I ran across a article about H&M partnering with Balmain for a collection in H&M. I supper excited I enjoy his work I just couldn’t afford it but now I can. Here’s a peak of what’s dropping November 5, 2015.
Occasionally I watch interactions between different people. Example A is two males that sit next to each other at a bar, The males are watching football and one thing leads to another and their having a great conversation about their favorite team. Example B two females sitting next to each other at a bar. The females eye each other secretly checking each other out making weird faces at each other as they turn their face to hide it The reason I brought up this example is to show how hard it is for females to get alone with each other and how easier it is for males. Why you may ask…competition.I may not be the biggest fans of these ladies but I’m proud of Katie Got Bandz, Sasha Go Hard, Chella H, and Lucci Vee for showing us that networking can be down. It’s rare for me to see a group of ladies collab on anything. I’m very open to growing my network while meeting new people. I’ve watched the beef between Nikki Minaj and Lil Kim for years. I wonder what magic they could make in the studio if they put their beef to the side. I bet it would be dope. Will we ever see it? I’m a firm believer in women sticking together to win. 2015 into 2016 I will be reaching out more to other females not only rappers. I hired a PR out of Atlanta Nikey “Tru Missez” Pasco a month ago, She is beyond dope. Believe it or not she’s a rapper too and I really enjoy her work. Who would think another female rapper promoting another female rapper. She showed me the power of sticking together. Her work for me alone brought numbers to my network I’ve never seen before.
Loc Star Dollaz is a childhood buddy. We grew up on the same street and went to the same grade school. Looking back at childhood I would never believe that the class clown would be one of the dopiest emcees I would work with. I received a track from producer S Dot Fire and the team and I knew Loc Star would be the best fit. I let him take the lead on the concept and he totally bodied it. “Yo Song” is about creating your own moment with someone special. The song you hear during the process will be your song. When the beat drops with the Color Me Badd sample “Sex You Up” you would automatically think a freaky song but it’s not LOL.
The Sweetest Thing by Lauryn Hill has always been a favorite of mine. I remember experiencing a beautiful feeling and writing out it. I mixed the great feeling with a favorite song and came up with Hey Luv. I would dare touch a Lauryn song if it wasn’t smooth, positive and full of love. This song means a lot to me because the love was real in the record.
When I was in junior high I began to write music. I didn’t know much about the industry or the underground scene so I kept my recordings to myself. One day on the school bus I heard people passing around a portable CD players saying, “Reggie Loc is hot he’s the best”. I quickly inquired about who he was. I wondered if he was famous I heard he lived in Joliet. I found out that he was a up and coming artist in my city and he had a lot of fans. I didn’t know local people could be so popular with their music until I heard Reggie Loc. I remember thinking to myself I want to be like him I want people to listen to my music too. When I saw it was possible to put out your own music independently I did. My music didn’t measure up to his statues at all LOL but I was still inspired and driven to be like him. Years went past and I stared to do shows and record mixtapes. I started to earn respect for my strong work ethic and networking skills. In 2014 I finally got the courage to reach out to Reggie for an interview on my radio show. He humbly agreed and we became friends ever since. I went to his shows and he came to a few of mine. He asked to me to work on a collaboration which later led to the song “HighLife”. I was honored that he wanted to work with me. We teamed up with my younger brother Scotty, and Holly Grove to produce my favorite song of all time. It was more then just a song to me. I would have never in a million years thought that I could measure up to him let alone be on the same track. Reggie would often ask me for my feedback and valued my opinion. I couldn’t understand why when I looked up to him . I even helped mange him. One day I told him how deep of a inspiration he was to me and how I wouldn’t have chased my dream if I didn’t see him do it. I’ve learned to give people their roses before it too late.I was sadden by his lost but motivated and inspired like I was in 2000 when I saw his vision. I am truly blessed to have had you as a partner, mentor, and most of all friend. When I’m feeling low and my backs against the wall I will think of you and remember you telling me to put myself out there and go for your dreams….I Got You
Today I released my new music video for “All I Do Is Work”. I want to thank everyone that participated in my video and made it happened. I be just be having fun lol.
It took me a while to find my initial look. I always like taking photos but Coffe’ Summers took me to the next level. I first worked with Coffe’ in 2012. Her photographer has showed me off in a unique way. Any professional photo you see of Ebonie Camille over the last 4 years is due to her. This year I worked with a new makeup artist Kiki J. I never thought I could look so high fashion until I worked with her. Kiki J and Coffe’ made my Penthouse 87 artwork pop they helped me sell myself. I recommend them for your glam and developing needs. As much as I want to keep them all to myself I just had to spread the word of these fabulous ladies.
Growing up I thought I was the only child. When I got old enough to understand my mother shared with me my other siblings by my father. I always wanted a lot of brothers and sisters so I was happy to learn about them. One day I was spending time with my cousin and she told me she knew my younger brother Byron.She told me to meet her at the Shiloh Gospel Fest and she would introduce us. The day finally came and I got a chance to meet Byron. He didn’t have to ask any questions when my cousin introduced us he knew we were brother and sister. I learned that he had the same passion as I did for music. I couldn’t believe how talented he was from his singing skills to him playing the piano. After that day I got in tune with my other brothers and sisters Racey, Tim, Terrance,Amber and Brandon. Learning about my other side of the family help me express myself in a better way. I’m in love with all my brothers and sisters they all are so talented in many ways. I worked out a single with Byron AKA Scotty called HighLife for my current album Penthouse 87. It is my biggest single, it’s in rotation on Pandora and other radio stations. The chemistry we have is genius. I can think of a type of song and he can make it on the spot. I’m proud to be around so much talent.