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Briddy

Briddy

Briddy’s journey started at the young age of 15, touring with Chris Brown as a “Krumper” on Chris’s “Up Close and Personal Tour.” His older brother, “BShaw,” once one of Chris’s original background dancers, introduced the two who quickly became best friends. Briddy has also appeared in several of Chris’s videos. Shadowing these experiences, Briddy was bit by the entertainment “BUG”.

After touring with Chris in 2007, Briddy decided that he wanted to be a producer. Standing 6’5”, he realized that he was too tall to be a background dancer like his older brother – “BShaw” – therefore he took his per diem and invested in his first producing program “Fruity Loops” using his family’s computer to create his beats. He was on his way. Look out “Dr Dre!”

In May 2009, Briddy interned for Damon Thomas (of the renowned production team “The Underdogs”) at Baby Face recording studio “Brandons Way” in Los Angeles. After only a few short weeks, Damon noticed that he had a “Star” in his presence. Amazed at Briddy’s unique dancing and producing ability, Damon saw something special in Briddy. During July 2009, Briddy signed a co-publishing agreement with Rondor Music Publishing (a division of Universal Music Group). By November 2009, at the urging of Damon Thomas, Briddy formed a group known as “iSQUARE” with members Mike J, 10beats, Destiny. After an intense bidding war, the group charmed Jimmy Lovine and Diddy and put their signatures on the dotted line signing to “Pentagon/Bad Boy Records/Interscope Records.”

Just a few short months later, thanks to an amazing twist of fate, Briddy had embarked on a career that was sure to turn global working with some of the greatest producers in the music industry today.

In 2010, Briddy had the pleasure of meeting and working with two top major producers (Rami Yacoub / Carl Falk) on Nick Carter’s (of the Backstreet Boys) solo project where Briddy is featured on Nick’s solo single and video “Burning Up.”

Despite his success, Briddy’s burning desire to change his style of music and redirect the spotlight to his solo career as a recording artist has become his main objective.

His musical mission is “Alternative/Pop/Hip Hop.” To him, it’s about recognizing your own potential. It’s about having a good time. It’s about loving every minute of your life. It’s about letting the world see who you are.

Growing up, Briddy played with action figures and drew animated characters. People thought he was a weird and goofy kid. As a man, he is very comfortable with his direction in life and believes in himself completely. People now see him as a beacon of light, for He understands if you believe in yourself – people will believe in you too.

Briddy is a recording artist, rapper, producer, writer, dancer, entertainer and visionary, but most importantly, he is standing in the gap to bri “Good Positive Music” back.

Download Briddy’s New Mixtape here:

http://briddy.bandcamp.com/

Connect with Briddy

Twitter.com/briddy21   Facebook/barmani  •  Youtube/briddy007  • Tumblr.com/briddy21
Contact email: abidingentertainment@gmail.com

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Anu-Sun

Anu-Sun

Anu is a Soulful Hip Hop artist who has carved a niche in New York’s music thru support performances for Amel Laurrieux (Groove Theory), Q-Tip (of A Tribe Called Quest), Dwele,Talib Kweli, Kid Cudi & Raheem DeVaughn. Recent projects include collaborations with Blue Note Jazz pianist Robert Glasper & UK Neo-Soul pioneer Omar Lye-Fook. In 2006, Anu’s music video “Soul Brotha” was included in BETJ’s (now Centric) “Top 50 videos of The Year.” The artist was also featured on the network’s programs “The J List” & “Chronicles of the Underground.”

In his latest release “The Adventures of Mr. Las Vegas” (the artist sophomore release) Anu portrays himself as a Vegas showman ready to strut his stuff. The soulful hip-hop offering is infused with a pop twist that renders itself to Maxwell (if he did more hip-hop tunes). The project is a chic, adult contemporary vibe reminiscent of that of The Brand New Heavies or Amel Larrieux.   
NOW…. Here’s the part where we ask you to gamble and try something new! Trust me, we’re worth it! LOL!! But seriously, aside from hearing some AWESOME music, you’ll get a chance to know Anu personally. Find out what roles Lionel Hampton, Wayne Newton and Delfeayo Marsalis play in Anu’s personal life and how those relationshipshelped shape the tone, texture and approach of Anu’s music.

 

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Sy Smith

Sy Smith

Sy Olivia Smith (born February 18, 1978) is an American Emmy nominated singer-songwriter. Born in New York, New York, Smith rose to fame in the late 1990s when she signed a recording contract with Hollywood Records. Smith released her first studio album Psykosoul in 2000, which spawned the singles “Gladly” and “Good N Strong”. Following the release of her first album, Smith left Hollywood. She often referred to as The Underground Queen of R&B and Soul.
In 2004, Smith had signed another recording contract with Kajmere Records. Later that year, Smith appeared in the independent film, Black Rose. In early 2005, she began her own recording label known as Psyko! Inc. In mid-2005, Smith earned a NAACP Theatre Award nomination for her role in the film, If You Don’t Believe: A Love Story. In September 2005, Smith released her second album The Syberspace Social, which spawned the three singles “Fa’Sho”, “Aquarius Rising”, and “Drop That”. In 2006, Smith received a NAACP Theatre Award nomination for her role in the film, Body Language. While embarking on her tour in 2006, Sy Smith released her first live DVD Sy Smith Live: Worship At The Temple, recorded live at Temple Bar in Santa Monica, California.
In 2008, Smith released her third studio album, Conflict, with the lead single “Fly Away With Me”. The single charted at #38 on the Top 40 Hot Adult R&B Chart. In August 2008, Smith released her second single “Conflict”. In early 2009, Smith released the third single “Spies”. With album finally creating a buzz, Smith released two other singles “B-Side Love Affair” and “The Art of You”. In 2010, Smith released a single “Truth”, followed by her best-of album Syberselects: A Collection of Sy Smith Favorites. In January 2011, Sy Smith and Mark de Clive-Lowe recorded a version of Teena Marie’s 1984 hit “Lovergirl and Smith went on the “Authenticity Tour” with the Foreign Exchange. In March 2011, Smith went on the “Sunstorm Tour” with ZO!.
In March 2012, Smith released her fourth studio album, Fast and Curious.

Visit her website here:

www.sysmith.com

 

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Julie Dexter

Julie Dexter

“Sensational yet subtle. A singer to die for who creates an urgent need for superlatives yet to be invented.”

Meet Julie Dexter, a world renowned, award winning, British vocalist considered by many to be one of the most influential female vocalists of our generation. She has shared the spotlight with a host of cutting edge artists, including Mint Condition, Jill Scott, Bilal, Omar, Loose Ends, Rachelle

Ferrell, Ledisi, Eric Roberson and Raheem DeVaughn

to name a few.

 

Born and raised in Birmingham, England, this

classically trained artist composes and arranges

her own music.  Influenced by  legends such as

Nancy Wilson, Abbey Lincoln, and Bob Marley,  as

well as popular icons Omar and Sade, Julie takes

classic soul to the heart of Artistry

 

Fans and critics across the globe have followed her journey  through the circles of  Jazz, Soul, Broken-Beat, Bossa-Nova, Reggae and Afro-Beat. Her dynamic voice was first heard in 1994 on “The Jamaican Beat” Vol I with Jazz Jamaica. Soon after she was invited by Jazz legend Courtney Pine OBE to join him on tour as lead vocalist for his ensemble. She later  became a member of J-Life, a European Jazz quintet

formed by Gary Crosby and led by Jason Yarde. They

toured several continents as Ambassadors for the British Council winning numerous international a wards and

released their debut on Dune Records in 1997.

 

It was in 1999 that Julie took a leap on faith and moved

to Atlanta, Georgia where she now resides. She

launched her own label, Ketch A Vibe Records and in

2000 released the critically acclaimed EP Peace of

Mind, followed by Dexterity (2002) , and Conscious

(2005). Moon Bossa, a collaboration with Khari

Simmons was released in 2007 and her single ‘Ketch

a Vibe” was featured in national radio ads for

Democratic Presidential Candidate Senator Barack

Obama.
From Jazz to World Music, Soul and beyond, Julie Dexter

is one of an elite few whose talent can transcend genres.

As an audaciously independent artist with an undeniable connection to her audience, She makes it all work on

her own terms.

 

Her latest project with Chicago’s own

Producer/DJ, Steve “Miggedy” Maestro is available from her           site and on itunes. Don’t miss the experience of Julie Dexter. Be a

part of a tradition of great music. In the words of her

smash single ‘Ketch A Vibe’, ‘Don’t let it pass you by…

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Yewande Austin

Yewande Austin

From BET to MTV, Yewande (ee-wán-day) has been recognized as one of the most sought after independent artists in the world. In an industry that doesn’t always celebrate “different”, her unique blend of soul, rock and pop music has led to performances with the likes of the Black Eyed Peas, India.Arie, Enrique Iglesias, Maroon 5 and A Simple Plan. But as Phoenix Records’ “First Lady of Alternative Soul”, the recent release of her highly anticipated album “Rebirth” is sure to solidify her position in music history (www.yewande.com). When Yewande isn’t rocking the stage, this award-winning lecturer, social activist and honorary U. S. Cultural Ambassador produces music-based empowerment initiatives for some of the world’s most vulnerable children from Africa to the Americas through her humanitarian organization (www.changerocksfoundation.com). And she’s just getting started…

ARTIST:               www.yewande.com
ACTIVIST:            www.changerocksfoundation.com 
FACEBOOK:        www.facebook.com/yewandeaustin 
TWITTER:             www.twitter.com/officialyewande
 

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