The dark shadow to the demise of a relationship doesn't always lie between the two people dating. Many times it’s the opinions, thoughts, and manipulative ways of close friends that can take your man or females mind in other directions. Men and women often look to their closest associates or friends to vent or share their personal issues, but what if that advice is purposely misguided. When your friends should be there to guide you in the right direction they become the dark shadow that follows the relationship to its end. Let's talk about it with the lovely ladies of O.W.W.H.H.!
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"!
Topic 1: Can you be in love with TWO people at the same time?
Can REAL LOVE be divided between two people? Have you ever been in this situation where you were caught up between two people emotionally as well as physically and you just didn't know which way to turn. Can this be a slippery slope leading to disastrous ending? How do you handle this situation?
Topic 2: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of Rumors?
Have you ever been the victim of rumors spread about you? Do you combat the rumors head on and fight to make sure the truth is known? or Do you remain quiet, ignore the rumor and hope it goes away?
Let's talk about it!
Special Guest: Actress Erica Scott
Erica N Scott, a young flourishing thespian from New Jersey started her acting career at West Orange High School with the help of her outstanding mentor Mrs. Sandra Vandyke. Now an alumni, Erica has studied at several acting programs such as Act Teen, Luna Stage, and The NJ School of Dramatic Arts.
She has worked with Playwrights Theatre as well as the NJ Incubators on community theatre projects. A big thank you to David and Doni for seeing something in me, this opportunity has truly been a blessing. – www.twitter.com/ActressEricaN
Special Guest: Singer Earl Evens
Earl Evens, better known as (Early), Born In Peekskill NY, Singer, Songwriter, composer, arranger, music producer, who been writing songs since he was five. Worked with a few artist in the game such as Styles P, dragon On, Jae Hood, Dj Honda Lou Willaims of the Atlanta Hawks, Jamie fox Kindred, Elton Brand, Rahiim Grant- Grant Money Ent Owner and good friend.
Special Guest: Producer Rahiim Grant
Rahiim started his career working at “Chung King Recording Studios” in New York City, home of the beastie boys, Lauren Hill, LL Cool J, Lenny Kravitz & Run-Dmc. After interning for a few months working behind the mixing boards where the magic happens, he recieved a job as Assistant Engineer and got the opportunity to work with Mario Winans, Bad Boy sessions, Angie Stone, Run Dmc, Tamia, Sum 41.
He also worked in the business side of the music business, scouting talent, doing PR/artist management/A&R Work At Tommyboy Entertainment, and MCA Rawkus Records, home of Mos Def Rapper/Actor, Talib Kweli. He is also working with Peekskill Artist, Pryme- Matthew Johnson, Earl Evens-Early, and Aris Devon, who is a young singer songwriter, and a phenomenal keyboard player with a style of pop, R&B and neo-soul.
We navigate changes in our lives from the small to the life altering. We live under the threat of terrorist, drive by's and Mother Nature. How do we explain these uncertainty to our children and prepare them for a future where their security will be a bigger priority than ever before in history? Tonight the Live in the Vocal Booth will discuss this very sensitive subject coming off the recent tragedy in Colorado and the everyday tragedies taking place in our inner cities. Tune in and be heard www.bks1radio.com. Jump into the live chat or call in 646-233-1302
Special Guest: Lenny Harold
In a world where executives make copy-cat decisions, a new wind blows in a voice, an emotion, a sound that moves hearts and people begin, once again to dream. Have you ever been so enchanted by sound that it literally excites you in that moment? It's honesty intrigues you so and its emotions evoke love. Well, let's formally introduce Lenny Harold to you.
New Jersey native, Lenny Harold, already has many accomplishments. Under his old moniker "Chanj" he's the final winner of the late-night TV Talent Show; Amateur Night At The Apollo, sang tribute to Patti Labelle at Harlem Summer Stage/Apollo Tribute, Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson at The Urban Network Tribute to Motown and performed for the Apollo's Theater's 75th Anniversary. He's worked with such greats such as Teddy Riley, Dre and Vidal, Mike City and Marsha Ambrosius. He's toured from North America to Europe, been a special musical guest for various political events, performed for the troops in 2009, received numerous achievement awards for his volunteer work in his home town, as well as, received the key to the city of Newark, NJ.
After some signing failures, a new direction and a new name, Lenny Harold is ready to hit the stage again. Backed by 1st N 10 Entertainment, KP Entertainment, BlackBelt Music Group and his own company Drink Up The Music, Inc, Harold finally has an open door to sing the song of his heart without the watered down tailoring of the music industry.
With his March 22, 2011 debut release, "The Journal of Wonders: Tale of the Phoenix in the Moon Labyrinth" the first chapter of his musical saga and what he has humbly coined as "Hybrid Soul" has already made a lasting impression on listeners. This experience of sound is definitely cementing his place in this industry with it's unique combination of gentlemenism and edge. With production by Cass Maya, Taylor Ryan and Solomon Cortes of WMC Productions, this carefully crafted, beautifully vivid tale in sound will be an inspiration to listeners for years to come.
As Lenny branches into his new sound and name he has found himself numerous times on the acclaimed Highline Ballroom stage in New York City, performed for CMJ Music Festival, Eclectic Ride Music Festival with Urbanworld, and has recently been added to the BET Music Matters campaign.
"I've always set the goal for myself of being some form of a legend. Music that moves, creates, brings forth and sets free nothing but goodness and inspiration. I wanna be able to open doors for someone else with a dream that is often misunderstood by executives, and let them know to keep pushing forth, do it yourself and MAKE others believe. I've had so many put me down, it's now my time to be heard. And I'm so excited!!" proclaims the singer/songwriter.
Without a doubt the movement has begun, let the saga begin. "BE love, SPREAD love, LOVE" - Lenny Harold
LIVE TONIGHT AT 11pm ET./8pm PT ON BKS1RADIO.COM IT'S "THE GROWN SEXY SITUATION SHOW" TONIGHT'S SITUATION: ADULT ENTERTAINMENT IS BIG BUSINESS BUT IS IT DESTROYING OR HELPING RELATIONSHIPS? OUR GUEST TONIGHT RAPPER/ACTOR "TREACH" of the NAUGHTY BY NATURE & ADULT FILM STAR DESTINY DREAM JOINED BY THE SOUNDS OF DJ E-RIF CHAT LIVE OR CALL IN 646-233-1302 WHAT'S YOUR HONEST OPINION ABOUT THE ADULT ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY?
Special Guest: Treach
"I don't want to be stereotyped as the typical, so-called 'rap actor'. I'm looking to also play characters that aren't gangstas. I know I have a long way to go, but I'm sure I can do it." - Anthony Criss
Born in Newark, New Jersey, Criss found his future while still attending high school. Befriending two musical brothers, Vinnie and Kay Gee, the three formed a rap group, called Nasty by Nature, that would eventually take the U.S. by storm.
By 1991, the group broke into the big time with the smash hit 'O.P.P.' from their self-titled debut album. They soon followed up the success with another hit song 'Hip Hop Hooray' from their second album, released in 1993.
A year earlier, Criss had been given the opportunity to have a small walk-on role in the feature film, Juice (1992). About the experience Criss says, "It is like you can slip into a whole different mode. You are a different person. It is like a high. You are someone else and the way you get the high is by convincing people that you are that character. The whole acting thing is great. I love it."
He fell in love with acting so much, in fact, that he dedicated half of his time in the '90s playing minor roles in features such as The Meteor Man (1993), Jason's Lyric (1994), the television film First-Time Felon and a re-occurring guest role in the series Oz, playing Malcolm "Snake" Coyle.
Criss returned to rap work in the mid-'90s to complete his fourth album 'Nineteen Naughty Nine: Nature's Fury', which was released in 1999. He then submerged himself in film work landing larger roles in films like Boricua's Bond (2000) and 3 A.M. (2001), followed by his first lead role in Love and a Bullet (2002) about an expert assassin whose next target is a woman he has fallen for.
Criss was married to fellow rapper, Sandra "Pepa" Denton from the famed group Salt-N-Pepa. They married in 1999 and have two children. The two divorced in 2001.
Read more about Treach: www.tribute.ca/treach
Special Guest: Porn star Destiny Dream
Destiny Dream is from VA and has been featured on the box covers and websites of Black Ice, Black Magic, West Coast Productions and Reality Kings. With only (5) five months in the industry Destiny Dream was nominated for an Urban X Award for “Rising Star” in 2011 and has rose to be your “Porn Star’s favorite PornStar”.
She has risen sharply but with a steady grace. By dropping her own featured dvd Destiny Dreams of Porn Stars with Part 2 Coming Soon, the launch of her websites www.DestinyDreamXXX.com, www.DreamCams.tv , products like Triple X Condoms and XXX Energy Shot; the rise will continue.
Whether you're young or old everyone wants someone to hold, share with, and love. For those who can't seem to find that special person or better yet someone they can build with they often turn to other forms of mingling to do so. Many women are journeying into this "problem" for the first time and others have tried time again, and simply can't strike gold. Women are constantly looking to find "a good man" to fit their standards, needs, or values even in instances where the relationship is based around "friends with benefits".
Could it be that these women are the problem or is it that they are looking in all the wrong places for their "Prince Charming", and ending up with the same no good men. It's said that, "wherever you find a man thats where he'll be all the time". Maybe thats true and maybe its not, but lets be real! Many woman aren't going to Church every Sunday trying to find a man that will "Put a Ring On It". When it comes down to it, finding a man usually brings women back to square one, the "Nightlife" also known as "The Club". The place where 99% of women go after their first breakup, the place where they can let loose, have fun, get drunk, and forget it all the next morning. If that doesn't work you better know they can count on their "girls" to drag them to another party, find themselves hooking up on a social network or dating site, speed dating out of desperation that all hope is lost, or letting their "friends" set them up with someone they feel is "Just Right". It may seem sad or lackluster to some, but thats reality.
NOT everyone has the patience or the time to keep waiting for love to come knocking on their door, and in most cases many women find themselves unconsciously looking for love, but at what point does looking become a man hunt? or At what point do women realize it's not about where they find it, but how they go about getting it. Maybe they're looking in all the wrong places, or maybe it's poor judgement and poor female intuition that keeps bringing them back to the same ol' dead end.
Tonight Topic: Should you tell your mate about all your past relationships and how much information is too much information for them to handle?
I often wonder if I ever expose to much of myself to soon in a relationship, by simply just being me. Can you tell to much to soon and can that cause your new love to judge you on your past relationships with others? Do you sometimes wish you never told them what happened with your Ex because now they have something to throw up in your face if you two have a heated argument?
Can exposure of past relationships make your new relationship a target for disaster if your new love has insecurities that may be bought out by your need to free yourself?
Let's Talk About it and Share!
Special Guest: Heather Walker
Heather Walker, called by many people, “Little Patti,” has toured the world since 2001 as a solo entertainer. She is a former member of the World famous Harlem Gospel Choir and was a soloist on tour with Andre Rieu. She has charmed audiences with her superb gospel voice and magnificent spirit in venues in New Zealand, Italy, Poland, Germany, France, Finland, and Japan. Before Pope Paul II passed away, she performed for him at the Vatican in 2003. “It was like singing for God on earth!” she exclaimed. She just Performed in a Play Called “ The Greatest Love Story Ever Told” At The Beacon Theatre With Richard Round tree, Miguel Nunez, Tommy Davidson, Ali Woodson ,Ann Maria Horse ford, Clifton Davis, Tatyana Ali, David Ramsey, Guy Tory.She Also Made an Appearance in the Movie” Notorous” With Derek Luke And Angela Basset. As just weeks ago appeared in HANCOCK With WILL SMITH . Her other stellar credits include telethons for Jerry Lewis, the American Cancer Society, and Children of India with Aids.
One has to be impressed with her other credits that include singing on videos for Kanye West (“Two Words”) and Cool G Rapp Gulley (“Onyx”). Not surprisingly, she has been a back-up singer for Yolanda Adams, Horace Brown, Fantasia, and Angie Stone. Heather has also shared the stage with big names, such as Gorillaz (“Live at the Apollo”), CP Lacey, U2 (“Live at Rockefeller Center”), Lyle Lovett, Sisters and Avril Laverne, Ali Woodson of the Temptations. When she is not on the road, this talented songstress is the Former host of “Gospel Music on Sundays.” This show is on the Internet television station called www.mycocotv.com. In addition, Heather has stretched herself to be a part of dynamic gospel choirs, such as S3 and The Truth, Danny Eason, and the Abundant Life Choir. Heather Walker’s singing for the Lord was no accident. She grew up in the heart of Brooklyn and from the age of two sang in the choir at her father’s church.
Why do people stay in bad or toxic relationships? Is it because of familiarity to them and fear of change? The fear of the unknown and uncertainty of the result, whether it will be bad and disappointing as well will cause someone to remain in an unhealthy situation. Another reason could be the person has been brainwashed and led to believe that they need to be in the relationship to survive. Along with those reasons one of the most common factors is the dominant partner will separate the other from their family, friends , and loved ones making them believe that they are the only ones in their corner. Lets get vocal with it tonight on the LIVB show and help someone who may be in this situation!
Special Guest: Gina Hiraizumi
2012 is the year of International Actress and Recording Artist, Gina Hiraizumi. The release of her first U.S. single/music video, NEVER SAY NEVER is directed by the filmmakers of the Black Eyed Peas’ Filipino-oriented hits, “Bebot” and “APL song” – Patricio Ginelsa of Kid Heroes Productions. Gina’s first full-length English album, in the Pop/Hawaiian genre will soon follow. Adding to an already packed schedule between movies, appearances and global travel, she is releasing her 2013 Calendar produced by the photography team behind the Kardashian empire, Slickforce Studios.
Gina is primarily a working Actress based in Hollywood - notable television credits include CASTLE and FLASH FORWARD (ABC), SHARK (CBS), QUINTUPLETS (FOX). In film, Gina co-stars as the beauty queen wife of martial arts superstar, JASON SCOTT LEE (Dragon: Bruce Lee Story) in the WWII period piece feature, ONLY THE BRAVE and co-starred in DAY OF INDEPENDENCE by Academy Award Winner, Chris Tashima.
Always a crowd favorite, the seasoned performer has sung the National Anthem for the NBA ad MLB of audiences of 50,000+, venues including the STAPLES CENTER, DODGER STADIUM, MADISON SQUARE GARDEN and the ESPN/NCAA DIAMONDHEAD CLASSIC, in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is the first Asian-American singer to perform on the gospel show, PRAISE THE LORD on TBN - the only Christian talk show, consisting of a billion viewers worldwide. It is no surprise, that her vocal training was nurtured at THE JUILLIARD SCHOOL in New York City.
Along with an overseas fanbase that's garnered an upward of 800,000+ hits to her youtube, Gina's celebrity endorsement deals include KILAUEA FIRE (Hawaiian Hot Sauce) as seen in the HAWAIIAN AIRLINES MAGAZINE, and NYLA SHOES through dept store, NORDSTROM. Gina is recognized on a global level - she is named as one of the most promising Japanese stars, as seen in THE PENINSULA - a 5 star hotel conglomerate in Tokyo Japan.
Gina is the oldest of 3 sisters and was raised in Torrance, CA. She is fluently bilingual in English/Japanese, a classically trained pianist and was the MVP of her basketball team in high school. A devout Christian, Gina is regarded a role model to the youth, bridging the gap between a Hollywood lifestyle and a strong woman of God. She is constantly requested by Bishops and Pastors for speaking engagements at churches on a nationwide level.
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?!