Tonight on the Live In The Vocal Booth show we have a two fold discussion. First we discuss Bed Bugs and control/prevention. Followed by Fears and Phobias! Do you have any?, If so are they controlling your life, holding you back from accomplishing your goals or dreams? Get live in the vocal booth and let us know!
"My arm is itching! Where did I get this bump from?" "OMG!" "I've got BED BUGS!!!" Or is it just a detergent allergy? Or did I get it from my friends house? These are all questions and worries that some people bring to themselves. So tonight the LIVB team tackles 2 subjects under 1 topic, "WHAT ARE YOUR FEARS AND PHOBIAS? ARE THEY CONTROLLING YOUR LIFE? The 1st hour, we discuss the world of pest control and the phobias people have over bed bugs,rodents, wild animals, bees etc etc. We have a guest tonight from Horizon Pest Control. Quality Assurance inspector JoAnne Pajunas will tell us about and give answers to questions about all those scary bugs and rodents that may be invading your home and driving you insane!
The 2nd hour we talk about what are your phobias? What makes them a phobia to you? Is your phobia a mental thing or a physical thing? Is it unhealthy? How far will you go to make sure your phobia doesn't get you? Hmmm, I don't know. You might be driving yourself insane! Let's find out together TONIGHT LIVE IN THE VOCAL BOOTH!!
Special Guest: Quality Assurance Inspector JoAnne Pajunas
With a career in pest control that started in 1986, JoAnne Pajunas is one of the best at what she does, which is pest control! She is New Jersey Licensed in Categories 7A - 7B - 13 L since 1986. She is a New Jersey Wood Destroying Insect Credentialed Inspector, and New York Licensed Category 7A since 2007. She also is AIB Certified in Food Safety for Warehousing and Distribution and a member of the Entomological Society of America. She is currently the quality control inspector at Horizon Pest Control. You got a problem, she'll solve it!
Special Guest: Author Cassius Ali
Cassius started writing in High school where he wrote plays, won speech contests and became one of the editors on the year book staff. Later, he wrote two books of his own for Barlow Elementary School in Plainfield, NJ, while studying at the George St. play house.
Cassius also wrote a number of shows for the children of Barlow School and represented the school for city wide P T O two years in a row. Since, then Cassius has gone on to writing commercials, stories, for New York projects and more.
In March of 2012 Cassius came out with one of two books he plans to release this year. The first is a poetry book called “The Last Word”. He chose poetry to start because he believes if you can bring words to life in a poem, you can do the same in a story. Which is why the second book, is a story book with three stories in one. There are two bullying stories, one from the perspective of the bully and the other from the perspective of the one being bullied. The last story is about long term relationships and some of the things that can or have happened in our lives.
Norman Bradley A.K.A. “Storm Norm” born and raised in Plainfield, New Jersey, the home of famed artist that range from Parliament Funkadelics and to the hot female group “Total”. Norm graduated from Plainfield High School where he was known as “DJ. Norm Ski” .
He rocked high school parties as DJ Norm Ski at some of The Tri States hottest clubs. His passion for music didn’t stop at just dee-jaying, he also formed a rap group called Fresh Finesse and released their first single titled “ You Ain’t Saying Nothin” on Valley/Trumpet/Atlantic records. The single did well in the US.and was 11 on London’s top DJ./Producer Tim Westwood’s top 40 pick hit list. He then went on to study recording engineering and the business of music at the prestigious Arts Institute of Atlanta, GA.
While pursuing his education he decided to go back to the Tri-State area to start his own music production company and studio, which led to the transformation from dee-jay to producer/songwriter. The first act he discovered, produced and developed was a female R&B/Hip-Hop group called “Total Opposites” which consisted of three local New Jersey girls Kima, Keisha, and Pam, they later went on to become the bad girls of Bad Boy Records-“Total”.
Since then he has worked in the presence of an array of artist and celebs such as Whitney, Bobby Brown, Nice and Smooth, M.O.P.,NBA legend Earl the Pearl just to name a few. Storm along with his long time friends formed a company called “Best Kept Secrets Entertainment” which is an entertainment media company which also consist of BKS1 Radio network as well.
One of Storm Norm’s biggest career highlights was producing and co-writing for the tribute song “Nothing But The Truth for the Sojourner Truth statue tribute at the US Capitol with Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton & Nancy Pelosi in which he worked with artist Dorinda Clark and Yolonda Adams. Storm Norm is now involved in the film making industry and well on his way to becoming a force to be reckoned with in this jungle we call the entertainment industry. Watch out! “the STORM is coming.”
What has happened to marriage?! Til death do us part. For better or worse. Those terms are just spoken word for a elegant ceremony that you and your spouse paid for. In some cases even justice of the peace marriages crumble under the pressure of infidelity, money, children, and whatever other reasons marriage is not that sacred thing that it used to be, but WHY?
Why is marriage easy to get into and easier to get out of? Tonight the LIVB team dissect divorce and separation. We invite you the viewer to call in with your divorce stories or your staying in a marriage secrets for all to hear, LIVE IN THE VOCAL BOOTH!!!
Call in 646-233-1302 and let us know your thoughts on marriage, divorce and separation. Do you believe in pushing through the tough times and making a relationship work or do you quit at the first sign of adversity? Let Us Know!
TONIGHT'S TOPIC- THE PROBLEMS INSECURITY CAN CAUSE IN YOUR RELATIONSHIPS"
Being in a relationship is far from easy. You have to put in some work,compromise, understanding and some unconditional love needs to added. Its a shame relationships don't automatically come with trust and honesty. Sometimes partners can become insecure or not trusting of their partner. Sometimes insecurities can turn into something we don't know how to deal with well or interpret as abuse. We are gonna talk about some signs to look out for if you think you have an insecure partner, friend, etc;
Special Guest: Bio - Author and Motivational Speaker Wil Townsend
Wil Townsend is a sought after motivational speaker, coach and mentor who spreads hope, love and joy with his interactive presentations throughout the U.S.A and Canada. With his blazing quick wit and amazing stage presence, Wil delivers a high-energy message that enables women, men and youth to live up to their own personal greatness which in turn makes it possible to have healthy, loving relationships.
He first realized his calling in the 90's when he was touring the nation with the R&B sensation Asante, (signed with Columbia Records), and experienced first hand the depths to which women will lower themselves to catch the eye of a man. His momentary "star status" and connections to giant producers such as Denny Foster and Tommy McElroy, the creator of En Vogue, made him the focus of many women. Although he admits he had his fun, he realized on some level that something needed to be done!
Even after he retired from the music industry it was quite apparent that women in general would willingly subject themselves to demoralizing behavior from men. Through his own experiences and others, he realized that people everywhere are in search of love and will go to great lengths to get it and/or keep it. Unfortunately, "many are willing to sell themselves short in order to get what they think they want." By compromising their morals and beliefs, people have lost an integral part of themselves that will result in unhappiness in the long-run.
Wil has interviewed hundreds of men and tells it how it is from a man's point of view. He goes into depth about men and women's needs and desires and also points out the game, the pitfalls and the red flags that women should be on the lookout for. His powerful message implores women to take back their power and respect by taking the proper steps in setting a strong foundation; which in turn creates positive energy internally and within the relationship.
Special Guest: Dreamy
Definition of Dreamy; 1. full of dreams 2. pleasantly abstracted from immediate reality 3. given to dreaming or fantasy.
The day Dreamy was born her grandmother took one look at those beautiful eyes and stated "She is Dreamy". The beauty of her eyes told a story that touched her grandmother’s heart and soul. Dreamy’s journey is liken to that of A Star is Born. Dreamy’s personality (don't you just like saying her name?) is vivacious, sensational, and loving. This Soul was born and bred in Newark New Jersey (Brick City).
It could be said that Dreamy is one of the natural resources hailing from this great city and state. Newark is currently being positioned for a rebirth of a new Mecca of music. Dreamy is also a part of the continued heritage of famous artists that hale from New Jersey. She has flava, opulence, and she approaches her artistry very seriously. Dreamy’s vocal styling includes, pop/urban, hip-hop, gospel music, and rock n roll.
Dreamy and her 3 sisters formed a group called Famil. Each sister brought their own distinct styles of dauntless charisma, creating what can only be describe as heaven sent. Dreamy is the leader of the bunch - and you know what that means for any family - she is the fearless one, the power house, the in your face raw soul. The group was signed to Universal/Motown Records, and toured with Mary J Bilge, Joe, Cash Money, and Nelly.
Dreamy has since ventured out on her own and has open for artist such as Chrissette Michelle, Kelly Price, Marsha Ambrosius, Waka Floka,Maino and Vado. As a solo artist, Dreamy gives a performance that is gusty and straight from the streets. Her lyrics speak the language of love regarding its gains, losses, fury, and then loves ultimate respect. She is a powerhouse of kinetic vocal ability with a fresh new pop/urban, hip hop style. Dreamy is ready to take her career to new heights.
Dreamy performed for Al Sharpton’s National Network event at the Sheraton hotel in New York City and John Blassinggame's Black Woman's Magazine 17th Annual Fashion Event at the Marriott Resorts Hotel in New Jersey. Dreamy will be performing for the Seventeeth Anniversary party for Today’s Black Woman Magazine hosted by John Blassingame. Located at the Marriott Hotels & Resorts in Newark Liberty International Airport. Dreamy has just finished her 1st music video entitled :"too late" which you can find on youtube.com
Can Sex Too Early In A Relationship Be A Deal Breaker
When you meet a person that you think may be the one, how soon is to soon to have sex? Did you ever have sex with your "new" partner and u never even got to know the important things about them like their turn ons and turn offs or never even met there family.
In 2012 with us wanting things "yesterday", are we giving those we come in contact with a fair chance. Have you ever had sex with person you thought you were attracted to and realized they were not what you wanted and that you should have waited to get to know them first.
Time to get Grown, Sexy & Talk About The Situation.
Special Guest: VH1's Love and Hip Hop Co-star Freddie Robinson
Freddie Robinson is most known for producing the song “Psychotic” by rapper Jim Jones’s mother, Nancy aka Mama Jones. It is a diss record to her future daughter-in-law, Chrissy Lampkin. The song set off a wave of drama on both seasons of “Love & Hip Hop”. It helped ruined the friendship between Yandy Smith (Jim Jones’s ex-manager), and Chrissy (Jim Jones’s fiancee). Ever since all the controversy surrounded the song, many wonder who produced it. The song became a viral sensation, and a surprise hit for Mama Jones, and Freddie Robinson.
He is currently helping Mama Jones ready her spin-off reality show, titled “MAMA’s HOUSE”. He has rubbed elbows with all the elite in the business, and is getting ready to blow up even bigger than he already is becoming. We got the chance to interview him, and we talk about everything from “Love & Hip Hop”, and so much more. Stay tuned Here is the HILARIOUS video for Mama Jones’s “Psychotic” down below which features Freddie Robinson:
Special Musical Guest: Jesse Idol
With over 1.5 million impressions across the globe, and over 100,000 downloads of the smash single “Movie Night,” Jesse Idol is the future of R&B. A vocalist with superior showmanship, and sound, his work is a confident blend of smooth melodies and fresh offerings to R&B. Set to perform at Blaze The Stage August 13th,2011 via producer Pat Charles, after tearing down the BET’s 106 &Park Wild Out Wednesday stage February 2011.
Featured on single "TOWARDS THE SKY" alongside Rappers Billy Roadz & Maino in 2009 and Post Grammy performance on February 1, 2010 at Jamie Foxx’s Foxxhole Live at The Conga Room, the Idol Show has been hitting the social and stage scene at record speed with no red lights in sight.
Recognized by singersroom.com as one of 2010’s Artists to Watch, receiving over 75,000 downloads and streams for “Movie Night.” He grabbed the attention of MTV and Ourstage.com and was selected to be MTV's Needle In Haystack artist and Featured in Gotham Magazine April 2010 issue honoring Alicia Keys, he also gave an impromptu performance and Appeared on MTV’s “My Super Sweet 16” for Ch@sity at Blue Mirror in Newark, NJ. Jesse Idol opened for R&B recording artist Joe, and Hip Hop artist Vado and Cyhi Da Prince.
His music has gained major radio momentum on Power 105.1 (NY), Hot 97.1 (NY), and stations in Las Vegas and New Mexico and was added to Music Choice’s Hip Hop R&B format in regular rotation.
R&B music has only begun to take notice of Jesse Idol, but every performance proves to fans and peers that his unique vocals are a noteworthy force to be reckoned with.
Tonight on Bks1 Radio we have a special show for you. First we review Tank's latest release This Is How I Feel. Then following the Tank Review we bring you the Premier episode of Tatum Talks, Bks1 Radio's newest show added to the line up.
Artist Review: Tank
Tank delivers his 5th studio release with This Is How I Feel, lets see if he can continue to bring the soulful sounds that he is known. Here is an excerpt about Tank from (www.therealtank.com):
Tank is one of the most recognizable names in modern R&B, known for vivid storytelling and sensual love songs. He’s an icon in the making, with four albums and eight Grammy nominations under his belt. He’s also a singer who carries the torch of masters like Marvin Gaye and Al Green, while redefining R&B for a new decade. For singer/songwriter/producer Tank—about to release his Atlantic Records debut Now or Never, his first album in three years, and the one he describes as his most confident yet—the secret is simple. He remains true to who he is, as a man and an artist.
“My music is the real me,” says Tank. “I’ll either live by that or I’ll die by that in this business, but I’ve got to be me.” He’s famous for sexy yet relatable love songs that are at once thoroughly modern and yet steeped in the sounds of classic soul. Though fans know and love Tank for smash hits like “Maybe I Deserve” and “Please Don’t Go,” they may be surprised to learn that he is also behind such chart-toppers as Rubben Studdard’s “Change Me” and Omarion’s “O.” What’s more, Tank served as an associate member of the hit-making production team, The Underdogs, with further credits including the smash soundtrack to the 2006 musical film adaptation of Dreamgirls (in which he also made a cameo). Since releasing his previous album Sex, Love, & Pain in 2007, Tank took a moment to step out of the spotlight, but not necessarily out of the studio. He formed the Los Angeles-based production company Song Dynasty, and began shaping the sound of modern R&B with songs for a diverse roster of artists including Keyshia Cole, Jennifer Hudson, Jamie Foxx, Chris Brown, and Keri Hilson. Though he has enjoyed crafting hits for these artists, Tank is ready to step into the spotlight yet again, and returns with an incredibly personal collection. “I put a lot of my personal business into my music because people relate to it. I sing based upon the things that I’ve been through. I don’t just sing about the pain, I sing about getting through it. Whether I’m singing about sex, relationships, or the occasional party, the songs are still about classic R&B themes.”
World Premier: "The Tatum Talks" -The Great Debate: Do Momma's Get Too Much Credit?
Do both society and the media market motherhood to be the end all, be all? Whether it's the uproar behind celebrating Mother's Day, to countless songs paying tribute after tribute to the family matriarch...are we going too far? Are you fed up with hearing about the drama-ridden plight of single mothers and the sacrifices they make, all the while only being force fed nothing but negative perspectives about our single fathers? Who has the most crucial influence to their child?
Tonight, we introduce to you a preview of BKS1Radio's newest show, "The Tatum Talks", where we'll be offering you the most controversial topics debated against the clock. Join us as both sides of the coin discuss just how strong a mother's role is to the family unit, and whether we downplay the contributions fathers make due to stereotype. It's Mommy versus Daddy, tonight on the 1st "The Tatum Talks".
Special Guest: Comedian G.L. Douglas
Comedian GL Douglas joins us tonight to talk about her current event Laugh it up 2 and more.
ARE YOU REALLY HAPPY IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP OR ARE JUST SETTLING?
Do you see yourself with someone else in the long-run? Are you in an ‘open’ relationship, but you're the only one that wants it to be exclusive? Even though you’re with someone, do you often wonder when you’ll meet someone else? Do you wish you could change a not-so-short list of things about your current mate? If you could be with anyone in the world would you choose someone other than the person you’re with? If Your Answer Is Yes To Any Of These Questions Then You Are Definitely Settling. Let's Discuss It The Grown Sexy Situation Way.
Special Guest: Author Alan Roger Currie
Alan Roger Currie is an Interpersonal Communication Consultant and Verbal Skills Expert who provides advice to men and women on how to improve the manner in which they convey their romantic and sexual desires, interests and intentions to members of the opposite sex.
Currie is currently the Host of two talk radio podcast programs, 'Upfront & Straightforward with Alan Roger Currie' and 'The Erotic Conversationalist'. Currie has interviewed a number of book authors who have written books in the dating and relationships genre as well as the sex and seduction genre. Currie divides his time between Northwest Indiana and Southern California.
Tonight’s Musical Guest: Sonyae Elise
In the dictionary it states that a ‘Rebel’ is someone unconventional who opposes the codes and conventions of society, in simpler terms a ‘Rebel’ is someone who doesn’t follow the pack and stands out amongst the norm. New Jersey born R&B sensation Sonyae Elise, the ‘Lady Rebel’ is out to make sure that her raw, heartfelt and passionate musical offerings do just that!
Having worked in theatre since the third grade, Sonyae quickly gravitated towards on and off Broadway stage performance opportunities for acclaimed shows such as Lion King, Le Miserable, Little Shop of Horrors and Rag Time. Sonyae’s musical influences range from 2 Pac to Prince, Linda Jones to Ella Fitzgerald and Phyllis Hyman to Barbara Streisand. With no musical training, just a family history of talented musicians and producers, Sonyae has linked up with Multi Platinum producers & Grammy-Nominated songwriters such as Malay, Jill Scott, Andrea Martin, Kara DioGuardi Corte Ellis, August Rigo, J. U. S. T. I. C. E. League, Dre & Vidal, Sterotypes, Jerry Wonder, Keith Harris, Kwame, Los 'da Mystro' McKinney, JR Rodum, Tricky Stewart, The Interns & Sizzle to name a few.
Sonyae's latest EP(s) ‘Lady Rebel Vol 1’ and 'LRV2' boasts original production from Ski Beats, A.U, Brite Ware, Mini Mafia and JV. ‘With the EP's, and with any compilation of work I put forth for that matter, my intentions are to provoke the very emotion in people that made me fall in love with this art form. Essentially, I create to keep from going insane… the fact that others can relate, laugh, cry and possible find their own peace of mind through my music is a plus'. Sonyae has been extremely busy preparing for her time to shine and is now the season one winner of a new Bravo television series 'Platinum Hit'. After the show, Sonyae inked a deal with RCA, Sony/ATV & TWC and is currently working on her first studio album as well as writing hits for & collaborating with some of your favorite artist out!
Get ready tonight join us live at 11 pm to 1:30 am est. On bks1radio.com the Grown Sexy Situation Show. Tonight is Speak Your Mind Night - get it off your chest about any issue, family, friend, ex, your city, the world. Our guest is international speaker Dr Gregory Gunn. Music for the evening provided by DJ Smoov P. Chat live or call in 646-233-1302 to discuss the topic or to give your shout outs. Join the live experience of bks1radio.com
Special Guest: Dr. Gregory Gunn
I have felt hopelessness only 3 times in my life. The first time when I witnessed a family member, who raised me in my adolescence years, battle colon cancer. In excruciating pain, this once gallant, strong, independent individual began to slowly wither away. A man, who was always strong, for the first time in his life, began to speak openly about his pain. I felt helpless. A strong and vibrant 200lb independent man became a 90lb weak and frail dependent person, ultimately losing his battle with cancer.
Two years after losing my Uncle to the horrible fate that cancer renders, I learned that now my father was diagnosed with lung cancer. After chemotherapy and a host of different prescriptions, he died at home. Once again, I experienced the feelings of hopelessness.
With nowhere to turn and feeling overwhelmed, I turned to the only person that I would now call my earthly father, Reverend Dr. Michael Lee Graves. He taught me by exuding the strength in his character and the good counsel he willingly shared with me. His mentorship made me alive again. After 15 years under his covering and anointing, I gave him my usual Monday morning call. He indicated to me that he was diagnosed with colon cancer. I paused at the other end of the phone, and I had no idea what to say. I knew the security of the relationship, the fatherhood, the mentorship, the brotherhood, would soon come to an end, as my Uncle and father lives did.
Five years later after Dr. Graves passed, I stop searching for another earthly father. I began a journey to heal fathers across the country. So, after feeling I began to study the science of healing. During his declining health, I made a promise to my mentor, Dr. Graves, to finish seminary school, which I received a Doctorate of Theology. As my study increased, the depression of being absent from my father caused my weight to increase. My stomach began to hang over my belt. I went from a 32” waist to a 48” waist.
Depressed and not ready to deal with the pain of losing the father I adored, I did not attend his funeral. Really began to sink in. I began calling my mentor expecting him to answer, but the answering machine would play his recorded voice message. I found comfort in hearing his recorded voice. One day I call and the recorded message was changed with his wife’s voice. At that moment reality set in and my painful journey led me to discover my divine purpose. I am a Minister with the heart of a Doctor with a diving purpose to heal the minds, bodies and souls of GOD’s people!
I often wonder if my Vagina could talk what would she say to me...would she tell me that I should have followed my Grandmother's rule of thumb...wait until you are married until you give up what is so precious..you know to your husband...or would she say "Girl they do it...you know your counterparts, they do it with a no problem".
Why is it so easy for the Penis to do what he wants? The Coochie can't because she doesn't get the respect that she deserves...some feel that it is a wallet and a means to an end...she has been known to bring down nations and start Wars...is she that powerful, and if she is then why do we relinquish the power often to those that are not worthy and whom do not know her full value and potential?
What is she saying to you?
Let's Talk About Sex
Special Guest: Hank Stewart
The many faces of Hank Stewart, which do you know?
The poet and sensual orator, the motivational speaker, the inspirational poet, the author, the activist, the founder and president of the Stewart Foundation (a youth leadership organization) and the founder of Five Men on a Stool.
He has been called a catalyst for action, a messenger of hope and has been recently referred to as "The Griot."
No doubt one of the nation's best poets, Mr. Stewart thinks of himself as a liaison between heaven and paper. He is a writer who has been sent by God to render the spoken words that will stimulate people to move to new emotional heights.
One of his primary goals is to motivate all people and make a positive impact in this world. He has recited his works to a wide range of audiences, but the responses are always the same, life changing for the listener.
Hank has to his writing credits over seven publications of poetry, which inspire strong belief in God including, "The Answer" released in 1993, appropriately followed by, "Second Chance,” "Be Still and Know," "Daydreaming About You," "Stay Focused," "Can You Hear Me," and “3:57 A.M.” He has five CD’s and a live DVD. He co-wrote two Christian Fiction novels with Essence Best Selling Author, Kendra Norman-Bellamy, “Three Fifty-Seven A.M.” and “The Morning After.” He has also written and performed African American poetic rendition commercials for Fox 5 Atlanta which resulted in the winning of the 2007 Emmy, Promax and Gabby awards.
· Performed with James Ingram for the 2011 Trumpet Awards
. The Founder of “Walk Against The Call” Breast Cancer walk which raised close to $100,000 in two years
· Registration of over 15,000 voters with V-103
· Does poetry workshops in the Juvenile Detention Center
· A member of most Civil Rights Organization
· Has participated in the Martin Luther King Teach Inns the past 5 years (Where you talk about the non-violent principles)
· Speaker for the ADOPT Student Program for the past 10 years (the
development of high school seniors)
· Does a White Linen Affair every year that draws over a 1500 people so that the work in the community can continue
· Has performed for the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW)
. Tribute Poem to Coretta Scott King, Yolanda King & Susan Taylor
· Performed for 100 Black Men, 100 Black Women, Who’s Who in Black Atlanta Tenth Anniversary 2007, UPS, Hewlett Packard, Delta Air Lines, AT&T, Shell Corporation, GA Business Council LACE Awards, The Black Cultural Explosion for The 2008 Trumpet Awards, AKA’s, Delta’s, Kappa’s, Omega’s and Sigma’s… to name a few.
. 2008 Distinctive Men Awards Recipient
. 2007 Man of Distinction Award for Who’s Who in Black Atlanta
Dai's new hit single "I'm Not Feeling You" is hard hitting, edgy, sassy with a distinct urban flavor. Hailing from Newark New Jersey and bringing her captivating and powerful voice, Dai has been singing since the age of 10, and with a gospel background you’re sure to feel here music in your soul....
Tonight on BKS1RADIO.COM at 11 pm est. on The Grown Sexy Situation Show "ALLURE ASK" Should A Woman Give The Engagement Ring Back If You Break Up Before The Wedding? What's Your Opinion? Special musical guests: Ebony Onassis and Archie Bang
Special Guest: Ebony Onassis
Ebony “Onassis” Baker Mars was born on February 3rd 1992 in Elizabeth, NJ she is the middle child of four siblings. At the young age of three family and friends learned that Ebony was blessed with a silly and bubbly personality. Onassis grew up in a music oriented home, where both her father and her sister were performers. She easily learned songs knowing lyrics word by word without hesitation. At the tender of twelve Onassis performed in front of thousands at the famous Apollo Theater. She had been encouraged by her fathers motivating words, “Apollo will either make or break you!" The Apollo made her. She went on to sing at The Ritz Theater, as an opening act for rap star, "Lil Kim." Onassis has performed on several stages in New York City, such as: The Soul Shack, Iguanna and The Soul Cafe just to name a few. Onassis received vocal training at Cari Cole, one the best vocal schools in New York City. She has also received artist development from individuals who have industry experience.
Ebony had been told by several individuals that they were astonished by her vocal abilities and unique trends. With such positive praise and in pursuit of her dream, Ebony tried out for TV shows like American Idol, The Voice, and X-Factor. Unfortunately, she was not chosen to appear on any of the shows. Nonetheless, she was very proud that on April 15, 2012 out of about 20,000 other hopefuls who stood along with her in the pouring rain to audition for the TV show "X-Factor, it was Ebony "Onassis" Baker whose face appeared in the Star Ledger newspaper. Encouraged by family and friends Ebony presses on perusing her many goals. “Onassis” has shot two videos to date, her first video "What They Looking At," and the second video "Why We Can’t Fly". Onassis is passionate about more than just singing. She is also sincerely passionate about Breast Cancer Awareness, Prevention and Intervention. In March of 2012 Cable vision joined Onassis at her Breast Cancer Awareness Event.
Onassis is currently focused on building her brand, and making a name for herself. She spends her days and nights writing and recording for projects that she knows will one day climb the Billboard charts. When asked what she wants to accomplish her face brightens with excitement, as she answers with confidence; "I want to be an inspiration to all females...”!
Special Guest: Archie Bang
East Coast best kept secret “Archie Bang” aka Frantz Joseph is fast becoming the next HIP HOP ICON. His first music video “Jealousy” featuring West Coast native, Nipsey Hussle tapped in a million hits the first hour it was featured on WorldStarhiphop.com. Born and raised in Flatbush, Brooklyn a city known as the ghetto with a Caribbean twist. Archie’s rise to the top is not your typical Brooklyn tale, with a strict upbringing by hard working Haitian parents; Archie’s father, like a lot of people, was out the picture before his chapter in the story began. Tough love from his mother and stepfather is partially the reason Archie was able to prevail in a city with a reputation for violence.
Armed with pen and paper he started writing and eventually his lyrics led him to close a deal as part of a group, At this point trying to distance himself from his hectic past, his efforts were in vain. Shortly after signing with a J Records Imprint, he was forced to turn himself in on an armed robbery case. Archie’s greatest regret was not listening to the little voice in his head, his gut, and the night that lead to his prison sentence. Robbery charges turned around and robbed him of six years of his life. He refused to waste the time, so he used it wisely. His days and nights alone in his cell inspired lyrics for which he wrote and produced "Jealousy" featuring Nipsey Hussle, "My Life", and "All That You Need".
All which were on the Dj Whoo Kid hosted 2010 Nothing to Lose Mixtape, in March 2010 which created some buzz virally for Archie. 1 year later came support from DJ KAY SLAY with him supporting "My Life" on WQHT Hot 97 New York. Now Archie Bang is releasing his next official single "City of God", which is being pushed heavily to worldwide radio and already receiving support from some top DJ Crews! Get ready Archie Bang is on the rise and a force to be reckoned with.