IAA SPOTLIGHT: GET TO KNOW – MISS JERRE’- CHICAGO’S HOTTEST STAR!
Feb 2013 13

miss-jerreBorn in New Orleans, Louisiana Miss Jerre’ (pronounced Jer-ray) views life from a perspective of appreciation. Already a resident of Chicago, Illinois during the Hurricane Katrina catastrophe, she still dealt with during that ordeal as a lot of her family still resided there.

An experienced songwriter, rapper, and actress/comedian Miss Jerre’ has been making studio recordings for 10 years and wrote her first song “Played” over 14 years ago. Her music is her solace and comes from her life experiences; her joy, triumphs, loss, and pain.

As an artist, her ultimate goal is to work behind the scenes utilizing her skills as a songwriter as well as have her own Wild ‘N’ Out formatted type show where she can display all of her talents in one venue. At the moment, she is currently performing at least once a week in the Chicago area and promoting her EP 25th Hour which is available on iTunes and Amazon.com

Miss Jerre’ lives by the motto All About #Success and would rather show it than talk about it. Even working on holidays, Miss Jerre’ stays committed to her craft, and dedicated to her grind.

IAA:  What city and state are you from?

MISS JERRE’:  I was born in New Orleans, LA and spent my early childhood there.  When I was 8, we moved to Albany, GA spending only 3 years there, then my family moved to Evanston, IL (just north of Chicago) when I was beginning 6th grade. I have spent the last 14 years in the “Chicagoland” area.

IAA:  What is your music background?

MISS JERRE’:  My music background consists of vocal training from choirs and choruses that I participated in through school programs beginning in the 5th grade. Other than that I have just been writing songs since the 6th grade and recording since I was 15.

IAA:  What inspired you to pursue music?

MISS JERRE’:  This is a two-part answer. Initially what inspired me to pursue music was being the new kid.  I had just moved to Evanston and I was awkward, I didn’t really know how to relate to everyone in their “cliques”.  Luckily for me an anti-violence poetry program called Shanti happened to come and work with my class for a few weeks.  My poetry ended up landing me major parts in the final performance, and was a way to help me relate to my class, so I kept writing.  As I kept writing my poems became songs. What keeps pursing my music is the same thing that almost made me quit. When I was 17 I lost my mother.  I took it hard and went through a lot over her death.  Almost a year ago I lost my grandfather (her father), and subsequently lost a horrible job behind my choice to go see him one more time. That’s when I decided that my Mom, my Grandpa, and all my other angels watching over me would want me to be making a way for myself; to honor them by living my dreams, not to mourn them and live in grief.

IAA:  What are your songs about?

MISS JERRE’:  I’m not trying to sound cliché, but my songs are about life.  They are my stories, and how I have overcome and even failed.  They are about love, heartbreak, success, failure, sex, drugs, loss, pain, and everything I have seen in my lifetime.  I make sure that I don’t overwhelm my listeners and deliver my message in a universal format that is catchy and easy to relate too.

IAA:  Do you write your own music?

MISS JERRE’:  I write all of my own music.  I’m also working as a songwriter for other projects and building a diverse catalogue (r&b, alternative, hip-hop) to submit for major placements.

IAA:  Who are your musical influences?

MISS JERRE’:  I listen to a lot of R&B and Alternative artists simply because I dig melodies.  I am influenced by artists like The Weeknd, Frank Ocean, Rihanna, Drake, Cee-Lo, Bruno Mars, I also listen to Wiz Kalifa, Kendrick Lamar, Pries, and Kid Ink

IAA:  How would you describe your music to people?

MISS JERRE’:  I would describe it as eclectic.  I fully embrace the hip-hop culture, but I refuse to be put in a box as just a rapper, when I am a songwriter 1st and foremost.  I also infuse elements of R&B and Rock in MOST of my songs which is non-traditional for “rappers”.

IAA:  What makes you stand out from other artists?

MISS JERRE’:  I take chances and risks with my music.  I’m not afraid to be different. I’ll jump in the booth, try something crazy and if it doesn’t work I delete it and try something else.  A lot of artists are scared to take risks and just follow the latest trends.

IAA:  What are some upcoming projects, you are currently working on?

MISS JERRE’:  Currently I’m working on my 50 song catalogue for placements and aiming to complete 20-30 features by the end of 2013.  I will also be shooting 3 videos this year.  “A Million” is the 1st and will be shot Feb 16th.

IAA:  What are your career goals?  Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

MISS JERRE’: In 10 years I will hopefully have a Grammy, but I will at least have written a few Top 10 Billboard hits and even more in the Top 100.

IAA:  How can fans access your music and contact you?

MISS JERRE’:  Fans can reach me at  Twitter.com/missjerre  Instagram.com/missjerre  Facebook.com/missjerre  reverbnation.com/missjerre

 

 

 

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IAA SPOTLIGHT: GET TO KNOW – QUINCY DIVINE – ALABAMA’S HOTTEST STAR!
Feb 2013 12

quincydivineIAA:  What is your music background?

QUINCY DIVINE:  It all started from writing short stories for fun in the second or third grade. From there it escalated to poetry as I began to grow and experience life more. Around the age of twelve, that’s when I was told to try my hand at hip-hop by a friend who believed I was a good writer from some of my poems he read. From then own I’ve been perfecting my craft. As far as producing goes, I started playing the keyboard around the age of nineteen and began producing for friends in the neighborhood. I’ve always had a passion for music, but that’s when I really decided to take it seriously.

IAA:  Why do you want to record and release your own music?

QUINCY DIVINE:  I want others to experience and appreciate my artistry, and realize that I have something beneficial to say.

IAA:  Why do you want to record and release your own music?

QUINCY DIVINE:  My songs are about everyday life. They are about  the ups the downs, the struggles, the smiles, and every other feeling that represents humanity.

IAA:  Who is your fan base directed towards?

QUINCY DIVINE:  Well, because I do use profanity as passion words occasionally, I would say between the ages of eighteen and forty. Even though that’s the age limit I usually target, that doesn’t mean anyone else can’t enjoy my music also.

IAA:  Who are your musical influences?

QUINCY DIVINE:  That’s a long list, but I’ll try to name a few. B.B. King, Stevie Wonder, Howlin Wolf, 2pac, Nas, Bill Withers, Raphael Saadiq, Curtis Mayfeild along with many others have influenced me.

IAA:  How would you describe your music to people ?

QUINCY DIVINE:  I would say I’m very eclectic. My music is a mixture of blues ,neo-soul, hip-hop and rap.

IAA:  What makes you stand out from other artist ?

QUINCY DIVINE:  I’m an artist who goes in the studio only to make the music I believe in. I don’t hold myself to a certain pattern or format to achieve that goal. I just go in and I am as honest as possible. I let my music speak for itself.

IAA:  What are some upcoming projects, you are currently working on

QUINCY DIVINE:  Well, I just released a mix-tape entitled Album Before The Album that’s a free download at www.quincydivine.com/mixtapes.php. Now I’m working on the album Beat Of My Own Drum.

IAA:  What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

QUINCY DIVINE:  Short term, I just want to be the best artist/producer I can be and make Beat Of My Own Drum the best album it can be. Long term, I would like to make it in the industry and have longevity. In ten years, hopefully I’m on a beach somewhere reflecting on how much money I’ve made, how many fans I’ve touched from music, sipping on a corona working on the next big business deal.

IAA:  How can your fans access your music and contact you?

QUINCY DIVINE:  You can contact me at quincydivine@gmail.com and @quincydivine on twitter. You can hear my music at www.quincydivine.com, www.reverbnation.com/quincydivine and www.facebook.com/quincydivine

 

 

 

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IAA SPOTLIGHT: GET TO KNOW – K.I – CHICAGO’S HOTTEST STAR!
Feb 2013 05

its ki pic 1Born on the west side of Chicago, K.I. was the second child to mother Tracie Shaw. With two younger sisters and one older brother, K.I. was not only looked up to, but also had someone to look up to himself. Even though his father was around, his childhood and some of his teenage life, K.I. says their relationship was never that of a father and son but more of a lack of being there when it mattered most in his life. With that being said, K.I. lived a troubled teen life from ditching school and eventually dropping out in the 11th grade, to dealing with gangs and being incarcerated at a young age. Through it all, music seems to keep him grounded and on the right path to success. With influences to the likes of Jay Z, Andre 3000, Method Man, And Eminem to name a few, K.I. has adapted his style of flow into true meaning. “I Want Every Word, Every Bar, Every Metaphor, To Have A Meaning And Make People Think About Every Possible Scenario Life Will Or  May Throw At You”, says K.I. “That Way More People Can Not Only Relate But Understand Where Other People Pick Up Their Demeanor From.”  K.I. has inspiration coming in from every angle. What keeps him striving to be the best every minute of everyday, is his two kids Isaiah and Avery. “Without Them I Don’t Know Where I Would Be In Life Right Now. They Keep Me Grounded And On The Right Track”. With goals in motion, K.I. is banking on music being a way to not only give back and teach, but also build an empire from nothing and reap the benefits when it all pays off.

 

 IAA:  What is your music background?

K.I. I have always enjoyed music ever since I could remember. My grandfather was a gospel singer.  As a child I would listen to everything from R&B to Jazz with my parents.  I have been doing music professionally for almost 2 years now. I’ve put out 1 EP titles ‘Simply Unordinary.’  I have also done two mix-tapes with MMG’s Dj Choz, and Wu-Tang’s Dj Pop Dukes. Music is my life, and I couldn’t live without it.

IAA:  Why do you want to record and release your own music?

K.I. I am very passionate about music.  It allows me to express myself. It is also my way of giving back and connecting with others. I want to send a message of realness and hope through my music.

IAA:  What are your songs about?

K.I. My songs are about; love, pain, struggle, hustling, fear, the streets, sacrifice, revenge, and celebration. I try to touch on situations that we go through in everyday life.

IAA:  Who is your fan base directed towards?

K.I. I try to make music for all ears. My fan bases consisted of people from 18-30, all different ethnicities and who enjoy hip hop and pop.  My music is for you adults who can relate to struggle and how to overcome it.

IAA:  Who are your musical influences?

K.I. I grew up listening to Biggie and Tupac. I am also inspired by Jay-Z, Andre 300, and Method Man. I admire them because they are all unique and successful.

IAA:  How would you describe your music to people?

K.I. I would describe my music as passionately refreshing, heartfelt, and relatable.

IAA:  What makes you stand out from other artist?

K.I. I’m determined and motivated by any and all means.  I pride myself on quality and challenge myself to learn new crafts from photography to music production.  Business wise, this allows me to cut out the middle man, shapes my budget, and make me more reliant. It also allows me to build clientele and gain fans at the same time.

IAA:  What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?

I’m currently finishing my latest mix-tape titles, ‘Its K.I.’ which will be out in April.

IAA:  What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

K.I. I see myself signed to a lucrative record deal, and winning a few Grammys.  I have so much to accomplish, but winning a Grammy is at the top of my list.

IAA:  How can your fans access your music and contact you?

K.I. Facebook.com/ki2121

Twitter: @its_K_I_

Reverbnation.com/itsko

Instagram @its_K_I

Youtube.com/mrki2121

itskimusicproduction@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

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IAA SPOTLIGHT: GET TO KNOW – LUCHIANO- PHILLY’S HOTTEST STAR!
Feb 2013 04

luchDorian ‘Luchiano’ Tinsley knows how to overcome obstacles all too well.  Diagnosed with Tricuspid Artesia of the heart as a child, Luchiano had to undergo four open heart surgeries. As a way to cope with his debilitating illness, Luchiano turned to music. Music proved to be a therapeutic outlet for him.  Knowing how well music inspired and motivated him to overcome his illness, Luchiano is ready to share his outlet and allow his music to serve as a testimony to others.

IAA:  What is your music background?

Luchiano:  I have been rapping for five years and I have released 3 mix-tapes so far.

IAA:  Why do you want to record and release your own music?

Luchiano:  I like all kinds of music. I enjoy listening to other artists. I know that I am an excellent rapper and I want to share my talents

IAA:  What are your songs about?

Luchiano:  My music is about partying, street life, my life, and my family.

IAA:  Who is your fan base directed towards?

Luchiano:  My fan base ranges from 21 to 40 worldwide.

IAA:  Who are your musical influences?

Luchiano:   I am influenced by Tupac, Nas, and KRS-One.

IAA:  How would you describe your music to people?

Luchiano:  My music will help you forget about your day to day troubles and will inspire you to keep moving forward.

IAA:  What makes you stand out from other artists?

Luchiano:  I have my own unique style. I don’t sound like anyone else.

IAA:  What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?

Luchiano:  I am working on an album, “Blood and Ink.”  I am also with on a group album with other artists.

IAA:  What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Luchiano:  I see myself living a comfortable lifestyle. I want to make a classic rap album and go platinum. I want to help my family, handicap children, and different charities.

IAA:  How can your fans access your music and contact you?

Luchiano:   Youtube (215 gsl) Facebook (guap star luchiano) email: 215 guapstar@gmail.com

 

 

 

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IAA SPOTLIGHT: GET TO KNOW – SONNY BLAC – ILLINOIS’ HOTTEST STAR!
Jan 2013 31

sonny-blac

Born in Danville Illinois, Melvin ‘Sonny Blac’  Gray,  is a quadruple threat when it comes to the rap industry. Inspired by the music of artists like Tupac, Krs One, Rakim, Run D.M.C. and Ice Cube, Sonny is prepared to leave his footprints in the hip-hop world. With over a decade of experience, his talent for music has grown past just the art of rapping. Not just a highly-skilled MC, Sonny Blac is a talented engineer and producer. Sonny Blac is destined for greatness.

IAA:  What city and state are you from?

SONNY BLAC:  Danville, Illinois

IAA:  What is your music background?

SONNY BLAC:  I started taking drumming lessons at the age of 11. I have been a music engineer for about 7 years, and I have been a promoter for about 12 years.

IAA:  What inspired you to pursue music?

SONNY BLAC:  I fell in love with rap when I first listened to a Run D.M.C. track.

IAA:  What are your songs about?

SONNY BLAC:  My songs are about my life, my experiences, things I have witnessed, my relationships, and having a good time.

IAA:  Do you write your own music?

SONNY BLAC:  Yes

IAA:  Who are your musical influences?

SONNY BLAC:   I am influenced by Tupac, Krs One, Rakim, Run D.M.C. and Ice Cube

IAA:  How would you describe your music to people?

SONNY BLAC:  I would describe my music as down to earth and soulful.  I deliver an unique message with every track.

IAA:  What makes you stand out from other artist?

SONNY BLAC:  I am a trendsetter. I make unique music that fans can enjoy and I am always on the cutting edge the changing trends in hip hop.

IAA:  What are some upcoming projects, you are currently working on?

SONNY BLAC:  I am working on a few mix-tapes: On My Grown Man Shit ,released December 24th, N.W.O – New World Order (Da Elite Unit Mix-tape)released January 2nd, Say Dat Den, dropping the end of Jan,  and the After Life which will drop early February.  I am also doing The Umbrella Tour. The Umbrella your is a networking tour that Looch Da Spokesman and I put together for underground artist in the Mid-West to showcase their talent, promote and sell their music, and to gain new fans in different areas,

IAA:  What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

SONNY BLAC:  In 10 years I see my independent becoming one of the top labels in the music industry. I want to have endorsements and would like to invest in real estate.

IAA:  How can your fans access your music and contact you?    

SONNY BLAC:  http://www.eliteworldrecords.comhttp://www.twitter.com/sonnyblachttp://www.facebook.com/sonny.blac1http://www.youtube.com/mrmrblac55http://www.soundcloud.com/sonny-blachttp://www.reverbnation.com/sonnyblacfeatthaillstateaffiliatezhttp://www.datpiff.com/profile/sonnyblac5

Singles I currently have for sale:

Sonny Blac Ft. Gritty & Reese from 3 Piece – Touch Yourself – http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/melvingray

Sonny Blac Ft. Co-Still & Reese from 3 Piece – Hustlin – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hustlin-single/id542177604

Sonny Blac Ft. Gritty & Ito – Bron 3:16 – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bron-316-single/id538453044