Donnell Rawlings: Ashy To Classy

Since the Chappelle Show hit TV airwaves three years ago, middle-class America, college frat boys and Hip-Hop heavyweights like Lil Jon have all shared a common interest – their ability to laugh at intense foul language and poke fun of the most mainstream stereotypes. Donnell Rawlings, known to most fans as “Ashy Larry,” took a… Read more »



Cassie: Touch The Sky

The idea of someone packing up their life and fleeing to the Big Apple to pursue their love of “the biz” sounds ambitiously poetic. Many many late-teenagers do just that, and they often greet us at bars, restaurants, and just about every other place that has absolutely nothing to do with their passion. While the… Read more »



Ryan Leslie: Seeing Stars

After he juggling business classes at Harvard with the process of teaching himself how to make records, Ryan Leslie finally broke into the big leagues as a producer in 2003 when he signed a management contract with Sean “Diddy” Combs. The 25-year-old Atlanta native has extended his musical genius to everyone from Beyonce to gospel… Read more »



Javier: On The One

Some kids dream of becoming a doctor, president or even an MC, but Javier took a different approach. He made his public singing debut in the sixth grade, by the eighth grade had already decided that he wanted to be an R&B singer. By high school, was sharpening his singing, guitar and theatrical skills at… Read more »



Jason Weaver: Maximum Effect

Jason Weaver has been a stellar entertainer for years, with numerous successful movie, television and musical projects. He stole the hearts of fans as a young actor, appearing in television sitcoms such as Sister Sister, Thea, and Smart Guy. One of the most recognized highlights of his early career was his role as the young… Read more »



Sammie: Deja Vu

Long before anyone stepped to the tunes of Chris Brown, made out to the melodic voice of Ne-Yo, or chilled out to the smooth sounds of Mario, a teen sensation by the name of Sammie had already been there and done that. While most 12-year-olds were thinking about whether or not to finish their homework,… Read more »



Mario Vazquez: Keep It Fresh

For the past few years, very few people shamelessly announced to the universe that American Idol was TiVo’d weekly. However, last year, during the 2005 American Idol semifinals, a then-unknown Mario Vazquez coaxed the closet fans to emerge from hiding. With curly hair, pensive eyes and a voice as smooth as caramel, Mario was undoubtedly… Read more »



Jazmine Sullivan: Gotta Get It

At the age of 19, Philly-bred musical prodigy and accomplished singer/songwriter Jazmine Sullivan already has six years of music industry experience under her belt. From singing with musical legend Stevie Wonder to writing some of radio’s hottest new songs, Sullivan is slowly but surely making a name for her self. Jazmine attended the Philadelphia Performing… Read more »



Ryan Toby: Time To Shine

After he emerged as an actor/singer alongside Lauren Hill in the hit 1993 motion picture Sister Act II, Ryan Toby’s career has since soared to heights that have given him incredible status as a multi-platinum, award winning singer and songwriter. A former member of the group City High, Ryan has made some major moves behind… Read more »



India.Arie: All About Love, Pt 1

Everyone rides the love rollercoaster, but in the case of India.Arie, we’re privy to the usually private inner-machination of her love movements, since it manifests in the form of her music. With two platinum plus albums to her credit, 2001’s Acoustic Soul and 2003’s Grammy winning Voyage To India, her latest effort, Testimony: Vol. 1,… Read more »



Cham: World Tour

The chant “Ra! Ra! Ra! Ra!” is set to be the new street anthem, all thanks to Cham and his new single “Ghetto Story,” which you can hear blaring from any radio at any given time. Telling the tale of growing up in the streets of Jamaica and the hardships that ensued, “Ghetto Story” is… Read more »