Exclusive Interview: Marsha Ambrosius Talks ‘NYLA’ Album | Motherhood | Marriage | Touring & More w/ @MFWERadio

GRAMMY® Award-nominated soul singer, songwriter, and pianist Marsha Ambrosius catalogs two trans-formative years via the 16 impassioned, irresistible, and inimitable anthems comprising her third full-length album and first for Entertainment One (eOne)—NYLA. During that time, she met her future husband on the road, married him, and gave birth to the album’s namesake, her daughter Nyla.

Nearly two decades in the game set the stage for this story. After co-founding the gold-certified and influential Floetry, Marsha went from penning tunes for Michael Jackson “Butterflies,” Alicia Keys and Jamie Foxx to launching a successful solo career. Her 2011 debut, Late Nights & Early Mornings, bowed at #1 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart and #2 on the Top 200 and yielded hits such as the GRAMMY® nominated “Far Away” and “Hope She Cheats On You (With A Basketball Player).” As her profile rose, The First Family – The Obama’s, invited her to perform at The White House for The National Christmas Tree Lighting.

2014 saw the follow-up Friends & Lovers soar to #2 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart and #12 on the Top 200 highlighted by collaborations with Dr. Dre, Charlie Wilson and her nephew Skye. In between a relentless tour schedule, she lent her voice to five tracks from Dre’s 2015 chart-dominating and gold-selling swan song, Compton, in addition to high-profile collaborations with the likes of Kanye West, Solange, A Tribe Called Quest, and many more.

In the midst of these accomplishments, NYLA initially took shape during a period of emotional upheaval. She initially teased the impending album with “Luh Ya.” Satiating rabid fan demand, it quickly generated 7 million Spotify streams. Kicking off the campaign, the first single “Old Times” pairs sparse piano keys and subtle bass with a stark vocal that builds towards a rapturous refrain punctuated by fiery falsetto.

Pushing the limits of her expansive range, the emotionally charged “Never Be The Same Again” pays tribute to a friend who would be tragically taken from the world too soon. She notably recorded it in one tearful take, and it remains a stand out. Elsewhere, Nyla swings from the swaggering strut of “I Got It Bad” to “How High,” which perfectly captures what she describes as a “Marsha Moment.They’re also impossible not to feel. That’s what makes NYLA so impactful.

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Exclusive Interview: Katherine Bailess Talks “Hit The Floor” Season 4 | Mississippi / NYC to LA | Early Career Development & More with @MFWERadio

KATHERINE BAILESS
Bailess is most recently known for her lead role as the sexy, funny, comedic seductive and Southern spitfire ‘Kyle Hart’, on the TV Series ‘Hit the Floor’ which she originated for VH1 and can now be seen  on BET Network starting in 2018. She is no stranger to television or film as she has recurred on a number of TV shows including Anger Management, Gilmore Girls, One Tree Hill, The Loop and Sordid Lives. She has also appeared on shows like NCIS and in feature films opposite Kelly Clarkson in “From Justin to Kelly,” “Bring It On Again” and the recently released film version of her TV project Sordid Lives, “Sordid Wedding”.
Katherine also stars in the comedy Web Series that has gone Viral through YouTube entitled, “Sh%t Southern Women Say” and is the true definition of a triple threat; accomplished actress, trained dancer, and country music recording artist.
Bailess, who currently lives in Los Angeles, California, is from Vicksburg, Mississippi and was a musical theatre and dance major at Marymount Manhattan College. Checkout our latest and exclusive interview with Kat now !

Exclusive Interview: Willie Jones Talks His “Road Waves” – Acoustic Mixtape | Breaking In The Industry | & More With @MFWERadio

 

Buzzing Louisiana-born country singer and songwriter, Willie Jones releases his anxiously awaited acoustic mixtape, Road Waves across all digital retailers and streaming platforms via 4 Sound / Empire. With his smoky sense of soul, gruff lyricism, and timeless Southern charm, the singer/songwriter brings raw heart to country music over the course of five emotionally-charged anthems rife with backwoods spirit and bluesy gusto. The lead single “Windows Down”offers a glimpse at his narrative style, instrumental acumen, and pure vocal power.

The EP follows the success of his debut single “Runs In Our Blood.A different kind of all-American anthem, the video immediately resonated across communities, generating over 600K views on WorldstarHipHop.comin less than one day. Of the track, The Boot claimed,Willie Jonesbreaks the country music mold on many levels as a fresh new face in the industry.” Representing another side of country music and giving the African American a voice in the genre, Willie Jonesinitially made waves at just 17-years-old on X Factor. He has quietly turned into phenomenon with 227K Instagram followers and a burgeoning fan base.


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Exclusive Interview: Bahja Rodriguez Talks New EP “Take 3” | Solo Artist Success | OMG Girlz | & More w/ @MFWERadio

Sweet melodies, soft background and powerful leads would be the only way to describe the unique yet soulful sound of R&B Songstress, Bahja Rodriguez. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia; the 21-year old singer/songwriter channels her dynamic presence and vibrant delivery in each project released. Fueled with an inherited talent in music and melodies, Bahja’s passion derives from her artistry and the support she continuously receives from fans worldwide. Bahja’s professional career began at the tender age of 12 years old as “Miss Beauty” in the popular girl group “OMG Girlz.” The group is credited mostly for their songs “Gucci This, Gucci That,” “Where the Boys At,” “Baddie,” and “Boy It’s Over.”  The group disbanded in March 2015 mutually.  In December 2017, the young ladies rejoined on stage for a one time guest performance at the Great Xscape Tour.

Determined to not break from her passion musically during the abrupt end of the group’s identity; Bahja continued to pursue her career as a solo artist. In April 2015, the songstress released her first song entitled “Jealous Type” that gained over 1 million streaming impressions within days of its release. Following this release, Bahja countered the buzz with the release of her debut EP entitled “It Gets Better.” The project charted to a peak of #6 in sales via iTunes R&B album charting, as well as, peaked on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums charts at #10. Dedicated to her craft and solidifying her consistency to win in her position, Bahja Rodriguez released her second project entitled “Luv” November 2016. The project appeared on the sales charting list via iTunes at #29, as well as, peaking at #8 via Billboard Heatseekers chart.

Channeling her growth as an adult woman coming into another phase of her life personally and professionally, Bahja took from personal situations in her life and expresses those thoughts in her newest and third EP project entitled “Take 3.” The project is set for a digital release on May 18, 2018. The singer took to social media to announce the project with the official cover artwork and title in caption with date causing talks of anticipation from her loyal fans. Production on this compilation comes exclusive. Excited about the growth in her musical delivery and lyrical keen, Bahja spoke on the concept and direction of her new project “Take 3”— “This project was made to give a fresh and diverse take on women who are in the music industry from Atlanta. My focus was to take a stance for the soulful high-spirited women who make the culture of Atlanta vibrant more mainstream. This project is filled with fun, soul, dance, upbeat in its production that people worldwide can still relate and vibe to no matter the ethnicity or age group. This is introducing a new side of Bahja Rodriguez that has evolved as a woman yet resonates in a new layer of confidence.”

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Exclusive Interview: Algee Smith Discuss Debut EP “Listen” | Movie Career | & More w/ @MFWERadio

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 The New Edition Story 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 Earth To Echo and Let It Shine. After grinding for nearly a decade, BET chose him to star in the acclaimed 2017 series The New Edition Story 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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Exclusive Interview: Zonnique Talks “The Great Xscape Tour” | GUHHATL | New Music | & More w/ @MFWERadio

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 JonesThe 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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Exclusive Interview: Bridget Kelly Talks @LoveHipHopVH1 #LHHH | New Music | Relationships | Cheating | & @MFWERadio

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.

Exclusive Interview: Mike Classic Discuss “Woosah” Single | Independent Artist Branding | Upcoming Project & More w/ @MFWERadio

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.

 

Exclusive Interview: Parachute Discuss Intimate Acoustic Tour | “Wide Awake” Album | & More w/ @MFWERadio

 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.

Exclusive Interview: Sammie Discuss Comeback In R&B | “Coming Of Age” Album | & More w/ @MFWERadio

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.