When she speaks, you listen. When she sings, you feel. When she moves, you watch. Maybe it's the barely contained energy that gives her words buoyancy. Or perhaps it's her passion—and not the wildly appropriate, flaming red mane that really holds your attention. Whatever it is, ask anyone who has experienced TOY !!! and you’ll find another point of interest added to the list. Back in small-town Maple Hill, North Carolina, the preacher's daughter sprang from the womb with music in her blood, lea
Born in Queens, raised in the Bronx where hip-hop started. I've always liked real music as kid coming up. My idols were always legendary. So me being an artist I wanted to have that same status with my music...I know it will take some time but hey, I can make it happen. Bliz is more than an hip-hop artist. I'm into drawing, poetry, dancing, photography and acting. If someone asked me to describe myself in one word...I'll say art."
As a Brooklyn native, Pretty Lyon sets the bar high for female rappers all over. She leaves a mark with her fans by using her unique style, witty and fun lyrics and her amazing dance moves. With a lot of experience under her belt, she has managed to grace the stage with opening acts for Young Jeezy, Trina and Travis Porter. Her album entitled Good Girl Bad Habits has been recognized and awarded with “Album of the Month” in February 2015 by Akademia and she also received “Single of the Year” for
J'VON "BISHOP" LAWRENCE
Driven by respect & passion for the hip hop culture,I desire to be different and stay within my realm of being what you see me as.A MAN AND NoT a GiMMICK" A talented lyrcist phrasing himself as being one of the top "BX Startin' 5" lyrical threats (of course with krs one & Big Pun leading his all star ballot).Jvon Lawrence is bringing what most artist and street corner rappers lack "I strive on bringing that raw uncut realism and detail within my rhymes and performances,it's like giving your ea
Verbal musical masterpieces are created through the intricate knowledge of putting letters together that form words, phrases and lyrics that cause heads to nod, bodies to sway or hashtags. Richard Reynolds better known as AR or ABSTRACT RESIRDU, is well on his way to creating bodies of work that can be spoken, quoted and remembered. Hailing from the Westside of Queens, NY the East coast emcee and writer poetically combines grit, bravado and emotion within his lyrics that take the listener into t
ANDRIA NACINA COLE
Andria Cole was raised in a house full of women and learned everything worth knowing about storytelling from their mouths. Lots of practice and careful study, supplemented, a wee bit, by degrees in creative writing from Morgan State and Johns Hopkins Universities have helped her land short stories in Baltimore Urbanite, The Feminist Wire, Sensations Magazine, and Fiction Circus. Ploughshares recently published her novella Men Be Either Or, But Never Enough, available for download on Amazon and A
Katty Rodriguez-Harrold aka “Kat” is a beautiful multitalented, grammy nominated complete musician in all of its many splendor. She is an incredible singer, saxophonist, songwriter, arranger, composer and teacher. Kat has performed with the likes of Beyonce, Erykah Badu, Eric Bennett, Anthony Hamilton, Luke James, Nikki Minaj, Louis Bauso, Patato Valdes, JJ Hairston And Youthful Praise, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Slim Thug, Jill Scott, Marsha Ambrosiuos, Keri Hilson, Keischa Cole, VV Brown, Monica, L
Rachel Ryan (Radgalray) is honored to be a part of such an uplifting album. Her first exposure to the music world was her accidental song, "La La" which ended up being featured on ESPN. In 2010 she portrayed young Tiffany Moníque in her "Nemesis" music video and also sang in her song "Only Love". From 2008-2010 she was first chair for the brass section in her elementary school band. She is currently a high school senior at The Beacon School and is looking forward to what the future has in store.
Nyasha Nicole O’Connor is a graduate of Manhattan College-Riverdale, NY "I started at a very young age expressing my thoughts and feelings about life to family and friends... Anyone who would listen. I'm an emotional being." Presently, I work for a government agency were I've had published poems in job's newsletter as well as member of Poetry Club (now on pause). "I also hold a volunteer position as the Executive Assistant to the CEO of a women's ministry called Women's International Ass
Nia Ryan, also know as Nia Shwavé is a talented 15 year old African American girl who resides in Brooklyn, NY. She attends Benjamin Banneker Academy where she is currently a sophomore. While always being an A average student in school she also fulfilled extra curricular activities like taking violin lessons at the Harlem School of Arts. Nia has always been a really deep thinker and writing is her outlet for letting out all her thoughts. In her piece "My Black Beauty" she focuses on the topic of
Called "a new American badass” by Time Out New York and “a brilliant writer and people analyst" by the former Editor-In-Chief of Ebony.com, Neycha is an acclaimed recording artist, performer, on-camera personality, author, speaker, digital media creator and former celebrity life coach with 17+ years of unique experience in the fields of personal growth and wellness, music and entertainment. Neycha has appeared on nationally syndicated radio programs like The Michael Baisden Show. Her music, wr
Best known to the general public as one-third of Beyonce’s background singers “The Mamas”, vocalist, writer and entrepreneur Tiffany Moníque stepped out of the shadows with her debut EP, Nemesis, in 2010. The EP was released worldwide through Rhythm 252 Music Group, her joint independent imprint with producer/manager, Kevin “Kwiz" Ryan. Since the EPs launch, Tiffany Moníque has amassed an impressive international fan base of thousands, including superstar, Beyoncé: "Tiffany's voice has effortles