Ceaser is the owner of Black Ink. Since he first acquired Black Ink in 2011, Ceaser has continued to expand his business and has worked on turning Black Ink into a brand. Born and raised in the Bronx, Ceaser struggled between the pull of the streets, and his passion for artwork. When his daughter, Cheyenne, was born, Ceaser decided that he wanted a better life for his daughter. Opening Black Ink changed Ceaser’s life forever. Now, Ceaser struggles to find the balance between running Harlem’s only black-owned tattoo shop, his on-again/off-again relationship with Dutchess, and the drama that lives between the walls of his shop. Though his friends call Ceaser an “asshole” (he even has it tattooed on him), underneath the tough exterior is a guy with a big heart who knows how to keep it real. Check out our latest interview as we discussed it all with Ceaser !!!!
Puma is known as Black Ink’s ex-PR guy and Ceaser’s forever “Frenemy”. After leaving Black Ink, Puma opened Ink 124, the rival tattoo shop on the other side of Harlem. This “betrayal” caused him to be at odds with Ceaser, who has never quite moved past it.
Unlike the other guys he left behind at Black Ink, Puma married the love of his life, Quani, and they are the proud parents of two-year-old Tamia. Tamia is the apple of Puma’s eye. Even though Puma is now a family guy, he hasn’t completely abandoned his old ways and finds that his quick mouth still gets him in trouble. We recently caught up with our boy Puma to discuss marriage, being a business man, and his thoughts on this season. Check It Out Now !!!!!!
At an early age, Brave embraced her musical talents, having already started her musical career when casted 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. The Grammy award-winning producer, Rich Harrison, found Brave’s vocal innocence and talent captivating and signed her under Columbia Records. Having later been dropped from the record label, she was devastated by the sound of Beyoncé’s “Crazy In love,” a track that was originally created for her while recording with Harrison. Determined to follow her soul and pursue her musical dreams, Brave moved to Los Angeles. After three years of development and hard work, Brave found herself in front of Rich Harrison once again; however, this time with the idea of an all-girl group which she named “Richgirl.” Brave, the soul creator of the group, took the lead in landing “Richgirl” 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.”
Now Brave is ready to take the world by storm with her upcoming EP, “Fearless” and as one of the newest cast member of “R&B Divas: Los Angeles”. In our exclusive interview, Brave shares her passionate music and how she was stayed in the industry throughout the hardships she faced after RichGirl disbanded.
Sassy is the youngest of the crew, but rest assured, she can hold her own! Born and raised right down the block from Black Ink, Sassy is a neighborhood girl who walks the walk and talks the talk. Whether it’s modeling for Urban Ink magazine, or helping out backstage at a fashion show, Sassy’s magnetic style and energy draw people her way. Sassy is proud of her sexuality…she doesn’t like labels but she will say that the ladies keep her smiling. Despite the constant feud between Ceaser and Puma (who she works with at Ink 124), Sassy manages to play Switzerland and to walk the line between worlds. We were blessed with the opportunity to chat with Sassy last week, Check it out !
Dej Loaf is a hot, new female lyricist, that’s making her way into the hip hop scene with her new single entitled, “Try Me”. From the Eastside of Detroit, she dropped her first mixtape in 2012 entitled “Just Do It” that featured songs “Ay Yah” and College”. She linked up with Finally Famous’ SAYITAINTTONE and Adubb da Gawd, along with Oba Rowland to drop IBGM in late 2013, which featured songs “Where the Love At” and “Bad Teacher”. With her latest mixtape “Sell Sole”(Released October 2014) and recently signed, Dej is hard at work in the studio and working on her debut album. Just last week, We spoke to her about on feelings on the success of “Try Me”, fashion, and what’s to come next. Take an exclusive interview now !
R&B singer, Wash—born, Ronald Washington Jr.—is set to make his Aye Girl/Interscope Records debut with the release of his single, “Can’t Trust Thots” featuring French Montana. Influenced by the gritty reality of his Port Arthur, TX upbringing as well as his gospel roots, Wash’s sound is contemporary, yet soulful; a mixture which caught the attention of songwriter/producer Chef Tone (Justin Bieber/Trey Songz/Drake). Armed with both personality and musicality—vocals, piano, drums and saxophone— Wash’s journey will be nothing short of dynamic. We recently chatted with Wash about the public feedback from his single with French Montana and more. Check It Out !
Born in Buffalo, NY, raised in Philadelphia, PA, and armed with a Bachelors Degree in communications from Howard University (1992), Lee went on to pursue a childhood dream of becoming a Hip-Hop artist. His skills as an Emcee would eventually land him a recording deal with Bystorm/Universal Records (1996). As a recording artist, Lee released a solo album entitled Many Facez (1997). This album included the hit single The Theme (It’s Party Time), which settled on Billboard’s Top 100 for thirty-seven weeks. He had the opportunity to collaborate with award winning artist such as the Notorious B.I.G., Busta Rhymes, and Kanye West. Some of Lee’s performances & appearances included BET Rap City: The Basement, BET Teen Summit, Keenan Ivory Wayans Show, and HBO Original Series: ARLI$$. His industry experience prompted Lee to seek a legal degree in an effort to become more knowledgeable about the music business. As a result, Lee attended Southern University Law Center where he earned a Juris Doctorate Degree (2006). Lee is a licensed attorney and NFL Sports Agent equipped with an unprecedented combination of legal education and 20 years of experience in the music recording industry. He is a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), Black Entertainment and Sports Law Association (BESLA), the American Bar Association (ABA), and American Federation of Television and Radio Artist (AFTRA). Just this week, We chatted with Tracey about his new album: “ESQ The Revelation”. Check It Out !!!!!
Music is timeless. It never expires. R&B singer Case knows and believes this. When he makes music, he draws from the inspiration that greats like Marvin Gaye or Michael Jackson have instilled in him. Knowing the influence these singers have had on his life and career, Case Woodard doesn’t take his purpose in music lightly. Having released four albums, three on Def Jam Records, and one independently, the Grammy-nominated Case Woodard had success in the ‘90s, with his self-titled debut album, which featured the Platinum-selling smash hit “Touch Me Tease Me,” and his Platinum sophomore album Personal Conversation, which spawned big hits like “Happily Ever After” and “Faded Pictures.” In 2001, he scored his first number one hit with “Missing You” from his third album the Gold selling Open Letter. As one of very few R&B artists on the legendary hip-hop label at that time, Case was in the wedding when hip-hop officially married R&B, helping to pioneer a sound at the height of the label’s success in that musical genre. His musical contributions to that specific time period can’t be denied. But in 2015, when strip club music dominates the R&B charts and the traditional sound of the genre is overshadowed by a song’s twerk potential, Case hasn’t lost sight of his musical mission. With his fifth album Heaven’s Door, Case revisits a time when artists spoke truth in their music. “Our music has always been the story of us, and with this album, I’m on the doorstep of my own personal heaven.” His journey to get there, however, did not come easy. Recently, We caught up with Case earlier week to talk about “Heavens Doors” briefly. Check it out and make sure you support Case and cop the new album on Tuesday, March 31st 2015.
The Love King aka Raheem Devaughn just released his highly anticipated album – “Love Sex Passion” this Tuesday. The album features the leading single “Queen”, which an definite empowerment record from all the grown and sexy women. We recently caught up with Raheem to discuss the album and the upcoming tour with Ledisi & Leela James. Checkout our exclusive interview with below now !
Grammy Award Nominated Recording Artist/Songwriter: Elle Varner has been extremely busy these past 2 year touring and recording her upcoming anticipated album, “4 Letter Word”. Earlier in 2014, Varner was very eager with wanting the album to release but has now decided to keep creating more music. We sat down with her in December and she revealing news on the status of the project. She also discussed working with A$AP Ferg on the latest track “Don’t Wanna Dance” and teases the sound of upcoming album single. Check it out our exclusive interview now !