Espy is one of today’s most exciting and talked about Indie artist in the nation today. This singer/songwriter is making a huge buzz everywhere. His love for music started at the early age of 4 singing everything from Michael Jackson to Bon Jovi, Espy knew then that being a entertainer was what he had to be, it was in his blood. Espy started singing all original music at 13 singing ,dancing in every talent show he could be involved in. The thing that amazed people is that he was singing songs written by himself which was not known of much at that time. In his early 20′s Espy decided he had to make a major turn in his career where he traveled a lot more trying to be heard and seen by fans any and everywhere. In 2009 Espy moved to charlotte North Carolina. where he still lives and everything took a sudden change in a way most people only dream of. He set a plan in motion and never looked back. May of 2010 Espy was asked to perform in front of Andre Harrell (P. Diddy’s original manager).
Next for him was his national TV debut on 106 & Park July 14th, where he performed on there stage and sold over 65,000 ring tones in one day to his song “ERASING YOU”. shortly after that Espy was an award winner at the 2010 BET BLAZE THE STAGE event in New York City, where he performed in front of 3,000 fans that loved every min of his performance. Oct.3rd, Espy returned to Harlem ,New York to grace the historic stage at the Apollo, Ending out he year of 2010 ,the campaign for his long awaited debut album “FINALLY”(on Itunes now) began and he also was nominated for R&B artist of the year in 2010 for the queen city awards and received a national Addy award for his works.
To kick off 2011, Espy dropped his music video to ERASING YOU jan.2nd, on Youtube and had a loud response from fans everywhere, and the long awaited 16 year debut album from Espy dropped on 1-11-11 nationwide on Itunes. Espy is becoming a brand like no other that fans, media, and artists are discussing on a daily because of his vocal range and amazing stage performances, what is next for this showstopper, stay tuned for what’s next because its going to shock everyone that’s been following the HEIR TO THE THRONE…..Espy!!!!
So it’s that time of the year to do something special for that one person who brought you into this world (and can take you out), your mother. This Mother’s Day, decide to do brunch with the woman you love in a casual and chic cardigan and jean ensemble or go out on the town for a dinner date in your favorite floral dress and sexy pumps. Try something new, by adding a little piece of decor in your hair for that perfect girly effect. Your mother would be so proud that you aren’t showcasing those tattoos that say how much of a bad B&%^&*, you are… at least for today.
The members of Yung OG’s, Dirty Red and Tave Getem have dropped some heat on Youtube recently. Both artist have seperate projects coming out soon, so you don’t want to miss that. Check out the music and leave a comment to tell them what you think.
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The Infamous al Qaeda Terrorist Osama Bin Laden Has Been Killed. The World Celebrates! youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aC9idzWMR5U
Kaydean has released a first half of the new album Emerge/Submerge that you can download.
So if you are into fashion and individuality like I am , then you got to check out Soul Logistic Radio’s 2010 Facebook Entreprenuer of the Year, Keith G. He has creative and eccentric custom designs when it comes to shoes, T-shirts, and fitted caps. I love the designs and the colorful variety on each and every piece. Working out of Virginia, I’m sure this artist/designer is not going places… he’s already there. This is just a taste of the pieces that stood out to me while stalking his website. If you love what you see, check him out for yourself. Hopefully, I will spot you rocking his creations at this season’s hottest events.
The urban Store – http://www.urban97clothing.com/
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Have you checked out the new issue of Style Weekly? Well, if you have then you have seen the best that RVA has to offer. In Hip-Hop music, it’s definitely coming from the amazing and diverse group, Photosynthesizers. Congrats! Check them out at http://www.photosynthesizers.org/ and via Twitter www.twitter.com/photosynthz
Psychic since childhood, and actively developing her skills for close to 25 years now, Ally Mead offers a friendly, empowering approach in her work. She owns and operates an intuitive healing business called Sassy Psychic (http://www.SassyPsychic.com), offering astrology, tarot, clairvoyance/audience, channeled readings and energy work, and is also the author of SEARCHING FOR SASSY: A L.A. PHONE PSYCHIC’S TALES OF LIFE, LUST & LOVE, which chronicles her early years as an astrologer and tarot reader for hire, trying to repair a broken heart while dispensing advice to the lovelorn and trying to accept the “gift” that made her feel anything but rewarded. It’s a rare, behind-the-scenes look into this billion-dollar industry, in a way few have ever seen.
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Thanks to the hard work of Cherrelle Hurt and her staff, As We Grow Childcare and Learning Center are embarking on their second year at their Southside location. Things have picked up enormously and now they are currently enrolling in their summer Enrichment program for the summer months. Plans are underway for a celebration, so more details to come. Contact their office for more info on how your little genius can be apart of a growing family. Did I mention that Cherrelle Hurt was 2010’s school board candidate and also one of the very witnesses in Richmond to personally watch President Barack Obama sign a new small business law back in September of 2010? Well, now you know. Give it up for As We Grow Childcare!!
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I listened to this song and my booty involuntarily started shaking, I love this. Check them out, they’re very creative!
During the mid-‘90s, the Wu-Tang Clan successfully accomplished what other rap groups competed to do: create a cult of personality individualistically while maintaining the collective impact of a hip-hop crew. The Young Richmond Outkasts, a six-man hip-hop super group embodies that spirit, bringing to the open table of hip-hop an influence concentrated on furthering solo-careers and taking over the music market through an idiosyncratic imprint.
Young Richmond Outkasts hails from Richmond Va., and compromises of members ChiChi the Kid, Jay Dash, Heirborne, Jwrek, Jaesen K, and the departed Mikezie. Since their formation in 2009, the super group has won several awards and gained media attention from hip-hop outlets such as World Star Hip-Hop and local Richmond radio station 106.5 The Beat. Part of the Richmond independent record label, Hollywood Cemetery, Young Richmond Outkasts has opened for national acts such as Lil Wayne and D12 and established themselves locally with their popular “Clash” parties.
“It’s 2011 and everyone and their mother is a rapper so the market is saturated,” ChiChi the Kid said. “We have to work twice as hard to get people to actually listen to it to win them over. We have to create our own movement. We can’t wait and rely on just radio stations or club DJ’s to support us. We’ve got to make them come running to us.”
What separates Young Richmond Outkasts from hip-hop’s wide net and saturation is that all members of the rap collective met at a young age without management or label consultation. Jay Dash and Heirborne were childhood friends and started making music as part of a different hip-hop group before Young Richmond Outkasts. Both, along with Jaesen K, met ChiChi the Kid through his brother, Chinonyeelu Amobi, while ChiChi met and grew close with Mikezie and Jwerk through a mutual job.
All friends realized they had a talent for music and began collaborating together while maintaining their own solo-projects. After ChiChi the Kid won Protégé Magazine’s 1st annual showcase, he decided that he wanted to share his local publicity with his close friends and artists he collaborated with frequently and jump started the Young Richmond Outkasts. When Mikezie was killed in his recording studio on Christmas Eve shortly after the formation of the rap collective, the group grieved and found new focus which reinforced their determination to make it as successful hip-hop artists.
“When I look at our group, I see the future, not the near, but the distant future,” ChiChi the Kid said. “We all cried when Ezie died. Everybody hurts whenever Jwrek does something crazy and winds up in jail. And everyone felt a huge loss when I traveled to Nigeria for a month. Creating a group that valued friends first, and music second is something that I have always wanted to do.”
During 2010, Young Richmond Outkasts began to market themselves actively, releasing a viral video campaign of singles and music videos produced by local Richmond directors. Singles such as, “Nine in My Pocket” and “She’s Paranoid” have gained both local and national attention from fans and media outlets. Specifically in Richmond, the group has hosted “Clash” parties that aim to unify a strong musical movement and establish a hip-hop foundation within the city.
Young Richmond Outkasts will continue hosting the popular “Clash” parties in the spirit of Mikezie and in the spirit of hip-hop. The group plans to release more music videos online for singles,” Wear it on the Right Side”, “Dressed to Impress”, and “Attracted to my Homie’s Girl,” in light of their first official free mixtape released on March 19, 2011 on Datpiff called, I’m An Outkast And I Don’t Care. Young Richmond Outkasts will continue to work with smaller independent labels that compete in the market to brand themselves. And the Young Outkasts are burning in their marks.
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On a beautiful Saturday afternoon in April, you may have had plans on cooking out with the family or checking out some of the hottest retail spots in the capital city. Hopefully before you got too engrossed in the same ‘ole-same ‘ole, you took some time to check out something a little more different and special.
Crystal Robinson of www.crystaljsilk.com, owner and crafter of the infamous handmade silk scarves and pillows that you may have seen on GaptoothDiva’s tour of the annual Spring Bada Bing, showcased her lovely silk creations among Virginia’s artist community at the Virginia museum of Fine Arts. She and two other talented crafters/artist were there represented and in full effect for what turned out to be a great event.
For more information about Crystal and her wonderful silk creations, check her out at www.crystaljsilk.com
Designer and Seamstress, Artina Slaughter showcased some fantastic bags that complimented the theme of the Museum. They were beautiful and nothing short of chic and creative. For more information her handbags and accessories, check her out at www.Mashulu757.com
RVA Jeweler and Designer, Jay Sharpe presented his new collection “Henleava”, inspired by tow of the most precious little girls ever, which couldn’t be more custom and unique if it tried. He designed this jewelry and many more just for the client in mind. For more information about him and his new collection, check him out at www.henleava.com
If you are an artist, jewelry designer, or seamstress, then a trunk show should be in your very near future. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase what you have created and sell your product as well. I was impressed at how well the turn out was, but more importantly how wonderful these three held it down. I look forward to more events like this in the future.
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Davie Rodriguez (born October 10, 1987) is a Cuban-American recording artist. Born David L. Rodriguez to parents Monica & David, he is the oldest of 3 children. Since his childhood, he has aspired to sing. Although hesitant to take on the music scene, he went forward with the encouragement of family and friends. He was raised speaking Spanish & English that has influenced his work a great deal. It was the leak of his single ‘Contagious’ with producer Red Hook Noodles, which began the launch of interest in him.
In 2009, he began the launch of a Spanish Tutoring business that connected him to many successful business owners and helped him gain much exposure. He also taught Hispanic immigrants through the Sacred Heart Center’s outreach program. He is known for his bilingual music and interpreting all styles and genres.
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My mother used to tell me, “If you don’t want to be talked out of an idea, don’t tell anybody your idea”. I took years to master that lesson, but finally I got it. I had some great ideas in the past but like an idiot, I shared them with any and everybody, wanting some type of cheering squad behind me to applaud at the finish line. However instead of getting that, I would get a bunch of people (most of them in worst situations than me) telling me how, when, why, and what I SHOULD be doing. It was frustrating to say the least, but I digress.
This time around, I knew that I wasn’t talking to anyone about what I planned to do, even to this day after everything is already said and done, I’m still not talking. I look at it this way. Some people will pray for your success and your good health. However, there are people in the world who will pray for your downfall and your demise. When you are a constant reminder of the lack of ambition in others, in the past when they believed everything was possible, or the regrets of their life, they will want to destroy you for their own peace of mind. Even worst, when you decide you want to walk out on faith and believe that no matter what you do, Your Creator is going to see to it that you are a winner, and then they’re even more upset. See, they lack faith and they never stepped out on anything, not even those sorry people in their lives that held them back from their ideas and their dreams. So naturally, if they couldn’t do it, neither can you.
When you step out on faith and you believe in that power you have in you, you are asking for drama. The enemy doesn’t want you to inspire anyone; he doesn’t want you to be as good as God knows you are, so he’ll use that older person you look up to, to influence you not to move, or that best friend you thought you could trust to hate on your suggestions before they even exist. It’s so hard, it would be a lie to say it’s not, but that’s what stepping out on faith is, it’s scary and it’s hard, but believing doesn’t have to be. I know that I remind myself about all the bad I did in life, and how easy it was for me to do it. I think about all the craziness and drama I used to create and how I never had obstacles to overcome in order to accomplish those bad deeds. When you step out on faith to do something amazing and good, you will have hurdles. I remind myself everyday that the bigger the hurdles and the more obstacles, then the bigger the blessing and the more profound my journey will be.
I can’t tell everyone what I’ve done. However, I know those that believe in me and see my vision, know that I’m up to something amazing. We just have to have faith.
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