Being born in the 90’s certainly touched the new up and coming triple-threat artist Jo’zzy aka @dopebyaccident in a special way. She’s the protégé’ of super producer Timbaland and a talented singer/songwriter/rapper. Not only is the 90’s an inspiration and influence, but a way of life for this 24 year old; whose real name is Jocelyn Donald. She says of new single “Tryna Wife”, “It’s just nostalgic music and only the beginning. Some of today’s R&B and Hip-Hop can be so watered down and cookie-cutter, but my style of music makes you think of the 90’s.”


"They only get to see a certain part of your life and it’s not even fifty percent. It may be about fifteen percent of your life that these people are getting to watch so that’s never a good thing because you become this fifteen percent of what people get to see and there’s way more to most of us that are on that show..."  ~Bambi


“One thing I feel that happens a lot on the urban side of music, not as much on the mainstream pop side of music is that if artists don't come out for a few years, we forget that we loved them. This was not just some song I liked, but this was my favorite group in the world. I feel like the urban audience, we don't hold our stars up like the pop audience do. Their stars will put out an album tomorrow and it will still be double, triple, quadruple platinum…”  
~Brandon Casey of Jagged Edge 


Are you a fan of good 90’s music? A fan of music that allows you to still leave something to the imagination? Then you might want to cop that new Hi-Five The EP. Yes, that’s right—Billy, Faruq, Marcus, Shannon and Treston aka Hi-5 are making a comeback and Billy Covington and Faruq Evans assured Parlé Magazine in a recent interview, that they’re here to stay!


You've probably been a fan of Rico Love for years and didn't even know it. He has penned and produced chart topping hits for Usher, Keri Hilson, Fantasia, Chris Brown and Beyoncé to name a few. His EP, Discrete Luxury, was released late in 2013 and includes six new tracks including hit singles "They Don't Know" and "B*tches be Like." The EP serves as the prelude this debut album, Turn the Lights On, which is also the singer/songwriter’s memorable catch phrase. While Rico has made a name for himself mostly behind the scenes, the new record is his chance to not only expand his repertoire but show and prove that he has what it takes as a solo artist.


Kareem Nelson, didn’t tell the typical childhood story I expected to hear in a recent interview with the Wheelchairs Against Guns (W.A.G.) founder. He described a great childhood, a mother that provided everything he wanted and needed, if not more. As an only child, he said he had the best of everything, but the “streets” were still calling. “I chose the streets,” Nelson admitted. There was a sense of brotherhood and freedom that led him to the lifestyle that so many of our young Black men follow. Fast money, cars and women is the name of the game and where so many get caught up. For twelve years Nelson was about that life, until one night everything changed.


 
 

 

 

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Morgan McCoy is an actress, educator and minister from Virginia, but it was her mission to tell a story that helped us cross paths earlier this year.  Her acting combined with her writing helped compose an amazing play that looks at the path that Black women have taken in America.  Amptly titled, Evolution of a Black Girl: From the Slave House to the White House, the one-woman play uses 12 characters to put a microscope over the journey that few ever take time to focus on.  I had the opportunity to talk to Morgan about her inspriation, her other endeavors and what's next for her on this journey.  Find out more about the young superstar here...

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Garcelle Beauvais is no new comer to the screen.  She has many credits tagged to her name like Double Take, Flight and one of her most popular roles as “Fancy” on The Jamie Foxx Show. That’s not even half of what this Haitian beauty has done. Her most recent release is And Then There Was You. I had the opportunity to talk to her about what it was like being a part of this new film. Plus, did she and Mr. Jamie Foxx have any off camera romantic chemistry back in the day? Is she single or dating? What does she look for in a man? All of these questions plus more are answered in this interview. Read on!

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For many of you readers this New York native needs no introduction. Whether as one of your favorite Temptations or your worst nightmare in HBO’s OZ, he’s made a name for himself in both silver and small screen arenas.  Professionally known as just Leon the multifaceted Leon Robinson has been the corner stone of some of cinemas most exciting moments and now he’s back center stage with his new role in the movie, And Then There Was You. I had a chance to chat with Leon to dive into what viewers can expect from the romantic drama and he enlightened me to much more than just his part in the feature. Check out the full interview to see what he had to say.

Read more: Actor Leon Takes Us Deep Into His Latest Movie Role


From stage plays to the small screen sitcoms, there seems to be nothing the beautiful and talented Ms. Cynthia McWilliams can’t do. You may recognize her as Trina Shaw, Kevin Hart’s entertainment attorney on BET’s “The Real Husbands of Hollywood,” but what you may not know is that this talented actress has done a variety of voiceovers, stage plays, and award winning television shows all while giving back to the community and promoting causes important to her.  In between tapings for season twoof BET’s hit show she had a moment to chat with us about it all.  Check out what she had to say about working with Kevin Hart, her childhood, and much more.

Read more: Cynthia McWilliams: The Lady Behind The Laughter


The Haunted Hathaways
is a new kids television show on Nickelodeon. The series follows a single mother and her two daughters who move into a New Orleans home, which she soon finds is also home to three ghosts, a single father and his two sons. The show can be considered the ghostly Brady Bunch. It stars Chico Benymon (from Half and Half fame), Amber Montana and Benjamin “Lil P-Nut” Flores. We got a change to talk with Chico Benymon [pictured far left] on his role, how he is an influence to the children on the show, and his other endeavors besides acting. 
 

Read more: Chico Benymon Leads Impressive Cast on The Haunted Hathaways

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