Making HERstory w/ @ArticulateNYC at @TheNest

Celebrated Black history month, appropriately by touching the mic for ArticulateNYC’s “HER”story open mic, which focused on celebrating women of color. I was more than honored to bring Tunisia on stage at The Nest with me, for the first song I’ve actually created with someone — and a woman at that! ArticulateNYC’s founder, Anya, is also a woman and that just made it all sweeter.

Brooklyn Street Renamed for Spike Lee’s “Do The Right Thing”

Written by Brittany Shawnté  Film director/actor Spike Lee is known for his work inside and outside of the industry. He has given us good films such asCrooklyn,  School Daze, and Do The Right Thing. Within each movie, he always leaves us with a powerful message. Spike made history in Brooklyn, NY this week, getting a street inContinue reading “Brooklyn Street Renamed for Spike Lee’s “Do The Right Thing””

Singer: @ConstanceRenoir

Written by Brittany Shawnté

I have a lot of spotlights coming up, and even more submissions to look through soon. I plan to
hopefully have at least one spotlight a week for a bit, while I catch up (*fingers crossed*).As always, if you or your client is an upcoming singer, rapper, actor, designer, etc., please email me at (Please give at least two weeks for response). 

Today on The Spotlight, we have singer/songwriter Constance Renoir! Raised in Brooklyn, NY, Constance got into music at a very young age. “I would say, by 9 years old, I had written my first song, and I knew that I could really sing,” she said. In junior high, the singer had what she called “sort of a life changing experience,” when she was asked by her music teacher, Ms. Christie, to perform in a talent show. “I had never performed before, and so I didn’t know which song to sing, so she recommended to me that I perform Mariah Carey’s ‘Hero,’” Constance recalled. “Once I grabbed that mic, and sang those specific lyrics, I knew that was what I wanted to do.” From there on, she started following Mariah’s music, trying to match both her vocals and songwriting skills.

Producer/Songwriter: @MellowDramus

Written by ELLA  I’ve got this beat from Mellow Dramus I’m working on and I couldn’t be more excited. First and foremost, the instrumental is so fire, I can’t even give you a sample 🙂       Secondly, Mellow’s a chick. I’ve been looking for original beats for a long time (and it’ll continue to take me aContinue reading “Producer/Songwriter: @MellowDramus”

Artist: A.R. Stylez

Written By: Brittany Shawnté

Today, to bring in the new month, we have hip hop emcee A.R. Stylez (Always Real Stylez)! Hailing from Brooklyn, New York and raised by a single mother, A.R. grew up listen to good soul music from artists like Ben E. King, the Blue Notes, and Ray Charles.  He took an great interest in art at a young age, but as he got older, he found that he could “paint pictures through words.” His first performance was at the age of 13 at the historic Knitting Factory in NYC, and it was clear that music was an outlet to express himself. The emcee said of Brooklyn’s influence, “Every day you’re reminded that you’re in the city that never sleeps. Living in the hood, being introduced to violence, poverty, and struggle will make just about anyone what to pursue better.”