Tonight Saturday 6/16 on “Live in the Vocal Booth” the team will be discussing our Fathers and the impact our fathers made in our lives. We invite you to share what your dad means to you. We know dads are important and whether we have good or bad experiences it impacts who we are in such a major way. Many have grown up without their father, if that is you how did that make you feel? Maybe you feel like your father was simply a sperm donor and doesn’t deserve the title father. Maybe you were blessed and your dad was Superman, whatever your experience we want to hear from you because at BKS1RADIO.COM your voice matters!!! Tune in tonight 11:00 pm (EST) on www.bks1radio.com call in 646-233-1302 or jump in the live chat.
Work place Romances can they work? Can you mix business and pleasure and expect everyone involved in the situation to keep a cool head, or when the Boss or the person in charge holds all the cards??? Can you separate the two? What if you are married and you are put to the test, what would you do in that situation? What happens when you have an issue with your boss and he is the one your having this work affair with? Can You Handle It Maturely or Should You Never Get Involved With Someone You Work With. Lets Talk About It.
"MONEY, SEX, POWER OR LOVE-WHICH ONE REALLY ATTRACTS YOU THE MOST WHEN CHOOSING A MATE?"
Most would say women want men with money and power, then some would say men are simple and just want sex from a woman. When it comes to Money, Sex, Power or Love, what's the real honest attraction when choosing a mate, in a perfect world it should be love. If a woman says she looks for a man to have money she is called a gold digger, If a man looks to a woman for sex and money he is called a gigolo or even a pimp. Tonight on BKS1 Radio The Grown Sexy Situation Team will discuss this controversial topic with you the listeners.
Special Guest: Model Tana Allure
Brooklyn born Puerto Rican / Peruvian model sensation, Tana Allure hit the scene two years ago in 2009 by storm. Elite Promotions and Marketing also known as (E.P.E.M INC) was the start of it all when she was working as the Director of Promotions. The C.E.O of E.P.E.M Inc (Sheana Stokes) decided she wanted to do a photo-shoot of all staff for the site. Desi Adorn was the contracted photographer and since then has been managing and mentoring Tana Allure. Since 2009, she has graced the covers of Dream Magazine, HipHopWorld Magazine, Stiletto Talk Magazine and SoFine Magazine. She has been in several music videos such as: guest starred in Nivlas "Reconsider" video directed by Vid Arroyo, main girl in Produk's "Bad Guy" video directed by Jynx Million, Don Omars "Hasta Abajo", Cam'ron & Vado "Hey Muma", J&S "Put Your Cape On" and more. She has hosted events for Vodkilla Liquor, Stiletto Talk Magazine, Archer Car Wash, G&G Wheels, and more.
As well as co-hosted in radio talk shows such as Nite Line Radio hosted by Untouchables Entertainment group, In The Mixx Radio hosted by Soul Exchange and BKS1 Radio. She has walked the runway for N8KD clothing line, Dean John's fashion show, Yves Solution and was a model for Diamond Face Clothing line. Tana also showcases her freestyle choreography moves and did a 3 song live dance performance with upcoming reggaeton artist, Yoneiry at the Sky Marina Yacht in New York City.
Tana Allure came in to the scene to not only show girls that vegan models have plenty of curves too, but to also show that you can get far by just being yourself and staying true to yourself. She wanted to let others know that you don't need to ever visit the "casting couch" to prove you can be successful. Her hard working drive and positive spirit is what so many like about her. When she walks into the room you know she has arrived with her colorful personality as she brings a breath of fresh air to the industry. She has provided guidance to other upcoming models who are trying to break into the industry, helping the start of a new breed of urban models.
The Alluring model strives to set a standard and is known as the Vegan Model with a Mission to Inspire Others. With this comes plenty of responsibility but with her determination, she will succeed and surpass these expectations with grace. Always keeping a tight circle of productive people around her and constantly sorting out ways to better herself. Very humbly she is grateful to all fans and supporters. Everything she gets involved in is for you all so keep the support coming. Her appreciation to you all is tremendous! --
Special Musical Guest: Badia Farha
Badia Farha – means original creation
Everyone is jumping at the chance to know just who she is. Badia Farha, also affectionately known as “Lady Rose,” is a new musical sensation making waves throughout the U.S. Currently, her second CD “Still Waiting?” was released on August 11, 2009 to rave reviews. Along with recording, she is presently segueing her talents into the realm of Musical Theatre with such shows as Sister Act- The Musical, Little Shop of Horrors, Rent, and Dreamgirls amongst many others. Most recently, Badia Performed at Lincoln Center’s “American Songbook Concert Series” A Tribute to Alan Menken. At this sold-out concert, Badia alongside Alan Menken, sang a beautiful Rendition of “A Whole New World.” Badia also recently completed work of a brand new Alan Menken musical entitled “Leap of Faith.” This musical opened on Broadway in May and closed soon after. She worked with the Oscar winning director Taylor Hackford (“Ray” starring Jamie Foxx).
Badia defined means “original creation.” Which is exactly what she is. She explodes on the stage, and you can’t keep your eyes off her. Born in Newark, NJ, she began singing at the age of 2. She is a graduate of NYU with a Masters degree in Musical Performance. She continues to lend her talents as a background singer for major recording artists, as well as writing and producing her own music. She is a member of ASCAP in which she publishes her music/lyrics under her own Publishing Company, along with being a member of the New York Grammy Chapter.
Special Musical Guest: Cassio Ware
Newark New Jersey born Cassio James Vincent Ware II started off playing classical piano and then began freestyling on keyboards at his father's church and in club sensations with legendary DJ Naeem Johnson. He was a member of the Back Room Music Productions trio which included himself, Derrick Jenkins, and Dwayne Spen Richardson. This production company gave birth to the female diva trio JOMANDA. Cassio was also part of the group Ruffneck. He then branched off to pursue his singing career and work as a solo producer.
He teamed up with B.O.P. Productions producer Paul Scott and worked along side the garage stalwarts, Blaze. Who are responsible for his underground success in music with various hits such as, " My Baby Love", "Never Thought I See You Again", "Like Paradise", and the big hit "Funky People". Cassio has consistently developed his stage performance with the assistance of a group of producers, DJ Ruben Torro, Big Moises, Tee Alford and Allen Jeffrey, Godfather of house "Chip E.", DJ Danny Rod of Ultimate Ent., DJ Crime, DJ Dough Boy, the entire O.G. camp, dancers, singers, models, athletes and actors known as The Funky People. Now with Funky People Recordings Inc, he was responsible for the creation of "Funky People". Their debut single, aptly titled "Funky People", fused old school jazz and soul roots with crisp house beats and received the attention way beyond the ever-supportive Paul "Trouble" Anderson.
This was licensed to Slip 'N' Slide on this side of the Atlantic, Blaze and Masters At Work have added their seasoned touch to Cassio's individual style and undoubtedly increasingly influential house sound. Cassio Ware is currently the CEO of Cassio Ware Corp., Funky Soul Recordings, Groove Music Entertainment, and Chocolate Cake Inc.. He is currently remixing and producing and collaborating as an artist with various producers all over the world.
Join the live in the vocal booth team as we review Usher's new release Looking 4 Myself. A legend in the R & B world Usher has always delivered quality music for the world to hear. Looking 4 Myself is Ushers 7th studio album. Lets see if he can continue the trend of hits he is known to deliver. Read more info on Usher at www.usherworld.com
Tonight's Topic: Ghettofabulousness
"GHETTOFABULOUSNESS" Is it ever ok to lose your class? Have you ever been so mad that "Ghettofab" took you out your character? Some people let "Ghettofab" tell them how to get over and they end up getting caught and embarrassed at the same time! Maybe you were raised to believe it was ok but someone pulled you to the side and told you what you did was not proper but "Ghettofab." What is being "Ghetto?"
Can anyone be Ghettofabulous? Tonight on "Live In the Vocal Booth" we have a little fun talking about being "GhettoFabulous" Is there a thin line between being "GhettoFab" and boojie? We invite you to laugh it up and tell your stories of "Ghettofabulous people and situations you know of tonight Live In The Vocal Booth bks1radio.com! And don't park your car in front of your neighbors house and use their WiFi on your laptop cause you didn't pay your bill! That's GHETTO!!!
WOULD YOU EVER TAKE SOMEONE BACK THAT CHEATED ON YOU?
Relationships when someone has cheated sometimes continue to work and Sometimes they don’t. Some relationships can get past the act of betrayal and still stay together and some can never return to that relationship. Everybody handles relationships differently depending on the circumstances. Some situations even get better and become stronger after the act of cheating on a mate is revealed. Men and women deal with cheating differently, more women are willing to stay in A relationship after they’ve been cheated on than men, men have a harder time accepting that there mate was physically with another man. Would you stay in a relationship after you’ve been cheated on? Let’s have a Grown Sexy conversation about this Situation Tonight.
Special Guest: Struggle E. Stylez
Struggle E. Stylez is the President of Erick G Inc, which is a multifaceted entertainment company involving a variety of companies forming together to cater to an ever demanding and changing entertainment field. Twenty years in the entertainment industry has taken Struggle through every area of entertainment, learning the business from the inside out. Struggle first showcased his talent at age 8, when he wrote and performed a rhyme at a block party, which within weeks had him on stage with LL Cool J and Run DMC at the Rally Racket Club in East Orange N.J.
After years of performing , record label signing and let downs, Struggle decided to take on the challenging road of being independent and starting his own label. When you become independent, it’s just that, INDEPENDENT. You handle every area of your artist’s career, to cut back on cost and expenses. That road lead to the learning process of photography, videography and management. PR work also became part of the weapons needed to fight the battle to be successful. The hands on learning experience developed and maintained a very hard work ethic to achieve a vision of success, while at the same time gaining a lot of knowledge in the ever changing entertainment field. Those experiences were priceless. Struggle E. Stylez was able to play the foundation and form Erick G Inc. which handles client’s needs from A-Z in the entertainment field. Struggle E. Stylez is a published author, actor, personal trainer, director, motivational speaker, music and film producer, just to name a few.
Struggle E. Stylez
The list of jobs and the housing market crash has put lots of Americans in a place they never imagined. The face of the homeless has changed. No longer are the homeless just people deemed as not wanting to work; lazy, or on drugs, but today we see people with college degrees, former business owners and just everyday hard working people faced with the threat and for some the reality of homelessness.
The “Live in the Vocal Booth Team” will tackle the new face of homelessness and how we can help those in need and stay away from becoming homeless ourselves. Tonight we have a special call in guest Taneisha Sanders who will tell her story of how now she too has become one of the millions who have become homeless. Join us Live in The Vocal Booth on Bks1radio.com.
Insecurity is something that we, as humans, deal with on an everyday basis on many levels. Some fears and insecurities are based on safety. We have locks on our doors to keep people out. Sometimes we put up emotional bars as well to keep people that we say we love out of our hearts and this can be viewed as insecurities as well.
But, there are a groups of individuals who suffer from a different kind of fear:
A good definition that I found, via Wikipedia, for someone who is afflicted with this disorder - "Insecurity is a feeling of general unease or nervousness that may be triggered by perceiving oneself to be unloved, inadequate or worthless (whether in a rational or an irrational manner). A person who is insecure lacks confidence in their own value and capability, lacks trust in themselves or others, or has fears that a present positive state is temporary and will let them down and cause them loss or distress by "going wrong" in the future."
Men/woman can develop controlling personality types from this disorder and can cause harm and unpleasantness to their partners. But often times, it lies quiet, going on behind the scenes, not letting their partner know that they feel this way this way.
Let's explore these insecurities and see if we can put an end to them and have some meaningful, Grown, Sexy Situations!
Special Guest: HOWARD HEWETT
Among the great pure vocalists of the urban contemporary era, Howard Hewett has seldom found material worthy of his tremendous skills. He grew up in Akron, Ohio, and relocated to Los Angeles. Hewett danced on Soul Train, and became one-third of Shalamar with Jeffrey Daniel and Jody Watley in 1979. They had several big hits before Hewett departed for a solo career in 1985.
He signed with Elektra, and his second single, "I'm for Real," was a number two R&B hit in 1986. The follow-up single, "Stay," also made the Top Ten, while "I Commit to Love" in 1987 reached number 12. Hewitt remained on Elektra through the '80s and into the '90s, earning another hit with "Strange Relationshp" in 1988, and cutting duets with Dionne Warwick and Anita Baker. He's also been busy as a writer, producer, and session vocalist. Hewett co-wrote and produced "Frustration" for LaToya Jackson in 1984, and sang on her LP Heart Don't Lie. He did lead vocals on LPs by Stanley Clarke and George Duke in 1984 and 1986, a duet with Stacy Lattisaw on "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," and sang with Firefox in 1986, as well as doing backgrounds on a Donna Summer release.
On of the great pure vocalists of the urban contemporary era, Howard Hewett has seldom found material worthy of his tremendous skills. He grew up in Akron, Ohio, and relocated to Los Angeles. Hewett danced on Soul Train, and became one-third of Shalamar with Jeffrey Daniel and Jody Watley in 1979. They had several big hits before Hewett departed for a solo career in 1985. He signed with Elektra, and his second single, "I'm for Real," was a number two R&B hit in 1986. The follow-up single, "Stay," also made the Top Ten, while "I Commit to Love" in 1987 reached number 12. Hewitt remained on Elektra through the '80s and into the '90s, earning another hit with "Strange Relationshp" in 1988, and cutting duets with Dionne Warwick and Anita Baker. He's also been busy as a writer, producer, and session vocalist. Hewett co-wrote and produced "Frustration" for LaToya Jackson in 1984, and sang on her LP Heart Don't Lie. He did lead vocals on LPs by Stanley Clarke and George Duke in 1984 and 1986, a duet with Stacy Lattisaw on "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," and sang with Firefox in 1986, as well as doing backgrounds on a Donna Summer release
Special Guest: ALICIA MYERS
Vocalist Alicia Myers was a charter member of Al Hudson & the Soul Partners, which later became One Way, before she departed in the early '80s for a solo career. She earned a Top Ten hit with "You Get the Best from Me (Say, Say, Say)" in 1984, although her strongest record was the gospel/soul "I Want to Thank You" in 1982. Myers made four LPs for MCA during the '80s.
Special Guests: RASHEEDA and Kirk
Best known as the "Georgia Peach", Rasheeda is an Atlanta based Hip Hop artist. She is also the mother of 11 year old Ky with husband Kirk Frost, whom she has been married to for 12 years. She is signed to his label and management company D-Lo Entertainment; a partnership that can sometimes prove challenging when trying to juggle business and family.
Rasheeda rose to fame with the success of her hit single "My Bubblegum," which is her biggest record to date and was the platinum ring tone on the number one box office smash, Paul Blart Mall Cop.
Through her Boss Bitch Music Mixtape Series, Volume 1-‐4, Rasheeda has amassed a large following throughout the southeast region and worldwide via her Internet fan base. In 2010, Rasheeda won Mixtape Artist of the Year (Female) at the Southern Entertainment Awards and she was the first independent female artist nominated for a BET award for Female Hip Hop Artist of the year.
Owner of ImBossy.com, an apparel and accessories company, Rasheeda is now set to release her new album, Boss Chick Music. Always striving for balance, Rasheeda is out to prove that as a woman you can have it all- family and career.
Special Guest: Mayor of Plainfield, New Jersey Sharon Robinson-Briggs
Office romance although taboo, is fairly common these days as the office is where we spend so much of our time. Handled well, it can lead to a flourishing relationship. Handled badly, it can lead to a lawsuit for harassment! Are you on your way to being a love bird or a jail bird? Chime in tonight with the ladies of OWWHH from 11pm-1am as we discuss the Pros and Cons of an Office Romance only on www.bks1radio.com.
Topic: I REALLY DIDN'T MEAN TO SAY THAT - MOVING PAST AN ARGUMENT
There are always 2 sides to every argument. Even the strongest relationships fall victim to a bad arguments and verbal wars. Have you ever said something to your significant other you wish you didn’t say because you know you don’t mean it but wanted to be on top in the argument. Sometimes it’s hard to recover from a terrible argument especially if the other party is not as forgiving as you. How can you fix it or is it meant to be fix. Some even use an argument as a means to get out of a relationship. Let’s Talk About It.
Special Guest Host: Eye Candy Model Tana Allure
Brooklyn born Puerto Rican / Peruvian model sensation, Tana Allure hit the scene two years ago in 2009 by storm. Elite Promotions and Marketing also known as (E.P.E.M INC) was the start of it all when she was working as the Director of Promotions. The C.E.O of E.P.E.M Inc (Sheana Stokes) decided she wanted to do a photo-shoot of all staff for the site. Desi Adorn was the contracted photographer and since then has been managing and mentoring Tana Allure. Since 2009, she has graced the covers of Dream Magazine, HipHopWorld Magazine, Stiletto Talk Magazine and SoFine Magazine.
She has been in several music videos such as: guest starred in Nivlas "Reconsider" video directed by Vid Arroyo, main girl in Produk's "Bad Guy" video directed by Jynx Million, Don Omars "Hasta Abajo", Cam'ron & Vado "Hey Muma", J&S "Put Your Cape On" and more. She has hosted events for Vodkilla Liquor, Stiletto Talk Magazine, Archer Car Wash, G&G Wheels, and more. As well as co-hosted in radio talk shows such as Nite Line Radio hosted by Untouchables Entertainment group, In The Mixx Radio hosted by Soul Exchange and BKS1 Radio. She has walked the runway for N8KD clothing line, Dean John's fashion show, Yves Solution and was a model for Diamond Face Clothing line. Tana also showcases her freestyle choreography moves and did a 3 song live dance performance with upcoming reggaeton artist, Yoneiry at the Sky Marina Yacht in New York City.
Fresh off her performance at Union County Concert in the park where she shared the same stage as Grammy Award winning Howard Hewett and the Legendary Alicia Myers, Neicee White joins the Grown Sexy Situation team to showcase her amazing voice and talent.
It seems as if everyone today is searching for the Fountain of Youth. There is an undeniable desire amongst most people, especially women, to stay young and healthy and beautiful as long as possible. The pressure to have eternal youth drives many to try quick fixes and diet fads that are detrimental to their health and self-esteem. This Friday from 11pm-1am talk with the ladies of OWWHH about ways to achieve the ultimate path to Eternal Youth only on www.bks1radio.com
In an era of declining songwriting skills and auto tune crooning R. Kelly embodies the best traditions of American music as a vocalist, songwriter and producer. He uses classic materials to create music as contemporary as Siri’s iPhone voice. Despite selling millions of recordings and writing classic songs for himself and many others, this Chicago based singer-songwriter continues to push his art forward with Write Me Back, a dynamic twelve song collection that is part of his extraordinary 2012 -- The Year of the R.
Along with his remarkable new album, R. Kelly is publishing his first memoir, Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me, and signed with the IFC Channel to add chapters to his innovative hip hop opera Trapped in the Closet, which was an early 21st century cultural phenomenon.
Write Me Back continues the homage to classic soul/R&B that distinguished 2010’s critically acclaimed Love Letter. But where that album celebrates the music of the ‘50s and ‘60s, this has a wider collection of musical inspirations, going to sounds that echo Ray Charles, while evoking the passionate magic of Teddy Pendergrass, Barry White and Michael Jackson among many others. The content and the title of this new recording were definitely inspired by the triumph of the previous album.
The songs on Write Me Back do not simply pay homage to older styles, but evoke a myriad of influences at the same time and in the process create something pleasing and new. “I have many directions I still wanna go in musically,” he says of where he is creatively. “This just happened to be a direction I choose for now because the first album did so well people started asking me if I was gonna be doing any other songs like that.. Through those questions I found a second wind of inspiration in the area of doing the classic R&B type of songs.”
Tonight's Topic: After The Death Of Rodney King..Why Can't We Still Get Along?
This is the twentieth Anniversary of the LA Riots and black on black crime is still prevalent in many black communities. Police brutalities still exist and black genocide among our nation’s young black men is happening every day. Rodney King's recent passing coinciding with the twentieth anniversary of the riots and his words that still ring “Can’t we all just get along?” What is the answer to this question? Join us Live in the Vocal Booth for this hot topic. Jump in the live chat or call in 646-233-1302. Bks1 Radio, where your voice matters.