R&B stars Musiq Soulchild and Jazmine Sullivan sat down with Steed Media Group and rolling out CEO/founder Munson Steed for a live edition of the magazine’s new television series Star Studio on Sunday, January 25th at the Balzar Theater at Herren located in midtown Atlanta. With a mission to educate and uplift those with aspirations in the arts and entertainment, Star Studio offered fans the opportunity to have an intimate experience with two of urban music’s most cherished artists. Steed welcomed a studio audience of over 200 of Atlanta media, tastemakers and students from local colleges and universities to hear life lessons and inspirational anecdotes from both Musiq Soulchild and Jazmine Sullivan.
Musiq Soulchild gave a glimpse into his life on upcoming projects. “I really do music for my fans. There have been many times where I wanted to do something different but I know my fans want one dimension of me. I have much more to offer,” Musiq explained. “Labels can tell you what sells records but I don’t think they can define what “good music” is. The people determine that.” Musiq then gave a special performance of his hit single “Yes”, followed by an intimate Q&A session with the audience.
Jazmine Sullivan entered Star Studio to a standing ovation from the audience resulting from her recent album release, “Reality Show.” Jazmine spoke candidly spoke about her hiatus from music. “Many people thought I took a break from music because I had a problem with the industry. It wasn’t that, I had dedicated a part of myself to a relationship that wasn’t good for me. Many times we lose ourselves giving everything to someone else and that’s not right,” Jazmine shared. She expressed a newfound outlook on music after the break and shared her excitement about the initial reception from her new album, which was released early January. To the audience’s delight, Jazmine sung an impromptu snippet of her self-proclaimed love song “In Love With Another Man”. Later Steed surprised Sullivan with a musical tribute by Epic recording artist Curtis Fields. Fields performed two songs from Jazmine’s debut album, “Fearless”. The Star Studio session closed with audience Q&A led mostly by notable media representatives.