As soon as he became the first artist to be signed to J. Cole’s label Dreamville, Bas has had big shoes to fill. Born in Paris, France, Bas moved to Queens, New York, at the age of eight. Before Bas was particularly interested in music, older brother, now known as DJ Moma, did everything he could to introduce Bas to various musical styles, including the electronic influences of the European music scene, which, at the time, was quite different from the popular American music of the era.


Sagging pants and fouled mouth children…”N” this, “N” that…
Slow walks approaching the school building
Prep to take the belts off…
“Hurry…hurry” a friend yells out to hide their cell phones
Metal detectors…
“Empty your pockets”
beep…beep…
“Go!”
No ‘Good Mornings’
No smiles—


To be 100% honest with ya’ll, I almost fainted when I walked into the room where songtress, Leela James had been relaxing on the couch. I greeted everyone and introduced myself and like the cool and beautiful person Ms. James was she said, “Hey sweetie, you got to excuse me for laying down we been traveling all day, but you can lay down and relax with me.” Totally blown away by her “down-to-earth” approach, she was every thing I imagined her to be in person.


If you follow Kachelle Kelly on social media you’ll definitely discover her passion for what she does, she’s positive and she is about her BUSINESS. She can coach her clients from a dream to a reality of what they imagined their business to be with consistency and determination. She has even started a $39 a month program for ones who may be a bit financially tight but would love to ask her a question once a month. I follow her on Instagram and it seems as though she’s very well respected in the city of Houston. She has started a Boss Women Pray and Boss Men Pray movement. She not only have the books, but also shirts in which quite a few familiar faces happily wore for a recent photo shoot.

If you or someone you know is in need of guidance for business-you may want to think of Kachelle Kelly. Read the interview below to learn a little more.

Talent is all around us and with each passing year comes a new star in the making, one that is sure to set 2014 a blaze is R&B crooner Anthony Lewis. In February, the 17 year-old L.A. native released his single, “Candy Rain,” a remix of the 90’s classic from R&B group Soul 4 Real. He has since caught the eyes and ears of every major music and is making strides on Billboard's Hot 100 list. With the song in continuous rotation prompting live performances and more work on his forthcoming debut album to be done Anthony is busier than ever, fortunately he had a few moments to spare to talk about his growing career, his inspiration, and the future of his craft.  See what he had to say below.


New Yorkers know, just being here prepares you for everything the world has to offer. For entertainers that is true double time. Washington Heights bred, Dominican actress, Suveria Mota discovered acting was her passion in high school and she continued to pursue her dream through pursuing her degree at Lehman College in the Bronx. After she got her degree she made the move to Hollywood where things really began to take off. Now with a few roles under her belt and some soon to be released projects, Mota is a talent to look forward to. We got a chance to speak with the actress about what finding success is like for a Latina in Hollywood, the importance of education and what's next for her. Discover the next big name below.


 
 

 

 


The search is on for twelve women who will win the opportunity to become an Allure Moscato Brand Ambassador, and participate in a video with legendary Hip Hop Artist Warren G. A complete multi-faceted promotional program, focused upon Allure Moscatos produced by Bronco Wine Company, was announced earlier this week.

Read more: Warren G And Bronco Wines Co. Seeking Allure Models


Hot 97’s “Who’s Next” showcase couldn't have a more appropriate name. These artists are definitely next and “not because they’re dope or simply have a lot of You Tube views” as explained by the night's host Shani Kulture. “But because they’ve put in the work in the studio and the streets.” Thursday, September 17th at SOBs, its regular home, Hot 97’s “Who’s Next” took place. Tiara Thomas and August Alsina took over the stage but not before showcase guests Charlie Red, Mela Machinko and Ms. J Lynn performed. Co-Hosted by Hot 97’s Rosenberg, the show was bound to be lit, the crowd was pumped up by DJ Juanyto who was playing all the good old Hip-Hop joints, which helped prep the crowd for the performances to follow. 

Read more: Tiara Thomas & August Alsina Headline the Hot 97, Who's Next Showcase

A Hip-Hop music festival at its finest and its only getting better with time. Guerilla Union presents Rock The Bells 2013 as it celebrates its tenth anniversary. No holds barred and they have a reputation of bringing in some of the who’s who of hip-hop echelon—and this year will be no different. The line up is virtually endless as it scales the realms of old and new school performances. Ticket holders won’t be disappointed.

Read more: Rock The Bells 2013 Coming to the East Coast


D.C. native and bartender Trey Wheat’s long awaited dream has finally come true. The Erotique Liqueur Launch Party was held at the Layla’s Lounge on the District’s NE side and hosted by celebrities Laz Alonso and Vivica A. Fox, while DJ Gemini kept the party jumping on the ones and twos.

Read more: Let's Get Erotique! Erotique Liqueur Launch Event


On September 8th, with the city's beaming lights as the scenery, eclectic singer-song writer Goapele is sure to put on a capturing show as she graces the stage once again at SOB's in NYC. Dubbed, the spiritual love child of Sadé and D'Angelo, Goapele recently released a video for her latest single titled, "Undertow." The show is sure to be a snippet of all that's in store from her latest project.

Read more: Goapele To Perform At SOB's on 9/8

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