Exclusive Interview: Christian Paul Discuss Debut EP | R&B Influence | & More With @MFWERadio

On Christian Paul’s upcoming single “Chapter,” he sings like a seasoned soul-R&B artist. The 20-year-old singer/songwriter endured many obstacles with his 2020 debut EP, Christian is geared to maintain authenticity while entering the next chapter i​n his career. Growing up in The South, young Christian was musical from the start. At four years old, he learned to play the drums, followed by the piano, bass, and guitar. His father, a former hip-hop dancer, taught Christian how to dance and it wasn’t long before he was performing at family parties. By 12, as a result of what he thought was an opportunity of a lifetime, Christian was locked in a stiffly binding contract. In an attempt to get out of it, ​his first call to a lawyer proved to be a serendipitous one, as the lawyer was coincidentally the best friend of the person holding Christian under contract. Within a few short phone calls, he was freed.

Christian began aggressively pushing his craft, releasing clips of original songs and covers on Instagram, by way of singing into the Garage Band app on his iPhone. The collection reached his soon-to-be management team at SRP, known for discovering and signing the indomitable Rihanna. They later linked with Steve Bartels and Doug Morris of 12Tone to sign Christian, and the rest was history.

Christian released three singles: “When Love Don’t Love You Back,” “Strong,” and “Rewind,” all showing the soulful angles of his musical personality, though for Christian he simply wasn’t connecting to his own peers. Raised on the likes of Curtis Mayfield, Otis Redding, and D’Angelo, Christian had the soul in him, yet he struggled with crafting music that could effectively connect to today’s popular audience. He took it back to the drawing board, aligning with songwriters/producers Bibi Bourelly, Daecolm, Ebenezer, and Glashaus to uncover a new sound within him.

The song is harmoniously rooted in love, as Christian coos, “you’re my favorite page in this chapter, I go over and over again.” It’s an open book of romance, grounding the airy production with soulful, tangible vocals that travel along a vein of love and affection, while still showcasing the dawn of a rising star who finally has his chance to shine. It took enough leaps and bounds, but Christian Paul is ready for the road ahead, with one clear mission to bring the old school and the new school together. “I had to marry those two worlds,” he says, “and while it took a little bit of time, we’ve finally accomplished that.” Checkout our latest & new interview with Christian Paul.

Exclusive Interview: Ye Ali Discuss “Private Suite 2”, Working With Eric Bellinger, Upcoming Tour, & More on @MFWERadio

Indiana Artist / Producer Hybrid, Ye Ali knows all about the tightrope as he navigates through a budding career blessed with viral hits, the capacity to deliver more and a fan-base the requests it. He’s talented, with melodic coldness, an ear for production and dynamic songwriting capabilities. But he isn’t reliant on what comes naturally. It’s the type of focus that’s reflective of being a head of the curve. His production credits include Chris Brown, Joyner Lucas, Tyus, Lil Keed, Nessly, Roddy Rich, Eric Bellinger & Kehlani. Checkout our latest & exclusive interview with Ye Ali.

Exclusive Interview: Elle Winter Teases Debut EP “Yeah No”, Latest Single “Cave In”, & More On @MFWERadio

At age 20, the singer, songwriter, and actor Elle Winter has already amassed a strong fan-base from her early successes in the music and entertainment industry. With her debut EP “Yeah No”, Winter’s unique voice and emotional approach to songwriting is set to reach more people than ever before. Born and raised in New York City, Winter took to music at a very young age. Her formal introduction to the entertainment industry was through an acting course at the age of seven, which culminated in a showcase where a manager saw her talent. A few years later, she was discovered by Radio Disney and took part in their “Next Big Thing” program that included the release of several singles and a national tour in which she began building a fan-base. 

As Winter made her way through high school, she continued pursuing her music career along with acting, with roles in films Three Generations and the Netflix comedy The After Party. Throughout this period, Winter worked on new songs and independently released the single “One More” in 2018. A radio tour followed, as well as spots on The TODAY Show and the honorifics of being named Elvis Duran’s Artist of the Month, as well as KIIS FM’s Next Up Artist. 

In the beginning of 2019, Winter signed with Sony’s The Orchard off the strength of her forthcoming EP. The songs were largely written over the past year and a half, but the music represents an artistic course that Winter set for herself six years previous. On a majority of the EP’s tracks, Winter worked with production team The Orphanage, who has notched credits on recent albums from Demi Lovato and Alessia Cara, and has given Winter’s music the unique pop flavor it possesses. The EP zeroes in on Winter’s personal experiences—who she is and where she’s been—and there’s no better evidence of that perspective than standout single “Yeah No,” written in Nashville at the end of a relationship about an ex that wouldn’t leave her alone. It is that communal feeling that is sure to spread when Winter’s ebullient, nakedly honest pop music makes its way to listeners everywhere. Checkout our latest and exclusive interview with Elle Winter.

Exclusive Interview: Cairo Gold Teases Upcoming Project | New Single | Songwriting |& More W/ @MFWERadio

Los Angeles native Cairo Gold is an undeniable and unmovable talent. With a sexy swagger and a sultry voice, this urban pop artist grabs your attention straight away. Artists say constantly that they are willing to risk it all for their art, but Cairo Gold takes that to a new level when she revealed to the world her means of funding her debut EP, adding to the lure and mystique of her art. The self- titled EP, Cairo Gold, saw great success with 2 New Music Friday’s on Spotify for the songs “Hail Mary” and “Torture.” Not only is Cairo’s sex appeal undeniable, her attitude is infectious and her music runs deep in her veins, having co-written every song she’s ever released. A songwriter first, Cairo Gold has not only written her music, but has been instrumental to multiple other artists success with her influential songwriting. With 2019 rolling in, Cairo’s momentum is only growing, with brand partners from Rihanna’s Official Savage x Fenty Brand Ambassador program to Taco Bell’s Feed The Beat identifying her as a rising star. From classic cars to timeless fashion, raw sexuality and a rock ‘n’ roll attitude, Cairo Gold blurs the lines of genre with her sound, charisma, and fearless ability to push the limits of her artistry to enable her voice. Checkout our latest & exclusive interview with Cairo.

Exclusive Interview: Kevin Ross Talks “Audacity Vol 1” | Songwriting | Mashups | New Label | & More W/ @MFWERadio

Kevin Ross is a multi-faceted singer, songwriter and producer who had quickly gone from performing once every three months to opening for R&B/Soul legend Maxwell five times a week.

Ross, who began his career as a songwriter, got his big break when he secured his first placement with Jamie Foxx after graduating from college. In 2012, the Washington, D.C. native signed a major recording deal with Motown Records and released his first major project, Dialogue in the Grey (EP), two years later.

2014 proved to be a breakout year for Kevin Ross. Known for his soul-drenched, buttery, smooth vocals, he was named AOL’s “Best New Artist of 2014” and landed a national holiday campaign with Glade that brought joy to American households across the country. His journey to the stardom, however, wasn’t an easy one. Ross maintained his star power via social media by showcasing his undeniable talent through a series of mash-up music videos. “My mash-up videos are something that helps stretch my musicality and creativity.” he says.

After a few delays, Ross released his long-awaited debut full length album The Awakening in March of 2017. The album’s first single, “Long Song Away” peaked at #1 on Billboard’s Adult R&B Song chart and at Urban Contemporary Radio with the follow up single “Don’t Go” cracking the Top 15. The chart-topping success of The Awakening led to Ross receiving several award nominations: Best New Artist (Soul Train Awards), Outstanding New Artist (NAACP Image Awards), and New R&B Artist (iHeart Radio Awards) and headlining his first national tour. In September of that same year, he released his third studio project, Drive (EP).

Following the release of Drive (EP), Ross found himself in a transition that led to a brief hiatus from music. He’s been hard at work in the studio preparing new music for fans that have been patiently awaiting his return to enjoy. Luckily, they won’t have to wait for long. Audacity, Ross’ fourth studio project, is slated to be independently released in 2020 on his new label (Art Society Music Group/ EMPIRE). “Creating Audacity has been an exciting process for me. I really followed my instincts and let the music guide me the whole way.” he says. “This album has a lot more grit to it. It introduces new sides of me while still reinforcing the essence of my art.”

Exclusive Interview: K. Michelle Talks “All Monsters Are Human” Album, Entrepreneurship, & More with @MFWERadio

You never need to guess what might be on her mind… K. Michelle will just tell you. This transparency extends from the artist’s celebrated chart-topping discography as a gold-certified R&B powerhouse to a burgeoning empire as an entrepreneur, restauranteur, founder of No Color No Sound Records, and personality on VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood. It also defines her 2019 fifth full-length and first independent album, All Humans Are Monsters [No Color No Sound/ 4/4 Records/Entertainment One]. In doing so, she serves up her strongest and most soulful collection to date.

Not to mention, she starred in Love & Hip Hop: Los AngelesLove & Hip Hop: Atlanta and Love & Hip Hop: New York in addition to fronting her own successful VH1 series K. Michelle: My Life for three years. She opened Puff & Petals Lounge in Atlanta, became the first African American brand ambassador for Jack Daniels, and joined forces with Home Goods for a 2020 product line. Checkout our latest & exclusive interview with K. Michelle.

Exclusive Interview: Angel Brinks Talks Entrepreneurship As A Fashion Designer, Reality TV, & More w/ @MFWERadio

Angel Brinks is an Armenian-American reality television personality and fashion designer who was born and raised in Hollywood, CA. She is the self-made CEO and Executive Designer of Angel Brinks Fashion, as well as an International trend-setter and fashion influencer (with over 1.4 million followers on Instagram). Outside fashion circles, Angel is known for her stint on VH1’s Basketball Wives: LA with her ex, professional basketball player Tyreke Evans. 

On Thursday, July 25th, WeTV debuted Angel’s television special Angel Brinks: The Real Bling. The show gave viewers an up close and personal view on how Angel Brinks manages motherhood, entrepreneurship and fashion. Angel Brinks’s designs can be seen on celebrities from the likes of Mary J. Blige – Mary has worn several pieces on current tour with Nas – Yung Miami, Future, Xscape, Lala Anthony, Porsha Williams and a host of others. Checkout our latest and exclusive interview with Angel Brinks!

Exclusive Interview: Bridget Kelly Talks Self Embracing With ”The Great Escape” EP & Video, Future Projects, & More On @MFWERadio

BRIDGET KELLY is recognized as an accomplished Recording Artist and TV Personality with career highlights including a GRAMMY AWARD® and appearances on Straight Talk with Steve Harvey and the highly rated Love and Hip Hop Hollywood. Introduced as a Roc Nation protege to JAY Z, and following high profile collaborations (Kendrick Lamar, Kelly Clarkson), BRIDGET KELLY has enticed fans with her signature vocals that deliver candid lyrics over a medley of rhythmic, soul and hip hop tracks on hits including, “In the Grey”, “Run After You”, “Special Delivery” and “Lucky You” from her latest EP, THE GREAT ESCAPE.  Checkout our latest and exclusive interview with Bridget Kelly!

Exclusive Interview: Mike River Talks Upcoming Solo Project, New Single, Mindless Behavior, & More w/ @MFWERadio

Mike River (born May 13 in Jackson, Mississippi) is an Atlanta based recording artist, actor, songwriter, and performer. Mike spent 2015-2017 as a member of the popular boyband Mindless Behavior. The boys charted No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B Hot 100.  Though this was Mike’s debut album with the band, this was not the beginning of the Mike River journey. He began developing his gifts early, playing drums at age 3, singing/dancing around age 5, and has since added guitar, bass and keys to his repertoire. Over the last decade Mike has fine-tuned his writing skills, accompanied by his eclectic taste in music, and has developed a versatile ability to write hit records in multiple genres. Checkout our latest and exclusive with Mike !

Exclusive Interview: Xavier White Talks “Love Questions” EP | Independent Artist Journey & More On @MFWERadio

New York-based RnB artist Xavier White releases new EP Love Questions today. Staying true to his musical roots, Xavier showcases his vocal range and stylistic choices in the six-track EP. The lyrics cover topics ranging from love and lust to insecurities faced in a relationship. The title track “Love Questions” is a slowed down, emotional inquiry into the inner workings of love and catching feelings. It encapsulates Xavier’s laid back approach and youthful energy. “Say My Name”, a track previously released as a single, features a slower start with eclectic sounds that build up to a beat drop which encourages listeners to move along with the music. The track offers listeners an opportunity to connect to the feeling of needing reassurance and for someone to prove their love

Comparisons can be drawn between Xavier’s style and artists such as Khalid, Cautious Clay, and others who have mastered the combination of electronic background beats and RnB vocals. However, Xavier is in a league of his own when it comes to tying together all aspects of the song and creating a culmination of his artistic abilities. Checkout our latest and exclusive with Xavier now !