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|Fri, August 7, 2020 at 2:08 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
At just 23 years old Phillip Johnson-Richardson, aka Phil., has already established himself as a promising singer, rapper, and actor. Currently playing the role of Benny on Apple TV+ original series Little Voice created by the award-winning team of J.J. Abrams, Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson, Phil. has been balancing his time working on music for his debut EP.
Phil.s original music is a departure from his musical theater roots and showcases his versatility and range. Drawing from an eclectic roster of musical influences, Phil. intertwines hip-hop and R&B as he masterfully shifts from singing to rapping. He taps into his skills as an actor to deliver each lyric with an undeniable magnetism and authenticity. This is exemplified in the bravado of his new single watch out..
"watch out" is rapidfire turn up track with a meaningful message. Phil.s effortless cadence connects his intelligent rhymes and undeniable bars - like fellow actor / musician Donald Glover, he's talking real shit with playful undertones.
According to Phil. watch out came together like most of his songs do, listening to beats while penning lyrics on the train. When asked about the inspiration behind the track, he shared, This song is describing my first official all eyes on me moment. It's the song I think describes me in the best way because I'm talking my shit, but it just feels different. I feel like every rapper prides themselves on being different but ends up looking the same, rapping the same and trying to be like the next person and this song is about how Im just not.
He adds, The sound of this joint is exactly how I like it - rapid fire and turn up. It's the kinda song that I think people are gonna have to listen to more than once just so they can hear everything I'm saying and also recognize I'm not just talking bullshit.
The journey wasn't always easy for Phil., his mental fortitude and meteoric rise can be attributed to the perseverance gained when his family suddenly fell homeless and found themselves sleeping on a relatives garage floor. The hardship dialed up his drive and appreciation for the arts, so he pushed himself even harder.
The Charlotte-bred quadruple threat (because of course dude can dance too) then honed his raw talents at the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music, where he graduated from the musical theatre program in 2018. Immediately after graduation he landed his first role, joining the Chicago company ensemble of the sold-out musical phenomenon Hamilton, playing various characters including its namesake Alexander Hamilton. Since then Phil. moved to New York City and found a successful acting career, with appearances on tv shows Chicago PD, Proven Innocent, and The Other Two and horror film Haunt. He is currently a series regular on the new Apple TV+ show Little Voice created by Sara Bareilles and JJ Abrams which launched on July 10th, 2020.
While acting has taken the forefront of his rapidly evolving career, Phil. remains dedicated to his passion for music. His original songs pull from his Hip-Hop and R&B influences, From Lauryn Hill to John Legend to Drake and beyond. Phil.s ability to effortlessly flow from confident rhymes to impassioned singing allows him to fuse his dualities into one artistic persona. That incredible range of talent is seen across his music and best showcased in his upcoming EP Different Cities. The project includes turn up Hip-Hop tracks like the first single Watch Out while also showing his softer, if not seductive, R&B side on tunes like One That I Want.
With a highly anticipated new series and groundbreaking EP in the wings, its clear Phil. is about to rise.
|Fri, August 7, 2020 at 1:45 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
August 7, 2020 [Los Angeles, CA] - Swank. Culture. Energy. Bahamian rapper, singer-songwriter Soaky Siren offers a seamless blend of the three in her new single "M.I.A.", out everywhere today.
"M.I.A.", produced by B Ham and Chizzy takes you off grid and into the ends with its bass heavy lilt. Soaky Siren narrates the journey with sauced up melodies and a signature finesse telling the tale of a pair so submerged in the wave that neither needs to come up for air, much less for WiFi. It's an anthem of the times as the world seems to spiral; this score is the soundtrack for people looking to disconnect and escape the noise. It's the perfect primer for pressure she is about to apply with her upcoming EP.
Rapper, singer-songwriter Soaky Siren has been tearing into the Los Angeles music scene with a force not unlike the tropical storms she grew up with in the Bahamas. It's a fierce, raw, kinetic, in-your-face sound and style that has established Soaky as a multi-platinum, Latin Grammy-nominated songwriter. Harnessing that momentum, and using the influences from the culture that made her, Soaky Siren is establishing her own lane as an artist.
The multi-genre artist learned how to tap into her talents early on: as a child, Soaky Siren was obsessed with rap, spending countless hours in her mother's closet writing verse after verse. By high school she was already establishing herself not only as a rapper, but as a vocalist, too. Her talents and abilities to effortlessly crossover from sound to sound, genre to genre, places her in the rare echelons of artists that can release everything from urban to dancehall to pop. Since moving to LA, Soaky has proven this time and time again, co-writing hit songs including Maroon 5's Nobody's Love, Jason Derulo's Tip Toe, Rita Ora and Chris Brown's Body on Me, Pitbull, J Balvin, and Camila Cabello's smash hit Hey Ma, Big Freedia's Karoake which features Lizzo and more.
Following an impressive debut with her EP LUCAYA Soaky Siren is teeing up her second EP. It's REGATTA season now. The first single, 'M.I.A.' is produced by B Ham and Chizzy. This bop single-handedly unveils yet another layer to paradise that departs from the standard experience. Soaky Siren is not a representative of the stereotypical tale of sun, sand and sea. Her paradise is one without privilege; a stomping ground that would arm her with the tenacity to forge the path that she's on as an artist. There's a grit and rawness in her that can't be manufactured, and which comes out artfully in her music.
|Tue, August 4, 2020 at 12:05 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Born in Pensacola, Florida and given the name Jordan Nichols at birth, this young entrepreneur has already established himself as a Submit Matter Expert and is now recognized as a Marketing and Branding Consultant. You may know him by his spiritual name, Yerodin Ghedi Adwin Beluchi or by his stage name, Preech.
After making a name for himself as a Spoken Word Artist in the south, he founded Black History Enterprises LLC while living in Atlanta, Georgia in 2017. His inspiration was to preserve and highlight the struggles and accomplishments of people of African descent while serving the greater community. Since officially taking on the life of an entrepreneur at the age of 20, Preech has found his niche as a writer, performer, and event organizer. He is most respected and regarded for his work as the Editor-in-Chief of Entrepreneurs of Color Magazine.
Publishing his first book
Released on August 3rd and titled, 100 Tools & Resources to Boost Your Brand, this book is full of valuable tools and resources for new and seasoned entrepreneurs alike. Having read a number of business-related books himself, he's now taking his own approach to a published guide for entrepreneurs.
Preech comments, "My book is written for all entrepreneurs alike, but it's especially dedicated to those of us who they call 'Black'. So, with that in mind, I made sure that the book contained many different tools and resources that came from the great minds of darker-skinned people also. The book has categories ranging from Social Media Management, Email Marketing and CRM, Accounting and Payment Processing, and many more."
What is Entrepreneurs of Color Magazine?
Entrepreneurs of Color Magazine is geared toward content that gives business tips, tools and advice to entrepreneurs. Focusing on "African-American" people, it began as a blog on Tumblr in November 2013. From there it grew into a quarterly publication in July 2015. By November that same year, E.O.C. Mag was printing on a monthly basis.
By January 2019, there were over 30 issues published. However, the magazine eventually had to come to a halt in order to allow time for regrouping so that the staff could better prepare to meet the growing demand.
Currently, E.O.C. Mag does live interviews every first Sunday on Zoom. Entrepreneurs of Color Magazine will make its official return in October this year as a quarterly publication mostly available online. Featured on the cover is a young lady by the name of Keena Ferguson. If you don't know Keena, you might know "Leslie Davenport" from Tyler Perry's Sistas that airs on BET, who was a no-nonsense, tough private investigator. But, she's more than just an Actress. She's also an instructor.
Learn more at www.eocmagazine.biz
What's next for Preech?
He said, "I'm putting a lot more energy into coaching and consulting now. I've made a lot of mistakes and I've learned from them and I feel I have a good eye for being able to spot setbacks and opportunities. Plus, I'm surrounded by other more experienced leaders and I want to be able to share my knowledge and experience with people so that they too can also feel empowered enough to quit their job if they feel compelled to."
Not only is he publishing a book and relaunching his magazine, but Preech also has coaching and consulting services including a one-hour class on Social Marketing. Having recently relocated, he's now looking for a new office space in either Houston or Dallas, Texas for 2021.
Learn more at BookWithPreech.com
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