Shenica Coleman infuses new album with inspiring message for women
ATLANTA, GA – Everything about Shenica Coleman’s life is an attempt to inspire and empower other women.
From the moment she was born into a family made up of strong, powerful women, Shenica has felt a calling to lead other women to feel confident and self-assured. Though she prefers to empower women from the background – championing others while she shies away from the limelight – she put herself out there a few years ago when she released the book “Ladies Rise Above Your Emotions.” The book was so successful that it has led to regular conferences across the country that she calls “Queenmenship” conferences – and thousands of women are traveling from all over the U.S. to hear what she has to say.
“It’s all about valuing women and our potential and the beauty of women overall,” Shenica said. “It makes my blood boil when I hear women being referred to with derogatory names, or when we are not properly described by our beauty as women. So I introduced these ideas through various events, and that’s when I started referring to women as queens. It’s born from a lot of research into the level of functioning we should have, and how we should view ourselves when we embrace the role of being a queen.”
As these events have evolved over the years and more and more women travel from all over the country to share in the bond and motivation that comes from their time with other women, Shenica’s voice has continued to gain weight. Her fan-base has expanded, and now her lifetime of music is reinforcing her words – both written and spoken – with the release of a new album called “Queenmenship (Jewels).”
Much like the rest of her work with women, this new 12-song album explores themes inspiring women to feel empowered in their lives. She said that she hopes her music will inspire women to believe that if they will consider changing certain things within themselves, it could inspire change around the world.
Shenica said though she has dedicated much of her adult life to writing and speaking, she has also had a passion for making music. She grew up in a musical family – with uncles and grandparents all performing and recording professionally at one time or another. She remembers being on tour with family members growing up, and being introduced to the business side of the music industry at a very young age.
In 2001, she and her husband created Ride With Me Entertainment. Today her new album is being released under the label, and she said she hopes the unique qualities of her voice and the diversity of her sound will attract an even wider audience.
“What feels natural to me with my sound is something that I’ve discovered is unique and different to other people,” she said. “I know I have a unique sound and approach to how I convey my music. There’s a poetic aspect to it. Each piece within my album is very different and creative. And I believe the content is all very relatable and timely.”
She said her music is often described as R&B or Soul with twists and turns along the way. And at the end of the day she said it’s music that will hopefully inspire a lot of people. She said that though much of her music is geared toward women’s empowerment, lyrically and instrumentally her music is so good that it will connect with all cultures and genders.
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Writer: Shenica N. Coleman
Ke’on Deshun Johnson (born June 3,1993) is a Hip Hop American songwriter known as Yung K3y born in Atlanta, Georgia at Grady hospital. Keon’s early childhood was spent on the east side in Decatur with single mother, Thresinda Fortson. Around the age of 11 Keon found the love for music listening to artist like T.I, Lil Wayne & Drake, he picked up his pin and began writing rhymes. During his Grade school Keon, has won awards for rap contests and performed for numerous yearly fashion shows.
After join local rap groups around the area, performing a local bar & clubs in the metro Atlanta area, post high school. Keon decide to venture off on his own, with smash single SPIN IT roaring through the city, Yung K3y is set to release His Debut Mixtape later this year summer ‘17.
Deaon "Forever" Smith a native of Gary, IN, began his musical journey at the age of 7 singing in the church choir. Guided by his mother evangelist Lee Gerther Smith, Deaon attended Emerson Visual and Performing Arts High School, where he began training in classical and jazz vocally along with piano. Deaon received further training in classical music while attending the University of Miami. Deaon’s vocal range is from 1st tenor to bass baritone and his genres of music is R&B soul, Jazz, Classical and Gospel.
In 1989 he formed his first group called 'Message' and won the Indianapolis Black Expo Star Quest Gospel Competition. In 1993, Deaon formed the R&B group called 'Standing Room Only' which opened for artists such as Gladys Knight, R.Kelly, Chaka Kahn, Baby Face and the Isley Brothers. Standing Room only then recorded their debut album titled "Du the Du" with Waterproof Music.
Deaon has since evolved into a solo recording artist with not only strong vocal ability, but also the ability to pen his own singles. Performing some of the most action packed live performances, with his band and background singers. Deaon has amazing vocal versatility and a strong soulful sound; his live shows exhibit his passion for the music and his remarkable talent. Deaon has opened for artists such as The Ohio Players, Angela Winbush, Enchantment, Joe, El Debarge & The O’Jays. To top things off Deaon seized the opportunity to sing with Madonna in the 2012 XLVI Superbowl in Indianapolis, IN.
Deaon debuted his official music video for his hot single "Holding On" off the Forever Album now back with the follow up single "Mind Tease" off his upcoming untitled L.P. Deaon has been told by many that he has a “Luther Vandross” tone and the vocal swag of Dave Hollister. His vocal performances have been described as “Food for your Soul”. When Deaons not at the studio or performing live shows he can be found doing commercials for Helen Wells Agency or at the theater performing in stage productions such as Color Purple, Betrayal Runs Deep, Dream Girls, Birth Of Soul, Hand Me Down Heartache and has also been featured in an independent film title “Avery Blues”.
Recently relocating to Atlanta, Georgia to further his pursuits Deaon will be featured in the upcoming stage production of " Five Heartbeats The Musical".
Deaon Forever is available for live shows, features, singing teleagrams, voiceovers, event hosting & stage plays.
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As the South continues to enjoy unparalleled success in Hip-Hop, it would be a major crime to not acknowledge the majority responsible for the Dirty-Dirty’s unearthly stronghold over rap music. So with that being said, it would be impossible, or better yet down right disrespectful, to talk about Southern Hip-Hop without recognizing the shear genius of THE Memphis Rap legend…Playa Fly.
An underground King personified…internationally street certified…immovable position on Memphis Mount Rushmore of iconic MCs…and living legend, can’t be no one else other than a truly larger than life personality who towers as the perfect example of a real Playa and one that puts the “F” in Fly…Playa Fly!
In an illustrious career thus far that spans more than two decades, “The Ambassador of All Things Fly” has registered a jaw dropping 2,500 paid show performances and counting, of which he’s worked with numerous other Hip-Hop heavyweights in the game to include, but not limited to, Young Dolph, Pastor Troy, Young Buck, Drumma Boy, Zaytoven, and Eightball & MJG.
Additionally, Playa Fly, who is the CEO of “Minnie Mae Muzik,” a record label named in honor of his grandmother, has released countless hood classics, including “Just Getting It On” mixtape, “Fly Shit”, “Moving On”, “Just Getting It On” studio album, “The Game Owe Me”, “Fly2K,” which was released while he was in prison, “Prepare or Beware: Part 1 and Part 2”, and “King of All Kings” mixtape hosted by DJ Scream of Hoodrich Ent. These and other classic hits cemented his status as Southern Rap Royalty.
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born as Raphael Oldham was born in the city of Cincinnati, OH. Raphael started witting music at the age of 8 years old and moved to Atlanta, GA at young age to pursue his dream. Unfortunately Raphael Crescendo lost his big brother on April 16,2008. Raphael went through being homeless with his mother to being on the wrong side of the law. But he never lost his passion for his music. He was looking for his start and found it with Pharaohshus Music and Media. Raphael Crescendo is the next rnb hip-hop artist the sweep the nation. “DA COME UP I$ REAL” says Raphael Crescendo.
The Biography of Yvonne Johnson
Yvonne Johnson, international gospel artist, was born in the beautiful Island of Jamaica. She then migrated to Brooklyn, New York in 1981.
Yvonne has been singing from the age of five years. She accepted the Lord at the tender age of 16. Her passion for singing landed her into a music group out of New York called “Ephesians”.
Yvonne relocated to Miami in 1988 where she continued her singing as a solo artist. She later joined a gospel group called the “Voices of Praise”. Her Angelic voice captured the hearts of several audiences and as a result of this she was invited to be the featured Artiste at a Gospel Concert in Montserrat back in 1992.
Yvonne ministered at various cities in England namely Birmingham, Tottenham and Central London. In 2003 and 2004, she performed at several concerts in South Florida.
On November 13, 2004 Yvonne debut her first CD “Fly away”. Most of the songs on this CD were written by Yvonne.
“Fly Away” and “You’ve Got to Make It” were nominated on the 2005 Caribbean Gospel Music Awards in New York.
Yvonne relocated to Atlanta, GA in 2005 where she continues to be a blessing to others in her ministry. Yvonne sings in the local churches throughout Atlanta.
Yvonne released her second CD entitled “He Will Make A Way” on October 9, 2010. Her favorite song on this CD is “Awesome God” birthed out of praise and worship.
Over the years, Yvonne had the awesome opportunity of directing several choirs in different assemblies. She is an excellent Praise and Worship leader under the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Yvonne is very passionate about worshipping God. Her singing continues to impact the lives of many. Her greatest desire is to reach out to the world through music.
She enjoys various types of gospel music such as worship songs, Reggae, Contemporary, Jazz, and Classics.
Yvonne is open to any opportunities that will not jeopardize her faith, and will accept the challenge to travel should the need arise.
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Hailin from the rough streets of Fort Gaines, Ga brings Da Noke, who's also a member of Str8hood. Clay Co. (The poorest county in the State of Georgia) which is stricten with proverty and hustle witch is heard threw out The Nokebook, an orignal classic brought to you by yours truly, Da Noke. Here's the lead single 'Like Mama' which is full of soul pain and love, Enjoy more 2 come WATCH. 'im woke'
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