Tonight on the Live In The Vocal Booth Show we bring you Eric Benet latest release The One. Followed at 11 pm est with another hot topic: Is Blood Thicker Than Water? Is this still true these days, Are your family members there for you more than your friends? How has your back and by your side when the times are the toughest? Let us know tonight on the Live In The Vocal Booth Show!
Artist Review: Eric Benet
R&B Crooner, songwriter and actor Eric Benét has successfully released five albums and is releasing his sixth album entitled The One on June 5th, 2012. Very appropriately named, Benét’s new album The One marks a moment of positive transition in his life and lyrically speaks to the many new beginnings developing in his career and family. The One will also be the first album released on Benét’s newly formed record label Jordan House Records, which he created in partnership with EMI.
“Real Love” (available on iTunes) is the first single off Benét’s new album The One and was the #1 added song to Urban AC when shipped to radio in October 2011 and is currently #5 on the Urban AC chart and climbing. This new single is a taste of only one-half of what to expect on Benét’s new album, which he describes as a “very contemporary approach to old-school songwriting integrity” with Benet’s signature mid-70s soul groove, but modernized with a bit of funk, hip-hop swagger and feel. On the new album, there are a variety of instruments from strings to horns plus featured artists, a confirmed duet with his first daughter India and even a lullaby at the end of the album dedicated to his new baby girl Lucia Bella.
Eric Benét was also nominated for a 2012 Grammy Award for “Best Traditional R&B Performance” for his single “Sometimes I Cry”. CeeLo Green’s “Fool For You” feat Melanie Fiona won the category. Additionally, Benét was nominated for a 2011 Soul Train Award for “Best Male R&B/Soul Artist” and also performed during the award show’s tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire, which aired November 27th on BET.
In addition to a new album, single & record label, Eric Benét also has a new marriage and baby girl. Eric married Manuela Testolini on July 31st, 2011 in Newport Beach, CA and the newlyweds had their first baby together on December 20th, 2011, naming her Lucia Bella and weighing 6 lbs 5 oz. Previously, Eric was married to actress Halle Berry from 2001 – 2005 and has one daughter named India from a prior relationship with his longtime girlfriend Tami Marie Stauff, who tragically died in a car accident leaving Eric as a single father to their daughter at age 1. India is now 21 years old, attending USC and very musically gifted. Testolini also familiar with being in a Hollywood marriage was married to Prince prior to Benét.
It's been said that friends come and go, but family is forever. How true is that statement for you? How many good friends do you have more of a bond with then your actual blood relatives? When you've been at your worst and really need assistance, is it family or friends that have been there for you the most? Should you always choose your family over your friends no matter what? Let discuss this right now here on Live In The Vocal Booth.
Special Guest: Ronald Alston, My Father Knows Best
Join CEO Ron Alston for a Cancer Awareness event on Friday, June 29, 2012 at Kays’ Sports Lounge located at 193-197 Western Parkway, Irvington NJ at 6pm.
There will be music, food and much more!
Donations are being requested for this event. Hot Dogs, Hamburgers; whatever donation you can contribute is appreciated.
If you would like to volunteer for this event, email
or sign-up online at the MFKB website: www.myfatherknowsbest.org. Click the volunteer link.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door! Please call 973 399-5153.
My Father Knows Best Organization was created in 1988 with a mission to improve father and son relationships. CEO & FOUNDER Ron Alston developed this organization through sacrifice and twenty-six years of being a dedicated community activist. His motivation continues to press toward positive changes for his community.
Why do men seem to abandon all their sensibility for a beautiful woman? Do beautiful woman instinctively use their looks as leverage when going after a man or a job? What is it about the outside that can be so appealing that many men will not bother to peel back the layers to see what lies beneath the beauty? How much is beauty worth and does beauty equal power for those that possess it? Join the beautiful Ladies of Only Women Wear High Heels on www.bks1radio.com as we discuss beauty as a weapon tonight on the OWWHH Show.
Tonight’s male perspective: Gaetan aka Apex Founder of "The Industry's Alternative" (TIA) and The Industry's Alternative Showcase Franchise
TIA showcase franchise throws some of the biggest music industry events in NJ & NYC. Apex company will host " The 1st Annual Meet The Music Industry Taste-Makers Convention an event that will highlight the main Taste-makers in the music industry that play an instrumental part to the success and viral visibility of musicians, producers, and more! Tune in and get the information you need to move your music career to the next level.
Chris Brown (born Christopher Maurice Brown; May 5, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, dancer and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, Brown taught himself to sing and dance at a young age and was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows. In 2004, he signed with Jive Records, and released his self-titled debut album the following year. The album peaked at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart, and featured the hit single "Run It!", which topped the Billboard Hot 100, making Brown the first male artist as a lead to have his debut single top the chart since Diddy in 1997. Chris Brown was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
In this day and age, maintaining one's virginity until marriage is a foreign concept. Why do we consider people who decide to keep their sexuality sacred taboo? You may be surprised to find out the number of Americans that are still virgins. Are there any reasons outside of religious choices to maintain a sexless lifestyle? How much does the media encourage or pressure people into having sex? Let's discuss the pluses and minuses of being a virgin tonight on "Live in the Vocal Booth".
Special Guests:The Ultimate Power Couple, Robert & Nicola Jackson
"If you dream it, you can achieve it!" That's the motto of one of Atlanta's most admired power couples, Robert and Nicola Jackson.
Both serial entrepreneurs, the Jacksons each have more than two decades of entrepreneurial experience. Together, they lead a multi-million dollar sales force of over 200,000 in more than 30 countries world-wide.
They are leaders in the health and wellness industry and together hold the coveted position of Platinum President, in one of the fastest growing health and wellness companies in the world, Ardyss International. Robert also runs a successful contracting company while Nicola is a licensed real estate agent and investor. She also owns a successful hair line, Nikki J Hair Collection and is author of the book, “Inside the Millionaire’s Vault”.
Challenges and obstacles don't hold this couple back, they only make them stronger. In addition to running their successful companies, they are also parents of 4 sons, one of whom has Cerebral Palsy. This has fueled their passion for and commitment to the cause to find a cure for this debilitating disease through research. Robert and Nicola also participate in numerous community and charitable events, offering support and empowerment to other families who have children with disabilities. Stars on the BET Centric hit reality series, Amateur Millionaires Club, Robert and Nicola hold true to their Christian faith, putting God first in every area of their lives. Using kingdom values and principles, they share with millions of people around the nation how to manage a household, maintain a strong marriage and create a multi-million dollar empire.
The Jacksons have won many awards and have been featured in several national publications including Success From Home Magazine. Nicola has also been featured in Sister to Sister Magazine and Essence Online. She was the Chozen Awards 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year and was selected to be a part of the 2012 planning committee for former Mayor of Atlanta and Ambassador to the United Nations, Andrew Young's 80th Birthday Celebration. Currently the couple travels the world speaking to thousands on how to be successful entrepreneurs. They are also being featured as the Power Couple Honorees at the Texas Women’s Empowerment Foundation’s (TWEF) 2012 Annual Leadership Conference.
Music World Gospel recording artist Amber Bullock, soared to the top of the gospel music charts after capturing the hearts of millions as she topped a talented field of singers to become the 2011, Season 4 winner of BET’s Sunday Best, the #1 rated weekly gospel music competition show. Her debut CD project, Thank You, was released in December, 2011, on Mathew Knowles’ Music World Gospel label. The EP entered at #1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart. Thank You featured the Top 10 Billboard hit, “Thank You Lord,” a rendition of Walter Hawkins’ anthem as well as other contemporary classic songs.
Bullock, the St. Louis native and single mother of three-year old Amya, is building a diverse fan base with her signature jazz-infused and neo-soul inspired style. Her unique approach to gospel and inspirational music is front and center on her sophomore CD project, So In Love, which will be available in stores and online everywhere on July 10, 2012.
So In Love is produced by PJ Morton for 2PM Music. Bullock describes their musical partnership as a “match made in heaven.” The result is ten songs of feel-good inspirational music that ranges in style from neo-soul, to jazz, to contemporary gospel, to reggae, with even a little country thrown in. The songs on the CD highlight Bullock’s incredible vocal range and her unique singing style.
“I love music, so I don’t want to just give my listeners the same type of music that’s already out there,” says Bullock. “I want to give them fresh, memorable songs that they are still humming long after the song has finished playing, the kind of songs you keep on repeat.” On her new CD, she does just that.
Bullock wrote her first single, “Lord You’ve Been So Good” with a friend, when she was in college. The song was updated for this CD project with the help of PJ Morton. The upbeat, neo-soul style song features a driving horn section and shows off Bullock’s wide range and effortless runs. “Done For Me,” was also written by Bullock, with Shaun Martin, Greg Brown and Kirk Franklin, who is featured on this song. It has a catchy tune and a powerful message about God’s unconditional love. Bullock goes reggae in “I’m So In Love with You,” which was penned by PJ Morton. “Second Chances,” is a contemporary gospel song that Bullock describes as “dramatic” with instrumentation that features strings and an organ. The song reminds the listener that God’s love and forgiveness are great gifts to us. “Changed,” written by PJ Morton and featuring Isaac Carree, has a contemporary gospel style and a memorable hook. “My daughter sings along with this song every time she hears it,” says Bullock.
The R&B style “Yes,” starts with drums and keeps on pumping energy. The song, written by PJ Morton, is one of Bullock’s favorite on the CD because of both the catch tune and the message. “Yes is a powerful word,” she says. Written by Juante Hall and Jonathan Dunn, “Nobody Else” has jazzy undertones and a message about going to a secret place to meet only with God. “Take it Back,” written by Josiah Martin, reminds us that everything we do or have comes from God. That message is delivered in a pop style song with techno-rock undertones. “Ruler” is a contemporary praise and worship song that Bullock describes as “a little bit country.” Bullock continues, “My most powerful worship experience is when I’m focused on how powerful and loving God is, and how He keeps blessing me, even when I don’t deserve it.” The last song on the CD, “Same God,” was written by Bullock and Shaun Martin. It’s a simple but powerful worship song that acknowledges the faithfulness of God.
Tonight's Topic: Who Holds The Power in Romantic Relationships: Men vs. Women
We live in a world where whoever has the control stands supreme. How does the balance out in romantic relationships? Does one sex have more power over another? Does one sex hold the reins over another? Tonight, we will discuss the power struggle between men and women. Which sex has been endowed with the ability to sway a relationship in one direction or another.
We'll also break down what each sex does right or wrong when it comes to beginning, maintaining and dissolving a romantic relationship. Will the men trump the women, or do the ladies dominate over man. We'll be joined by the authors of Fearless: A Bold Approach to Reinventing Your Life, Candace Kelley, Caryl Lucas and Gilda Rogers. Let's get ready to rumble....right here, on "Live in the Vocal Booth"!
Sometimes men and women expect the people closest to them to take the words loyalty, friendship, respect just as seriously as they do. Sometimes we expect that men and women will have the same morals and values when it comes to "Treating Others They Way They Would Like Too". Sometimes we hold people on a pedestal and make them out to be "saints" when really they are the last person you should trust, mainly because they’re so close to you. Still don't get it confused it's ok having a best friend or to share your deepest of secrets or most sacred of memories, with your sister or close relative, but when it comes to your relationships there should always be a line drawn. Not everyone feels this way, but as I said some friends can just do no wrong.
Most often its only takes one thought for someone to cheat or fool around, but no one wants to hawk the people are most important to them. A person could drive themselves crazy, but Trust is a hard thing to come by especially when it involves matters of the heart. Most men and women in relationships say "I trust you, I just don't trust him/her"....CLASSIC phrase, and its never completely true... so Who's fault is it when a best friend cheats with the girlfriend or a sister fools around with the ex-boyfriend. Is it the cheated for not hawking or being so naive or is it the cheater for lacking any human decency whatsoever. Its funny to think of it when its someone else going through the motions, but what if it were you in such scenario's. Does the classic phrase "Bro's before hoes" come in to play after all or do you dead both for being so thoughtless and dishonest. Who is worst for sleeping with the enemy?!
Once upon a time there were great funk/R&B bands like Earth Wind & Fire, The Meters, War, Kool & The Gang, Slave, and numerous others who constantly broke down musical barriers. The musicality of these units was superior – they could rock or funk out as easily as they could move the crowd with a tenor soulful ballad. The rise of electronic music gradually undermined self-contained bands but in the 90s a dynamic young new band emerged—Mint Condition, now the greatest self-contained R&B band of our time. Anointed early on by superstar producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (formerly of the band The Time), Mint Condition does it all—delivering hard-bitten funk with a hip hop edge, rocking out with screaming lead guitar, and crooning lush, "baby-making" soul ballads.
The much sought after band, who mark their 20th Anniversary this year, has amassed a string of hits and performs hundreds of live shows each year. In the Fall of 2010 when Prince took the podium at the legendary Apollo to announce his "Welcome To America," and his plans to feature his favorite artists, it was no shock to many that Mint Condition was among them. The only band on his list that day? Mint Condition. During the month of February, TV One tapped Mint Condition as the house band seen and heard every night on the show "Way Black When," which celebrated the biggest African American stars throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s. With not one but two current hit singles on board—the sumptuous "Caught My Eye" and lead singer Stokley's duet with Kelly Price, "Not My Daddy," Mint Condition marks the 20th anniversary of its first chart hit with the release of 7 (Mint Condition’s seventh studio album) due out on Shanachie Entertainment/Caged Bird April 5, 2011.
You may love your wife/girlfriend or husband/boyfriend but maybe their kids don't love you! Maybe you have a problem with the way your step kids talk to your mate? Maybe you have a little "Baby Boy" running around in your life? How do you handle it? Maybe the child's biological parent who is not with your mate now is causing problems telling your spouse "He better not discipline my child! I'll do that!" How do and you handle that? Do step parents always get the respect of their step children? When is it ok to tell your mate about what you don't like about THEIR child? Tonight the Vocal Booth tackles this interesting topic with the help of the Chat rebels and ask for your opinion and stories on the call in line of (646)233 1302. join us tonight at 11pm on bks1radio.com LIVE IN THE VOCAL BOOTH!!! Where you at Jooooo-deeeee!!!!!!
Special Guest: Carl Carlton
Detroit native Carl Carlton got his start in the record business through baseball. When a neighbor yelled down from an apartment window to some kids playing baseball in vacant lot to stop playing ball and to turn that radio off, they yelled back "that ain't no radio, that's Carl!" The neighbor ran down to see where this astonishing soulful voice was coming from. Later, he took Carlton to Lando Records where he began recording in the late '60s as Little Carl Carlton. His first single was "I Love True Love." Carlton had some previous experience from singing in church and being snuck into clubs to perform for tips by his older siblings. When a later single, "Competition Ain't Nothing," started to take off in the summer of 1968, the single was picked up by Don Robey's Back Beat Records. Carlton signed with the label and moved to Houston where the label was located. It was a big change for the youngster to go from Detroit's notorious Black Bottom neighborhood to waking to fresh country air and the gentle mooing of Jersey cows on Robey's spacious ranch.
When he wasn't touring or flying around the country doing recording dates, he'd perform at Robey's club, the Duke Peacock, which was also the name of Robey's other label. During this time, Carlton worked with a then-struggling songwriting/production duo named Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, producer David Crawford (Candi Staton's "Young Hearts Run Free"), and producer/writer Bunny Sigler. Carlton scored some minor chart hits for Back Beat in the late '60s and early '70s, with "46 Drums - 1 Guitar," "Oh Mary How I Got Over," "I Can Feel It," and "Drop By My Place," which broke the R&B Top 20 and the pop Top 40. When Don Robey sold his Duke Peacock/Back Beat labels to ABC Records in 1972, a compilation album of Carlton's singles was released, You Can't Stop a Man in Love. Former Temptations David Ruffin was a friend of Carlton. After listening to one of Ruffin's albums, Carlton got excited about one song, "Everlasting Love."
Carlton wasn't aware that the song was previously a Top Ten hit for Robert Knight in 1967. In spite of the song's previous success, the first Carl Carlton single on ABC was "I Wanna Be Your Main Squeeze" with a low-key version of "Everlasting Love" on the flip. After given a more disco-friendly arrangement, "Everlasting Love," produced by Nashville's Papa Don Schroder (Bobby & James Purify's "I'm Your Puppet"), garnered Carlton his first Top Ten pop hit in 1974, peaking at number six and going to number 11 R&B. An album, Everlasting Love, produced by Bob Monaco (Rufus, Three Dog Night), was released and included two other singles, "Morning Noon and Night" and a cover of Rufus' "Smokin' Room," which gave Carlton his second pop hit. 1975 saw Carlton travelling to Philadelphia to work with producer/songwritwer Bunny Sigler.
Though the album credits the backing musicians as MFSB, the core rhythm section is Instant Funk, which was a part of MFSB and scored a million-seller four years later with "I Got My Mind Made Up." The resultant album, I Wanna Be With You, is generally regarded as Carlton's best album. Carlton's vocals are much more relaxed and supple than on the Everlasting Love album. Despite good reviews in Right On magazine and the release of three singles, "Ain't Been No One Before You" (released January 1976), "Ain't Gonna Tell Nobody (About You) (charted the summer of 1976), and "Live for Today, Not for Tomorrow" (released late winter 1976), the album weakly charted. Some believe that it had to do with the royalty dispute that Carlton was involved in with ABC at the time. For a year and a half, Carlton had to wait until his contract with ABC lapsed until he could do anymore recording. He resurfaced in late 1977 with a Mercury single, "You You," a lovely lush ballad produced by the Dramatics' L.J. Reynolds along with the group's musical director John Brinson. On the flip was a funky blues number called "Something's Wrong." There were two other tracks recorded, but they were never released. With a lot of time on his hands, Carlton got into fitness. Weightlifting and jogging appealed to him and he found a workout partner in boxer Thomas "Hitman" Hearns. Carlton continued to perform around Detroit. Many people in the music business promised to work with Carlton, but the only one to come through was veteran soul singer Leon Haywood.
He flew Carlton to California and worked with him in his recording studio. Getting him a singles deal with the label that he was signed to, 20th Century, Haywood produced a cover of his own "This Feeling's Rated Xtra" with a James Ingram tune, "Fighting in ihe Name of Love" on the B-side. It charted briefly, doing well enough for 20th Century to release the next single, "She's a Bad Mama Jama." "She's a Bad Mama Jama" earned Carlton a gold record in 1981, staying at number two for eight weeks straight, kept out of the number one spot by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie's "Endless Love." An album, Carl Carlton, was released with a front cover of a shirtless Carlton showing off his chiseled physique. The album went gold also. Such success afforded Carlton the opportunity to appear on such top-rated TV shows as Solid Gold, Soul Train, and American Bandstand and to tour major venues doing some dates with Rick James. The next single was "I Think It's Gonna Be Alright," a gentle acoustic guitar-laced ballad that briefly charted. Various rappers have rapped over "She's a Bad Mama Jama" in later years. His next album was The Bad CC (RCA), which included a catchy synth-heavy cover of the Four Tops' "Baby I Need Your Loving." Produced by David Rubinson and Friends, it features one of the last performances by Sylvester sideman/synth wizard Patrick Cowley.
The single did good in the U.S. and was a Top Ten hit in Australia. "Everyone Can Be a Star" was the flip side of "...Loving." It was co-written by Carlton and Gavin Christopher and may be Carlton's most autobiographical song. 1986 saw the release of Carlton's sixth album, Private Property (Casablanca). It is safe to say that Carlton wanted and needed a hit. So one can probably excuse the title track and first single for being a "Mama Jama" clone. It did the trick, landing in the upper half of the R&B charts. The same can be said for the follow-up, "Slipped, Tripped and Fall in Love." But the album shouldn't be overlooked because of this. It's one of the last albums produced by Memphis hitmaker Allen Jones with able backing from his main band, the Barkays.
There's a sweet cover of Ben E. King's "Stand By Me." Sam Dees produces the unique "Mama's Boy," and his heart-tugging ballad "Never Got Over You" has to be one of the best things Carlton has ever recorded. Dropped from the Casablanca roster, Carlton started working with Leon Haywood again in 1994, releasing a single, "Rock N Roll" b/w "Main Event."Give Carlton self-admitted fault of "going for the cash" and signing bad contracts, the lyrics of "Main Event" seem appropriate: "Obstacles have come at me/although somehow I've overcome/I can see the prize just waiting there/so through the maze of life I run I run/I fight each battle round by round/maintain my quest for higher ground." An album, Main Event, was released later that year.
Please join us in supporting Domestic Violence Awareness as the women of the “ONLY WOMEN WEAR HIGH HEELS” show share their experiences, thoughts, and information on domestic violence! LINES OPEN AT 12PM CALL IN 646 -233- 1302, AND SHARE YOUR STORY OR EXPERIENCE! TUNE IN 11PM-1AM EST. AND Join Us!
Domestic violence should not happen to anybody, but unfortunately its a reality that some people especially women know all too well. When domestic abuse does happen, there is always a way to get help. Whether you have lived with abuse or it happened once; maybe you work or live next or near someone who is being abused whatever the circumstance you can to different outlets to get help for yourself or someone else by referring them to a hotline, therapist, or even involving the police.
Domestic violence, also known as domestic abuse, spousal abuse, battering, family violence, and intimate partner violence is defined as a pattern of abusive behaviors by one partner against another in an intimate relationship such as marriage, dating, family, or cohabitation. Domestic violence, so defined, has many forms, including physical aggression or assault (hitting, kicking, biting, shoving, restraining, slapping, throwing objects), or threats thereof; sexual abuse; emotional abuse; controlling or domineering; intimidation; stalking; neglect, and economic deprivation. Alcohol consumption and mental illness can be co-morbid with abuse, and present additional challenges in eliminating domestic violence. Awareness, perception, definition and documentation of domestic violence differs widely from country to country, and from era to era.
Domestic violence and abuse is not limited to obvious physical violence. Domestic violence can also mean endangerment, criminal coercion, kidnapping, unlawful imprisonment, trespassing, harassment, and stalking. Domestic violence can trigger many different responses in victims, all of which are very relevant for any professional working with a victim. Major consequences of domestic violence victimization include psychological/mental health issues and chronic physical health problems. A victim’s overwhelming lack of resources can lead to homelessness and poverty. There are many community organizations, which work to prevent domestic violence by offering safe shelter, crisis intervention, advocacy, and education and prevention programs. Community screening for domestic violence can be more systematic in cases of animal abuse, healthcare settings, emergency departments, behavioral health settings and court systems. Tools are being developed to facilitate domestic violence screening such as mobile apps.
One organization that provides outstanding support for women and children being abused is the YWCA. The YWCA is the oldest and largest multicultural women's organization in the world. Across the globe, we have more than 25 million members in 122 countries, including 2 million members in 266 local associations in the United States. More important than the numbers, is their mission to empower women. The YWCA provides safe places for women and girls, build strong women leaders, and advocate for women's rights and civil rights in Congress. Women come to the YWCA in times of crisis, as survivors of rape or domestic violence. They come for job training and career counseling, childcare, health and fitness, and a variety of other reasons. These women leave with a renewed spirit, new skills, and stronger lives. The YWCA associations are divided by regions nationwide. This enables their associations to pool resources, provide additional services for their clients, and combine their voices for change at the national and local levels.
The YWCA Domestic Violence Intervention and Prevention Program is a non- profit program operating with assistance from public and private funds. Funding sources include: Title XX, Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment Council, Federal Family Violence Prevention and Services, Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, Lafayette and West Lafayette Community Block Grant, Tippecanoe County Revenue Sharing, United Way of Greater Lafayette, United Way of White County and Clinton County, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Emergency Shelter Grant. The YWCA Domestic Violence Intervention and Prevention Program provides services without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, affectional preference, or handicap.
She possesses one of the most memorable, distinctive voices ever heard in popular music. She’s an accomplished singer/songwriter who etched herself into music history with her smash hit song, the female anthem, “Superwoman”. That song made international waves, selling over a million units, being certified Gold and named the Billboard R&B Song of the Year in 1989. She IS a super woman. She’s Karyn White.
In the years since her last CD was released in 1994 (Make Him Do Right – Warner Brothers), the lovely, soulful vocalist has focused her energy on family, raising and nurturing her daughter Ashley (her daughter with ex-husband, producer/songwriter Terry Lewis of Jimmy Jam/Terry Lewis fame). White’s priorities to family are largely responsible for her absence from the music scene. Her daughter Ashley is now a freshman at Howard University but for the last 18 years – Karyn saw to it that Ashley received the love and care of a mother invested in her child – which the nomadic lifestyle of a professional musician could not afford.
Tonight’s Topic: Does The Person Who Makes The Most Money Set The House Rules?
Traditionally men were the bread winners and as woman entered the workforce they made less money and took care of the children and the home. Typically as the head of the house and the financial support of the family men pretty much called the shots on the major decisions. Fast forward to today the dynamics have shifted. Women have a prominent position in the workforce and often match and in many cases make more money than their mate.
This raises the question with the switch in who owns the role as the bread winner does that change which person set’s the house rules? Tonight on BKS1RADIO.COM “The Live in the Vocal Booth” Team tackles this question and wants to hear from you on who gets to set the house rules? In studio Special Guest Tim Shider featuring music from his upcoming CD “Betcha Never Thought” and the new single “Toe2Toe”.
Special Guest: Tim Shider
Tim Shider, a native of Plainfield, New Jersey, was born into a family of musicians and singers. The sixth of seven siblings, his oldest brother is the late Garry Shider, who was a member of Parliment Funkadelic.
Tim has worked with artists, such as Alicia Keys, Leela James, Amy Winehouse, Kenny Latimore, Kool and the Gang, George Clinton and many more. Through his independent label "TLS Entertainment " Tim has developed and worked with new up and coming artist : Charmaine Rudd, Dennis Hilliman, Noe Feliz and William McLeod .. These projects are all available online everywhere ...
Now releasing his first single "Toe2Toe" from his first solo, and soon to be released, project "Betcha Never Thought". A hot new track, Toe2Toe is sure to make a lot of noise in the clubs, available online everywhere now.
Women have a tendency to do "the most" when it comes to competition. Women more so than men have a strong will to naturally compete against one another, and are eager to become successful at a young age as they mature faster than boys. Some women will go to any measure, and bear no expense to achieve their goals, while others achieve their dreams in a commendable manner taking professional measures to gain their title. Then there are those that will sneak, connive, sell out, and manipulate to get what they want. These women usually live by a code, and it’s called "BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY," easily jealous, naive, or usually manipulated these women are either emotionally and mentally in control or in many cases sadly low in self esteem.
Yet, not all women are sleeping their way to the top especially in many corporate industries now as once before. There are more phony co-workers/employees, drama, and slithering snakes in the workplace than sexual orientation amongst men, and women alike. We all have the will to achieve greatness, but by what means and under what circumstance. To sell out a friend or a fellow co-worker in hopes of appeasing the boss, or "earn" a raise is considered dishonorable. There are many other angles to cover concerning gaining authority or position in the workplace including sex, ethnic background, and qualification. Take for instance the assumption that many jobs are geared towards certain individuals, which makes it harder for those who aren't ideal for positions to move up. It is said women have it better than men as to their sex appeal and natural ability to persuade others, while others find men to have it easiest to gain top earning positions considering them more authoritative due to their lack of emotional attachment, and unbiased (drama free) judgment.
Aside from gender, race still plays a major role in society today as it has years before as to why there is lack of jobs for Americans and reason people of the minority have trouble advancing their position within Corporate America. It’s obvious Competition in the workplace goes beyond sex, and tonight on the "OWWHH" Show we are going to go in heavy on why trying to cheat the system rarely can ultimately bite you in the butt, debate whether its morally correct to go to any lengths for a promotion, whether competition in the work place will ever turn fair, and much more. TUNE IN FRIDAY NIGHT 11PM - 1AM EST AS THE LADIES OF "ONLY WOMEN WEAR HIGH HEELS," GIVE IT TO YOU LIVE AND DIRECT! ONLY ON WWW.BKS1RADIO.COM!
This Week on the OWWHH show we have a very special guest joining us on the panel for Free Style Friday: College Edition! The Legendary Rah Digga and the lovely ladies of Only Women Wear High Heels will be bringing you the best Freestyle Friday this year as we get into the best of everything.
Join us as we represent our favorite College or University talking about our experiences, your experiences, what it means to be a college student today. We are going to talk about and heat from some sororities and fraternities, get into tuition and diplomas, the parties, "frienemies," relationships, and much more. Represent your University or College OR check in and show Rah Digga and the ladies of OWWHH love! Call in (646)-233-1302!
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Special Guest Co-Host: Rah Digga
Rah Digga is an American rapper. Well known as a longtime member of the Flipmode Squad, a hip hop group led by Busta Rhymes, she parted ways amicably with the group in 2007. She has been called "one of rap's most prominent women MCs" by Allmusic and "one of hip-hop's most skilled female MCs" in the book How to Rap. Rah Digga is a resident of Newark, New Jersey.
Rah Digga was born in New Jersey and went to study electrical engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. She learned how to rap by studying the raps of KRS-One, Rakim, and Kool G Rap of the Juice Crew.
She starred in the movie Thirteen Ghosts, and she worked with hip-hop group Twice the Flavor before joining the Outsidaz, leading to a feature on the track "Cowboys" from the Fugees album The Score. Being seen by Q-Tip at the Lyricist Lounge lead to her meeting with Busta Rhymes, and joining his Flipmode Squad, later appearing on "numerous Busta Rhymes albums". Her debut solo, Dirty Harriet, was released in 2000 featuring Busta Rhymes and Eve. She also worked with Bahamadia on the track "Be Ok" from Lyricist Lounge, Vol. 1.
Her second album Everything Is A Story was due to be released on J Records in 2004, but for unknown reasons was not released. Many songs from the album had leaked to the internet in an unofficial 23-track album of unreleased material, and in 2010 Rah Digga released her own version of the album, featuring unheard tracks from the album not present on the leaked version. Rah Digga released a new album, Classic, on September 14, 2010. Production was handled by Nottz, and a promo single was released entitled "This Ain't No Lil Kid Rap". Rah Digga is currently working on a demo that will be released in 2013.
Rah Digga was cast in the film Thirteen Ghosts in 2001. The same year, Rah Digga also appeared alongside Beyoncé and Joy Bryant in MTV's Carmen: A Hip Hopera.
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