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Macy Gray -- a multi-award winning, multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter, actress and mother of three teenagers -- has been overturning fan expectation and industry formula since the beginning of her musical career in 2000 with her critically acclaimed debut album ‘On How Life Is’
A truly gifted songwriter and brilliantly unique vocalist, Macy first entered the international musical arena with her hit single ‘I Try’ and soon became an instant global superstar. With a colorful career that includes multiple Grammy, Billboard, MTV and BRIT Awards, and record sales of over 25 million worldwide, the integrity and innovation of Macy Gray’s artistry has allowed her to forge her own path to success and win fans and critics from all around the world. As a single mother of three and an established career woman in both music and film, Gray is now ready to share her journey with the world. ‘The Way’ features uplifting tracks laced with Gray’s signature sound, as she covers powerful topics such as female independence, triumph over adversity, self-love and expression.‘The Way’ (Macy’s eighth studio album), was written and recorded during her highly successful 14th anniversary tour for On How Life Is and is set for release on September 9th, 2014 (KOBALT Music Group).
The Don S. McClure - Are we still just a one talent producing culture.
This image and the topic is created because one of the icons in Chicago is leaving for the betterment of her company.
And one can not blame her for wanting to continue to grow strong. But what does here leaving or why should her leaving present such a gap when we say we have many Black Millionaries, and we are a city of growth. Yet in the Black community we are still caught in the one spot light. Where where the negotions for buying the Building or Where were the power brokers to make a new TV name for someone and give talent the chance they desire and deserve.
We do more talking about support then we do giving support. It show each Black History month when we say the same ten names and maybe add a couple of new ones.
It shows in the amount of productions we have on Tv and it shows in the amount of Directors, and Producers and those that lead and open new frontiers.
We have seen this happen time and time again in Detroit, Memphis, Chicago, Gary, and in Baltimore and Cleveland and there are more cities.
We always ask if a talent went to see those same names to help promote their dreams.
So I ask again when do we become real producers and offerreal support.
So that we break this cycle of madness.
Featured recording Artist: Goapele- Break of Dawn- Strong As Glass- My LOve - and Yeah Yeah Yeah.
Goapele returned to Oakland after her time at Berklee College of Music, where she concentrated on writing and recording songs. In 2001, she self-released her debut album, Closer, which sold 5,000 copies.
More about this amazing artist on the Don S. McClure Show.
Powerful, sultry, dynamic, and moving are just a few words people have used to describe Adesha’s voice. Though Deltrina had no idea her daughter’s name meant voice, she knew Adesha was destined to sing.
Oakland, California native, Adesha made her solo debut singing for hundreds of people at The War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco at the tender age of six. By age ten she had starred and co-starred in musicals, she sang a jingle for a commercial, and had performed solo at a few of San Francisco’s live music venues. Years of training from singing in church; vocal coaching from her mother Deltrina Johnson, a trained gospel singer; and numerous live performances would follow the training she received in her primary years. At age 13 Adesha joined a girl group called “Under 21”. The trio spent most of their high school career performing and in the recording studio. At age 16 Adesha embarked upon a spiritual journey that would change the course of her future. Being famous was no longer her life’s goal. She wanted her music to make a difference; she wanted her music to change lives. This decision would lead to Adesha leaving “Under 21”. The resistance she experienced from her cohorts, management, and peers as a result of her decision sent Adesha into a bit of a depression. She would spend the next 4 years soul searching and took hiatus from singing. To date Adesha and "Seven" have played a list of venues from San Francisco to LA. They have opened for Ledisi, Goapele, Gospel diva Kim Burrell, Kase, Anthony David, Carl Thomas and more. Adesha recently released a dance EP entitled “Giving Love a Try” which is soon to be followed by her first full length album “Giving Love a Try”.
SML 98 Three Shows Left
10:00 a.m. Celebrating 30 Years of Jaaye Person-Lynn
10:15 Darlene Donloe's Entertainment features an interview with Goapele and we can't wait!
10:30 Switch Reels! This week on Sunday Morning Live, we will interview Brad Pye, Jr., the dean of black sports in Los Angeles in print and on radio. He talks about having gone to see all of Muhammad Ali's fights, even in Zaire in Africa, his 6 years working with the late Supervisor Kenneth Hahn, people who have rescued him and his upcoming book! You can still read his Sports Beat in the Inland Valley News.
11:30 Short Takes
More segments to be announced!
Have A Healthy Thanksgiving, Everybody!
Our guest today is ..... Kenya Hunter-Placido!!
Bio: “It has been a long love affair with music for Kenya and now she is here to stay! Kenya is not only a Singer, but is also an Actress too. She is starring in a new action thriller movie called Bullets, Blades, and Blood directed and produced by Robert Parham, Ray Camacho (Award Winning action film director), and Warren Foster. Kenya has earned the title music track to the movie as well as the main role playing herself, a rising R&B singer held captive for pay. Kenya Produced and Co-Directed her new music video entitled “Must Wanna Be Me” with Trevor Laub and Outburst Studios. In the first week of releasing her new music video, she had 14,000 views on YouTube. Along with acting, this New York city girl attributes her initial flirtation with singing and the many opportunities she’s had in her lifetime. Kenya began singing in the church choir, where her musical journey started. Kenya has opened, sang backgrounds for, and among many A -list celebrities such as Jill Scott, Queen Latifah, Mya, Kelly Price, Black Eyed Peas, Mary J. Blige, Leela James, Chico DeBarge, Biz Markie, Goapele, just to name a few. ?Her skills have pushed her from behind the scenes to singing upfront and center. Kenya has a huge international and local fan base. Kenya’s voice has propelled her from behind the stage, to onstage. ? You can purchase Kenya’s CD on her website at KenyaMusic360.com,Tunes, CdBaby, Amazon.com,Reverbnation.com, Spotify, and a host of other websites. Stay tuned to see Kenya on stage, in movies, and T.V. There is a lot more to come from Kenya with her bright, exciting future!
Another Monday and another mix of random good music.
1. Intro - Intro
2. Jhene Aiko - REAL Now
3. J. Cole - feat Miguel - Power Trip
4. Drake feat Jay Z - Pound cake
5. Lox - Hood Cake
6. Goapele - Closer
7. Raheem DeVaughn- The Love Experience
8. D. Ray - Diamonds & Gold
9. Common - Blue Sky
10. Mos Def - The Glow
11. Aral & Sauzé feat Evidence and Dj Babu - Faire les choses bien
After four years of being away from broadcasting my own show on Blogtalk I'm back. Day one of a new mix show from 12 to 12:30 three days a week. This episode will set the tomne for the show. Sit back at work, home or whatever and enjoy the mix.
1. Drake - Hold On We're Going Home
2. Blood Orange - You’re Not Good Enough
3. Amel Larrieux- Afraid
4. The Foreign Exchange - Maybe She'll Dream Of Me
5. Bilal - You're All I Need
6. Ledisi - Higher Than This
7. Anthony David - 4evermore
8. Jimmy Cozier - She's All I Got
9. Goapele - Milk & Honey
10. Dwele feat. Raheem Devaughn-What You Gotta Do
11. Deborah Bond - You Are The One
WKPJB Radio Presents
Join Jamie Bond, Chamber 7 and Kelligraphy Pens as we get up close and personal with the King of Poetry Prentice Powell. Straight off Fiveology's TV debut on Arsenio Hall...This is a show you want want to miss!!
With humility uncommon to those of like talent, he humbly approaches every stage from Amsterdam to South Africa knowing that he has a gift, yet boasts of it only in his confident demeanor. As an educator, a family man and much more than a writer, he is an accomplished spoken word artist and one fifth of the phenomenal spoken word collective, Fiveology. He has been recognized as a National Slam Finalist, opened for musical acts such as Jill Scott, Goapele and Stevie Wonder, made appearances on Verses & Flow seasons 1, 2, and 3, hosted numerous open mics throughout California to include Mouth Off at the Air Lounge in Oakland, recently became the first spoken word artist to perform on the Arsenio Hall show and appeared again with Fiveology. His modesty regarding his spoken and written talents is notable, considering that both adequately communicate the depth of his consciousness in rhyme for those willing to learn from it. As a distinguished member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc, he embodies the mentality of scholarship, fellowship, good character, and the desire to uplift humanity. We at WKPJB are honored and privileged to have this opportunity to speak with the remarkably talented Prentice Powell.
Join us on the Comfy Couch!!
Tia Ferrera was born to sing. Being born into a family of musicians introduced her at a young age to music, but her love and passion for singing has paved the way to living out her destiny – becoming the recording artist that she was always meant to be. There are many titles that can describe her career choice, but just one title describes the essence of her soul, her heart and her voice: songbird. Her sound has been compared to R&B favorites including Tamia, Amerie and the late, great Aaliyah. Tia’s powerful yet soothing, and unique sound is certain to gain interest from across the globe.
Aside from her raw talent and passion, Tia has had extensive experience as well as training from the masters of her trade. She has trained with Grammy-award winning voice coach, Mama O. and has shared the stage with R&B sensation, Miguel, the lovely and talented, Goapele as well as Ginuwine and Def Jam Recording artist John West. Her experience includes, but is not limited to, performing at the infamous House of Blues in Hollywood, CA; a guest star appearance on Telemundo, which is the second largest Spanish-language content producer in the world; a music host for Macy’s “Get Fit” Campaign in conjunction with the Susan G. Komen Foundation and a feature artist performance at the San Francisco State University 10 anyway), our favorite songbird is an international sensation with a new album soon to be released that is expected to be successful and fame imminent.
Though she is blessed with success in her musical career today, Tia is no stranger to struggle and pain.
South African Singer Nothende has been said to have her ‘soul’ house in order and its no wonder because in just a matter of years, she has worked with many SA artists, recorded NO.1 hit singles and even scored herself nominations for SAMA & Metro FM awards.
She recorded a song titled OOH, for the Gazlam Soundtrack (2), produced by one of South Africa’s veteran producer’s, Kaybee. The song gained Nothende her first SAMA nomination (Best Team Composition) in 2004.
Nothende was part of a hip hop group, The Playoffs. They became the ambassadors of an HIV/AIDS Campaign, LIV-LIVE, funded by the US Embassy.
Nothende was a backup vocalist for one of SA’s popular musicians, Lira. She also performed as part of opening acts for international artists such as Tamia, Kanye West, India Arie, Goapele, Bilal, to name a few.
Nothende’s music is a fresh blend of urban/soul sounds enriched with great, smooth melodies and catchy lyrics. http://www.nothende.com
Tune in tonight to hear the new music from Faith Evans, Kem, Donell Jones, Tyrese feat. Jewel and brand new single from Goapele feat. Mos Def.
I will also feature a number of up and coming R&B artists who have submitted their music to me in the last week or so.
Come join the show with the best soul music on radio.
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