On a cold snowy day at a downtown Chicago hospital, K’Valentine made her entrance into this world. She served as an early Christmas gift for her mother. The news of her birth also excited her father, who at the time, was incarcerated in another state. At an early age, in spite of many family hardships, K’Valentine excelled academically and in the Arts. Anything associated with creativity was and still is her forte. As a little girl, K’s exceptional artistic ability was so evident that it’s no surprise that music became her life’s passion. When she discovered the power of hip hop, it became her first love. Soon enough, she was impressing friends and family with her vast knowledge about the world of hip hop.
K’Valentine began her lyrical journey by writing poetry to get out emotions she wanted to express. After a chance meeting with world renowned poet laureate Dr. Maya Angelou before she passed, K’Valentine was encouraged to practice until she mastered her craft. On the advice of Dr. Angelou, K wrote poetry non-stop, and those poems eventually transitioned into songs.
After reciting poetry at numerous spoken word events and receiving positive feedback, it was time for K to finally get in the booth. Shortly after, she released her debut project, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” 2011. Breakfast at Tiffany’s gave listeners their first look into K’Valentine’s heart. She wrote about personal subjects but she also wasn’t scared to get down and dirty on the microphone.
On Valentine’s Day 2013, K’Valentine dropped her second mixtape, K’Valentine’s Day, which picked up where Breakfast at Tiffany’s left off. In 2014, K’Valentine linked up with Javotti Media, a label owned by hip hop star Talib Kweli, and began to work on her third mixtape, Million Dollar Baby. Million Dollar Baby finds K’Valentine rhyming over tracks that are new as well as her versions of existing hits, giving the listener a well rounded perspective of a young lady that can lyrically spar with the best of them. You can also find K’Valentine’s contributions to the world of music on Javotti Media’s mixtape, The Cathedral, which placed K in the company of esteemed artists such as Big K.R.I.T. Joell Ortiz, Curren$y, NIKO IS and more. In 2015 K was featured on the joint album from Talib Kweli and 9th Wonder, Indie 500 and in 2016 she was featured on the latest Javotti Media’s mixtape, Awful People are Great at Parties, with production from some of the top names in the game including Kaytranada, Hi Tek and the late great J Dilla.
K’Valentine’s love for music has given her a calling, and she is here to answer that call. The music she makes is not just wonderful for the listener, but has also been her therapy to get through life’s trying times. As beautiful as she is talented, her experience is valuable and her voice is needed. Her debut album, Here for a Reason, is set to be released early 2017.
Canadian born Eva Shaw is internationally recognized as an innovative multi-talent. She has enjoyed success in the world of fashion as a model before she made a name for herself in the music industry as a music producer, writer and DJ.
Eva Shaw began her career in New york city. She quickly began to expand all over North America, performing on the mainstage at music festivals such as Ultra , as well as landing residencies in premier nightclubs such as Hakkasan and Omnia Las Vegas.
The greatest kick off a producer could ask for , happened to Eva as her first release “Charizma” was signed by Calvin Harris to his own label Fly Eye which was also premiered by Tiesto on his world renowned “Club life” podcast. She quickly followed up with 2 more club hits, “Get Down” and “Space Jungle” (Spinnin Records) which both hit the Beatport top 10 immediately and have millions of views and plays on youtube , iTunes and spotify.
After this major kickstart, Eva released “Moxie” on Afrojack’s label WALL. The track was premiered on the mainstage at Ultra music festival in Miami . Her follow up records “N2U” with Showtek & Martha Wash (formerly of 90s mega group Blackbox) as well as “U” ,are both huge successes reaching the charts immediately and receiving huge support across the dance world.
2016 kicked off with Eva focusing her time in the studio. Expanding her sound and working with grammy winning writers and singers, Eva has music lined up and ready to go. Her first major label release will be on Sony Records , featuring Poo Bear who wrote Justin Bieber’s grammy winning song “Where are U now” and many other hit songs.
Eva will always have a love for fashion, and to add to this busy artist’s career, she recently announced an unexpected collaboration between her and Gstar Raw . “Eva Raw” consists of 7 pieces she and Gstar designed together which is meant to reflect Eva’s personality and style.
Born to bless others through the gift of music and dance, Vona B.™ has literally been dancing since she was two years old! Rhythm and synchronicity with music are natural within her. From childhood, her love of dance was evident, as she could often be found in front of the television mimicking ballet dancers and hip-hop video dancers alike at every opportunity. While growing up in church, she choreographed praise dance routines for her youth ministries. Throughout her high school years, she choreographed award-winning homecoming routines for her participating classes.
As a dancer, singer and choreographer, Vona B.™ has performed for three years running in the Six Flags Discovery Kingdom’s Fright Fest productions of “The Awakening”, “Dance Macabre” and “The Aftermath”, as well as the Holiday In The Park productions of “Jingle Bell Rock”, “Cool Yule”, “Happy Holidays” and “Winter Waterland (Dolphin Show)”.
As her experience, skills and confidence grew, she joined and shined in various dance teams including Bliss Dance Company, Chapkis Dance Company, Blackrownz, and UC Berkeley’s Identity X. Vona B.™ has studied dance and Theater Arts at Napa Valley College, and has taught Company Classes for Bliss Dance Company and on campus at Napa Valley College. Her dance skills have caused her to be a highly sought-after dancer, and have allowed her to dance throughout California in venues such as the Palace Of Fine Arts in San Francisco, World Of Dance – Los Angeles, and Fusion – San Diego, as well as throughout California. Most recently, she choreographed the dance routines for “The Tribute To Prince” Juneteenth Concert in San Francisco, CA with musicians from all over the country. She currently choreographs all dance routines for her stage performances.
However, it is her powerful sound as a vocalist that has captivated so many along her life’s journey. From singing while growing up in church, to singing in high school talent shows and national anthems, to now embarking upon a professional singing and songwriting career, Vona B.™ is ready to share her gift of song with the world!!!
Vona B.™ Enterprises is fortunate beyond measure to have as a part of its music team working in the studio with Vona B.™, one of the world’s most prolific music producers: Levi Seacer. Not only is Levi a multi-platinum selling producer, and was once named one of the World’s 1,000 Greatest Guitar Players, but he worked as the musical director for Prince for 13 years: Yes! That Prince!!! The chemistry in the studio between Levi and Vona B.™ is nothing short of spectacular, and the forth-coming EP, written and co-produced by Vona B.™ is destined to make a huge splash in the industry.
In a swarm of emerging artists, you will find a strong-minded, confident woman, who can seamlessly swap genres, Cilla Raie is not your average singer/songwriter. Her love for music was sparked by R&B artists Aaliyah, Brandy, Toni Braxton and Destiny’s Child, all of which she credits as key inspirations for her music today.
Raised in North London and hailing from a musical family, it didn’t take long for her to pick up a pen and paper and start writing songs at the age of 14. Cilla took to the Internet posting music online, gaining the attention of English grime record producer DaVinche (Wiley, Tinie Tempah, Wretch 32), under his guidance he began mentoring her.
Cilla continued to make progress, with her songwriting skills opening the doors for her to regularly working with industry professionals. Including producers KZ, The Arcade, Joey Dyer, Skripture, Patrick Patrikos Jester, Sillkey, Rymez, The Writers Block, Fred Cox, The Fives, Z Dot, Tre Jean Marie, Adam Midgley and many more.
Whilst writing and recording demos in some of London’s top studios such as, Notting Hills Sarm Studios, EMI studios, F Block Studios, Chocolate Factory.
Having signed to R.O.A.D Entertainment in 2012 (label imprint headed by Teriy Keys- former signee of Dizzee Rascal and Dirtee Stank). In 2014, Cilla released her first self-titled debut EP co-produced by The Arcade (Iggy Azalea – Fancy), Joey Dyer (Conor Maynard, Katy B) and Sillkey (Wiley – Can You Hear Me). With support from Singersroom, The A&R Report Show and R&Bxclusives.
Fast forward to the present day, Cilla is embarking on a 20-day School Tour with UK Music. 2016 is the year of progression for her as a coming-of-age year in which she is set to release her 2nd EP (co-produced by DJ Walter Ego, Joey Dyer, Delirious Productions and Jay Jay Musika), she is due to continue on the live circuit in London and promote her forthcoming single.