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Virginia Native Missy Elliott Donates $2500 to her Alma Mater Manor High School

Portsmouth, VA native Missy Elliott, singer, rapper, writer, music producer and dancer stopped by her old stomping ground, Woodrow Wilson High School which was called Manor High School when Elliott was attending there.  A 90’s graduate of the HS took a tour of her old high school where she met students and staff while taking selfies as well.  

 

 

She stopped by the high school just before performing at Something in the Water at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront that kicks off this weekend.  Before she left, Elliott donated $25k to the school in which it has to be used for that particular school only. 

 

 

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Solange New Album ‘When I Get Home’ Drops Tonight’

Solange has been teasing fans long enough and has even taken over Black Planet and revealing her site according to Vulture Her new album ‘When I Get Home’ drops at midnight releasing  thirteen songs in total that includes fives interludes and one intermission.

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Photo Credit via Solange Knowles Twitter 

Her tracklist/alum cover shows nothing more than a magical creation! We just have to wait and see what the hype is all about when the album drops at midnight! 

 

  1. Things I Imagined

2. 5 McGregor (interlude)

3. Down With The Clique

4. Way To The Show

5. Can I Hold The Mic (interlude)

6. Stay Flo

7. Dreams

8. Nothing Without Intention (interlude)

9. Almeda

10. Time (is)

11. My Skin My Logo

12. We Deal With The Freak’n (intermission)

13. Jerrod

14. Binz

15. Beltway

16. Exit Scott (interlude)

17. Sound Of Rain

18. Not Screwed! (interlude)

19. I’m A Witness

Via Vulture Magazine  Track List

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Count it All Up: Mississippi Indie Artist Counts all of His Blessings in New Single ‘I Needa Bag’

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Kelo ‘Countitup’ is an independent artist from Mississippi who has a passion for the music world.  He started his music career after losing loved ones to gun violence and cancer.  Kelo got bit by the music bug by the age of ten where he began creating music.  It wasn’t before long that him and his brother invested in a studio  where he created his first three series underground mix tape.  His new single ‘I Needa Bag’ is based off of struggles and his rise to success. 

TRGB MEDIA: I WAS READING YOUR BIO AND SAW THAT YOU STARTED YOUR MUSIC CAREER AFTER LOSING LOVED ONES TO GUN VIOLENCE AND CANCER.

KELO: When I was six, my uncle got murdered by his fiancé.  It’s crazy because every time I see them they are smiling and in love.  You don’t know what goes on behind closed doors. Me and my little brother used to play on this teddy bear that my grandma got us for Christmas.  It was a hip hop teddy bear and when you squeeze it, it records up to 30 seconds.  We would go back in forth playing rapping not thinking what was going to come out behind all of it.

TRGB MEDIA: HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THIS MUSIC INDUSTRY?

KELO: I have been recording music professionally for twelve years.  But when it comes down to major platforms, this is my first year.  I’m a newbie when it comes down to the world-wide.

TRGB MEDIA: WITH YOUR NEW SINGLE, ‘I NEEDA BAG,’ WILL THAT BE APART OF AN EP OR ALBUM?

KELO: I just can’t talk too much about what I’m going to put on the EP because I haven’t really set a title for it yet.  I want to go hard and give them all new music; like when I drop my EP, I don’t want nothing old on it.

TRGB MEDIA: DO YOU THINK THE MUSIC IN TODAY’S GENERATION IS GETTING BETTER OR WORSE AS FAR AS LYRICS, SOUNDS AND BEATS?

KELO: I like the new vibe, but I’m stuck on old school.  Some old school just depends on the artist.  I can listen to 2-PAC all day and Snoop Dogg.  The wave wasn’t the trend back then. I even listen to blues and gospel; I’m all over the place.

TRGB MEDIA: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOUR MUSIC AND OTHERS?

KELO: When you get through listening to my music, it’s all positive vibes.  Majority of my music is motivation.

TRGB MEDIA: AS FAR AS DEFINING MUSIC, WHAT DOES MUSIC MEAN TO YOU?

KELO: Music means everything.  Music helped me through a lot of stuff.  I don’t know how I got through a lot of stuff without music. It is like air, you got to have it!

TRGB MEDIA: WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND ‘I NEEDA BAG’?

KELO: Man the song speaks for itself.  When the music started getting professional and real things started going on, and real opportunities started opening up, like a lot of financial problems starts hitting.  That’s definitely my motivation.  I started perfecting my craft and pushing my brand.  I sold three tracks back to back less than two weeks.

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TRGB MEDIA: WHAT ARE SOME OF THE CHALLENGES YOU HAVE FACED SO FAR?

KELO: Number one, instrumental.  You don’t want to know what it costs to get the instrumental rights, putting the right studio to go to and making sure you got a good engineer; you need a good engineer and whoever you got promoting your music, make sure they are legit because there are a lot of scams going around.  You don’t want to loose money as an independent artist.

TRGB MEDIA: WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR EXPECTATIONS FOR 2019?

KELO: I expect to do at least two features with a celebrity; somebody in the industry.  I plan to have my own tour going on, my EP dropping at the end of the year, that’s going to go crazy, I’m going to have a celebrity on that and I expect to go overseas by the end of the year.

TRGB MEDIA: ARE YOU PLANNING ON DOING ANY EVENTS WHEN YOUR PROJECT DROPS IN MISSISSIPPI?

KELO: I plan on doing a tour, but I don’t have a date yet.  Also I will be doing a release party real soon.

TRGB MEDIA: WHAT’S NEXT FOR KELO?

KELO: First I’m dropping my video, ‘I Needa Bag,’ I got this new single called ‘Shot’  It has a little thug title of the song, but that’s not the concept. The concept of the song is you miss all the shots you don’t take.

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Young Rapper Plans New EP for Spring Release

2019 is the year for Blesdtharapper!  This 22-year old rapper is here to stay!  If you don’t know by now, he is speaking his dreams into the atmosphere including being on the big screens!

Blesdtharapper is a gay rapper with big dreams and knowledge. His music speaks volume and with a purpose.  His single “Wrong N****”” is making a lot of noise on the charts.  He is now working on his first official EP called “Angels are Real” 

“Expect a lot of noise in 2019.  It’s seven songs and the mood is malatic; very high-tempo,” said Blesd

Although this is his first official EP, he has several singles already out like ‘Nicki Drip,’ ‘Belguim,’ ‘Did you Right’ and others.  His EP is set to be released in March 2019

“I’m always coming out with new songs. Expect a lot of noise in 2019!”

Follow Blesdtharapper on IG @blesdtharapper Check out his music on all platforms where music is streaming. 

 

Stay tuned for the official magazine interview with  1 World Mag COMING SOON!!!

 

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Its Jai Malani Season!Transgender Rapper Sparks up flame in her music!

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Photo Courtesy of Jai Malani Season IG

 

Atlanta, GA Jai Malani who is a transgender rapper from Atlanta, GA has no shame in her music game.  Being a huge Nicki Minaj fan and loving her style and lyrics to her persona, Malani challenged herself in the music industry and flew with it! 

“I have always been an entertainer,” Malani stated.   “I would be the one to make people smile while others were beefing,”

From being the class clown to making her friends laugh to befriending her enemies, she kept a cool and calm spirit during her career.  Her journey as a transgender started while in high school.  It wasn’t a decision she had to make, but being her felt natural.  She goes by the motto “Life is what you make it,”

“I really had a soft voice.  I remember some guys saying put some bass in your voice,” Malani stated.

Her two new singles ‘Dribble’ and ‘Money Right’ is available on all music platforms.  

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Exclusive Interview will be on 1 World Magazine.  Stay tuned!

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R N B Singer and Florida Native Denequia opens up for Lil’ Duval

 Florida get ready for a night that you can’t forget! R n B singer originally for Florida Denequia will be opening up LIVE for Lil’ Duval on November 30th at Shaun’s Celebrity Birthday Bash.  If you are in the area, please show up and show your support for this Queen who is new in the music game.  You don’t want to miss this birthday bash!

Denequia has recorded two albums and is working on the Heartbreak Visual which will be coming soon. Make sure you download her latest album “Therapy 365” which is on all music platforms. 

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Release Date July 6, 2018

 

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‘Artist on the Rize: 18- year old Chicago Rapper King Von Talks New Music, New Album and Journey’

King Von is a 18 year-old independent music artist from the South Side of Chicago. King Von has been writing music since he was 7 years old and identifies with a wide range of musical genres from rap to pop. Life traumas from his early teen years to present day has influenced Von a great deal; pushing him to make music and use music as an outlet to express himself, as well as, educate others. King Von is most satisfied when audiences resonate with his music and make a deeper connection. His goal is to be as transparent as possible, letting his music be a public diary. In the next few years, King Von wishes to remain independent while having grew into larger sectors of music and the industry. King Von’s singles Open Letter, Notice Me, Changes and Influences, as well as covers to songs like Tory Lanez’s Proud Family, has gained King Von his current following. He hopes to achieve growth in support, fans and recognition as he continues to bless the world with his music. 

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TRGB MEDIA: What motivates you in this profession?
KING VON:  The main thing that motivates me in the industry is the fact that I have an outlet to get my message out and while I’m doing that I’m helping people that’s going through the same stuff. And it’s fun making music makes me happy even when I’m making sad stuff I can take a step back and be like “this is beautiful” and no matter what hardship I was experiencing during the process of writing I can say that I got that anger and depression out of me.
TRGB MEDIAWho are some of your biggest influencers out now?
KING VON: That’s a tough one, seeing as I listen to almost everything. However, my top 5 are Childish Gambino, XXXTentacion, Scarface, Chris Brown, and Big Sean.
TRGB MEDIA: Are you currently working on an EP or an album?
KING VON :Yes, I have a self titled album “King Von” releasing December 22nd.
TRGB MEDIA: How do you remain humble in the game?
KING VON: I keep in my mind that there’s always room for growth and improvement, so remaining humble comes fairly easy. I get praise for my music and my original sound, but I know there’s always a way for me to get better. Whether a cadence or melody it’s always something I can improve on.

“It’s fun making music makes me happy even when I’m making sad stuff I can take a step back and be like “this is beautiful” and no matter what hardship I was experiencing during the process of writing I can say that I got that anger and depression out of me.” 

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Don’t forget to get the album when it drops 12/22/18! Stay tuned for the album review only on TRGB Media!

Check out his singles!

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Love N Hip Hop Star Bianca Bonnie talks on New Music and New Projects

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It was all a dream….until it came true!

It all started when Bianca started singing all the lyrics to songs including some songs from Luther Vandross.  She has been writing songs since elementary school and it carried on to Junior High and High School.  Before she even thought about singing/rapper, Bonnie was also a dancer.  This talented individual is definitely what this industry need, a bright young individual who is serious about her craft.  She has been on tours with other celebrities such as the scream tour with Bow Wow and with Chris Brown.  Bianca has traveled just about anywhere making moves.

Big Break with Love N Hip Hop New York

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“It was a point in time where I was on a hiatus and I wasn’t sure what to do about music.  All eleven years of making music, I wasn’t signed to management.  Everything I was already doing, I was doing on my own,” said Bianca “Love N Hip Hop actually dm’ed me on Instagram.  When I went to the interview, they announced that it was Love N Hip Hop,”

The Portrayal of the Show

Although the show only portrayed the “negative” scenes of Bianca with her fighting, outside of the show, she was constantly grinding putting out new music.  She was already a fan show and was already established as a music artist long before Love N Hip Hop New York.

“It helped me build my fan base.  People are still finding my chicken noodle soup video,” Bianca said “I just have fun with it! As long as I’m happy, I don’t try to stress,”

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Bianca has that sultry unique voice that can hypnotize you indeed! With her curves and smooth skin, her lyrics will definitely give you the business!  Her latest album “10 Plus” is now available to download on I tunes and other music platforms where music can be downloaded.  Bianca is currently working on new projects which is planned to be released next year.

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“My fans don’t care about nothing else but me putting out new music.  I like writing.  I’m good at writing music,” Bianca said “I don’t care about becoming a star.  It’s my passion,”

There is also another project/song/visual she she creating calling “Celebration

Besides being a singer, rapper and television personality, is working on a documentary for You tube so that all of her fans can see her more on a weekly basis and what she actually does behind the music scenes and when she isn’t in front of a camera.  It’s like an up-close and personal part of her life waking to be awakened.  Even though none of these female rap artists or singers inspires her, she loves some good ol’ R N B Music!

“Growing up I loved R N B Music.  Some of my inspiration came from artists like Aaliyah, Missy Elliot and Lauryn Hill, people that does both rapping and singing,” Bianca said

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The Goddess Bianca Bonnie modeling “The Pink Collection” by Stevie Boi at the New York Fashion Week

 

What’s Next for Bianca Bonnie?

She is looking to get singed to a management team/record label, putting out more music and visuals and to keep her fan base growing.

You can connect with Bianca Bonnie on Twitter, Instagram and You Tube

You Tube Bianca Is King Global

Instagram: @Biancaisking

Twitter:  @biancaisking 

 

 

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International Author Promotes Sickle Cell Disease through her Children Books

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Jenica Leah is an award winning children’s author and publisher and referred to as one of the UK’s leading ambassadors for sickle cell.  Living with sickle cell anaemia herself, she has battled with the many complications that come with the disorder including having a stroke at 14 and a hip replacement at 25; but she has never let this stop her from being who she is. From being a full-time model to organising and managing catwalks with an international events specialist, Jenica Leah refuses to let her condition hold her back.  After undergoing total hip replacement surgery in 2014, which changed her whole outlook on life and her perception of her illness, Jenica Leah vowed to help others living with the sickle cell condition by being more open about her health and her journey, and by doing more to create awareness and get people talking about it. With her confidence and determination, she doesn’t see life as challenging; instead she sees the world as her oyster with endless possibilities.

 

TRGB Media: Tell us about yourself a little more

Jenica Leah: My name is Jenica Leah and I am a 29-year-old from the UK living with sickle cell SS. Referred to as one of the UK’s leading ambassadors for sickle cell, I share my journey via my blogs Me Myself & sickle cell on my blogsite and on YouTube.. I am also a publisher and the award-winning author of the first children’s book series about sickle cell entitled My Friend Jen which was released in 2016.

TRGB: When did you first learned that you were diagnosed with Sickle Cell?

Jenica Leah: I was diagnosed from birth. My parents both knew they had the trait and knew there was a chance I would have sickle cell. They got the positive results 6 weeks after I was tested at birth.

TRGB: How is your whole experience living with the disease? What symptoms do you suffer the most from?

Jenica Leah: My experience living with sickle cell now is manageable, however it has taken me years of complications and learning to understand my body to get to this point. I would say the symptoms I have suffered from the most aside from bad pain crisis is all the unknown complications that can come with sickle cell as I feel like I have had almost all of them. I always used to have pneumonia as baby and toddler and spent a lot of time in hospital; my first crisis I was around 9 months old. I had a stroke at 14, acute chest syndrome at 16 which very nearly took my life, gall stones throughout my teenage years which lead to me eventually having my gall bladder removed at 24. I was diagnosed with Avascular necrosis in both hips and I had a total hip replacement in my left hip when I was 25 as a result. I have also had multiple blood clots, and liver cholestasis. All complications caused as a result of my sickle cell and the way it has affected my body.

TRGB: Was becoming an author something, you always wanted to do? What was the journey like?

Jenica Leah: I have always loved writing as it is my outlet for certain things. I always find writing about good days allow me to remember how I was feeling and enjoy the moment longer, and writing about bad days or tough times allows me to get it out of my system so I can let it go and not harbor negative emotions. Becoming an author was not something I had planned to do at all but the moment I decided to turn what I had written into a book I was motivated to get it done; nothing and no one was going to stop me. The journey was fun although I encountered a lot of bumps in the road which I had to find a way over in terms of getting my book published.

TRGB: What was the inspiration behind your book “My Friend Jen?”

Jenica Leah: The inspiration behind my book was to be able to give something to children who are growing up living with sickle cell today that would provide them with peace of mind about their condition and also let them know that having sickle cell should not stop them from achieving their dreams — no matter what they are.  Growing up I despised the fact that I had sickle cell and always used to ignore it or try and hide it; mainly because I didn’t understand what it was so it was difficult to explain that to others. With the first My Friend Jen Book it’s a simple way to explain what sickle cell is and the basics of how someone living with it can stay well.

TRGB: I see on your IG page that you have a lot of supporters with your book and movement. How is the marketing going for your book?

Jenica Leah: When I initially published and released my book I honestly didn’t have a marketing plan. I just released it and went with the flow but the feedback and amount of support I had was unbelievable and that’s when I realized that I had created something so beautiful and so beneficial, especially for children who had sickle cell and children with parents who have sickle cell. By that point my book was more less marketing itself, I believe because it is the only one of its kind at the moment.

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TRGB: Since the book release, what type of events has the book participated in?

Jenica Leah: Since the books release It has been nominated for and won awards, been highlighted by news outlets, book stores and in particular has had a major impact in health conferences and pharmaceutical research. I also launched something called My Friend Jen Projects to be able to host my own events for the book which would help those in other communities around the world who may not be able to have access to the book otherwise. The book donation projects have been a huge success so far with regular sponsors and encouragement for it to continue.

TRGB: When does the sequel to the first book come out? Is it the same concept from the first book?

Jenica Leah: The sequel will be released within the next several weeks and is now available to pre-order at a reduced price. My Friend Jen was always intended to be a series of books that follows Jen on her journey growing up with sickle cell so the concept is somewhat the same and readers can learn more about sickle cell and the things Jen goes through.

TRGB: Are you currently working on any new projects?

Jenica Leah: The next major project we have will be the Jamaica book donation project which will take place between January and March 2019. So far, we have done book donation projects in Gambia and Nigeria so we are really looking forward to Jamaica being the 3rd book donation project.

TRGB: How has becoming an author made you a better person?

Jenica Leah: Becoming an author has made me appreciate writers a lot more as I know the depths one has to go through to be able to produce a book that makes a difference. More than anything though, I would say that becoming an author has made me humble and motivated to continue to advocate for sickle cell as I can see how my children’s book and even my blog, has helped people to become more confident in sharing their journeys with sickle cell also.

TRGB: How can readers connect with you?

Jenica Leah: Readers can connect with me via @myfriendjenbooks on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. They can also keep up to date with everything I have going on including new My Friend Jen releases and updates, projects and events by subscribing to the Me Myself & Sickle Cell blog site:  http://www.jenicaleah.wordpress.com

TRGB: As an advocate of SCD, what types of projects or events do you participate in to bring more awareness in the communities?

Jenica Leah: I try and get involved in as much events in the community as I can whether it’s fundraising events, motivational events or even fun days for children; there is always space to highlight sickle cell. I have also arranged blood donation days to encourage more blood donors and been involved in youth and school projects too.

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Let’s Get ICY in the PR Industry! Meet Paige Barnes

Paige Barnes is founder and CEO of ICY Public Relations. Paige is a graduate of The University of Alabama. She has a degree in Public Relations and a minor in Computer Science. She has always had her way with words as well as socializing and networking with people to find a common interest and make “money moves”. Paige graduated top of her high school class as Valedictorian as well as work for numerous of non-profits including Art N’ Autism where she conducted the parent relations program that involved fund raiser planning to fund the program. She is also no stranger to the Birmingham area where she worked as an Event Planner for the magazine of the south, Good Grit Magazine.

With her expertise in communication, Paige decided to take her talents to the entertainment industry as she took of the road as the Digital Coordinator for The Hip Hop Publicist. She then worked with many independent artists to help build their build and secure media coverage. After a year, Paige decided to start her own independent firm, ICY PR. She is represents clients from: entrepreneurs, stylists, entertainers, beauty influencers etc. Some of her clients just to name a couple are: DJ New Era – official DJ of the University of Alabama and Pyper Nicole – upcoming stylist and fashion designer.

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Pyper’s Collection

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DJ The New Era

In the future Paige plans of owning her PR office overlooking  the LA horizon and managing celebrities as well as hosting events and fundraiser dedicated to giving back to the community.

 

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CEO of Icy Public Relations

 

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