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2019 has been a great year for
the Chronicles of She: Podcast and Blog.
Especially for our Let’s Talk About it series.
On this series, I’ve gotten to know the best artists in the music and business industry.
The latest artist I’ve had the honor of learning about is Live Johnson.
He is a Producer, Engineer, Rapper and Graphic Artist and is the owner of his own label,E.D.C (Every Dollar Counts) with a style all of his own.
The three words to describe Live’s music is honest, an open book, vulnerable, and since he wanted to add a 4th one, a show off.
His new song, “Loving My Style” featuring 1st speaks on that honesty.
With a fire beat and catchy lyrics that will have you quoting for days, “Loving My Style” is an anthem on calling out the trolls and haters that look to tear you apart for being who you are, but deep down they want to be you.
I fell in love with Lives blend of urban and relatable quality.
1st and Live complemented each other very well on this track.
1st brought a lot of swag with her verses and originality.
Live is certainly a rap star that everyone needs to know about.
I can’t wait to see what he brings in 2020.
From the Chronicles of She,
I’m Taylor Cathey,
and Happy New Year!
What’s good everybody!
It’s your girl Chronicles of She here with an update from one of my favorite guests: B.Elise.
B. is doing great things down In the big apple. Last month, B. Elise came on my mic to give me the details on her latest projects.
She dropped a new music video for her song, “BOOMIN”, and is looking for love with New York Girls Star, BOOP on a brand new web reality series, called: “For the Love of Boop”.
Here’s what went down during our discussion:
Chronicles of She: How long did it take for you to complete your music video for Boomin ? Where was the video filmed?
B: So It took 2 days. I had one outdoor and the other In studio. I have to give a BIG SHOUT-OUT to @fd photo studios in Queens,NY. They accommodated my shooting very well and smoothly. I highly recommend them.
Their studio rooms are super dope. The outdoor scenes where shot at Coney Island.
I was super HOT!! Everybody was burning up but all in all I got a lot of support. I need to give a shout out to my girl D’elia @unapologeticallyd. Shouts out to @ T-Breezy my boy. Big shouts out to sis @ 24k she shine bright. Def. check out her YouTube @24kglacier.
Shout out to Creative one my castmates on “FortheloveofBoop” you can follow her @unbundled. Shouts out to my girl Sache, SUPER HUSTLER she makes me smile when I see her doing her thing like she got that I ain’t gonna stop till I pop spirit. I really admire that.
Follow her @Sachemi and her friend thank you. Sache has her own show called “Sache Mi” she just started. Dope dope vibes.
Shout out to @misturii my Male model in the video. Killed it!! ...and you know Super DUPER Thank You to Miss RayBeauty.
I don’t know if this whole video would’ve been without her input. She helped with the whole sexy part of the shoot. I really appreciate that. Big thanks to my sister for assisting both days of love you more than you’ll ever know. Thank you Jordan you were a big help.
Big up love and thanks to Haitianpicasso and his team. They were incredibly helpful.
Thanks Coney Island.
Ughh, it was a challenge which I guess would be a con but I like that it was and I was able to complete it. For the most part I love the support I got. A lot of people came out and showed me love and helped out. I really take that deeply.
Well ahhh You know lol I follow her and the creator of the show. I was already familiar with the NewYorkGirlsTv series and Boop herself so I saw on I think it was either Amira’s Page or NYGTV’s page that they were casting so I jumped at the opportunity. I said why not, why not at least try at least I don’t have to be like what if or w/e. I hate that. If I can go for it I out!!!
Chronicles of She: Tell me about this new reality show your staring in called, For the Love of Boop?
B: That was really an exciting experience
So it’s basically about 10 girls who move into one house with the lovely Miss Boop herself to battle over her love.
It’s based in NYC of course.
It’s one of its kind I like point that out FIRST.
It an urban lesbian reality love series, like...WHERE!?!
So def. tune in. ITS BIG for the Culture.
Did you ever watch her show, “New York Girls”? Who was your favorite character?
B: My favorite character is Mya.
Chronicles of She: Do you have new music coming?:
B: Yes Sir. I have other songs out there people!!! Lol but New music def. I have a couple of songs, I could put out I just be OD shy about em. I gotta stop that ASAP so very soon. I just gotta get the business side right then they’ll be released.
Chronicles of She: What are your plans for 2020?
B: 2020 I plan for more show I’m and out of state. My EP more music videos. The public seeing my face more. Etc. the whole nine ya know. I’m going for everything. I’ve learned a lot this year , I’ve matured more in my music career so I expect huge things for 2020.
What do you like the most about BOOP?
B: Her mind she’s very intelligent in an unorthodox way who I like because I’m a weirdo.
She is the person that you would either call crazy if you had a convo with her or just super enlightened.
B.Elise is on the rise and I cannot wait to see what 2020 holds for her.
Be sure to catch new episodes of
“For the Love of Boop”, on Youtube and follow B.Elise’s music on all streaming sites.
You won’t regret it.
For the Love of Boop:
What's good everybody!
It's your girl, Chronicles of She
with a new Respect my Artistry blog story.
On the Let’s Talk About It segments,
I’ve interviewed singers and musicians on my platform for 10 months and I have enjoyed learning about their background stories and how they build their artistry with artist T-Spazz, KONY “King of New York” Brooks, and Notes_82.
A new artist I got to learn about is, Michael Bostic.
He is an R&B singer that comes with a story that is authentic, relatable, intense and groundbreaking.
Growing up in Queens, NY,
Micheal was a devoted listener of Hip Hop music.
He wrote his first song at the age of 9 titled, “Kids”.
That song he wrote chronicled what he was going through as a child who was bullied and how he felt at the time.
As an artist, Michael brings soulful, meaningful music back.
Everything in his music is autobiographical.
His new album: “A L.O.V.E Story” takes aim in telling the truth about love, devotion, and heartbreak.
The one song I connect with the most off of L.O.V.E Story is “Love you just the way you are.” I was taken in by it’s smooth ballads and message behind.
It spoke about loving a woman correctly and not expecting her to change.
His other song, “Tell me” is by all accounts sensual, sexy with just enough vulnerability about a man’s love for a woman.
I love me a feel good R&B track that’s positive and uplifting.
That’s a quality we’re missing in today’s R&B music and Micheal brings all of the qualities well I think are important.
Sensuality, Realness, Love, Honesty, and Romance. With just a hint of nasty.
The instrumentals of the album
make you feel like your right back in the 1990’s era of R&B.
He is without a doubt a singing legend in the making.
Micheal Bostics, “A L.O.V.E Story”, Is available now on all streaming sites.
Be careful listening to it. With the smooth 90s beat and beautiful words mixed together,
you might get pregnant.
If you really think about it, we love music, and we’re fans of singers, such as Cardi-B, Little Mix, MIGOS, Mary J. Blige, and Ariana Grande.
Do we really take the time to know about their story, what made them into stars, what makes them tick, where does their inspiration come from, and what the struggles are. If you ever been interested in getting to know about your Favorite Singer/Rapper, here’s your chance.
B.ELISE entered the studio with me around 7:15 PM, she was bubbly, funny, and excited to be interviewed by me. Her vibe was cool, I felt like I was talking to one of my girlfriends over a drink.
Her laugh was intoxicating and she wasn’t afraid to keep it real on the air with me. B.ELISE described her artistry as being unique and urban, and likes to make Hip-Hop, Rap, and Pop music. This is what was talked about at our interview.
“I always knew I wanted to become an Artist. I just didn't have the opportunities in the past and I grew up a little weird so…
I never imagined doing or being anything else it was always a matter of resources. I was always not only listening to the artist but looking at who influenced them and watching interviews just to have the background insight.
I would do and still do my little investigating when I hear something interesting in anyone's interview. Even till this day I read a lot of back stories and watch interviews and commentaries to industry heads and people I may be impressed by. In that way I could gain an over, inner and under- standing of what it is I'm getting myself into.
I've been like that since I was little because this is something I always wanted to do. However I don't know everything , not even close.”
It took her a minute to figure out who is a living artists she would like to work with, then she thought of Beyoncé just for the sake of the question. The conversation got more interesting.
She tells me that she prefers the older preferences of music.
B.Elise and I like the 90’s R&B, Hip-hop era of Music, Taylor says
“I jumped head first into that answer.
To me the 90’s was the golden age for Music. Rap was all about poetry, it was about thug life, repping for the streets, and telling stories. You could listen to a song and it would take you somewhere. In the 90s it was about a vibe and a movement.”
There's less of that passion and drive in Hip-hop music in 2019, it’s mostly about the vibe of music that gets people interested than the words.
Taylor says, “Apart of being a musical artist is building your repertoire. B.ELISE has many men and women in music that she looks up to for inspiration, she calls herself a low-key studier of Music. She likes to learn about artists that were around in the 1950’s, 1990’s that interest her.
If it were Aretha Franklin, James Brown and they inspire her, she’ll go out and find every piece of information about their stories. It doesn’t even have to be a rapper, it could be a poet or an actor that drives her inspiration.
There was a couple of years ago that she went through a Bob Marley Phase, and considered it as a sign to dig deeper into his music. She also draws inspiration from black and white films, to certain lines, and what she sees on the street. One of her favorite channels is “TCM”.
She considers these phases as a part of her growth in music and personal life because it comes at the right moment.”
“Well, the inspiration behind "Boomin" is basically that. You know, having a good time not worrying about naysayers. “
She went to his house and told him she was tired of working in retail and living the hood life. During the entire time she’s talking to him, he was working on a new sound and told her he was looking for someone with a different style that could use it.
B.ELISE was immediately attracted to the beat of it, without picking up a pen she started to sing, “And the base stay boomin”. The verse had Stokes excited and immediately helped her record the song.
He showed it to her.
Taylor says, “Her next answer caught me by surprise.
B.ELISE didn’t like her own song.
That’s right! After “Boomin” was completed, she was unsure about releasing the song as a single. Everyone in the recording studio thought the song was a smash hit, but B.ELISE remained unconvinced.
With being an artist you can be your toughest critic. B.ELISE admitted she can be tough on herself when it comes to her craft. She wondered if she created the song by accident. She only allowed one person to listen to it afterwards, and was the same thing Young Stokes said.
B.ELISE put the song on the shelf for three years, and then showed it to her sister that was on the same page as Young Stokes, his father, (Including me), and the unnamed person were on. After that realization, “Boomin” the song she didn’t care for started to grow on her, and decided to put it out.”
That’s a quality I love in a female entertainer, and expressing rawness on The Chronicles of She will get you far.
I respect B.ELISE as an artist and as a woman in the music industry, and I wish her the best of luck with her music.
Stay tuned for the premiere of “BOOMIN” the Music Video.
This has been the Chronicles of She.
Have a Blessed Day.
And the list goes on and on.
His Royal Hair Collection is receiving rave reviews, and features a line of gorgeous styles in Customs Wigs, sew ins, and complete with rich colors in black, blonde, and burgundy. Another Winner is CNN Political Commentator Angel Rye.
She is taking her influence for change in politics and to empower young professionals through her organization “IMPACT” with a tour called,
“#WORKWOKE” that has sparked media coverage.
How do Rye and The Prince in the making connect on the same level? With a huge media presence these two stars know image is everything.
In Winston Ohio, he got the opportunity to style the CNN Political Commentator. The fabulous look that the Prince chose for her was a high-top bun, paired with a plaid pant suit and dark yellow silk blouse. Rye was pleased with the updo done by Teddy, and she looked amazing.
ESSENCE OF SHE & The Chronicles of She, sat down with the Prince of Hair to get all of the details on him working with Angel Rye, his newest business ventures, signature style, and his inspirations through the hair industry.
A truth that can’t go on being ignored. It’s been known for years that In the world of Rap and Hip-Hop, the accolades for male and female artists are not held on the same level. A female artist is looked up to because of what she physically looks like, to the clothes she wears, and to the drama that surrounds her personal life, but her talent and story is overlooked in the media.
Taylor Cathey, B.Elise, & T-SPAZZ.