• 01:10

    The Biz With D: Interview w/ Anthony Lewis

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    It’s almost as though Anthony Lewis love for music is ingrained in him; his love of art, somewhat hereditary. His parents were stage performers who could both sing and act. And it is apparent that neither the rhythm, nor the beat, missed Lewis.


    Born in Los Angeles, CA, Lewis first realized his vocal potential at age 6. Though he shared his talent in church, singing remained a personal hobby until he and his sister took to YouTube. As interest piqued among viewers, so did Lewis’ desire to pursue his gift. And his strides are apparent. While singing for producer Donnie Scantz, he impressed industry veteran, Garnett March, and was soon signed to The Chemists. The rest is history-in-the-making as he prepares his debut album and single. With influences ranging from Chris Brown and Justin Timberlake to Michael Jackson, Lewis wants his sound and content to reflect his reality. By delving into and remaining true to his experiences as a teen, he hopes to create timeless music. And it’s exactly what he is meant to do.

  • 02:15

    The Biz With D: David Duane 21st Birthday Celebration

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    CEO | Recording Artist | Celebrity Interviewer - David Duane started his career in the entertainment industry at the age of six years old, where he studied Modern, Jazz, Ballet, Hip-Hop, and Tap dance. Then at the age of fifteen years old David knew that it was time to focus on another dream of his. Working with artist such as Danity Kane: Dawn Richard, Diddy-Dirty Money: Kalenna, Day 26, and Vonzell Solomon; which has helped him gain knowledge of the entertainment industry and become a successful entertainer.  As a solo artist, David started working with major and independent musicians to help them build their careers.



    After graduating military high school, David embarked on this career as a recording artist. In the fall of 2012, David released his debut EP, “Fierce Wings: 1st Time Coming” to all online media stores on Tuesday, September 4th 2012. The EP features eleven tracks. Currently, David is working an new EP titled, "Harsh Reality,"which set for a 2014 release. His debut album, "Fierce Wings: His Story" will follow after shortly. He also is shutting down the world of media and radio with his unstoppable Internet radio station, "My Fierce Wings Radio", founded in the winter of 2012. 

  • 01:10

    The Biz With D: Interview w/ Love & Hip-Hop: Hollywood's Nikki Muddaris

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    Entrepreneur and socialite, Nikki Mudarris is of Morrocan/Lebanese descent and was born and raised in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles. Nikki's father is considered to be “The Godfather Of Burlesque” and her family has been at the center of the nightclub adult entertainment industry for decades. She manages three of her family's establishments in Hollywood and also jets off to Vegas on occasion to manage the family's clubs there. During one of her visits, Nikki met her current love - super producer Mally Mall with whom she's been involved with for nearly two years. Equipped with a degree in Business from USC and her family's business pedigree, Nikki is intent on taking over Hollywood - one club at a time.

  • 02:01

    (Instant Replay) The Biz With D: Interview w/ Kid Ink x Netta Brielle

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    Kid Ink cruises past all boundaries. The Los Angeles rapper, producer, and performer can seamlessly slip from an irresistible hook into an impeccable verse, effortlessly bobbing and weaving between the club and the streets. There’s absolutely nobody quite like the tattooed from head-to-toe impresario, and that’s the first thing you’ll notice when you take his full-length debut, My Own Lane [Tha Alumni Music Group/88 Classic/RCA Records], for a spin.


    Grinding as a producer since the age of 16, he uncovered this creative highway by perfecting a personal style behind the board first. His production collaborations include everybody from Sean “Diddy” Combs, Sean Kingston, Nipsey Hu$$le, and more. That experience in the studio set the stage for him to become the versatile and vibrant force he is today.


    He officially started twisting the game up when he dropped his 2012 independent album, Up & Away, which spawned his mainstream breakthrough song “Time Of Your Life.” He covered XXL Magazine as part of that year’s “Freshman Class,” while the album smashed an iTunes record by debuting in the Top 5 of the Hip-Hop Albums chart prior to release and minus any traditional promotion. Cumulative single sales from the effort exceed over 500K, while it landed at #20 on the Billboard Top 200, moving over 20K copies first-week. Piping hot from the indie success, he inked a deal with Tha Alumini Group/88 Classic/RCA Records in 2013, dropping the acclaimed Almost Home EP that same year. However, everything simply laid the foundation for My Own Lane.

  • 02:02

    The Biz With D: Interview w/ Apryl Jones x Debra Antney

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    After graduating from college and abandoning a career in the medical field, Apryl moved to L.A. from Chicago as a member of a girl group called Cellareign, which soon split. As a singer who classifies herself as a mix of R&B and Pop, Apryl sought out her big break for several years, even reaching the final auditions for American Idol, cat Dolls, and Making The Band. She met her boyfriend, Omarion, through their mutual fitness trainer and the two began a relationship as friends. Apryl also occasionally performed as a background singer on his tours. 

  • 02:52

    The Biz With D: Interview w/ Macy Gray x Goapele x Calvin Richardson

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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).


     

  • 02:08

    The Biz With D | New Music Tuesday w/ Jagged Edge + Lil Mo + Syleena Johnson

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    With over 8 million records sold across 7 studio albums (5 of them gold or multi-platinum), Jagged Edge is one of the most successful R&B groups in music. For nearly two decades, J.E. has issued numerous Top 10 singles under So So Def, including "Let's Get Married," "He Can't Love You," "Promise," "Where the Party At" and "Walked Outta Heaven." The group has won three Billboard Awards, two Soul Train Awards, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the World Music & Dance Awards and has earned various Grammy, BET, and American Music Award nominations.  Performing since 1996, Jagged Edge has remained together as a unit and is one of the longest-lasting platinum-selling music groups with original members Brian and Brandon Casey, Kyle Norman and Richard Wingo.


     

  • 01:55

    The Biz With D: Interview w/ Anita Wilson x DJ Carisma

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    Grammy®, Stellar, and Dove-award nominated singer Anita Wilson keeps Urban Contemporary music alight with her unparalleled fusion of Gospel and Soul music.  First finding recognition as part of the Grammy-award nominated ensemble Donald Lawrence & Co., Wilson’s beeline to the solo stage – via her debut album Worship Soul– came as a celebrated breakthrough.  Recognized by the New York Times’ Ben Ratliff as one of “2012’s top ten albums” across all genres, Worship Soul wielded the memorable hits “Jesus Will” and “Speechless” and introduced the masses to Wilson as a new frontrunner for Urban Contemporary Gospel.  ?


    Her sophomore album, VINTAGE WORSHIP, follows in its predecessor’s stead by unveiling a collection of masterfully crafted tunes with ingredients of classic gospel, funk, soul, pop, and R&B. Citing gospel greats such as The Hawkins, The Clark Sisters and The Winans as musical influences for the album, Wilson also drew from a well of R&B/Soul favorites like Eddie Kendricks, Lalah Hathaway, Chaka Khan, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Evelyn Champagne King and many more to create a melting pot of sounds.

  • 02:06

    The Biz With D: Interview w/ Tiara Thomas + Crystal Nicole

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    In 2013, breakout star Tiara Thomas made headlines with the hit single ‘Bad.’ Now the singer/songwriter is back with the release of her new single, ‘One Night.’ Indianapolis native Tiara Thomas has been singing since her childhood and began writing the day she was given her first guitar by her father at age twelve.  “The first day I got the guitar, I wrote a song,” recalls Thomas whose major influence is Lauryn Hill. “The more I taught myself, the more I realized I could bring all three things together: singing, rapping and playing.” Years of hard work afforded Tiara the opportunity to attend Ball State University where she further developed her musical talents and later graduated with a degree in Telecommunications. The newcomer has already co-written, co-produced and co-starred on her first Billboard No. 1 urban mainstream single, Wale’s ‘Bad.’ Since then, her multiple talents as a singer, songwriter, producer and emcee have shown through. She is currently preparing to release her debut album which will be released by Rico Love’s Division1 imprint, distributed by Interscope Records


     

  • 01:50

    The Biz With D: Interview w/ Luke James x Lil Mo

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    When a new artist hits the scene, adjectives like fresh and honest frequently get thrown around when, in many instances, it’s more hype than truth. But that’s definitely not the case when it comes to Luke James .. And just who is Luke James? He’s a singer/songwriter who truly embodies the honesty and fresh, organic soulfulness that’s been in relatively short supply of late in contemporary music. Now that sounds like a pretty tall order for a newcomer to fulfill. However, the New Orleans native is very much up to the task. In fact, you’ve no doubt heard his work.


    James’ real-deal approach to music and—more important—the craft of singing are the main attractions on his self-titled debut album: "Luke James” Both mark the singer/songwriter’s debut on Mercury/Island Def Jam via New Age Rock Star Records (NARS), the label helmed by award-winning producer Danja (Mariah Carey, Justin Timberlake, Keri Hilson) and long-time collaborator / mixing engineer Marcella “Ms Lago” Araica (Madonna, Pink, Timbaland). That connection hits home on James’ lead single, “I Want You.” Packed with interesting breaks and tempo shifts, the sparse yet bright track pulsates with an infectious, hip-hop-influenced beat. That foundation provides the perfect complement to James’ pure, arresting falsetto as he sings: “I was just a broken record of one-night stands /Til you came along with your beautiful song …”

  • 01:48

    The Biz With D: Interview w/ Kelly Price x Olivia Somerlyn

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    Price’s double-platinum debut, Soul of a Woman, featured the record-breaking single, “Friend of Mine.”  She returned to center stage three years later with the platinum-plus seller, Mirror, Mirror, led by her remake of the R&B classic, “As We Lay,” and followed up with the gold-selling holiday collection, One Family: A Christmas Album in 2001. Three years after releasing Priceless, she returned to her roots for This Is Whom I Am, a live gospel album recorded at her church home in Long Island. The album included the uplifting single, “Healing,” which not only reached the top of the gospel charts, but was also credited and awarded at the 2007 ASCAP Awards as one of the top five songs played across both R&B and Gospel genres during 2006. She’s also taken her talents to the screen and stage with roles in Soul Food, the series Bringing Down the House and the stage plays Why Did I Get Married? and The Bible Experience. In 2005, she added the title of ‘self-published author’ to her resume with the release of the inspirational tome, Inscriptions of My Heart. The audio book is currently in the works.  Price was also a cast member of TV One’s R&B Divas last season.


     

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