I have the honor to introduce the infamous BasquaitXLents AKA Jason Bourne to you! This guy is important because he’s already in your inbox sending you press releases and we all need to know how he got there. I came across his namea few times in the past but figured I’d never truly run into him, but that’s not exactly God’s plan. Via Lizzy Chanel and Str8fromDaGutta (correct me if I’m wrong) we were introduced to each other (on the internet, of course). When Jason reached out to me, I accepted the conversation as I would any other blogger hoping to join this team; I explained that this magazine is my heart and anyone who contributes is assigned only one task: act from the heart.
I wanted to share with you all singer-songwriter Kirby Maurier’s independent debut album, Doing The Most! Released on July 31st, the album features production from Vegas Fontaine, and is now available on all digital platforms including iTunes!
I had the opportunity to attend and cover rapper Kidd Flash’s album release party for his debut project, Ya’ll Gon’ Kno’!
Held on August 13, 2015 at Kabin Lounge in Washington, D.C., the event featured an Artist Talk with Kidd Flash hosted by journalist Gia Peppers, as well as performances by the artist himself!
Kidd Flash is actually the son of singer Ginuwine, and has inherited his father’s love and passion for music, although he leans toward the hip hop side. The young rapper definitely has potential to make a name for himself in the industry.
Written by @BrittanyShawnté Scottish-born singer/songwriter emaé has released her latest single “Know You“! The singer wrote and composed the song herself, which will be featured on her upcoming album. It was also co-produced with long time collaborators Hi-Sonorous. emaé opens up on the song about her fear of connecting with new people. The singer said of the song,Continue reading “#NowListeningTo: “Know You” by @emaeMUSIC”
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 BrittanyShawnte@gmail.com (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.
Written by Brittany Shawnté Wow, FIVE YEARS! The Spotlight has hit a milestone people! I literally remember creating this blog like it was yesterday, bored during my internship and needing something to make myself busy. Little did I know that I would find my purpose that summer of 2009. I still can’t believe it sometimes. I’m not quiteContinue reading “Only1Spotlight.com’s 5-Year Anniversary!”