LAURIEANN GIBSON is one of, if not, the most important Pop Culture Influencers in Entertainment today. As an Emmy Nominated Director for Lady Gaga’s “The Monster Ball Tour” HBO Special, Creative Visionary/ Choreographer for the Bad Boy 20th Anniversary Reunion Tour, presently a Co-Producer for the hit television show The Four on FOX, and prominently featured in the award winning documentary CAN’T STOP WON’T STOP: A BAD BOY STORY for her integral role in bringing the tour to life. Gibson is a 360 brand in her own right and is ready to let the entire world know. Known as the artist to the artists, Gibson has numerous international superstars on her resume such Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Diddy, Akon, K-Pop’s Big Bang, and Nicki Minaj just to name a few; not to mention, she has also worked for and collaborated with icons Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson and Beyonce. Blending artist development and creative direction, combined with a distinct intuitive eye and an artist in her own right, Gibson is one of the most sought-after entities in the music, television and film industries today.
2018 is shaping up to be Gibson’s most powerful year yet, combined with the new FOX competition show THE FOUR judges Sean “Diddy” Combs, DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor, Charlie Walk and host Fergie; Gibson also starred and produced her upcoming docu- series for Lifetime, “LAURIEANN GIBSON: Beyond The Spotlight”, which follows her as she builds and shapes her company into one of the most sought after brands in the entertainment industry – all while trying to maintain some semblance of a personal life. Artists who have made guest appearances on the highly-anticipated show so far are French Montana, Omarion, Diddy and the Bad Boy Family, Fantasia and Tamar Braxton. This year will continue to showcase Gibson’s impressive talents through her work; as the choreographer for Spike Lee’s NBC Super Bowl promo commercial, as she creates a dance competition show, as the creative director for French Montana, Justin Skye and a Las Vegas show. Also, Gibson will be Executive Producing alongside Mary J. Blige a scripted series for FOX titled 8 COUNTS that’s loosely based on her life. 8 COUNTS follows a choreographer who takes an up-and-coming singer under her wing for a shot at superstardom. Checkout our latest and exclusive interview with our good friend Laurieann Gibson.
Charmaine Johnise is a television personality and entrepreneur with traditional roots, stemming out of Rural Louisiana. Johnise attended Howard University earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Pathology. Following her graduation in 2012, Charmaine took her talents to Chicago in pursuit of aspiration goals. Her southern hostility and charm led her to tattoo artist and 9Mag owner, Ryan Henry. The two hit it off instantly and Charmaine wasn’t long before offered the position as the shop manager. Johnise made her television debut on “Black Ink Crew” Chicago edition in 2015 and is making a name for herself. Checkout our exclusive and latest interview with Charmaine Johnise!
Former member of R&B group Day 26 and Chicago-based group Kwiet Storm, Willie Taylor is a singer, songwriter, producer, actor, author and CEO of Noivak Music Group. Forging forward with a solo career. Catapulted into the spotlight after starring in Sean “Diddy” Comb’s hit MTV show Making The Band 4 for 5 seasons, Willie along with his former R&B group, Day26, which received national success with back to back Billboard #1 album’s featuring their hit singles “Got Me Going” & “Imma Put It On Her” featuring Diddy and Yung Joc. Willie then launched his solo music venture in 2009 with the release of his fan-favorite project “Sextape”, which received over 2 million downloads. Adding to his list of accomplishments, Willie has worked with numerous artist including Diddy, Rick Ross, Babyface, Tank, Jeremih, Avant, Syleena Johnson, and several talented artists. The stage has been set and Willie is showing no signs of slowing down. He has returned for season three of VH1’s Love and Hip Hop Hollywood as well as a host of other projects coming soon. Willie will also star as Pretty Boy in “Chocolate City 2” due to be release January 2017. Checkout our latest and EXCLUSIVE interview with Willie Taylor !
Ryan Henry is the owner and creator of 9Mag, a prominent tattoo shop. He brought together his team, who are the most talented artists in the city, to help build his tattoo empire in Chicago. Ryan grew up on the streets of the south side of Chicago. Once he got into tattooing, his sister Nova helped fund his blossoming career. Not long afterwards, she and Ryan’s niece Ava were murdered by an ex-boyfriend. At that point, Ryan’s life was forever changed. Ryan put the money towards 9Mag, which stands today as a tribute to his sister.
Though a bit moody and unpredictable, underneath Ryan’s tough exterior, is a loving and extremely caring guy. Ryan’s family is everything to him and his world rotates around his son, Mason. Ryan turns to tattooing to clear his mind and to cleanse his soul. Unbeknownst to most people, Ryan is part Japanese and he searches for a deeper connection to his heritage through traditional Japanese tattooing. Checkout our latest interview with Ryan Henry of Black Ink Chicago.
Atlantic Records recording artist K. MICHELLE has announced plans for her North American Summer tour, “HELLO KIMBERLY.” The eagerly anticipated dates get underway July 12th at Boston, MA’s House of Blues and continue through mid-August. The tour will showcase songs from K. MICHELLE’s extensive catalogue including her recently released 3rd studio album “MORE ISSUES THAN VOGUE.” The genre-morphing compilation of R&B, Pop, Country and Hip Hop debuted at #1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Chart – for the 3rd time and #2 on Billboard’s Top 200. “MORE ISSUES THAN VOGUE” features collaborations with Jason Derulo, Yo Gotti and longtime friend Trina and is available everywhere in stores and online.
Philadelphia – We’re excited to announce we’ve teamed up with Live Nation to give away 2 pairs of ticket to K. Michelle’s show in Philadelphia. K. Michelle will be bringing her “Hello Kimberly” Tour to The Fillmore on Tuesday, July 19th. We’ve got two ways for you to enter to win two tickets for the concert – Here goes the details:
1) Follow @MFWERadio + @OnAirWithDavid on Twitter and simply tweet us with the hash-tag #RebelsPhilly
2) E-mail Info@MFWERadio.com letting us know your favorite K. Michelle track from her latest album “More Issues Than Vogue” with the subject line: “K. Michelle Philadelphia”.
In 1999, ABC began airing one of the first reality shows in major network history, “Making the Band”, which chronicled the formation and rise to success of the boy band, O-Town. The public tuned in to watch as Trevor Penick, Jacob Underwood, Erik-Michael Estrada, Ashley Parker Angel, & Dan Miller signed with Clive Davis’ J Records, released the #1 singles “Liquid Dreams” and “All or Nothing”, and achieved platinum success with their debut album. Despite their success, the band broke up in 2004 both to escape an unfair record contract and to pursue individual endeavors.
After a crash course in the entertainment industry in their early twenties, the guys have enjoyed branching off into different facets of the entertainment business. Their first experience left them with a desire to become more educated, seeing first hand how incredibly complicated (and sometimes corrupt) the industry can be. And now, after 10 years apart, Trevor, Jacob, Erik, and Dan are reuniting as friends with a renewed passion for making music together again. “This one’s for the fans and everyone who supported us from the beginning.” – O-Town
Checkout our exclusive interview with Jacob Underwood of O-Town now:
Angela Raiola aka “Big Ang” was the niece of Salvatore “Sally Dogs” Lombardi, a deceased captain of the Genovese crime family. Angela, a single mother of 2 was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY with her two sisters and four brothers. Big Ang always strived to be popular with “the mob”. She is what many consider a “mob moll”. Owning many mafia hangouts over the years, she became like “one of the guys” – even catching a case with some high ranking members of the mob. She was loved by them all. She is like a character straight from the movie Goodfellas and lives by the lifestyle code. Ang has dated many gangsters throughout her life but has always remained independent. She is not the typical woman who would depend on a man. Big Ang has managed to make her own way and provide her own means within this world, though she was always lavished with houses, cars, jewelry, furs (you name it) by many well known mob wise guys.
Unfortunately on Thursday, February 18th at 3:01am EST, Angela passed away from lung & brain cancer. We were grateful to have interviewed Angela back in February 2013, She was such a individual who filled with so much life. We send our prayers to her loved ones, We love you Angela and Thank you for your amazing spirit !
Amber Laura aka “Fabb Abb” is a singer, rapper and songwriter. She is a former member of the two-girl group, LisaRio. After departing from her group, Amber went on to pursue a career in modeling. However, Amber couldn’t deny her passion for music. This Los Angeles native dove head first into the rap game as a solo artist. Amber is currently in the studio working on her first EP since going solo. Be on the lookout for the EP dropping in Fall 2015. Checkout our latest interview with Amber now !!!!!
Miles Brock is a rapper/songwriter born and raised in the heart of LA. He is a former member of West Coast R&B sensation, Marz Boiz. Miles has been featured in several films including the The Broom Wedding and This Christmas. Miles is currently in pursuit of a medical degree but with a long history of acting and modeling, his passion for music has always been his number one priority. Miles has worked with several artists and producers including Tone Bone, Dope, Ashad and fellow castmates, Max Lux and Amber aka “Fabb Abb”.
Born on the south side of Chicago, Milan moved to Los Angeles in the summer of 2008 to pursue his rapping/producing & modeling career. He found his niche in the entertainment industry in the city of Angels rather swiftly, appearing on TV shows like Nip Tuck, The Doctors, and 12 Corozones, as well as commercials for brands like Red Bull, Chase Bank, and Virgin Mobile. Soon after Milan starting doing doing music videos with Kanye West, The Game, Lil Wayne, & Ne-Yo. Milan even released his EDM rap single “Burning Up” which earned him the spot of the number 1 indie artist in the country 6 weeks in a row on Digital Radio tracker. Still writing and producing music for himself and working with other artists, Milan has also expanded his brand to modeling, a teeth whitening facility, and he is starting his own underwear line.
Checkout our conversation with Miles & Milan both:
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.