Being bold is a big part of being an artist. You’ve got to be willing to act intrepidly at the right moments. Natalie La Rose knows just when to be bold. In 2011 while attending an ESPY Awards after party, she walked up to Flo Rida and told him they were going to work together. Struck by her charisma and confidence, the (intrigued) multi-platinum international superstar invited her to the studio the next day. Over the course of two years to follow, she performed alongside Flo across the globe at sold out shows. 2013 saw her officially ink a deal with his International Music Group (I.M.G.) label, formally solidifying their partnership. However, that wasn’t the first time Natalie followed such an impulse. Born to Surinamese parents and raised in Amsterdam, she moved to Los Angeles alone at 20-years-old, pursuing her dream of becoming a singer and dancer. Inspired by everyone from Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson to Mariah Carey, she honed her vocal chops through years of diligent practice. That prowess led to a deal with Blackground Records/Interscope Records for her duo Amsterdam in 2010. Her debut single for I.M.G./Republic Records “Somebody” [featuring Jeremih] will undoubtedly get the dance floor moving. Over smooth production from Future Classic, the song updates the melody from Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” for a new millennium. Natalie’s voice takes the spotlight in between a sexy hook from Jeremih. Checkout our latest interview with Natalie !!!!!
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 !!!!!
Three-time Grammy Award nominated 368 Music Group & Entertainment One recording artist Raheem DeVaughn is one of the most exciting R&B artists of the 21st century. His fifth studio album, Love, Sex, and Passion, released in February 2015, debuted at #1 on the Billboard R&B chart and #2 on Billboard’s Independent Album chart. It continues to be propelled by radio hits “Queen” and “Temperature’s Rising”.
In addition to his musical interests, Raheem is equally passionate about the various philanthropic initiatives run by his charity organization, The LoveLife Foundation. Launched in April 2014, the foundation currently focuses on youth education, HIV/AIDS research, and domestic violence prevention. Throughout the tour, Raheem and The LoveLife Foundation will be hosting their national “Queen for a Day” campaign against domestic violence. Checkout our latest interview with Raheem.
Janice Gaines already has Mary Mary’s Erica Campbell, Donnie McClurkin, Natalie Grant and Donald Lawrence co-signing her skills. That says quite a lot. But even without these mega-talents in her corner, Gaines is guaranteed to hook you from the very first listen.
Gifted with an effervescent soprano that soars into the rafters and an ear for soul-baring lyrics, Gaines is Motown Gospel’s next-generation game changer. Her refreshing yet fearless artistry—a daring fusion of mainstream and inspiration —reverberates with jubilant determination.
And what a ride it is. Over the course of seven more tracks, Gaines whisks listeners away on a whirlwind tour of what it feels like to be in God’s grace. She takes the anthem route on the atmospheric “Wait on You,” unabashedly proclaiming she’ll never let go of believing in all that He promises—no matter how long the wait. Built on a platform of up-tempo beats, “The Break-Up Song”.
For her first Motown Gospel album, Gaines collaborated with one of her “dream producers,” LaShawn Daniels. The Grammy-winning songwriter/producer behind such acts as Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Destiny’s Child and Tamar Braxton proved to be a kindred Christian spirit. Born in St. Louis and raised in Memphis, Gaines comes by her musical dichotomy naturally. Although her Methodist minister father and singer/songwriter/musician mother divorced during her childhood, Gaines describes herself as “a combo“ of the two. “I grew up with a conservative dad, whose favorite songs are hymns, and a creative, eccentric mom who listened to everything from Earth, Wind & Fire to Tupac.” In fact, Gaines and her older brother frequently traveled with their mother to her gigs as a singer in a top 40 cover band. Checkout our new interview with Janice now !!!!
You’ve got to understand music’s traditions in order to reinvent them. Jordan Bratton certainly does. The 18-year-old singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer possesses a prodigious grasp on all aspects of music. His critically applauded 2014 mixtape, The Grey Area, and debut single “Danger 3” are wholly the products of his personal production and songwriting vision. Armed with a multitude of talents, he stands poised to truly break ground.
At only four-years-old, the New York native realized his innate passion for singing. Encouraged by his “musical” family, he joined the choir in Kindergarten and enjoyed his first moment in the spotlight singing a solo at Lincoln Center during the holidays. Young Jordan also learned the drums before picking up piano and organ at age eleven followed by guitar, bass, and even clarinet. Immersed in the likes of Earth Wind & Fire and Kim Burrell among other R&B and gospel icons, he even started performing live with his dad’s band as well as playing organ at church. Checkout our latest interview with Jordan 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:
Tiffany Evans’ powerhouse vocals will command the attention of anyone in her surrounding area. The South Bronx native got her start in 2003 as a contestant on the hit singing competition show, Star Search, hosted by comedian Arsenio Hall. Tiffany’s victory sparked the interest of major labels including Columbia Records. After performing for executives, Tiffany was offered a recording contract on the spot in 2003. In between working on her debut album, Tiffany explored her acting skills as she picked up roles in CBS’ The District, Tyler Perry’s film Diary of a Mad Black Woman and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. In 2008, Tiffany released her self-titled debut album, which included hit singles “Promise Ring” featuring Ciara and “I’m Grown” featuring Bow Wow. Executive produced by The Clutch and Ciara, TIFFANY EVANS debuted at No. 4 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart.
The 23-year-old singer is now gearing up to release her new EP titled ALL ME, due on Thursday, October 30th, 2015. ALL ME contains a mix of R&B, hip-hop and pop sounds that are simply infectious. The highly awaited EP consists of seven tracks, including the lead single “On Sight” featuring Fetty Wap. The fun and flirty track has received over 600,000 digital streams to date. Thanks to the buzz behind “On Sight,” Tiffany was selected for iHeartRadio’s Digital Artist Program for September 2015. The partnership included daily spins of “On Sight” across all of iHeartRadio’s urban stations. Tiffany’s social media presence continues to grow daily as eager fans and supporters await ALL ME. With over 1.6 million followers across her platforms, Tiffany hopes to keep building her bond with her fans as she begins a new chapter. Checkout our brand new interview with Tiffany now !
Avant is a name that has been used in the context of being original or innovative but the singer/songwriter from Cleveland has transformed the word into a powerhouse brand. Since breaking out on the music scene with his first platinum hit singles, “Separated” and “My First Love”—he has been on a non-stop journey having released seven albums in the last 15 years.
His new album, The VIII (eight)is sure to capture true fans and R&B music lovers with his magnetic voice and beautifully, interwoven lyrics. Each song on the album is a labor of love and reflects different observations around him. He is preparing for the new album release, The VIII in September 2015. This spring he released the debut single from the album, “Special” which is romantic song that breathes new life into love and commitment.With the anticipation of a new album on MO-B Entertainment being distributed through Capitol Music Group, he is preparing to hit the road and introduce followers to his new music. Avant sums up his love affair with his fans on the song “Doesn’t Matter”. “I’m letting you know if I fall in love with you, my love will never change. I don’t exactly know where we are but my life will always remain the same. That’s real—that’s relationships.”
Baltimore – We’re excited to announce our ticket give away for Sevyn Streeter live in Baltimore, MD. Sevyn will be stopping by Baltimore Soundstage on Thursday, November 4th. We’ve got two ways for you to enter to win two tickets for the concert – Here goes the details:
1) E-mail Info@MFWERadio.com letting us know your favorite record written by Sevyn Streeter or on her latest EP “Should’ve Been There (Part 1)” with the subject line: “Sevyn Streeter Baltimore”.
2) Follow @MFWERadio + @OnAirWithDavidD on Twitter and simply tweet us with the hash-tag #SevynBaltimore
Luke Christopher isn’t about to wait around for anybody. Instead of relying on singers or producers, the Los Angeles rapper can belt out a hook with the best of them, and he remains an accomplished producer and beat maker in his own right. On his two new EPs YSTRDY and TMRW for ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records, his singular vision only starts to unfold, encompassing airtight rhymes, cinematic storytelling, keen wit, and a little bit of wisdom.
Growing up in the San Fernando Valley, music surrounded Luke. At a young age, his father turned him on to the likes of Elton John, U2, Michael Jackson, and Stevie Wonder. However, hip-hop found him one Christmas when 2Pac’s All Eyez On Me sat under the tree. In high school, he converted the bottom bed of his bunk beds into a makeshift studio. There, he taught himself how to rap, sing, and compose beats. By his seventeenth birthday, he was ready to be properly heard, and major labels clamored for this strangely soulful and emotionally expansive style. Checkout our new interview with Luke.