Jason James is an American journalist Andrew writer from Miami, Florida that specializes in covering the entertainment industry.
Getting to know musical artist Antonio Zarco
Antonio Zarco is an aspiring vocalist from Monroe Township, NJ. He learned how to sing before he learned how to talk. One can say, he had his first performance when he was 2 years old and sang "Happy Birthday" in both English and Portuguese at his little sister's birthday party. Antonio continued to pursue his interest in music by participating in school choirs all throughout elementary, middle & high school and currently in college. Antonio's accolades include: Member of OAKE National Honor's Choir for 1 year, Member of Central Jersey Music Educators Association (CJMEA) Mixed Chorus for 7 years, Member of New Jersey Music Educators Association (NJMEA) Mixed Chorus for 4 years and Member of NAfME All Eastern Honors Ensemble Mixed Chorus for 1 year.
Getting to know music artist AMF Kay
Whats your artist name and where are you from My artist name is AMF Kay and I am from the Southside of Chicago. My parents are Palestinian, but my dad was born in Belize. I have been in Chicago my entire life. It only makes sense to get involved in music in the biggest hip hop city in the world.
Getting to know music artist Alexander Yearns
Alexander Yearns is a profesional musical artist and songwriter from Palisades Park, NJ Why do you love music? I love music because it takes me from the mundane and everyday pangs that come with life. It fills me with a wonder that I’ve not experienced from any other art form. You can’t hold it. You can’t touch it. Yet you can feel it so profoundly. It brings me closer to God which is where I want to be - as close to God as I can be - I just want to be closer and music does that. To share all of that with others by providing that experience feels like a gift and a responsibility. Personally and more selfishly, it allows me to reinvent myself however I’d like to. That’s always fun. My first exposure to music happened at seven years old when I brought home my Uncle’s Elvis Presley CD boxset. That music - his spirit electrified me. I began impersonating Elvis and would put on shows for my Mom and Dad. I would lip sync to songs and really get into it. I decided then that I wanted to practice music always. The impression it left on my young self still exists within me today. To think that the energy of an artist from the 1950s can permeate through time so powerfully as to have such an effect on a kid born in 1994 blows my mind. That’s the power of music.
Getting to know music artist Stevvon Valentino
My name is Stevvon Valentino, and I am from the west side of Chicago, Illinois, born and raised. My liking in music was sparked by my family, who all do music, vocally and instrumentally. I love music because it holds the power to control emotions, as well as tell a story to the listener, and could either be so straightforward, or can leave it up to them how to take it. As an artist I love to feel in control of my music, and be able to make someone happy, encourage them, or give them knowledge in a way they'll better remember. Also, music changed my life. As someone with epilepsy, a good night's rest was something I got every blue moon. Listening to music was the only thing that could prevent me from going into seismic shock, and I can remember one day after singing the words to my favorite song "Jesus Jesus Jesus" by Timothy Wright, my seizures stopped occurring. Music saved my life so essentially music is my life.
Getting to know music artist Shayan Shafi
What’s your artist name? My name is Shayan Shafi, but I go by $hay. Before I publicly started posting my music, I used to go by Pai$a; however, my nickname was always Shay. I decided to integrate my past name, Pai$a, into Shay to come up with my current artist name- $hay.
Getting To Know Music Artist Anaymous Touch
Anaymous Touch is multi-passionate, multi-dimensional, international Hip-Hop humanitarian artist. Originally born in Miami Dade, Florida, Anaymous’s Haitian mother migrated to the City of Bronx, New York. As a New Yorker, she spent her younger years in Co-op City, “Money Earning” MT. Vernon, Harlem, and New Rochelle. As a student, partaking in extracurricular activities after school was a joy. African dancing, school chorus, cheerleading, baton twirling, and theatre is where she shined. Performing Arts has always been her greatest passion. Dancing, cheerleading, theatrics, etc she enjoyed it all. During her teenage years, her love of writing poetry transformed into writing raps. 305 made, NYC raised, music has always been her heart and soul. “I began rapping with a group of friends as we walked home from school. I would rap about the scenery, people walking, and whatever came to mind. We loved free-verse rapping it was like free verse poetry writing yet better”-Anaymous Touch. At seventeen Anaymous recorded her first mixtape song to Lil Wayne’s Drop the World instrumental. She performed this song all through the five boroughs of New York City. With hopes to be the next biggest icon , life sure didn’t come easy. Facing adolescent homelessness as a teenager and young lady can truly change your views of world. Anaymous disappeared from the rap scene to situate her personal life from her dream career. During this time she obtained two college degrees and created high quality resume of experience in the healthcare field. “ As a recreational therapist I’ve been provided the opportunity to fulfill my joy of music. At multiple times I’ve created a vast number of music based activities for patients and clients. I’ve even put together a play with individuals who use mobility chairs.”-Anaymous Touch.
Getting to know music artist Str8Cash
Nice to meet you! We would love to get to know you! Tell us about you: “Str8Cash” I’m a upcoming artist making a name for hisself in the music industry born and raised in Gallatin,Tn. I’ve been doing music since I was 13 or 14 years old I started off rapping with one of my best friends “DooWay” but he went by “Deezi” at the time we had a group called Starlife.We rocking the teen shows in Nashville and other surrounding areas.We had linked up with Charlie P and Sonny Paradise who had a buzz in the Nashville with the music and we was part of Black Fly Music when it was up and coming at the time.Long story short I had end up getting caught up in the system and getting sent off to Juvenile and end up getting my charges bound over as a adult at 16 years old.They end up letting me out at 17 years old on 13 years probation.So when I came home I started messing with the music here and there but I didn’t take it as serious as I did back then because keep in mind I got a 2 year old son at this time so I’m trying to provide for him.So I jump back in the streets and try to do what I did at the time and end up getting caught up again and got sent off to prison 3 and half years until I paroled out 2015. I’m talking about I didn’t even stay out 70 days after I got out and got caught up wrong place wrong time and got my parole violated and sent me back to prison for 4 and half more years and I came home 2020.I’m just thinking the whole time I’m incarcerated I got to do something different when I come home I had already been working on my rapping skills while I was in prison letting me cell mates and other inmates hear some of my songs I was writing and they were f*cking with it,and told me I’m crazy if I don’t get out and push it.Music always been my second love I use to always want to play the drums when I went to church with my grandparents as a kid.My music is a form of self expression,my pain,and frustration I got through in everyday life.Everything I rap about is from experience.I don’t rap about stuff that goes on in the streets to influence or glorify that path.I’m just giving it to them raw and uncut, you can either take this path,but you go this route this is the outcome.This is what come with it,ain’t no straddling the fence! I had to open my eyes and realize that the hard that’s why I try to motivate and keep it real as possible with my fans and show them that anything is possible and never give always chase your dream it’s never to late.It’s a day to day struggle I know wher I want to be in life but we don’t know what tomorrow may bring.But I know my higher power will give me the knowledge,wisdom,and understanding that I need to get through whatever obstacles come my way.Because I do this for my kids and family and try to be the best father I can be and give them opportunities and access to things I didn’t have growing up that’s my biggest accomplishment in life.I want to be known in the music industry as a humble, solid, stand up individual,and role model to the youth because they are the Future! -Str8Cash-
Getting to know model Arlene Taylor
Tell us about you: My name is Arlene Taylor and I was born and raised inFort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida. My love for Modeling comes from my love for Fine Art; being given a space to create visual to appease the eyes and cultivate wonder in people's minds. Growing up, I took very few pictures because I felt self conscious about my height and being underweight. I was also the friend taking the pictures because I "got the angles just right". Modeling has brought into my life a higher level of self-confidence that I can use to triumph in all opportunities that come my way in life. Now being in front of the camera, I can be a part of the art i was always taking pictures of. What makes me stand out is my analytical mindset and how well I adjust in a situation. From the settings to the camera lense is a multiple different perspective depending on where you're standing. I put myself in the photographers shoes so I can better control what narrative I'm telling with my body language. Being a more mature model also means keeping a leveled head at all times, being great at Time management, and having persistence in my craft.