With his soul felt gospel influence and silky R&B lyrics, Dwayne D’Arby is about to make you remember why you love R&B so much. Does the term “Oooh Das’ my song” ring a bell? Dwayne D'Arbys' music brings your mind to a spiritual consciousness while flexing your groove muscle with his hip-hop grooves and sultry love ballads. How do you sum it all up? Just count on endless listening pleasure.
Born and raised in the California sunshine, this first-born son of a preacher man is no dried-up raisin! “I remember asking my mom to be completely honest and objective of my piano skills” she replied, “Baby that’s terrible”. “I laugh now, but it drove me to reach deeper and try harder”.” Always my biggest fan, moms would say, baby you can sing anything but that ‘ole nasty music”. She said,” Sing about life and love”!
Influenced by his Uncle, also an accomplished musician, the singing/composer/producer remembers him comically yet firmly chucking a size 13W at his head in the middle of choir rehearsals, challenging him to rise to his potential. “I thank God for it now because it made me more critical and aggressive about creating music that I try put my heart into”.
D’Arby influences range from R&B and Jazz to Gospel and Pop. Artistic influences include Stevie & Donny, Daryl Coley, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Clark Sisters, Luther, including some of today’s artist like Aaron Hall, Joe, and Dave Hollister and the list goes on.
“Most important to me is that my music mirror’s and respects my creator, while bring joy and healing to the lives of my listeners…ok, ok I hope it makes you bounce too!”
Hip Hop, Trap
Nique began rapping at the age of 8, but his first official release, Get Off My Cloud, was not until 2013, when he was 19. His next project, 6 AM, wasn't released until 2015 and garnered Nique much more attention than any of his previous releases. In November 2016, he released his first for-sale project, the EP titled Dazed & Confused. This release was noticeably darker than his previous releases due to the death of his brother and elevated drug use. Brandon Caldwell of A Day & A Dream wrote, "If Dazed & Confused was recorded in darkness, its easy to believe." Prior to the release of the EP, Nique went on the internet radio show The Tuesday Special w/ Kels and admitted to being clinically diagnosed with major depressive disorder, anxiety, and PTSD. The first track on Dazed & Confused was named "PTSD", as an ode to the demons Nique had faced throughout 2016. The rapper went on to release a slew of videos in 2017, including visuals for "High Rise" and "40," which both garnered a large following. In July of 2017 Nique was the sole performer at the Summer Vibes '17 concert in Laredo, TX, which exceeded capacity with over 500 people in the audience.
Dray Love was born in Memphis, TN. and began singing at the age of 7. He is inspired by legendary artist such as Michael Jackson, Joe, Brian McKnight and Musiq Soul Child. At the age of 13 he began to write and record. By the time that he was 18 he was an R&B threat outperforming and crushing open mics and small venue shows. Dray Love is a writer, composer, and most of all an all-around gifted artist. His music is a soulful mix of R&B, Pop & Neo Soul. Dray Love is deemed as the next artist to make it out of Memphis because of his raw talent.
While part of the R&B Group Offici8l, Dray Love has opened for Lyfe Jennings, Genuine and appeared on the The Tom Joyner Morning Show. With the groups mediocre local success Dray Love ventured out solo and was signed up by ONE FAMM MUSIC GROUP/SONY and released his successful single "Side Effect” and debut album "Red Zone".
Dray Love have been busy entertaining his fans with appearances in Sex N the City Tour Hard Rock Cafe and Folklife Festival Seattle 2018. His 2018 mixtape release “The Invitation” with the hit song “She’s the One.” Currently he is working on his follow up album that is due out later in 2019. The Sensual Seductive sounds of Dray Love will be playing in your bedroom soon. In the meantime, Dray Love has not stop giving his fans great music. His new single “So Fine” is in stores now.
Originally from New Orleans and based out of the Seattle area, Zhanea June is known in some circles as the Songstress Supreme. Zhanea June (Zha_Nay-ah June) formerly known as Zhane Juniea, (Zha-nay Juneee-ah) is an American singer-songwriter and inspired actress who performed and won various singing and dancing competitions captivating the hearts of those who heard her.
In 2004, June put together her own girl group called Zealous where she was the lead vocalist. The group became well-known in the community creating a local buzz for Zhanea June. Tragically in 2005 the group was dismantled due to Hurricane Katrina and June became a solo artist. She pressed forward and became the McDonald’s Gospel Fest Youth winner in 2005 and at age 14 her first single under the name Zhane June, titled “Baby Baby Baby” was released on ITunes.
Zhanea June classifies herself as an artist not stuck in the box and will sing all types of music with a positive message to inspire all. This led her to become the 2010 Washington States Nashville of Country Star winner.
Zhanea June studied at the prestigious Howard University and Musician’s Institute to further her education in singing, composing, dance and theatre; which has led her to perform for various venues such as The Royal Esquire Club, Hard Rock Cafe, Tuskegee Airmen 75th Anniversary Gala Benaroya Hall, Muckleshoot Casino, Iron Horse Casino, The Great American Casino, 88 Keys, Highway 99 Blues Club, Bleu Notes Club in Lakewood, Tacoma Convention Center, Moore Theater and the Issaquah Theatre as well as made radio appearances on the Gospel Show 89.5 and the Vanessa Waller TV Show. Zhanea June also humbly shared the stage with Recording Artist Howard Hewitt and Angela Winbush as well as performed with Gospel Recording Artist Smokie Norful.
Zhanea June mesmerizes her audiences as she performs at various festivals in the Seattle and Portland area such as the Upstream Music Festival, Kent Splash, Festival Sundiata, NW Folklife and the Good in the Hood Festival in Portland.
June has such a soulful and angelic voice that keeps you yearning for more. In 2015 and 2016, she released three singles titled “Press”, “Feen,” “How." In 2018, she released 2 singles "Melodic You," and "I Do."
In 2018, Zhanea June signed with One FAMM Music Group/Sony Music and is making her mark in the music industry.
Zhanea June is a force to be reckoned with. Her motto is, “God gave me the gift, I just hold the mic.”
Bandz Marino quickly found music for stability growing up while moving constantly around the southern U.S.
Music has always been more than just a good beat, it's home.
Although shaped by gangster rap and hip hop Bandz isn't here to promote a particular message or a lifestyle- He's here to put what you feel into words and spread good vibes and positive energy.
Bandz effortlessly switches up his style to express the feeling he is trying to portray at the moment.
After moving to Seattle in the summer of 2013 to focus on music, Bandz found the fresh start he was looking for. He met like-minded individuals who share the same passion for music and they formed the Flight Boys.
Working as both a solo artist and part of a group-Bandz dedication to music is hard to find in most. But it's only natural because music has always been and always will be everything to him.
A Pacific North West native, Mz Dvs (miss devious) was born Rhianna Mae Goetz in Olympia Washington state. Raised by her mother with two younger sisters, life events caused her gift of written word at an early age. By the age of 15, her poetry transformed into hip hop that was already challenging her male peers. With lyrical influences like Tupac and Brotha Lynch Hung Mz Dvs was one of a kind in her genre, earning the status and titles as she grew.
Dvs had her first encounters with the professional quality recording studio at age 16 with Society Records in Nisqually Reservation where she grew up. Dvs frequented the “hilltop” Tacoma area where she was discovered and later signed, by CEO MR. Network of ONE FAMM Records on her 18th birthday.
One Famm Records, at the hands of Theo Hall aka MR NETWORK, took VIP and hosted many events for big name artists. From the car shows at the Tacoma Dome to the Anger management tour with Eminem. With several musical ties and support, her verbal and delivery skills developed at a rapid rate. Keeping up with her professional level label mates, she was already rocking crowds before 21. The CEO of One Famm arranged accommodations for her performances until she was of age for the venues.
Though out the years with the label she made several business relationships with popular artists, gained recognition from record labels and hosted national events such as Summer Jam Concerts. She continues her working relationship with the record label that she considers family, after taking time away from the music industry to focus on lifestyle and career opportunities. She returns to the studio rejuvenated with plans on having new releases and show dates by early 2018.
Libra was born and raised on Chicago south side. Experiencing his shares of ups and downs in the streets of Chicago Libra has a unique sound of Hip/Hop and R/B consisting of traditional and new age form of R/B and Hip/Hop. The 28 year old artist style of music is what the industry is in strong demand for constantly showcasing his versatility in a competitive field and genre that continues to captivate a world wide audience. Libra has featured on songs with the likes of Rick Ross, and other successful artist he has opened up shows for Jeremih, T.I., Lil Wayne, and countless others, he has album features with Kanye West, Gucci Mane and other artist on the rise. Being from Chicago Libra speaks on all matters of life in his music in only a way that he can. Now apart of OFMG Universal Libra looks to take the world by storm.
Darin Anthony is an artist/song writer from Rochester New York. Moved with his family to Ft. Lewis Washington in 2000 and attended Lakes High School. Like most people from the military base, Darin was influenced by different hip hop artists than most other people from the local area. DMX, Jay-Z, Nas, Joe Budden, Cassidy, Jadakiss, D-Block, and Dipset, among other hip hop icons showed Darin, through their music, how to put his poetry into rhythm. Darin began to get noticed by other artist around Lakewood and Tacoma as a cypher rapper showcasing and drawing in crowds. Because of the clever way he dilivered his punchlines and his so-simple-it's-complex outlook and perspective on life, his group mates began to call him D-Logic, and it stuck. Co-developing Blakk Gold and hitting cyphers in Hill Top, the group was founded by FAMM Music Super Store owner and founder of ONE FAMM MUSIC GROUP Theo Hall aka Mr. Network in 2003. Going to school in the day and performing at night D-Logic was a workaholic until in 2005 when extenuating circumstances prompted Logic to join the military and accomplish 3 tours in Iraq and one in Kyrgyzstan before honorably discharging still with music on his mind. He in Spokane where he was previously based out of while in the Air Force and join a new team known as the Rooks and pretty much took over the Eastern Washington music scene. Known for being a bit of a hot head and also getting his hands dirty in the drug scene, D-Logic found himself locked up on many occasions, before coming back to Tacoma to find himself and his dignity and in doing so bumped in to Mr. Network and everything was right again. The only thing was that during his time away from the mic, another emcee was founded and came in the game as Logic. So D-Logic went with his actual first and middle name: Darin Anthony. Darin meaning The Great. Anthony meaning Worthy of Praise. Never wanting to leave the name Logic he carries the title: The Logical One. Logic is the Art of Reason and in hip hop that is exactly what he is.
Darin Anthony: The Logical One.
DaniThePen is an American, singer-songwriter, vocal producer, vocal arranger & background singer. Born and raised in Memphis, TN he has been writing music for himself and other local artist since late 2012. After completing his 2017 mentorship program through the Consortium MMT program he was able to garner the attention of music legend and "Songwriters Hall of Fame" inductee David Porter (Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Celine Dion, Otis Redding, Drake, Wu-Tang Clan etc.) being noted for his amazing songwriting skills and how he "tells a story" from beginning to end with his lyrics as if he is "painting a room" with different colors that come together to create a beautiful mural. On February 20th, 2018, Dani released his first Single, Bond Back, through the record label One Famm Music/Sony. Also, in 2018, he released his first mixtape No Promotion No Permission exclusively on Band Camp. He hopes to take the music Industry by storm with his compelling and smooth vocal ability but most importantly his songwriting. DaniThePen continues to convey his multifaceted penmanship in an articulately diversified style. He speaks to the passion in all of us through his lyrics that are destined to resonant with a diverse audience.
What do you get when you put talented, beautiful and versatile together?
Bilingual singer-songwriter Sarah Rim.
With a strong background of performing and singing of over 15+ years in both English and Khmer no one can stand in the way of this R&B Pop Songstress. That probably explains why she is most respected and loved by the Cambodian community for exposing her traditional roots and will be one of America's most anticipated artists of the year. Oh! Did we mention, she was in the Top 3 singers for 2014's Muckleshoot Idol, a local contest that garners attention from all music fans? Yes she was. Has she been featured in the media? Yes she has. She's been there, she's done that. This time it's a little different. She's making her way to the top and won't stop!
Born in Thailand, from Cambodia and raised in White Center a small unincorporated town, Sarah has always aspired to become a performer on stage in front of all numbers of crowds. It was a dream. However, that soon began to change. "I was in 5th grade, and I was the lead singer." She was just 11 when she sang her first solo in front of a school crowd for the first time with her choir. She rehearsed at home and through her teenage years, vocally trained herself by listening to one of her most influential vocalists like Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey countless times to help carve the type of artist she wanted to be. Not only that, she learned to sing in Khmer/Cambodian with the help of her Mother, Grandma, and Uncle. She rehearsed tirelessly, and because of her uncle Sam's connections, hit the main stages of local multiple casinos to perform with her uncle as a one man band. Everyone saw nothing but potential the minute she sang her first line. Since then, she's been demanded to perform at weddings, celebrations, festivals, and concerts.
Writing was one of her hobbies. From stories to poems, letters to songs. Very quickly it became her passion at just 15 years old.
In 2015 she join One Famm Music Group a subdivision of Universal Music Group. The largest music corporation in the world. With her group Q-3 which stands for Quality-3 and features budding rappers Phal and Daron. They are recording hits and working with some of the industry's most promising management and will be dropping their EP in late 2015.
GROUP MEMBERS AS FOLLOWS: (ALIX J,DRAY LOVE & XP) WITH VOICES THAT WILL LEAVE YOU WITH CHILLS .X2C WAS STARTED IN 2016.
X2C HAD BEGAN TO ENTER TALENT SHOWS & SING NATIONAL ANTHEM @ SCHOOL BASKETBALL GAMES AND WAS ALWAYS KNOWN TO FANS QUOTE (REFERRING TO GROUP) THEM "SINGING BOYS" AROUND SCHOOL THEY WERE SEEN BY OLYMPIC GOKD MEDALIST ROCHELLE STEVENS WHO ASKED THEM TO PERFORM NATIONAL ANTHEM @ TRACK MEETS SHE ORGANIZED. "OFFICI8L" HAS SET THE STEPPING STONES FOR SEVERAL UP & COMING ARTISTS AS WELL AS RECOGNIZED FOR MAKING A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE YOUTHS IN THEIR COMMUNITIES AND WAS HONORED BY BRIDGES ACADEMY WITH PLAQUE & CEREMONY IN 2012. THIS DYNAMIC (SUPER R&B GROUP) OF YOUNG MEN WENT ON & TRAVELED THE WORLD & SHARED THE STAGES WITH SUCH MAINSTREAM ARTISTS LIKE: TEYANI TAYLOR FROM TYLER PERRYS "MADEA FAMILY REUNION", JACOB LATIMORE,MINDLESS BEHAVIOR,TGE BARKAYS,GINUWINE, (MEMPHIS OWN)K.MICHELLE, PLEASURE P & BOBBY RUSH JUST TO NAME A FEW . (OFFICI8L ) COMPETED IN MUSIC COMPETITIONS WITH K97.1 KXHT.FM IN THEIR HOMETOWN (MEMPHIS TENN), THE 6TH ANNUAL "NEXT BIG THANG" HOSTED BY THE #1 STATION IN MEMPHIS TN (K97 FM) PLACING AS ONE OF THE (TOP 8) OUT OF OVER (300 SUBMISSIONS), RECORD LABEL ROCNATION "WE GOT NEXT" BEATING OUT OVER (125) HIP HOP ARTISTS WITH THEIR R&B STYLE AND SWAGG EVEN BEING HAND PICKED AS THE (BEST PERFORMANCE) FROM RECORDING ARTIST ROBERT CURRY OF "MAKING THE BAND" SEASON 4 AND R&B GROUP "DAY 26"
AFTER 3 (YES NODS) & 1 (NO) MEMPHIS SUPA R&B GROUP (X2) MADE IT TO THE NEXT ROUND OF TV REALITY SHOW "X FACTOR" WHICH LATER WAS CANCELLED BEFORE RELEASE. THE SUPER R&B GROUP HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR NUMEROUS AWARDS LIKE THE JACKSON TN MUSIC AWARDS (BEST R&B GROUP) , KNOCKDOWN AWARDS (BEST NEW ARTIST) & (BEST TEEN ARTIST) IN 2013 AND WINNER OF THE 2013 URBAN INDUSTRY AWARDS ( BEST R&B ARTIST/GROUP) 2014 JUNETEENTH BEST NEW ARTISTS AS WELL AS 2015 MEMPHIS HIPHOP AWARDS (BEST R&B GROUP)
ALSO SPOKESPERSON FOR THE STOP THE VIOLENCE CAMPAIGN "PUT DOWN THESE GUNS & STOP KILLING OUR SONS" WHICH IS A CAMPSIGN STARTED BY THEIR MANAGER/MENTOR (CHAMPION JOINTER) THEIR MANAGER IS REACHING OUT TO CITIES WITH HIGH CRIME RATES THATS TAKING THE LIVES OF OUR YOUTHD IN CHICAGO,ST LOUIS,NYC,VIRGINIA & MEMPHIS JUST TO NAME A FEW.
SUPER R&B GROUP "OFFICI8L" HAS RECENTLY SINCE THEN BEEN SIGNED TO OFMG/UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP AND WITH NEW LOOK & SOUND ASKING ALL FANS TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THE HOTTEST R&B GROUP COMING TO A CITY NEAR YOU....X2C MUSIC BABY!
ZephyrThaWolf, born Clayton Anthony Iler Jr, was born in 1994 at The University of Wisconsin, in Madison, Wisconsin, to his Houston raised mother Sandranna Robinson, and his Oakland raised father Clayton Iler Sr. Zephyr's mother passed away due to liver failure when he was 12 years old, his mothers death sparked the innate need to write simply to express himself in a healthy way during a very painful time in his life. His family learned that a large contribution to her death was an "unnecessary" stomach staple surgery, even though his mother was just as beautiful as the stars in the sky, she still felt unaccepted, she felt as though she needed to change herself dramatically and instantly to fit the expectations society has set fourth for women of this generation. Realizing these harsh truths zephyr began to write poetry and hip hop music to describe the struggles of losing your mother at such a young age, but he also had a stronger message to send, to be comfortable with who you are, and to accept that God does not make mistakes. ZephyrThaWolf was raised in HIllsboro, OR, in the metropolitan area of Portland, where he spent most of his time in private, honing his hip-hop skills. when he reached age 14 he began recording, and investing into his recordings. This process lead to a chain of studios that opened across the northwest/ Portland region known as "Room27Studios". Today at age 22 he has worked with Rocky Diamonds, Dubz, Layzie Bone, and many more yet-to-be-announced artists. With his first upcoming project in 2017 titled "Tha Candles Are Lit" ZephyrThaWolf is an artist to watch out for!
Mia Bluu who was born August 26, 1998 El Paso Texas middle child of 8 kids is the type of person who will cherish other people’s happiness before her own. Whether in conversation or on stage, the Texas raised R&B singer and songwriter gives nothing but truth as passion when it comes to her life, and how her starting career comes from a pain that creates music. It’s that type of honesty she puts in her music that makes it all that more relatable!
Mikey J - MKYJ (Make Knowledge Your Justice)
Born Michael Jerome Hargraves Jr
March 13 1989 born and raised in Missouri City, Texas , just outside the Houston city limits Graduate of Willowridge High School, where the passion behind the musical artistry began.
Subtle variations of the Houston street culture, 90s boom -bap, 70 soul, and smooth grunge flow only lightly describes the chill "retro-future" sound that Mikey J (MKYJ) delivers.
As one of the original members of the "Melodic Junkies" alongside "R.A.B" & "DuDe" MKYJ boldly carries a mantle for the stoner community with songs like "Coughee Shoppe" & "Joy Rhighed" , which debuts on the solo project “The Daily Leaf” advocating marijuana.
Michaelson Antoir Baptiste born April 4th 1993 better known as M.B.Y.S is a Grenadian hip hop artist from Gran Bras St.Andrew’s Grenada.
Michaelson was born in Gran Bras St.Andrew’s; after witnessing a group of guys beating and free styling in the cafeteria he took up the interest of doing music shortly after leaving middle school in New York. When he moved back to Grenada in 2004, he started doing free styling amongst other things with some of his school friends, after seeing his interest in music his father gave him a pin on interview mic which he used to make music.
Shortly after he started doing music, Deva and his friends started as well and that lead to a petty war over music. When that beefing was over they started recording tracks together for fun and it’s within that time he realized instead of doing it for fun he rather use his music as an outlet. He then teamed up with some guys from the south of the island where he then started a group, his sister who knew the guy informed him that he does music which led him into sending out his first demo and it was a green light from there.
In 2006 he started officially rapping and has then released four mix tapes which are the competition, guilty conscience, living legend and burning sky, in his words the competition which was his first mix tape was more of an experiment to see whether the music business was really for him, after releasing it the feedback was great so he went on to release another but this one was different he was more focused on concepts cause he just understood what making a song was really about.
Later on in his music journey he did three shows in Grenada just to name one there was a French music festival at Prickly Bay which he was a part of. Michaelson has now over 300 songs almost closing of to that 400 gap, with some being already released. After asking why did he come up with the name M.B.Y.S his answer was nothing more than outstanding in his words before coming to the conclusion of calling himself M.B.Y.S he was a huge Wayne fan back in the day and he first came up with the name young stunner, he changed it to MB which was his initials but to him it was just too simple and most people would of guessed the meaning right of the bat, so he then came up with the name M.B.Y.S which the MB being Michael Baptiste and the YS meaning yours sincerely as in A letter ending because in his perspective his music is an open letter.
In 2015 after all the music grinding he has been doing he recently got signed to 366zero entertainment which is a record/management label located in Royal Palm beach Florida, with that being said the future is yet in his favor and as a new upcoming artist there is a lot of things to look out for from M.B.Y.S.
Rakeem Chanlee Wilson born August 23rd 1993 better known as Zuu is a Bahamian hip hop artist from New Providence Island in the city of Nassau located in the Bahamas.
Rakeem was born in New Providence in Bahamas, when it comes to his music it’s somewhat out of the original settings on how an artist will be born, Rakeem came into the music field one day by simply standing in front his grandmother’s mirror and immediately began rapping, to him, being able to spit bars out of the blue was shocking, after that happened he met this young man at he’s school that was a young producer in the making, the young man was simply making music by using his laptop as stated by Rakeem. With the generosity of the young producer he was then thought how to make beats by using software and a laptop and from then on he was immediately hooked to making music, in order words music chose him.
Before Zuu became a solo artist he was part of two groups, one which he started with a school friend called bones which was called star gang, whilst being with star gang, he released a few music videos which is found on YouTube under the name breezy the kid, after star gang’s creation he then went on to create his present group which is called wolf mob.
Whilst being with wolf mob he rented a studio that gave him the access to releasing his first three mix tapes which are called 2 sides to my story, power the mix tape; yezzy thought me and the last being 23 the ep which was released on his birthday, his mix tapes can be found on audio mark. With the group wolf mob he was successful in spotting some features with the group called wise men, the feedback was there but it wasn’t nothing substantial until he meet another group called rap circle which lead to the creation of the movement Ararap which was formed by merging the two groups rap circle and wolf mob.
Through Ararap a movement started, vlogs, parties, open mic night at vol bar , interviews at hot 91.7 radio show, talent shows was some of the many things that were done by the group but when the group disbanded he went back to doing his own solo act causing him to fall back into his own group the wolf mob. All the stuff done with Ararap can be found on YouTube under the name Ararap.
As a solo artist Rakeem haven’t done any solo shows as yet, he has no beefs with no one and has over 50 unreleased songs but 50 being what he felt that should be released as opposed to over 30 already being released. Most people would like to know how Rakeem came up with such an usual stage name and hiis response was nothing more than spectacular as stated by Rakeem Zuu was the shortened form of the infinite red Zulu, being that there’s two U’s in Zulu so he simply removed the L making it Zuu and the message behind the name is getting back to his roots and who he is, red meaning his not black or brown in complexion, so the name Zuu is mainly who he is spiritually.
With all the music grinding it finally paid off for Rakeem when he was then signed to OMFG (One Famm Music Group) which is a record label located in Seattle Washington, with that being said be on the lookout for Zuu hitting the airwaves, the future is yet in his favor.