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[SPOTLIGHT]    Nima Shiningstar-El    - Poetess, Author, Visionary

          Instead of the typical book recommendation or spotlight on a particular work of art, or singular piece, today Black Vibes would like to honor and give praise to the entire artist and all of her works, and that honor goes to the amazing Nima Shinginstar-El.  Nima is an extremely talented woman that wears many crowns.  
Nima Shiningstar-El is a....
Writer / Author
Spoken Word Artist
Visual Artist / Painter
Hostess of the prestigious media platforms "The Art Room" on Instagram Live and The Floetic Poetry Show on Big Woo Radio.

Although we've listed many of the roles that Nima Shiningstar-El has, this list doesn't encompass all of who she is, Nima is much more than what we've availed to you, but to know more about this incredibly talented individual follow her on Instagram at 

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BIOGRAPHYNimaShiningstar-EL was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At an earlyage she knew that something was different and special about the way she lookedat the world around her. Her point of view was extremely creative and magical,but it was firmly rooted in the turbulent times that she was born into. Nimahad a unique way of talking, walking, and expressing her thoughts, feelings,and ideas to her family and friends. In the beginning most of the people aroundher thought she was just going through a typical adolescent phase, but theywould all soon realize that Nima, was traveling on a completely different path. AsNima continued to grow and expand, so did her creativity. She began to realizethat she had an interest and talent for writing poetry/short stories, andplays, painting, photography, and broadcasting. All through her young life she createdand amassed a large amount of original and imaginative work, so in 2014 shedecided to take the next step and start officially publishing her art. Herfirst public release was the insightful and poignant book of poetry, "Poems, Quotes, & Thoughts Provoked".This book firmly established Nima as a new and fresh voice carving her own lanein the poetry community in Philly.  From2014 to now, Nima has written 14 books of poetry and short stories. She has createdover 150 abstract paintings which she calls Nabstract. She co-host TheBigWoo Radio Show twice a week. She does her own Facebook Live Show, "ThoughtsProvoked" every Sunday, and has an interview series called, In The Art Room with Nima". In 2017,Nima along with her Manager Born Free created the annual holiday, Love Thy Brotha Day. Every year on June8th, she convenes a forum of black men to come together to celebrateeach other and help motivate our youth towards positive attitudes and lifestyles.If that wasn't enough, Nima released another powerful and timely book called "Peace King Can You Hear Me?". Shewanted to speak directly to the black men in her family and community and letthem know just how much she loves, appreciates, and supports them. Asyou can see, Nima is not only abundantly creative, she's extremely active. Iwould be remiss if I didn't mention one of her bestselling and most impactful worksof poetry entitled, "A Withered RoseStill Blooms". This heartbreakingly beautiful book sheds a much neededlight on the scourge of domestic violence. It also lifts up the women and menwho have been abused and died at the hands of this man-made cancer eating awayat the foundation of our homes and hearts.  In2019 Nima established her own media company, NimaGirlProductions to consolidate all of her works of art and otherventures under her own brand.  Nimais currently working on her first children's book and photo table book. She isso prolific that I never know what's she's going to do and create. All I knowis that Nima Shiningstar-EL is an exceptional and once in a lifetime talent. Weare all blessed to be alive during her ordained creative run.   For more informationabout Nima Shiningstar-EL and all her new projects contact her manager BornFree @ Follow Nima on allher social media platforms And you can BUY ALL Nima'sbooks @

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This week's Black Vibes Black Business Spotlight is dedicated to Marie's Home, LLC and owner Shantel Archbold.  

Marie's Home, LLC provides skincare, aromatherapy, haircare, and personal hygiene products made from all natural, chemical free, organic materials handmade to perfection.  Marie's Home, LLC has a large assortment of quality products to pick from, and are all available on

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'LOSSES' BY CLAYTON SAVAGE IS TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 23RD AND WILL BEAVAILABLE TO STREAM ON ALL MAJOR STREAMING PLATFORMS! ABOUT THE ARTIST Clayton Savage isa rising artist whose upcoming single, 'Losses',is out on September 23rd and will be available to stream on all major streamingplatforms! Having begun "singing shortlyafter he began speaking", Claytonhas honed his craft since he was a child to become the artist that he is today.Although he receives inspiration from a number of styles, Clayton Savage combines a variety of compositional elements to formhis unique and authentic sound. Claytonhas developed a plethora of experience in the music industry; he worked as astudio secessionist and producer at the legendary Sugar Hills Records inEnglewood, NJ, and was introduced to the lineup which included the Grandmaster Mele Mel of the GM Flash Camp. Clayton cultivated his initial fanbasehaving toured Europe and abroad with the FuriousFive. Desiring to pursue a solo career and release his own album, Clayton Savage went on to sign withGerry Griffith to Capitol ManhattanRecords. After a "failedmarketing attempt by Manhattan Records", Clayton moved to Minnesota to perform with the area's top band atthe time, Westside. Five years later,he returned home to Virginia and began work in Northern VA as a ComputerProgrammer and Graphic Artist before he began creating original music onceagain under his own label Red K Records. ClaytonSavage currently has twelve releases in his Spotify discography. Some ofhis most popular tracks on the platform include the likes of 'Laday', 'Back in Dah Day',and 'Girlfriend'.With a growing number of followers and listeners, there is no denying the fact that Clayton Savage has developed adedicated following of loyal fans who will be eager to hear his upcomingsingle, 'Losses'. FEATURED RELEASE 'Losses' by Clayton Savage is to be released onSeptember 23rd and will be available to stream on all major streamingplatforms! The single lasts around three minutes and sits at 69 bpm. The track commenceswith a fourteen-second intro that builds a sense of anticipation for the verse. Clayton Savage'sstylistic vocal color seamlessly synchronizes with the smooth vibe of theinstrumentation. The subtle use of vocal effects adds depth to the vocal linewithout detracting from the lyrical prominence. The rhythmic percussioncombines with the atmospheric instrumentation to provide the perfect platformfor the vocal line. The beat systematically drops out of the mix, check out thetransition from 1:20 to 1:30, delivering just the right amount of dynamicdiversity to ensure that this single is engaging from start to finish. By thetime 'Losses' draws to a close,you'll find yourself caught up in the hypnotic vibe, humming along with thecatchy hook, and in need of hitting that repeat button for another listen.  From the impressive production and memorable instrumentationto the authentic vocal performance, fans of Clayton Savage, as wellas those who appreciate new music, will definitely want to hear this single.Make sure you follow Clayton Savage on social media to keep up todate with upcoming releases and performances! 

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[MUSIC NEWS] Rome Lucio RETUNRS with the Sequel to HOT TUB & A BLUNT

STREAM THE SINGLE HERE:  Stream Hot Tub & A' Blunt (Remix Part 2) [feat. Ana Baby] by Rome Lucio | Listen online for free on SoundCloud
Produced by Frankie Biggz
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Hot Tub & A' Blunt - Part 2 Featuring Kris Payne & Ana Baby  Rome Lucio, Mexican-American rapper, singer, songwriter and musician launched his brand new track Hot Tub & A' Blunt - Part 2 Featuring Kris Payne & Ana Baby  "Hot Tub & A' Blunt - part 2" is a LIVE update from Rome Lucio s previous "Hot Tub & A' Blunt - part 1" track. Part 1 was all about the Blunt but part 2 is all about the Hot Tub. Get ready for this catchy, super sexy and secular track that takes you into the world of the hottest Hot tub stories. Part 2 features super artists Anna Baby and Kris Payne. A blunt is dope, but a Hot Tub...damn stories that happen in the Hot Tub stay in the Hot Tub. Ana Baby experiences the hotness of the Hot Tub while Kris Payne features the tunes. Get ready for sexy bubbles and silky sheets after the Hot Tub...with Rome Lucio.
About Rome Lucio Rome Lucio is a Mexican-American rapper, singer songwriter, and musician. He is known for writing and performing in a variety of genres. In 2007 Rome Lucio became the youngest artist to sign to Florida Record Label Rama Music LLC under his father s wings, well-known Grammy Award winning producer, FrankieBiggz. On the 9th of September 2015, his birthday, Rome dropped his first album, "Under the Moonlight". From this moment on he released many hit songs with the song "My City" hitting 1.3 million views on WorldStar.Rome performed on stage with some of the biggest world artists such as Kurtis Blow, Faith Evans and his best friend today, Dalia Chih. About Anna Baby With her talent, beauty and charisma, Ana Baby is undisputedly one of the most promising and highly sought-after artist

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[ARTIST FEATURE] General P. - Blazed Up Records |

About General P.          Raheem Vann-Davidson was born on May 13, 1989, in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Better known by his stage name P, P is an African American rapper currently signed to Blazed-Up Records. He is a solo artist at the company and A&R Manager under B.U.R's Artist Development Program. P released his first debut mixtape entitled Why P generating 100 copies in 2004. Following that project the 2010 project came On My General Shyt giving P his shot in the Connecticut music scene. By adding a series to his discography P produced TAKEN Volumes 1-4 giving him another platform to excel and finalizing his most recent album in 2017 entitled Eig8t.
          By the age of (14) P was a freestyle rapper, engaging in rap battles and competitions at school talent shows. He and some of his friends were given the opportunity to compete in the "Roberto Clemente Sate Park Fest" in Bronx New York, where P was noticed for his rap ability. He met Don Beach at the time owner of D.T.E ( Dream Team Entertainment) and began hanging out and performing at a bowling ally called The Ally' where artists made their first appearance.
By the age of (15) P founded the rap group Test The Bee with his friend Miguel, and family members Travis Vann, and Thomas Dixson. Months after they fell apart and P reconstructed the group by adding childhood Friends Hilkiha Wiliams (Joker), and Thomas Williams (T.J.) where it was suggested that they change their name simply to "T.T.B" an acronym for Test The Bee. They made their first appearance on 89.9 Fm and recorded the EP "The Reunion" with the leading single "Games" Ft. T.J. The group developed a close relationship with a lot of music managers, A&R's, Dj's and producers during which time TJ moved back to Florida to focus on R&B. T.T.B Second single was entitled "Return of the Hustler" (A song set to reunite the boys") But quickly called it quits after a fight between members. Following the fall out P met the S.W.A.G.G Boyz and was given an opportunity to be a dancer on their "N Da Mix" dance team. P expressed his love for music and was later given an opportunity to be a part of their rap group Full Circle earning the name General P. GP's first solo mixtape on the label was entitled, "No Subliminal Shyt" the CD was set to be released in September 2009 under Full Circle. The mixtape featured popular guests and producers such as Panama, Citi Truth, Ricky          Tan and more but was written off as uninspired and rushed. General P acknowledged the criticism by saying the record label and staff was never a part of the creative processes and barely supported him on activities. In 2010 General P produced the biggest mixtape he had to offer "On My General Shyt". 5,000 copies were produced and its leading single "Cost to be the boss" reflected General P's animosity towards his team.General P's next mixtape entitled Taken Vol.1, was released in October 2013 after applying his work online General P later released the Video "Taken", which bared his innermost feelings on being taken by the atmosphere around him.
In Early 2014, GP parted ways with Full Circle and signed a one-year contract with Rose from Concrete artist development program.  General P is now working on mixtapes and Album releases.  He has also collaborated with a host of artists, that are Blazed -Up Affiliates and affiliates of sibling companies.  General P has releases like "Still Talking", and Human Bicycle" that are available on social media platforms.  Also, the video for the song "Sorry" is available to stream on Youtube.
Blazed-Up Records: sstarks546@gmail.comBookings/Instagram: @realgeneralp or @abiss

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  One Tha God   "Black Velvet" (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO) |

This week's BLACK VIBES Music Video Spotlight is on Michigan based true school hip hop recording artist ONE THA GOD titled "Black Velvet"!  Listen to the song and watch the music video below.  Post your feedback in the comments and let us know what you think.


Follow Ona Tha God on Instagram at ONE_THA_GOD (@onethagod) Instagram photos and videos

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King Kris was born in Key West, Florida. He resided in a place called Bahama Village where he was exposed to island life - he was influenced by the Jamaican/Bahamian/Haitian culture. Because drug activity was common, he was forced to grow up very quickly at a very young age. Kris states that both of his parents were musically inclined. At the age of 10, he was introduced to rap music finding interest in his first KRS1 album which led him to understand the depth of rap music and its political and social meaning at that time.  Of all of the rappers he''s listened to, Kris points to 50Cent as the most influential rapper because of his raw style of music, followed by Tupac and Biggie because of their East coast/West coast flavor and their relatable streetwise content.  In 2019, Kris became serious about making music.  He set out to record his very first video followed by a real endeavor to develop a catalogue of music, which he still has to this day.  In January 2020, he felt confident enough to record his first professional video entitled, ''Ima Beast, Ima Dog'' (, which racked up some 4K views in its first week on YouTube. After seeing himself visually on the screen, he knew without a doubt "this is it...this is what I want to do".   It was at this point that he was tired of street life as he knew it, and music was a way to "be a cultural influence without being a hustler in the streets physically.  I decided to leave the streets alone, because I saw that I could still rap about my experiences -  I was believable because my experiences were authentic."   In 2020, a week after his video ''Divin'' In The Money'' ( dropped, his performance momentum began to pick up. He had 2 shows scheduled in Ohio and was booked to perform 3 shows out of town, and various small labels were turning their attention to him, wanting to meet with him.  All of this forward momentum was unexpectedly halted due to the now infamous Covid outbreak that shut the world down, canceling all of Kris'' performance plans.  But instead of stopping the progression, Kris'' video began drawing a lot of attention. After it was posted to social media platforms, he was sought by various sponsors and was asked to be a brand ambassador for a particular well-known grill-making company.  So, while many artists were stagnated by the lengthy Covid shutdown, King Kris creatively sought ways to earn income to support his craft. He found the business aspect of the industry was the niche that would provide a steady source of income to keep his vision moving forward. He credits his success to maintaining good business relationships, staying focused, and looking for/receiving beneficial opportunities in marketing, branding, and promotions.  King Kris is a highly intelligent, successful, self-made businessman.  He''s observant enough to deduct that "we, the artists, are the ones who set the trends. We''re the ones the audience will emulate. We''re the ones who tells them who to go to. Any smart marketer will see the advantage of working with a sought-after artist, or a popular up and coming one."   His latest release, ''Call Me King'' ( gives the audience a glimpse into the life King Kris. It''s the most personal work he has produced to date. The video is VEVO approved and is approaching 46K views in just 3 weeks.  He brings an energy that is as hard to overlook as his commanding 6''5" stature, good looks, and determination - all making a recipe for success. He is believable when he says, "I was made for this!" 

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[BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT]  303 Creatives |

Today's BLACK VIBES Spotlight is on 303 Creatives!

Get to know the visionary behind the visuals, esteemed businessman Cedric Sanders.

          Seasoned, immensely gifted and experienced graphic designer Cedric Sanders (founder of 303 Creatives), discovered his passion for art and drawing at a very young age.  Born the middle child of 3, Cedric entered this world on March 5th, 1986 in Wake Forest, North Carolina (a town just outside of the state's capitol Raleigh, NC).  Cedric began drawing at the tender age of 5.  He was taught by his older brother, and continued to improve his talents throughout his childhood and teen years.  During his youth, Cedric was already on the path to eventually turning his passion into a successful career by starting out creating artwork for the kids in his class, producing art for the local Boys and Girls Club, winning various street art competitions and creating the official High School Mascot for Wakefield High in Raleigh, NC.          After accomplishing so much at such a young age, Cedric had even more ambitions to take his talents a step further.  In the Fall of 2004, Sanders moved to the big city of Charlotte, NC to attend the prestigious Art Institute of Charlotte.  During his college tenure, Cedric, along with his college roommate launched "303 Creatives", a graphic design and branding company created at first just to make money on the side for bills, food and other necessities.  In 2006, Cedric Sanders graduated from The Art Institute at the top of his class with honors and an Associates Degree in Graphic Design.  Soon after college, the market dropped and there was no high demand for graphic designers at the time, however Cedric found a job in printing for Herff Jones, and worked a year at Lifetouch afterwards.             From there Cedric managed to take his once college side hustle 303 Creatives and turn into a full-scale graphic design company that he now owns and operates himself.  303 Creatives provides everything from logo design, club flyers, apparel design, album covers, business cards and more!  With over 15 years of experience, 303 Creatives provides the best service for all your design needs.  Cedric Sanders is living proof that you can follow your passion and turn that passion into commerce.  

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TOP FIVE on BLACK VIBES:  5 Reasons to Listen to the new single "DouGFresh" !

We are BACK with another edition of TOP FIVE on BLACK VIBES, and for this particular segment we will go over the TOP FIVE REASONS you should stream the new single "DouGFresh" by rising indie rap recording artist K Davis the Hitman produced by his uncle, the legendary Doug E. Fresh himself!  

1.  The record is a certified party starter!  Point blank period!  Once the first notes play and the beat drops, you already know what time it is!  The single has been receiving tons of spins and support from various party, radio and mix show DJs across the nation and every DJ that's had the pleasure of spinning the single for their respective audiences will surely tell you the same!  No 2022 party is complete without throwing on "DouGFresh"!

2.  K Davis the Hitman is undeniably talented.  Although K Davis the Hitman (the artist formerly known as Mansone Batez) has years of multipliable albums, mixtapes, EPs and singles on his resume, the most recent single "DouGFresh" is a perfect display of what the gifted emcee is truly capable of.  Although "DouGFresh" is primarily a party themed dance record, K Davis doesn't dumb down his style for the audience.  K Davis the Hitman blends his forceful delivery, outstanding wordplay and powerful vocals over the club track, fully demonstrating what he's capable of as a seasoned performer and recording artist.  

3.  The record is produced by Doug E. Fresh!  The legendary Doug E. Fresh has close to 40 years of experience in crafting music for the dancefloor.  Although the times has changed, the essence and the core of what makes a dope party track remains the same no matter the decade, and Doug E. Fresh most certainly adds his one-of-a-kind flavor and expertise to the beat.  The new single "DouGFresh" will remind you as to why Doug E. Fresh is one of the true pioneers of crafting hip hop party records.

4.  Doug E. Fresh is K Davis the Hitman's Uncle!  K Davis has talent flowing through his bloodstream and all through his genes.  Nuff said! 

5.  It's just a great record overall.  This sums it all up, the song, the dance, the history behind the record could all be analyzed in it's own way, but the bottom line is "DouGFresh" by K Davis the Hitman is just a sold and enjoyable hit single!  That is all.

Don't just take our word for it.  Stream it yourself on Spotify and come up with your own list 
Spotify - DouGFresH - Radio Version - song by K Davis the Hitman, DJ King Assassin, DJ GREENGUY

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[MEDIA] The SECRET behind Veteran Radio Personality E LUV's Longevity REVEALED!

With the emergence of podcasts, digital apps and internet live streams, many people claim that terrestrial radio and its format is slowly dying.  Network television is losing viewers to streaming services, while blogs and social media sites are becoming a more reliable source than physical print making it harder for magazines, newsletters, etc. to stay afloat, and 2022 we see traditional FM radio go head-to-head with podcasts and the like to obtain new listeners while struggling to retain the old ones.  Although it may seem as if podcasts and other digital platforms are gaining the upper hand over the traditional format there is at least one radio personality from the old guard that has managed to keep his head above water while many of the rest in his class gasp for air (or in this case "airtime"), and his name is E Luv of the immensely popular Luv Lounge show on Xhale Radio.

E Luv is one of the few veteran radio personalities from the previous generation to make a smooth transition to the new digital world while maintaining the classic structure and long-established format of terrestrial FM radio without missing a beat!  E Luv and Xhale Radio combines the methods of the new digital age of media all while giving listeners what they've always been used to by providing wonderful, insightful grown folk conversations, in-depth interviews with various noteworthy figures, hot topics, and of course playing the hits and oldies.  You know the saying, "if it ain't broke don't fix it" but you most certainly can enhance it and that's exactly what E Luv continues to do each and every week on "The Luv Lounge" available exclusively on Xhale Radio every Monday Night at 7:00 PM Eastern!



Esteemed Radio Personality, Producer, Karaoke DJ / Host and Entrepreneur Eric Forte (better known as "E Luv", a nickname given to him by The Queen of Mid-Days Ms. Patty Jackson one of his mentors in radio) has had a very successful, upwardly mobile career in terrestrial radio before making the transition to Internet and streaming platforms.  
E, started his radio journey while attending college at Temple University.  Philly's very own WDAS FM 105.3 was the place where a young Eric honed his skill, practiced his craft, and developed his voice and work ethic.  While learning the ropes of the broadcast world, Mr. Forte had several illustrious and well respected mentors such as the late great Joe "Butterball" Tamburro, the afternoon drive talents of Mr. Gary Shepherd and of course The Queen of Mid-Days herself Ms. Patty Jackson.  In addition to his mentors, E was also influenced by notorious radio host turned television mainstay Wendy Williams as well as the late BJ in The Morning.  
After becoming one of the most recognized voices in Philadelphia, E Luv and his family moved to Charlotte, NC where he continued his radio career, but settling in the mobile and Internet platforms.  E Luv launched the highly praised radio program The Luv Lounge on his new network XHale Radio on Live 365 which airs Monday Nights (7:00 PM on the East Coast).  The show has "grown folk conversations", current events, music and more!  Stream Xhale Radio at the link below or search it on Xhale Radio - Free Internet Radio - Live365

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