, Crosby just finished working on the feature film, Christopher Nolan's The Good Life, a hard-hitting Drama starring, Tangi Miller (WB's Felicity), Richard Gallion(The Ideal Husband), Maya Gilbert (Southland, Zane's Sex Chronicles), Christian Keyes (BET's Let's Stay Together, Tyler Perry's Madea Goes To Jail), and Mari Morrow (Def Jam's How to Be A Player). Crosby served as Sound Designer, Graphics Animator, and Music Supervisor on the film.
Crosby is the Executive Producer/Director/Screenwriter of Surprise, Surprise!!! and it's lead actor. Crosby plays the role of Crosby Tylor, a smart but socially under-confident college student who succeeds in the academic arena, but fails with women socially.
For Maria Eujenya, "art is a way of life with many doors and paths that all lead to one thing and one place."
If her bubbly and fun-loving personality somehow escapes your notice, her distinct style and that amazing fro is bound to peak your interest. You won't be disappointed either- creative director, model, artist, and stylist (for Colourful Money Clothing and Sabit NYC look books) are only a few of her achievements.Maria
Eujenya's love for Michael Jackson (her biggest inspiration) shines through- from her clothing to her dancing. Choreographing numerous projects, teaching children and now back up dancing for upcoming artist She's Ryan helps to keep her passion alive.Maria Eujenya also takes all of her inspiration and puts either on paper or on a canvas. Writing and visually creating her expressions, her feeling and her thoughts threw using mix-media such acrylic paint, wheat paste, different mediums. Lets just say anything she can get her hands on.
Eujenya says "you're a nobody, until someone thinks you're somebody. I hope when I become somebody I become an inspirational light that shines in the deepest and darkest holes."
Actor, storyteller, and comedian Murf Meyer is a lovable madman who was born and reared in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. He writes and performs for The Dependable Felons, a multimedia production company. The Felons are currently producing, "The Whiskey Tango Living Room Tour", a variety show, performed in apartments all over NYC. Murf is also a regular panelist on The Chris Gethard Show, which airs live every Wednesday at 11:00pm on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network. He's a regular performer at the UCB Theater, and co-hosts a sexy podcast called Ménage à Trois Radio. Follow his ass on Twitter @MurfMeyer.
Diana Kolsky is a sassy Brooklyn bird about town, by way of Portland, Oregon. An actress and comedienne, she is a proud member of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater House team Big Margaret, and co-host of the sensual Ménage à Trois Radio podcast. By night, she can be seen around town, performing with The Dependable Felons, and improvising in various NYC clubs and basements; by day, she designs book covers for Penguin Books, writes screenplays, and dreams of dog-ownership. Check her out @DianimalK.
Planet Replicas was created out of a passion for comic and movie collectables.
By staying as close to the source material as a possible, weather it's a physical object or a page from a graphic novel. Planet Replicas combine our creative experience from working in the Film, TV and Advertising industries with the finest materials and methods available.
Planet Replicas Hopes you enjoy there work as much as they do in creating it. Vist them at www.planetreplicas.com
Jennifer "Breeze" is a professional M.A.C makeup artist from Brooklyn N.Y. She divides her time between NYC and Boston, working on her craft. She's a graduate of the Empire Beauty School of New York, where she got all the skills necessary, to make her, the professional makeup artist, and hair stylist she is today.
Her desire, is to take her talent, and create a flawless work of art, with every person she places makeup on. Like a true make up addict, her creativity, and interest in makeup, began long before she decided on making a career out of it. Jennifer is constantly updating her knowledge about the world of makeup, so that she can stay ahead of the trends coming into the industry.
Jennifer quickly established a reputation for flawless makeup application, and began her personal freelance business. She has a natural sense of style, and diverse creative ability as a professional makeup artist of 10 years "Breeze" is able to create the look you desire, whether it is a natural fresh look with "Barely -There" make up, or a movie classic sophisticated look, as well as glamorous, bold, or trendy. She creates looks for people of all skin tones, skin-types, ages, and ethnicities. In addition to her makeup artistry, this trained and certified M.A.C.artist's talent has been used in just about every genre of entertainment from live events, to network T.V.
Jen Breeze continues to further her education on a constant basis, and is always attending courses to expand her growth as an artist. For her the most rewarding aspect of her career, has been the amazing experience of helping to build confidence in so many woman she has worked with over the years in her field.
She is a huge advocate of finding your inner beauty. Its fulfilling to her to be able to boost someone's confidence and make he or she feel amazing and beautiful.
Dyesha Hicks is a commercial model and actress, that is native to the fast-paced Brooklyn culture. As the oldest of six siblings, she was the most introverted, yet imaginative child. Maturity has transferred the creativity of her youth, to the energetic and resilient woman she is today. Devotion to her mother through the challenges of her past, has empowered Dyesha with the strength to endure. She is driven to ensure, that she grasps the triumphs she envisions for herself and the patrons of her services. As a fitness enthusiast and ambassador of hospitality, Dyesha is committed to the success of those who inspire her and not just her own. Dyesha attributes her success as an entrepreneur to the character traits she has developed throughout her life. She has passionately invested time and energy in building her brand through marketing, public relations, and resource development.
Dyesha grew up most of her life in the poverty stricken areas of Philadelphia, and Brooklyn. She watched her single mother struggle to provide for the family, yet through hard work and the will to not quit, she prevailed. From this, Dyesha has developed the persistence to succeed despite the obstacles ahead of her. Nevertheless, she is not afraid of the fall because she has felt the ground before. Because of her inner-city background, she enjoys the “rawness” and originality of the underground. This, undoubtedly, contributed to her well-rounded experience as a commercial model for over four years. Complemented with a quirky and uncensored character, Dyesha is utterly irresistible to network with as a model and actor. But, she maintains a level of professionalism that delivers a superb quality of work. Beneath the tantalizing exterior of Dyesha Hicks, lies a soul bursting with the energy of the sun, giving light and warmth to those who share her vision of success. Armed with her deep cultural background, and creative personality, Dyesha is driven to apply her knowledge and experience into every aspect of her personal and professional life.
The Honey Academy is a worldwide promotional avenue, for all genres of Photography, not just limited to Models and Photographers. They bring relative affiliates such as; Make-Up Artists, Stylists, Booking Agents, Magazine Companies and more. Their site is designed to provide a lively social presence as well as opportunities in the Entertainment Industry.
Photographer Jason Thomas started off as an accountant, getting a degree in the field at American International College and furthering his education with a Masters degree at Southern University, and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. After working as an accountant in Louisiana, Jason answered the call of his creative side and found himself in New York City, where he studied acting and film. With his new found skills, Jason wrote, directed, and starred in two short films titled Famous and In The Alley. He also produced a documentary for a local church and put together and edited EPKs for local artists. In 2003, Jason started the popular podcast, The Half Show with his now wife. Together the couple covered all facets of entertainment and current events.
Jason’s first brush with photography came in 2006 with a point and shoot camera, closely inspecting his honeymoon photos. Deciding that he could do better, Jason purchased his first DSLR and instantly fell in love with photography and enrolled in the New York Institute of Photography. Working in the studio is where Jason fell in love with Fashion Model Photography. “I Love the glamour of capturing people at their best!” says the photographer.
Gotham City FX was founded in 2011, but the talented sculptors, model makers, seamstresses and designers have been working for years at their craft.
Manifest is a rare commodity, a powerhouse with artistic and street credibility, making him one of east-coast rap's most distinctive up and coming talents. Using his life experiences as the fuel to spark the flames representing his life struggle, Manifest's hardcore lyrics and aggressive swag captivates, and paints images of the brutal reality of growing up in the streets of New York. He creates rhymes that capture the attention of younger generations in hopes of enforcing the importance of education.
Developing a passion for music from birth, the mix of Reggae, Soca, Jazz and Salsa filled the air of his childhood home. Manifest developed his musical skills when he realised his knack for rhyming and began experimenting with different formulas. Listening to various DJs like DJ Red Alert and Funk Master Flex, helped him hone his MC skills, writing and producing, making music a career.
Manifest joined a group call LNF (Leaders Never Followers), launching the talented teen into the world of underground radio shows, including New York's Night Hawks with DJ Red Bandit. After a short run with LNF, Manifest decided that a solo career would be best for him. Going back to the basics, the MC battled whoever was brave enough to step up. With word spreading through the streets of the linguistic genius, it didn't take long for him to attract the attention of various mixtape DJs. Manifest has collaborated with DJs such as: Don Damarco of Desert Storm, DJ Honda, DJ Scratches, DJ Hurricane, DJ Simonsez, DJ N.O., DJ Cassius Clay and promoter Master Moo. Manifest has also worked with artists such as: Harlem Red, Mysonne, Quess, E Hustle, just to name a few. Soon Manifest came together with DJ Honda, which resulted in the creation of the multi-platinum record featuring the hit songs "The Eclipse" and "We Don't Play". This took Manifest on tour in Japan. Once back in the States, Manifest ran into childhood friend, P. Swagger and Kris Kartel who had similar interests in music. Together they formed the label "Kartel Route- Hostile Takeover".
Punky Blu is a woman who is Free. Social acceptance is not something that she worries about. She does what she wants, wears what she wants, says what she feels and acts how she wants to act. She creates what’s in her world, doing what works for her. Punky is a term used to describe someone who looks and dresses different from what society considers the norm. Blue symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven. The combination of the words describes her personality.
Her mission is to inspire others to be and accept who they really are. Her message to the world: “Don’t worry about what everyone else has to say, be you all day. By doing this, you can find self happiness". When people listen to her music she wants them to feel connected to a woman who is real about her life experiences. She doesn't hold anything back and gives as much as possible, singing until her voice is gone, and writing until her fingers are sore. Paper, pen and a mic are her advocates to tell stories about where she's from and what she's been through, hoping her listeners will be able to relate to something she's said.
Punky was born and raised in Park Slope, Brooklyn, which definitely brought forth her "Punky" swagger. The neighborhood was very diverse. They had goths, skateboarders, rockers, rappers, Christians, wiccans, lesbians, gays, owners, renters, dog walkers, cat lovers, you name it they had it and she quickly learned that being yourself was cool and being different made you stand out. Punky's music is a reflection of where she grew up and where she is now. She is free to be her and she is Punky Blu!
Cocoa is a singer/song-writer & emcee hailing from New York City. Born and raised in Harlem, she carries the sensibility of a chic, sophisticated, not-to-be-messed-with city girl in her music. Her influences include : Pharrell Williams, Jay-Z, Lauryn Hill, Kelis, Nelly Furtado, Missy Elliot and Gwen Stefani.
C-B is a self-proclaimed "triple threat" which has widely been proven via her photography, media and music skills. Owner of popular blog COOL CRUEL WORLD, and photography start-up company HAUTE FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY, Cocoa Bella holds her own in several different realms of the industry. She emulates the style, creativity and elegance of Grace Jones, with the tough-girl swagger of Kelis, Gwen Stefani and Missy Elliot.
Her journey with music started years ago when she had a chance meeting with the A&R at Star Trak. Though that didn't work out when they dis-banded from Arista, Cocoa continued to work in the industry as a journalist penning stories for the likes of: Ebony Magazine, Don Diva Magazine, J. Records and more. She grew her brand as a blogger, photographer NYC personality, and fashion maven. But if you ask her what it's time for now, she'll say loud and clear "Now it's time for the music!"
Born on June 22, 1982 in Brownsville, Brooklyn, Antonio "More Better" Davis was born with the odds against him. Only a few minutes after delivery, doctors stated that his heart stopped two times. That's when the miracle happened... and God knew he was destined for greatness. Growing up in Langston Hughes projects with nothing but violence and crime surrounding him he strove to live his life on the straight and narrow.
He began rapping in 1999 with great inspiration from artists such as Slick Rick and Special Ed. More Better used this as an outlet from his surroundings. In 2003, just a few days after his birthday, More Better lost his father to Blood Cancer and heart problems at the early age of 44 in Long Island University Hospital. At that moment he made it his life goal to make it big in the music industry. Just a mere year later in 2004, he was singed to Edosa Entertainment EEI and in 2010, Edosa Entertainment EEI/Universal Music Group. As of 2012. More Better has been releasing videos one after the other and putting out some of the hottest club tracks from street to pop music that you would ever hear on iTunes and across the airwaves, under his Independent label "MBRC. Calsuhee Gang".His growing "Calushee Gang" (Its A Life Style) movement seems to be hitting the industry by storm, building a name and a brand for himself with his smooth flow resembling some of the greats in the rap game.
More Better keeps audiences on their feet, shutting down shows around town and leaving a distinctive paper trail to find him. His aggressive lyrics pack a mean punch that will give a jolt to the rap game that is so desperately needed. He is arguably one of the hardest commercial pop/hip-hop artist there is in the game, and he is determined to make it.
Gia is a rapper/ spoken word artist from the UK also known as Nikki Blaze. Her biggest love of all is hip-hop. Her music consist of many styles such as; House, Dance, RnB and Dubstep. Over the years Gia has been able to travel the world through her music. From the age 3-12 she started out as a dancer performing for royalty, the general public and travelling to France.
By the age of 13 Gia discovered she had the talent to rap. In her home town place of birth Liverpool, a place known for its history in music, Gia was able to work with a team of people who would help her along the way. For five years, working in the BBC played a huge part in her life. Along James Class and Mandy Smith, Gia was able run her hip hop slot on the UpFront show. Interviewing people such as Dj Premier ,David Banner, Crazy Legz, Afrika Islam, West Wood, Trevor Nelson ,Prince Paul, Cash Money,
G-Unit, M.O.P. Mobb Deep, GZA, RZA ,Ghostface Killah, The Jungle Brothers and many more. Supporting groups like Onyx in concert in the Caribbean and hosting events around the world, this is more than just a job.
Jordan Smith, aka ”Stress” as he is so affectionately called, constantly charms those he comes into contact with. He was raised in a Muslim tradition, and his lyrical flow, swagger, and style is Harlemisque. Producers, Artists and Rappers to name a few bill his services, from the distance lands of Germany and Japan, to Canada, and the Middle East yet he still remains humble. Not your typical Harlemite, slinging, blinging, or banging.
Sress grew up in the upper part of Manhattan, the same place that bred Pink Panther, Cam’ron and the Dipset Crew. Four time winner of various underground battles, he’s creating a name for himself in the underground circuit with his distinct loose-cannon, upbeat, sometimes humorous style combined with years of freestyle battles.
Equipped with his signature hard rhythmic persona and bilingual tongue, he’s managed to release over half a dozen mix tapes under the guidance of high profile mix tape Deejay Green Lantern, between the years of 2006 - 2009. Within that time frame he’s wasted no time setting up his new imprint “The Network”, he’s traveled and performed in Africa, and North and South America. “Imagine being totally embraced by a Spanish speaking country and leaving your mark there. That’s how I felt performing for the 209th Year Celebration in Honduras, along with the Africans that swam from the slave ship" Jordan says. That’s a powerful experience; that is what entertainment is all about!
Born and raised in Windsor, Ct, Stacy A. Lawes is a recent college graduate from Miami International University of Art and Design, with a B.F.A degree in fashion design. Stacy Lawes International INC. was founded by Ms. Lawes in 2011. This fashion house was influenced and created by Ms. Lawes with her new, innovative designs for men and women, high-end couture, and handbags. Stacy A. Lawes has a strong passion to create a groundbreaking company that will reach the masses around the world.
Stacy Lawes International INC., will position itself to bring urban and high-end couture together to the forefront by becoming the eyes and ears of the next generation of fashion. It’s time for new modern styles with a taste of a classic essence, that can stand the test of time, and this company will help the present embrace the future.
After giving 8 yrs. of his youth to prison for a crime he did not commit, this High Point, North Carolina country boy moved to Brooklyn, NY shortly after his release. With his multiple talents and street savvy, he quickly immersed himself into the NY underground of afro-punk rockers, hipsters, & gangster rappers.
Caktuz soon became a rising indie artist under his own AMAS Multi-Media label, having worked with such artists as Bilal, Dead Prez, Boot Camp Clik, SA-RA, Kardinal Offishall, The Dey, Brand Nubian, M.O.P., Young Guru, Michael K Williams aka Omar from HBO’s Emmy Nominated The Wire, & many more.
In 2009 Cak shut down stages abroad on tour, headlining beside some of Europe's biggest talents & emerging acts, such as Bashy, DJ SpyKatcha, Charlie Sloth, Kof, Esco Williams, & Nikki Blaze, for Liverpool Hip Hop Week & the HUB Festival (the UK’s largest free music festival).
His tour helped to stamp his name, and the recognizable ‘Carolina Bluez’ sound through various parts of England, Amsterdam, & Paris.
From music to gracing the Broadway stage with the legendary Melvin Van Peebles, Cak..?13′z DRX performance art group raised the energy of each show.
A Carolina blues man by blood, his 1st album 2 Hevi 4 Heaven, set Caktuz’s place in the industry as a musical and genre innovator, weaving live performance art into his stage shows.
Caktuz brought attention to himself through his surreal digital mix-tape campaigns (packaging his music with art, video & even a virtual nightclub in secondlife.com), as well as his controversial sophomore album GOD*Z PORNO.
With a growing cult following and an unmatched new southern sound fused with NY afro-punk, industry insiders begun comparing Caktuz to groundbreaking predecessors such as Outkast & Kanye West.
This country strange fruit is an award winning graphic illustrator/designer, working with virtually all the top designers, such as Ecko, Apple Bottoms, Parish, Timberland, Rocawear, Shady Ltd. Having laced celebs such as Wendy Williams, Queen Latifah, & Chris Brown with his work he has undeniably become heavily sought after by Hollywood. Many corporate clients, such as Smirnoff, DC Comics, TBS, Pepsi, and Wal-Mart, have called on Cak..?13 by name.
After building and managing a successful internet radio station with the lifestyle brand WheatBread, his hustle and all around charisma eventually landed him into the acting spotlight. An impressive method actor, Caktuz has appeared in a number of film and web television efforts, including his mentor Melvin Van Peebles’ film Confessions of A ex-Doofus Ithcy Footed Mutha The Eddie Black Story (formerly tittled Deceptz ), and his self produced web series ThatsWhatsUp! for RadioOne. Caktuz is the poster boy for a multi-media revolution.
In late 2009, Kia Sleet dropped everything and relocated to New York City from the Midwest, to pursue a career in music. With no job leads and knowing no one in the city, Sleet quickly learned how to survive on the streets of Gotham the hard way. Having to sleep on couches, in hotels, cars, and eat at soup kitchens motivated Sleet to work extra hard to make sure her relocation was not in vain. Writing and producing her own material, Sleet is greatly influenced by artists of yesterday.
She channels the likes of Marvin Gaye (who she considers her idol), The Beatles, Minnie Riperton, Aretha Franklin, Fleetwood Mac, and Chaka Khan for inspiration. Sleet also enjoys drawing faces, blogging about other independent artists, and giving makeovers.
Author Kai Storm, a new face in the Urban Literary world, has brought us shining jewels called Alani’s Bigger Hustle & Alani’s Hustle Gets Bigger. Kai was born in Panama in 1972 and came to New York in 1981 with her mother. She discovered her writing gift as a junior at Boys & Girls High School when an English teacher gave her an assignment to develop a story from just one paragraph and since then, her pen was hot. Through the years, Kai continued to write any and everything not only to keep her gift alive but also for therapeutic reasons, either way her pen and paper kept her sane. In December 2007, Kai was working at a hospital as a temp and even though the assignment was over the first week of December, the hospital kept her on for two more weeks, just so that she would have money for Christmas presents; but there was nothing for her to do during those two weeks, so she decided to pen the first three chapters of Alani’s Bigger Hustle. Only after she submitted the first three chapters did she decide to write the rest of the book “just to see what I would do with it”, and when she pushed this out, it was nothing but fire!
“This story literally lived inside of me since I was 12 years old, it grew up with me and I knew one day it would be out in the world for all to see, it just had too!”
Kai was first signed to a publishing house in August 2008, and because she was so excited about the whole venture, she never fully researched the company and the works they produced; and because Kai had her own personal life issues, she never fully pushed for the book to be released. Once things in her life calmed down, and she was ready to be published in October 2010, she discovered the company was not all ready to put out her book, so through Author to Author connections that she made on Facebook, she found a publishing company that was not only ready, they couldn’t wait to sign her on. This company was Twenty First Street Urban Editing & Publishing, LLC and they along with Kai, brought Alani’s Bigger Hustle to life.
When meeting Kai for the first time, you can see the excitement that she has about her book, the confidence and the great work ethic she exudes is intense, and the best part of all is that it’s genuine to the core. Kai always has promotional information about her book, upcoming book signings and events and anything she is currently working on, and if you are an up and coming author seeking advice, Kai will go above and beyond to provide all the information you need because “If we supported each other more we could rule the world!”
Kai is not only a writer, but also a mom. In 1997 Kai was blessed with her first daughter named Africa, who taught her the real meaning of life and responsibility and the lesson was so overwhelmingly beautiful, that she had another daughter named Agodess in 2009. All in all, Kai is a woman that is thankful for all her blessings and plans to continue writing as long as she can. Her third novel is promising to be a hot thriller; it’s called "You Just Don’t Know", it’s written under the genre erotica kink and the best part of all….Miss Kai Storm will be gracing the cover of her third book! Kai has recently been hired to write inspirational stories for Elation Magazine, a monthly online religious publication and she continues to do book signings and events around the country. On Facebook, Kai is nicknamed “The hardest worker in the business!” and when you meet her you know why, as soon as you see the hat with her book names on it and that smile, you know why!
Kadlice Williams, a young adult from Brooklyn, N.Y. with a new found love and passion for Photography, has made it his responsibility to learn the concept and foundation of photography. He was influenced by his older brother and life as a whole, along with the art of things. A year ago, he was truly blessed with his own equipment, which then lead to him staying up many nights taking hundreds of photographs to expedite, strengthen and increase his skills.
His mission is to bring out a smile with a reflection of self perfection and uniqueness. "The ultimate goal for me, would be to one day own & build an organization to help take young misled teenagers off the street and introduce them to the art of life"...We do hope that his goal comes to fruition in the near future.
He recently created a photography company called Ambitious Photography, where him and his self trained peers come together and build their brand of Photography for the next generation.
Born to Haitian immigrants, and growing up in the diverse community of Flatbush, Brooklyn N.Y, HaitiStar reaches the masses with her soulful influences, which were before her time, such as Phyllis Hyman and Vesta. She carries a style unlike any other, fusing her Caribbean heritage, with the one of her new home by birth, the United States. While most youngsters were outside playing, Haiti found the love to play mature sounds and finesse her words on paper. She turned her pain into a vocal visual, an art-form using a plain 8" x 11" sheet of paper and a ball point pen.
She writes from a spiritual and alarming standpoint, as well as a world awareness standpoint. Unlike many others, she is able to write music at the drop of a dime, whether it's hooks or stories. This singer/songwriter doesn't stop there, she is an upcoming author and screen writer. I introduce to you, Jean Jolie! Welcome to her world!
"Christian & Grace Designs" was founded by Danni Farrar in October 2012. While attending high school in the heart of Brooklyn, New York, she began altering garments to create her own style which solidified her individuality. Once Danni's peers recognized her creativity, they too allowed her to alter their clothing, which also included footwear. After high school she was convinced her God giving passion was fashion.
In 2010 Danni moved to Miami Beach , Florida, and attended Miami International University of Art & Design where she majored in Fashion Merchandising. It was while assisting front of house and back stage at fashion shows for Custo Barcelona, and Rene Ruiz, as well as working at Zara South Beach, as assistant visual coordinator, did she begin to truly cultivate her gift.
Danni Farrar decided at an early age to walk by faith and follow her dreams. Christian & Grace Designs is the product of a dream come true.
Christian & Grace Designs Mission Statement ia as follows: "Our mission is to hand craft our designs in the effort to make our "Royals" unique and special. We distribute high quality products to ensure that we fit your elite personality".
Christian & Grace Designs cater mostly to women and children but men's wear is available for purchase through special ordering.
Our company has been created to accessorize women and children. We make custom hand crafted designs specifically tailored for "Royals" in everyday life. These products encompass the women who want a youthful yet elegant look.