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Name: Marz aka “That Guy Marz” Industry: Entertainment City: Queens, New York Style/Genre: Hip-hop Favorite Artist: Chris Brown It’s rare these days to see multi-talented artists like yourself in the industry. Describe who Marz is in five words. Persistent, driven, ambitious, gifted and passionate. How do you balance being an artist, dancer, and actor?  Opportunities…

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Keith Robinson

Though you may not know it, actor Keith Robinson (Dreamgirls, Get On Up ) is an accomplished singer-songwriter in his own right. A native of Kentucky, Robinson began pursuing a music career while still in high school as a member of a group he describes as a “Diet Jodeci.” Later, while attending the University of Georgia, another group he was a part…

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Singer and songwriter Tekitha Wisdom first entered the public eye as the in-house female vocalist for the legendary Wu-Tang Clan. Making several appearances on their classic 1997 LP Wu-Tang Forever, and even landing a solo track on the album (“Second Coming”), Tekitha went on to sign to group leader RZA’s Razor Sharp Records to embark on her journey…

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How is the Forest Hills Drive tour coming along? The tour has been incredible. I’ve had the opportunity to perform in sold out venues across the country. J. Cole is an amazing artist, and I appreciate sharing this journey with him. Fans experience artist’s tours from their side. Can you talk a little about the ups and down of touring…

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Multitalented musician and songwriter PJ Morton is back with a new live album, Live Show Killer. The recording was held at the famous Henson Studios in Los Angeles where fans and media gathered to hear selections from his favorite solo releases. Morton has sonically delivered a diverse body of work infused by R&B, gospel and…

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Singer Russell Taylor believes that real artistry is about peeling back the layers of one’s soul and allowing the creative truth to take form. Far from a novice in the music game, Taylor — a self-professed nomad — has poured out his heart and soul on stages all over the world, including stops in London, Amsterdam and…

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Foreign Exchange

Since meeting via the message boards of Okayplayer.com and emailing music back and forth that would eventually turn out to be their first album (2004’s Connected), The Foreign Exchange has proven to be not only a consistent and reliable musical act, but also an innovative, independent label and brand. With each subsequent release (2008’s Leave It All Behind,…

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Consisting of real life siblings Donnell “Savage” Preston, his twin brother Donta “Tae P” Preston, and older brother Michael “Misfit” Ward, the group has been making a name for themselves by not only doing shows in their hometown, but also by branching out to cities like Chicago and Houston to make moves and network.

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After a rigorous journey filled with plenty of ups and downs and false starts, Chicago-based rapper Gemstones (formerly known as Gemini) has finally arrived at his moment. Born and raised on Chicago’s South Side, Gemstones first stepped onto the national stage as a primary artist on Lupe Fiasco’s 1st and 15th imprint. Memorable appearances on Fiasco’s LPs Food…

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