Nodding back to the versatility of classic entertainers, Algee Smith simultaneously thrives on the big and small screens, on stage, and on tape. Starring in Detroit and TheNewEditionStory in between releasing his 2017 EP Listen, the actor, singer, and songwriter shines in any arena. However, that became his goal a long time ago… “In my mind, I needed to be respected in both art forms—acting and music,” he exclaims. “It was all or nothing for both. I went as hard as I could to live those dreams.”
Born in Saginaw, MI before relocating to the South Side of Atlanta in middle school, the budding talent hit the road for the first time at just 12-years-old. As part of the World Changers church choir, he performed in front of a sold-out audience at Madison Square Garden. Inspired on his path by 2Pac, R. Kelly, and Michael Jackson, mom homeschooled Algee so he could focus on his art, while dad produced countless songs for him to sing over. 2011 saw him begin releasing originals on YouTube as part of a regular “Music Mondays” feature before landing roles in films such as EarthToEcho and LetItShine. After grinding for nearly a decade, BET chose him to star in the acclaimed 2017 series TheNewEditionStory as lead singer Ralph Tresvant. “It was dope because we spoke to three generations: the people who grew up with New Edition, my generation the Millennials, and little kids discovering them for the first time,” he says. “For me, it was amazing to be part of something that placed black culture at the forefront.”
As the series took off, he unveiled his independent Listen EP. Driven by his powerhouse voice, he brings fresh flavor to old school R&B with a twist. Without any traditional promotion, the six-song set soared to #11 on iTunes Overall R&B chart and earned praise from BET and more. Over a nineties bounce, his falsetto takes flight on the first single “Girl,” which became a sensation straight out of the gate and racked up 275K YouTube/VEVO views in under a month. The track figures into an overarching theme.
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Growing up in a prominent hip hop family in the south, Zonnique Pullins has always considered what her own legacy would be. Being the daughter of an R&B female pioneer, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, and the stepdaughter to the King of the South, T.I., Zonnique is adjusting her crown and awakening the girl boss within her. At 21 years of age, the singer/songwriter has already assembled quite an impressive resume after achieving success as a member of the girl group, OMG Girlz. Credited with two chart topping singles, their star power landed them on tour and television. In 2015, after much contemplation, the group decided to part ways and pursue personal passions. As a trendsetter, Zonnique continues to push an initiative the trio was behind, female empowerment. Inspired by the birth of her litter sister, Heiress Harris, Zonnique decided to pursue her desire to launch the Heiry Cosmetics line, for young girl bosses everywhere, to feel good while looking good. In continuing her musical legacy, Zonnique released her first solo single, featuring Young Thug. True to her nature as a Pisces, her new sound showcases her duality.After the success of her solo single, Nun For Free, Zonnique went on to release her EP Love Jones. The Love Jones, EP displays a mature side to Zonnique’s music and showed her growth as an artist. With a 4.5 star customer rating in the iTunes store Love Jones, proved to be a ground breaking body of work.
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Bridget Kelly earned her stripes in music sharing the global stage Jay Z, collaborating with Kendrick Lamar and Kelly Clarkson, and riding radio airwaves with “Street Dreamin” & fan favorites, “Special Delivery” and “Run After You”. Bridget Kelly launched into television as an on-camera talent on daily shows and broadcast events for top entertainment networks including VH1, Fuse TV, and BET. Born of Irish x Bahamian background, Bridget Kelly epitomizes of cultural mash up with music styles that blend genres, a persona that clashes New York edge with carefree LA cool and style that mixes street with chic. Her diverse music and television audiences eagerly anticipate Bridget Kelly’s latest reflection of her relatable lifestyle on the upcoming 2018 album, Reality Bites. Checkout our latest and exclusive interview with Bridget Kelly.
Michael Williams Aka Mike Classic is a Haitian American lyricist who is gradually pushing his way to notoriety, in hopes of revealing to the world exactly why he considers himself ‘Classic”. With the accolades obtained from the release of his most recent project, “Where Amazing Happens”, Mike Classic gained recognition while working Billboard Chart topping artist such as French Montana and Jadakiss. The project led the talented multi-artist receiving airtime on NYC’s popular radio stations Hot 97 and Power 105.1 plus music placements on VH1’s “Love & Hip-Hop”.
Mixing his high-energy with a subtle confidence on stage, Classic repeatedly delivers striking live performances, highlighted when he opened for Rick Ross’s Maybach Music Group Tour in 2014. Aside from radio airplay Mike was also featured on Source.com, XXL. and mTV as a breakout artist. After a brief hiatus Classic returned to the scene with a new record called “Low-Key”.
The release gained lots of love and traction with a comfortable 30,000 views in 2 weeks and dozens of downloads from fans awaiting his comeback. “Woosah”, the follow-up to “Low-Key” is on pace to be the seasoned recording artist’s most successful release to date, amassing over 500k+ stream via SoundCloud; largely impart due to Bryson Tiller reposting the record and Ebro premiering it to the masses via Beats 1 Radio. Checkout our latest and exclusive interview with Mike Classic.
Back when they were in high school, PARACHUTE’s Will Anderson (vocals, guitar), Johnny Stubblefield (drums), and Christopher “Kit” French (saxophone, keyboards) spent nearly every afternoon in Anderson’s basement, dreaming up songs showing a deep affinity for classic pop, heart-felt rock, and tuneful blue-eyed soul. Now, after a decade of touring internationally and turning out hit singles like the platinum “She Is Love” (#1 at iTunes), the gold “Kiss Me Slowly,” ‘Forever And Always”, “Can’t Help” (from the album Overnight, which debuted at #15 on the Billboard Top 200), PARACHUTE’s last album reclaimed the spirit that first sparked their love of music. They quickly followed up this successful opening slot with their sold out “Getaway Tour”, in the spring of 2017, returning to some of their favorite venues from over the years. Parachute will play a series of intimate acoustic shows this Fall, while continuing to work on new music to be released in 2018. Checkout our latest and exclusive interview with Parachute NOW.
The world watched Sammie grow up from a 12-year-old sensation into a record-breaking and multiplatinum-selling singer, songwriter, and performer. Now, they can hear him fully come of age in 2017. Sammie’s third record and first independent full-length LP, Coming of Age [Star Camp Music/EMPIRE], sees him confidently evolve into the artist he’s worked towards becoming for the past 18 years. 2016 set the stage for the new album. Sammie delivered a bona fide hit with the I’m Him EP. The Shade Room touted the title track and it transformed into a viral smash with over 2.7 million Spotify streams and 1.9 million YouTube/VEVO views, between garnering praise from HipHopDX, AXS, Revolt, YouKnowIGotSoul, and more. He continued to constantly record, engaging his audience by personally previewing the writing process on Instagram. Checkout our latest and exclusive interview with Sammie.
22 year old Tone Stith has been on a musical journey for over half his life – currently, his a top 10 R&B artist on iTunes with his July 13th released album “Can We Talk”, produced by himself and The PRBLMSLVRS. Tone has written and produced songs for Chris Brown, including the hit single “Liquor’ on ‘Royalty’. Able to play a slew of instruments, write and produce his own music, and captivate audiences with his dynamic dance movements, Stith is what many would call, the complete package. Discovered by music mogul heir Jas Prince, son of Rap-A-Lot Records founder James Prince, & with heavy co-signs from the likes of Drake (also discovered by Jas) Bryson Tiller, Kehlani and DJ Khaled to name a few – Tone is on course to sit amongst the industry’s elite. Having already toured along side Party Next Door and Bryson Tiller, recent RCA signee, Stith, who is also represented by Maverick Management, is gearing up to the road with headliner August Alsina on the “Don’t Matter Tour”. A fervor of tweets from fans across the nation would indicate that Tone’s next live performance is being heavily anticipated, especially with the recent release of his debut album. Checkout our latest and exclusive interview with Tone Stith.
DOPAMINE gives fans the seductive grooves and raw honesty they look for when it comes to MILA J and her unique sound. MILA J, a Los Angeles native, performs with confidence and her sexy “no filter, around the way girl” swag. MILAJ’s debut EP titled M.I.L.A. (“Made in Los Angeles”), was released in October 2014, and rose to #12 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart – featuring guest appearances by B.O.B (“Champion”), Ty Dolla $ign (“My Main”) and Problem (“Pain In My Heart”). MILA J‘’s hit single “Smoke, Drink, Break Up” from the 2014 released detailed her addiction towards dysfunctional relationships. The track hit the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, and its official remix featured Ty Dolla Sign, Kirko Bangz and Problem. MILA J released her second EP in 2016 titled 213 (her hometown area code) on Motown Records, featuring the radio smash single “Kickin’ Back,” and a cover of Sade’s “The Sweetest Taboo,” setting the tone for her current release. Checkout our latest and exclusive interview with Mila J.
As a gift to fans on her birthday, Atlantic Records artist Sevyn Streeter has released her debut album GIRL DISRUPTED. The album includes recently released tracks- “My Love for You” and “Fallen” feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Cam Wallace, as well as soon to be chart topping features with August Alsina, Dave East, Dej Loaf, Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign and more. “I am overjoyed for the release of my debut album, Girl Disrupted! It’s only fitting to celebrate the biggest love of my life…MUSIC on the same day that I was given LIFE! To my Street Team: This is our first birthday, with many more to come…Happy Girl Disrupted Day!” The premise of GIRL DISRUPTED is centered on a message every young woman can relate to, the journey from a young naïve girl to a grown woman. “This important time in each woman’s life forces them to take ownership of their past in order to become the most true version of themselves,” says Sevyn. Earlier this year Sevyn hit the road for an 18-city North American headline tour which kicked off in St. Louis and wrapped in Los Angeles. Throughout the tour Sevyn partnered with Karen Civil for a Civil TV Tour Diary which documented her time on the road. Checkout our latest and exclusive interview Sevyn Streeter now.
After fifteen Saturdays spent in a studio, surrounded by bad Chinese food and good times, Louis York was born. The musical creation of Claude Kelly and Chuck Harmony, their first album is not one genre. Or influence. Or thought. Or message. It’s an exploration of it all. When stepping behind the mic for the first time in their careers, the Grammy nominated songwriter and producer decided to throw out every rule the business had told them to follow. It doesn’t matter how long, how many transitions or how many genres. Kelly and Harmony found themselves searching for one thing, and one thing alone – GREAT music. Music they’re proud to introduce to the world. Music they believe does their rhythmic predecessors proud. And the two have tapped into their eclectic backgrounds and respective New York and St. Louis upbringings to do just that. Every vocal you hear is straight from Claude’s pipes. And every sound a product of Harmony’s hands. Their music truly comes from their hearts, written for the love of music and nothing else. But words simply don’t do the justice a play button can. So enjoy ! Checkout our latest and exclusive interview with Louis York.