Tina Campbell Discuss Success With Solo Projects, Upcoming Tour, & More With @MFWERadio

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One half of the Grammy® Award winning gospel duo and WE tv original series stars Mary Mary, Tina Campbell, is set to follow sister Erica Campbell’s lead and step out on her own. The singer will release her highly anticipated solo debut album, “It’s Personal” on May 7th.  The record will be the first project released from GeeTree Creative, the company she and her husband, Teddy, recently started. The album, features the current single “Destiny,” which Tina debuted for an eager crowd at the premiere event for the fourth season of Mary Mary’s hit self titled WE tv show. The singer also performed “Destiny to a captivated Good Morning America audience earlier this year. Showcasing Tina’s powerhouse vocals, “Destiny” is an inspirational song that reflects the singer’s journey and serves as a beautiful testimony to how far she’s come. Other tracks on the album include the spiritual “Only Jesus Did it” and the uptempo “Life.”

In addition to the brand new album, Tina will debut as an author with her upcoming book “I Need A Day To Pray.”  As documented on the third season of “Mary Mary,” the singer/songwriter, wife, and mother of five faced some of life’s most overwhelming challenges. She credits her faith as one of the reasons she was able to overcome them. Through it all, Tina put some of her feelings and ideas into a journal which became the book.  Both the book and the album will come together when Tina presents her new stage performance “An Evening With Tina Campbell: Tour


Elijah Blake Discuss ‘Shadows & Diamonds’ | Upcoming Tour & More with @MFWERadio – @EssenceFEST 2015

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Very few artists are just as good at creating amazingly vivid and passionate scenes with their voices, as they are with their words—Elijah Blake, is one of the few. Standing a part from the manufactured acts produced by today’s entertainment industry, Elijah Blake is a refreshing dose of vocal and dancing ability, hit song writing talent, and personal conviction that icons are made of.

Born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Palm Beach, Florida, Elijah was surrounded by talent. His mother and father were no strangers to music, being avid participants in church and his childhood friends all boasted either singing or dancing abilities beyond their years. “Everybody wanted to make it. Everybody wanted to be somebody special.” In an area riddled with crime, Elijah, with guidance from his mother, struggled to stay out of trouble. Soon, his talent would find him a way out of trouble and onto a stage. Checkout our latest interview with Elijah from the Essence Festival 2015.

 


 

Brave Williams Discuss “Fearless” EP & More with @MFWERadio – @EssenceFEST 2015

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Brave Williams embraced her musical talents, having already started her musical career when cast as a lead singer for the MTV Reality show, Diddy’s “Making The Band”. Although she was subdued from the reality show by the struggle of her father’s diagnosis of prostate cancer and early signs of dementia, her talent was still destined for success, which she earnestly grappled for. After three years of development and hard work, Brave co-founded an all-girl group which she named Richgirl. Richgirl landed a major deal with Jive Records. The group instantly created Billboard hits including their first singles “24’s” and “He Ain’t Wit Me Now.”
She continues to strive beyond what’s expected of her, by setting aside time for those less fortunate through Associated Black Charities (ABC), as well as her own personal philanthropic missions. Ceaseless and relentless, with the voice and fuel to light up a city, an independent, unstoppable, fire-driven Brave is now unleashing her full potential on her upcoming EP, “FEARLESS”

Kenya Discuss Overseas Success w/ ‘My Own Skin’ Album & More with @MFWERadio – @EssenceFEST 2015

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Kenya is a richly inspired vocalist/songwriter whose jazz-kissed soul style is wooing admirers simultaneously in the U.S. and U.K. Ironically, her lyrically captivating compositions almost never made it to the ears of the public. Kenya’s life roles as wife and mother of two sons plus working for over a decade as a clinician and educator nearly eclipsed her vision of herself as a viable artist bearing valuable musical gifts. Now—thanks to her reinvigorated relationship with God, the support of her family and counselors that cosmically expanded her viewpoint on life purpose—Kenya shares her first full-length CD, My Own Skin on her label, KenyaMJ Music. Time invested finding herself has resulted in songs informed with wisdom first gleaned for self that will be balms of insight and comfort for others.

Based in Chicago, Kenya released her debut version of My Own Skin in the UK/Europe on March 15, 2015. The album peaked at #1 on the UK Soul chart for four consecutive weeks (she knocked out Charlie Wilson from the #1 spot). My Own Skin reached #1 on both the Solar Radio Gary Spence Sweet Rhythm chart and the Colourful Radio chart for two consecutive weeks. Checkout our latest interview with Kenya from Essence Festival 2015.

 


 

dumblonde Talks Independent Label, Creative Direction, & New Music

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dumblonde Talks Independent Label, Creative Direction, & New Music

Interviewer: david duane

     My Fierce Wings Radio: Who’s dumblonde?

dumblonde is an independent alternative Dance/Pop duo created by singer/songwriters Aubrey O’Day and Shannon Bex formerly of the multi-platinum, international, chart topping female group Danity Kane. The girls were discovered on the hit MTV show “Making the Band”, and grew to be noted in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the only girl group to have two number one consecutive albums on Billboard. In their ten years sharing the stage these two formed an unbreakable bond while touring the world with many artists, including opening for the Black Eyed Peas, Backstreet Boys, and Christina Aguilera. Their indie pop debut has strong dance and alternative influences reminiscent of acts like The Ting Tings, and La Roux. The combination of their iconic blonde appeal, transcendent harmonies and powerful stage presence is a style unique only to Dumblonde.


Interview time ….

My Fierce Wings Radio: First off, Congratulations to you both for the amazing success and now to this incredible brand – dumblonde, what has been the best part with this experience so far?

Dumblonde: Thank you! The entire creative process has been refreshing and a creative challenge. We continue to push ourselves in new directions without settling for the first idea or thought.

My Fierce Wings Radio: Great branding and marketing with dumblonde, how was the process for this new venture?

Dumblonde: Thank you! When we decided to move forward together we knew we wanted to create an authentic brand that embodied us not only as a collective but individuals. Though we seem very different we share a lot of the same ideas and views we just have unique journeys. Something we were able to explore in the studio when writing the songs with Radio & Candice Pillay.

My Fierce Wings Radio: What are y’all personal favorites from the album?

Aubrey: Tender Green Life

Shannon: Love Blind

My Fierce Wings Radio: Let’s talk about live performances and the preparation for a dumblonde concert? What gets y’all ready?

Dumblonde: When we started the stage show we scrapped 3 versions. It had to be right! We were determined for it to fit the dumblonde branding. Which is challenging to do when adding in dance and visuals. It could look wrong quick. However our Choreographer Miguel Zarate has such a creative approach and thought process when he works. Once the 3 of us knew a moment/movement was right we embraced it. Step by step creating an amazing show! The stage is where we thrive!

My Fierce Wings Radio: A lot of people are always confuse as to why once major artist go independent – can y’all explain why it’s been the best decision for y’all?

Dumblonde: We like to have our hand in everything! Our business to creatives from directing, editing, styling….EVERYTHING! Many times when a label steps in they take over aspects that leave the artist feeling unauthentic to their art. We didn’t want any boundaries! Being independent (though we have a distro through Caroline/Universal) we remain free to move our business and brand the way we see fit, we are the label. It brings us that much closer to the process and to our fans. Which is what we care about the most!


Download & Purchase dumblonde’s album now everywhere !

nyc ticket giveaway – dumblonde live

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New York City – We’re excited to announce our ticket give away for dumblonde live in New York City. They  will be stopping by Gramercy Theatre on Wednesday, October 7th. We’ve got two ways for you to enter to win two tickets for the concert – Here goes the details:

1) E-mail Info@MFWERadio.com letting us know your favorite record from dumblonde and why you should win tickets to their New York City concert with the  subject line: “dumblonde nyc”.

2) Follow @MFWERadio + @OnAirWithDavidD on Twitter and simply tweet us with the hash-tag #dumblondenyc

Contest Ends: Monday, October 5th 12:00PM EST

Good Luck :)

Bahja Talks New Music As Solo Artist, OMG Girlz Break-Up, & More @MFWERadio

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Sweet melodies, soft backgrounds and powerful leads would be the only way to describe the unique but soulful sound of R&B singer Bahja Rodriguez. Bahja is a 19 year old singer/songwriter from Atlanta Georgia. From an early age Bahja has always enjoyed singing and had a passion for music. Bahja’s professional career began at the age of 12 years old as “Miss Beauty” with the popular and colorful girl group the “OMG Girlz.” The group is most known for their songs “Gucci This(Gucci That),” “Where The Boys At,” “Baddie” and “Boy It’s Over.” The group performed on several major tours and had much success however, in March 2015 the group disbanded.

Not letting the group’s abrupt ending stop her from pursuing her dreams, Bahja sought out the perfect creative team to help develop and bring her vision as a solo artist to life. In April 2015, Bahja released her first song as a solo artist titled “Jealous Type” which has gained over one million sound cloud plays to date. She went on to release two more songs titled “Lipstick” and “Next One” each currently having more than 300,000 plays on SoundCloud. With such an overwhelming and amazing response to her music, Bahja Rodriguez definitely seems to be Atlanta’s “next big thing” and just what the music industry is missing. Her debut EP titled “It Gets Better” will be available for purchase everywhere music is sold online November 20, 2015. Checkout our latest interview with her now !

 


 

Mimi Faust Talks LHHATL, Relationship with Stevie J, New Ventures, & More On @MFWERadio

 

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Mimi Faust has been charming the audiences of VH-1’s highest ranking reality TV show Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta for four seasons. Mimi’s  confidence, style and wit is what keeps the viewers coming back for more, as she tries to balance both motherhood and new business ventures.

Mimi is currently dabbling in interior designing/ remodeling homes and has hopes of expanding her expertise into a stylish, yet affordable home goods line. In addition to Mimi’s current obligations she has ventured into the hair business with her new line, The Maya Collection, which features a variety of wigs and hair extensions.  Checkout our latest interviews with Mimi Faust.


 


 

Sina Bina Talks LHHATL, Relationship with Yung Joc, & More With @MFWERadio

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Sina is Yung Joc’s fourth baby mama – even though she had hoped to become so much more in Joc’s life. After being a professional caterer in the entertainment industry for many years, and being Joc’s music industry friend for 7 years, Sina became pregnant with Joc’s twin daughters who both are now 1 years old.

Sina is still in love with Joc and has lingering resentment towards him for cheating on her with both Karlie Redd and Khadiyah. Sina hates Khadiyah “the home wrecker” for stealing Joc from her and will go head to head with KD to get him back – even if she has to catch Joc cheating with her on candid camera! Sina wants her family with Joc back more than anything in the world. Checkout our latest interview !

Jordan Bratton Talks ‘Youth EP’, Musical Influence, & More With @MFWERadio

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You’ve got to understand music’s traditions in order to reinvent them. Jordan Bratton certainly does. The 18-year-old singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer possesses a prodigious grasp on all aspects of music. His critically applauded 2014 mixtape, The Grey Area, and debut single “Danger 3” are wholly the products of his personal production and songwriting vision. Armed with a multitude of talents, he stands poised to truly break ground.

At only four-years-old, the New York native realized his innate passion for singing. Encouraged by his “musical” family, he joined the choir in Kindergarten and enjoyed his first moment in the spotlight singing a solo at Lincoln Center during the holidays. Young Jordan also learned the drums before picking up piano and organ at age eleven followed by guitar, bass, and even clarinet. Immersed in the likes of Earth Wind & Fire and Kim Burrell among other R&B and gospel icons, he even started performing live with his dad’s band as well as playing organ at church. Checkout our latest interview with Jordan now !