Featured Artist: Janine and The Mixtape

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Janine and I after our interview:)

I love listening to new music and discovering new artists online on different sites but I found an amazing artist in the last place I ever thought I would: watching an episode of “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta”…I try to stay away from watching ratchet television on VH1 but one night, I was bored and gave in to the madness and I am so glad I did. While I was viewing one of the scenes not really paying attention to what was going on, I heard this beautiful song play in the background and wanted to hear it in its entirety. Right before the commercial break, I found out that the artist’s name was Janine and the Mixtape and the song playing was called “Hold Me”. It was a wrap after that! I found her “Dark Mind” EP on Itunes, downloaded it and fell in love with her voice and subject matter. I wanted to meet the person behind the music and ask her what inspired such beautiful yet dark lyrics. I was thrilled when a couple of months after hearing her song on VH1, I was able to interview her in NYC and I must say that meeting Janine and The Mixtape surpassed all of my expectations! She is a beautiful soul inside and out and I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for her. Check out our interview where Janine discusses her music, her thoughts on beauty and how much she loves NYC among other things! Enjoy!

For more info on Janine check her out on Twitter (@janine_mixtape) Instagram (@janine_mixtape) and on her website (http://www.janineandthemixtape.com/)

Always remember to love and live luxuriously!

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Featured Artist: Naturi Naughton

My latest interview is with none other than singer/actress Naturi Naughton. She is starring in the Starz’ Network new series “Power”  premiering on June 6th. We discussed her role in “Power” as well as her inspirations, views on confidence and relationships. She was honest, relatable and refreshing and I learned a lot from this powerful and versatile woman. Make sure you watch the interview below and for more info on “Power” and other projects Naturi’s working on, make sure you follow her on Twitter (@naturinaughton) and Instagram (@naturi4real).

Also make sure you comment below and on YouTube! I love reading all of your comments even the (constructive) critiques:)

Love and live luxuriously!

Feature Artist: Mack Wilds

I had the pleasure of interviewing actor turned singer/rapper Mack Wilds of The Wire/90210 fame. He was very candid and honest about his career and what he looks for in a woman. I also found out info on his debut album New York: A Love Story which is definitely going to be a banger this fall! Check out Part 1 and Part 2 to our interview and follow Mack on Twitter (@mackwilds) for more info….Enjoy and let me know what you think in the comments below:)

Part 1

Part 2

Feature Artist: Dawn Richard

Many of us were introduced to Dawn Richard as one of the lead singers in Diddy’s all girl group “Danity Kane” When the group disbanded, Dawn joined Diddy’s new group “Diddy Dirty Money” Their first album “Last Train To Paris” has received critical acclaim but Dirty Money only gave us a little taste of what Dawn has to offer. Her 1st solo album “Golden Heart” will be dropping this fall and in my interview with Dawn we discussed her album as well as her thoughts on different topics relating to love, sex and life. Her answers were very heartfelt and thought provoking and I am so excited to see what she has in store for her fans. Check out the interview and be sure to follow Dawn on twitter @dawnrichard and visit her blog http://dawnrichardblog.com Enjoy!

 

Edit: Also be sure to check out my 2nd interview with Dawn from this past January after her show as SOB’s in NYC and stay tuned for the Daniky Kane project…so excited about that!