Tuan X is using his music to make change. Witty, introspective and revealing, Tuan X defies genre boundaries with his eclectic art. He is a winner in the 2014 Independent Music Awards for best Urban EP. He has performed nationally and internationally in hundreds of venues across the US, UK & Canada. Tuan X has applied his artistry between entertainment and his philanthropic ventures. He has run in numerous marathons for Cancer Research & is an avid supporter of the ASPCA for Animal Rights.
Shakia Chanel is a multi-instrumentalist musician and songwriter. She has blossomed from an introverted performer singing in YouTube videos to making a name for herself in the city of Atlanta. Shakia has performed for events ranging from Atlanta’s Sweet Auburn Festival to claiming the stage at Six Flags over Georgia. She was a final contestant in Atlanta’s Next Best competition. Shakia’s son & life experiences are the biggest inspirations in her music.
D-Black is an actor & spoken word artist. A direct descendent of a Sierra Leone-born mother and being born and raised in American surroundings has helped D-Black look at culture from both sides of the fence. He blends social commentary with urban flair to promote awareness and unity. David has performed in dozens of venues & won numerous recognitions for his work. He is currently starring in the Off-Broadway production of ‘Black Angels Over Tuskegee’.
Kyle Shedrick is a singer/songwriter from Brooklyn NY by way of Clinton, SC. With a sound rooted in the culture of his upbringing and infused with a contemporary flare, Kyle is commanding notable attention within the music industry and is swiftly becoming one of NYC’s most interesting voices. With passion, dedication to excellence, and humility, Kyle is eager to remind us of what true music sounds like. We hope the world is ready!
Angela Cobb’s self-deprecating charm and unflinching honesty make her a favorite among audiences in the Big Apple and beyond. She was a semi-finalist in the 2013 She-Devil Comedy Festival, a featured act in the first annual Stand-Up 360 Comedy Festival, and has appeared in a series of funny political videos for the educational website LearnLiberty.org. Angela is co-producer and host of Fun Size & Venti, a popular stand-up show in Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
Educated Kev is a hip-hop artist, designer & graduate of Morehouse College from Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, NY. Having released 3 mixtapes & worked the underground scene, Educated produces an ill concoction of stoner music & reality filled lyrical manifestos. He’s been working alongside Tuan X & performed with him on Tuan’s The Blackman Tour. He has since created his own clothing line, Berggie Vic ‘n Tory, which has been seen on numerous artists & athletes alike.
Knickie D. is a spoken word poet, artist & writer from Queens, NY. A down to Earth performer with a presence of grandeur, from the moment she steps on the stage she captivates the audience with just her presence. She has performed on hundreds of stages throughout the United States. Her words are provocative and speak to the core of the human experience. Whether she performing works of social commentary of sharing the words of her soul, you will be unquestionably moved.
Justin Allen is a rapper from the Bronx, NY. He’s worked the underground and independent hip-hop scene for numerous years. Through production, songwriting & filmmaking he has lent his hand in the creation of numerous artists projects under the moniker @SFTRR. From Fat Man Scoop to many others, he has been a part of promotional campaigns either in backstage roles or in front of the camera through cameos. His music has appeared on MTV & he recently released his anticipated album ‘1987’.
Melly B. is a vlogger, filmmaker, writer & pole fitness athlete from Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY. She began as a Spoken Word artist in the NY poetry scene; performed in front of hundreds at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Café & has featured in numerous venues; including, the legendary, Brooklyn Moon Café. A makeup artist & natural hair vlogger, beauty is her forté. She’s released her short film ‘Kink’ online in 2013 & has since become a pole fitness athlete, placing in national competition.