Connecting with the Creator: Chef Bre

When it comes to Chef Breanna Bolden, things get no more authentic! Chef Bre’s true love for the kitchen can be tasted in her work and seen in the way she introduces you to everything she has to offer. There is no doubt that her dedication to her craft will continue to put her in places to elevate and share her culinary skills with the world. To learn more about her culinary art and how her journey has landed her right where she needs to be, continue reading, and, afterwards, be sure to keep up with her to see when and where you can get your hands on her edible art!


Q: Okay; so, you know I love a good origins story, which is why I’ve got to ask this question. How did your love of food art start?
A: So, I have to start by telling this story. After Hurricane Katrina, I moved to Texas during high school and started cooking, but I could not cook at all! Like, I was blowing up eggs on the stove. Anyways, fast forward some years. I was at Southeastern Louisiana University where my major was communication before switching to psychology because I loved to study the way the mind works. I remember having a professor who told me that you really have to like what you do because you weren’t going to get much out of it if you didn’t. So, hearing that spurred me to start rethinking. During that time, I had gotten my first apartment and would call my mom to learn some recipes from her, but, later, I also started making different cupcakes. So much so that, when people would come to my apartment to study, there’d be cupcakes everywhere! Then, I left SLU in 2013 and moved to Baton Rouge to sit out a year or two when I got a job at Leblanc’s working both as a cashier and in the bakery. While working there, I could tell that one of the girls wouldn’t fully explain things to me, and I wouldn’t grasp it until the black people started teaching me because the white people wouldn’t teach me enough to progress, only enough to get by. To this day I credit a lot of the cake decorating techniques I’ve learned to the black girl that taught me there. A couple years later, in 2015 during Mardi Gras, I met Kenneth Temple, a private chef from Nicholls State. He ended up encouraging me to go to culinary school. I applied to John Folse Culinary Institute and got accepted that summer. Once I got accepted, I took up a second job to save up to be able to afford going to school. Like, I didn’t even have a car at the time. When I went out for the grand opening of the John Folse Culinary Institute, I remember seeing Kenneth in the doorway, and he said, “So, you finally made it.” At that moment, I knew I was supposed to be there. That’s when it hit me that this is what I was supposed to be doing.

Q: Who or what has been your biggest inspiration on this journey?
A: My biggest inspiration has been the pushback. In this industry, as a woman, you have to have tough skin. Initially, I didn’t realize what type of effect having confidence in the kitchen could have on people. I’ve even gotten negative energy from men in the kitchen sometimes. One told me, “Oh you’re smarter than the average bear.” It was a black man who told me this, and I took so much offense. I also remember working with a female family friend in her business, but she didn’t even want to do business with me once I started coming out with my own creations. I’m out here wanting to help, to learn, to collaborate, but, when they say it be your own people, I’m learning that more and more. It’s like crabs in a bucket sometimes, and it hurts my heart to be honest.


Q: How did you create Oven Bits and Pieces?
A: I bought the domain name for it. When I was sitting out of school, I had a journal and would come up with meanings of things associated with my journey. I’m so much of everything; I need bits and pieces. Well, what’s connected to everything in the kitchen? The oven. So, that was how I came up with the name.


Q: Ooh creative! I can dig it. What were some major turning points in your journey?
A: When at Nicholls, I started getting gigs with meal prep, cakes, etc. I had a few other bakery jobs in school too. In 2018, I was doing my last internship, which turned into a job. People used to trash talk the king cakes from the place I worked at, and I thought to myself, “What can I do about that?” That’s when I start selling king cakes. Not long after that, I quit my job because I had so many orders to fill. So, making the king cakes were a major turning point and the official start to things.


Q: What has been the hardest thing about your journey in culinary arts, and what would you say to other black chefs trying to make their way to where you are?
A: Honestly, I don’t like sugarcoating things, but I try to convey my thoughts in a proper way. So, I’d say make sure you’re always zoning in on your craft without trying to take on the stress of having other people help you. It’s true that it’s not going to get done by itself, but you also have to make sure you’re in the right position spiritually and mentally before you allow someone to contribute to the passion you have. Even the people who want to see you be great are still not going to love it the way you do. So, make sure it’s up to your standards before allowing people into your space. Knowing yourself and what you need to do is going to help draw everything you need.


Q: What is your favorite dish to cook?
A: Definitely pastries! It’s such a stress relief for me. Bread or dough in general. Making the dough by hand. I can do all that stuff! It’s almost like Italians when they make pasta. It’s such a finesse you have to have with baking, and that’s my strong suit.


Q: What has been your favorite unique food creation and why this year?
A: Since I’m from New Orleans, my favorite things I’ve made this year are the berry creamy king cakes as well as the pralines n’ cream king cake, which I do for my mom. She requests it every year. The berry creamy is just so pretty! I love the way it looks!


Q: What are some things that people can look forward to from Chef Bre and Oven Bits and Pieces?
A: Other pop-ups. Also, something I’m trying to do more of is engage with my followers. I want to give tips and things to help others in their kitchen. I’ll be putting more of my personality out there. Most people just know me or just know my food. I want everyone to know both sides of the coin so they can understand the whole picture of what I’m trying to do in this world.


Q: Where can people keep up with these new occurrences in your journey with culinary arts?
A: I have a Facebook page. It’s Chef Bre; my personal page is Breanna Bolden. On Instagram, it’s Oven Bits and Pieces and Chef Bre.

Jay Michael Brings the Funny to Baton Rouge

Jeuane Michael Sessions, better known as Jay Michael, is set to open Eat, Laugh, & Chill LLC in Baton Rouge, La. Sessions is an established entrepreneur in the comedy world and has made a name for himself in the Atlanta and cruise line comedy circuit, selling out shows in both. The comedy club is set to open soon at 7171 Airline HWY Suite 3, but Sessions has already been kicking things off in a major way by having social media comedian and personality Tim Bae touch the stage of the event center at March 20th. Initially, this event was set to have one show, but, after selling out, a 2nd show was added for the same night. Kerwin Claiborne also set the stage on fire April 23rd with his two completely sold-out shows. Once open, Eat Laugh & Chill LLC will have shows each week with some of the greatest comedians around the world giving the audience some of the best laughter that you can have.

Now, don’t think big names like Time Bae and Kerwin Claiborne will just be the start of this amazing venture either because Sessions will continue to book and hold big name events while the comedy club roars on. Big name events will continue to be held at the event center and the regular comedy shows will take place at the Airline Hwy address.

When asked about his plans for his new platform in the city and what his aspirations are for the future of Laugh, Eat, and Chill LLC, Sessions states, “My shows are very hype, and I just want to bring great events to the city. I want to give the people something that they can respect, and I’m going to make some people famous one day.”

Are you a comedian who has what it takes but needs an audience to appeal to? Well, you may want to reach out to Jay Michael at Laugheatandchill@gmail.com to get more details on how you can get a shot at showing the city what you have to offer.

Interested in keep up with the opening date along with the weekly comedy shows and big names coming to Baton Rouge’s hottest new comedy club? Follow Eat Laugh and Chill on Instagram to stay up on the latest and greatest in comedy coming to Baton Rouge.

Connecting with the Creator: Kirk Boutte

Kirk Boutte is the owner of Effum Bodyworks LLC as well as a visual artist, philanthropist, and onesie connoisseur that has been tattooing for 20 years and breaking barriers when it comes to tattooing dark skin and loving thy neighbor. His zany personality, love for humankind, and reputation for being an expert on bringing all colors to life on melanated skin have made him legendary. However, a closer look at who he is and what he stands for can lead one to becoming a bit more serious about finding and following their own purpose in life because of his inspirational journey.

Q: First off, I love, love, love learning where artists began their journey; so, tell me, where did your love of art start?

A: I’ve always been an artist. My parents encouraged me, especially my mom. My mom was a teacher for 30 years. She’d get me to draw things for her classroom, and other teachers would see and ask her about the things I drew, which led to me drawing for other teachers too. I also took art classes in high school and went to the Art institute of Houston where I got an associate degree in Visual Communication.

Q: Ahhhh; so, is that how your journey to tattooing started?

A: No, I never wanted to tattoo. Once I graduated, I wanted to go into my lane of designing ads, logos…more of the business aspect of things. It didn’t work out because of me: I’d always get told that I was over-qualified, but I didn’t look the part. I ended up designing for a local company, but I had to wear a turban to cover my locs and long-sleeves to cover my tattoos. But, even though I hid the visual aspect, I was still me personality-wise. So, I ended up getting fired and moved back to my mom’s house just to work “normal jobs” until something else hit.

Q: Okay; okay. How did your journey of tattooing start?

A: Well, one day, I was just walking in the middle of the hallway at my mom’s, and, out of the blue, I heard a voice say, as clear as day, “You need to be tattooing.” This was in 1998. I was deathly afraid of needles. I still am, but that message stuck in my mind for a couple weeks. I went out and bought a lot of tattoo magazines and saw an ad for tattoo kit costing about $1500. I asked my god sister to help with the money for the equipment, I ordered it, and, then, I let it sit there for a couple weeks. One of my friends had a cousin that used to tattoo people while he was in jail. So, I learned the basics from him and started tattooing on my friends after. I also used to do a lot of research at libraries and things like that.

Q: How did it transition into the amazing business that it is today?

A: Now, back then, it was very taboo to get a tattoo, and you had to go to a shop to get them. There were maybe three in the city. You had to search for them, and it was usually at a sketchy scene with old bikers, dogs, and other shit like that. So, when people started finding out about me tattooing, they would come to my mom’s house. It got to the point where they’d come at all times of the night. So, I said I can’t do this anymore, and, luckily, a friend decided to let me tattoo out of a room in his barbershop. Then, one day, I was riding down Government Street, and I saw an empty tattoo shop with a “for sale” sign on it. I was able to get that building by that October, and it’s been up since then. I was there for about 15-16 years before they started gentrifying the neighborhood, but I’d already secured my second building by then. So, it didn’t stop things.

Q: Do you do commissions outside of your tattooing?

A: Not so much because I never really knew how to charge for that stuff. I felt like I couldn’t tell somebody to give me $100 for something I created in one hour. As an artist, I’m creating all the time, and I don’t tattoo celebrities. I tattoo the common people, people that may only make $400-$700 a week. I’m not about to take all their money for one tattoo because I’m a creator. I can create more. Now, I could be wrong, but I believe that people who charge millions of dollars for tattoos haven’t truly found their purpose because you can’t profit off your purpose. If you do, it’s not your purpose, it’s your job. I find purpose in other things. I get to help people that go through things all the time, and I’m allowed to do that through tattooing.

Q: Speaking of purpose, I know that It Takes A Village has been a big part of that purpose. How did that philanthropic work begin?

A: It was an evolution. I started noticing how much money I was making, and I started looking around at ways that I could help. First, I started donating to different causes. Then, I started taking it a step higher. One fact I want to point out about that that a lot of people let discourage them is that, when you start something, you can’t expect it to be big all of a sudden. You have to be consistent. With It Takes A Village, it could be a flood, a hurricane, or whatever, but we would be out there. When we started, it was about 10 people. Then, it went from 10 people to 20, from 20 people to 50, and from 50 people to 100. It was an evolution that shows that you can be a difference in society if you want. Sometimes you just have to realize your inner power. If you can change people’s lives, why not do it? When you do, it becomes infectious, and you want to do more.

Q: What are some ways in which people can support your efforts, whether it be art or philanthropic?

A: They can send energy, pray for me, send monetary donations, whatever they want to do. I know, anytime I ask for monetary donations, I tell everyone to just give me $1. I can turn that dollar into something. I remember there was once a guy that was out of work and had an interview lined up. I was able to give him a week’s worth of bus fare. He disappeared for a couple of weeks but reappeared later, happy to show me his first paycheck. So, you never know how something so small can impact someone’s life.

Q: What can people look forward to from you?

A: If you would go back to 1998 Kirk and tell him he’d be doing what I’m doing now, he’d laugh and say, “Not me!”.  I just follows God’s word; I do my work through him. So, I don’t know what will exactly be next, just that, whenever the need goes up, we (It Takes A Village) will try to meet it. During the pandemic, we’ve been making sure that people have hand sanitizer, gloves, etc. We also were able to do a village baby shower for single mothers who couldn’t afford their own and gave out some boxing scholarships as well. Also, as someone with a son with Autism, for Halloween, it was important for me to start the initiative to give blue buckets out for those with special needs to let people know to not judge them during trick-or-treating. So, it really depends on the need.

Q: In what ways can people keep up with you, the shop, and everything else?

A: They could follow @Effumlife for the shop and my personal ranting spot, @Kirkworkx for my personal tattoo page, and @ItTakesAVillageBR for my 501c3 non-profit on Instagram. They can follow all three if they want. There’s also our website, ItTakesAVillageBR.org, but it needs a little updating.

Louisiana Toon Restores Normalcy with a Super Bowl Party at The Dojo in Dallas

Louisiana Toon is set to host a Super Bowl Watch Party when The Kansas City Chiefs will face The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Feb. 7 at The Dojo in Dallas, Tx. from 5 p.m.-11 p.m. It’s $5 to enter the event, but, if you pay an extra $5, you can partake in food provided by the host. Think you might need a sip? A cash bar will be on deck as well. Normal Covid-19 safety protocol will be followed; so, bring your masks and be prepared to have adequate space at the location known for hosting those shooting music videos and photoshoots.

The purpose of this event is to allow people a place to let their hair down and restore normalcy in one of the most difficult times in our modern history. So, come laidback as you are because there is no strict dress code in effect. Even so, be sure to come decent because, as the host states, “You just can’t be naked.”

Can’t make this event but want to keep up with future affairs thrown by Toon? Follow him on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook under the name Louisiana Toon. Want to shoot a music video, have a photoshoot, or keep up with other events at The Dojo? Follow them on Instagram @thedojodallas.

I Am Drea: Live Concert at The Heritage

Feb. 6, singer Drea will be headlining a concert for the first time after opening for several southern acts over the year, which has helped with establishing her own fanbase. This concert featuring music by DJ Cook Em Up will be at The Heritage in Hammond, La. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tables are available for guests to relax and enjoy with social distancing in place, and masks are required. Also, if you forget your mask, don’t sweat because they will be available at the event’s entry table. Coming along for this vibe will be music artists Denisia and Papa Will and host Young Carter.

Don’t think this diverse lineup is by accident because Drea was intentional as a result of her goal of wanting to give the audience that rawest version of herself while providing their ears with a variety of sounds for the stories told through music tomorrow night.

Singer Denisia may be one of the most well-known artists in the lineup due to her popular hit “Hello” covering the classic Adele song, along with several other hits released over the past few years. When asked of her selection, Drea revealed that, “She doesn’t know this, but having her on the show is something I’m very grateful for because I’m one of her biggest fans; I love her music!”

Singer, poet, and guitarist Papa Will has been someone connected to Drea since high school and has been respected as a creative artist for quite some time. He will perform an array of songs during the concert, possibly including “Tell Ya Mama I Said Hey”.

Young Carter, the host of this event, has known all artists involved for years; so, each introduction will be laced with a personal touch and appreciation for the consequent performances.

If interested in attending this event, tickets are $15 for presales or $20 at the door. All presales are hand-delivered and can be purchased by calling 985-634-5307 or 985-320-6645. However, you can also contact Drea directly on Instagram @mhm.drea for presales or to keep up with new music releases and future events.

Connecting with the Creator: Ty Jack

Ty Jack is a Special FX Artist, Esthetician, Makeup Artist, Social Media Influencer, and CEO/Head Stylist of Haus Salon and Spa. She has been a featured artist for New Orleans’s edition of RAW: Natural Born Artists as well as the Baton Rouge Natural Hair Expo. Meeting Ty Jack once will ensure that her impression stays on you for a lifetime. With her bubbly smile, unicorn aesthetic, and message of self-acceptance and love for all things macabre, how can you not be impressed and want to tune in for the greatness that lies ahead?

Q: What a journey you have been on thus far! Let’s reflect back for a second though. When did your love for art start?

A: My love for art started when I was about 12yrs old. I would always sit and redraw my favorite cartoons.

Q: Growing up as an alternative unicorn was most likely not the easiest thing, although it sounds awesome nonetheless. What advice would you give to youth that may be at a crossroads of being themselves?

A: Be you authentically and unapologetically. People will laugh and talk regardless. Do what makes you happy now so you won’t miss out on happiness later.

Q: You’ve dabbled in many art forms; so, your arsenal of art media has got to be vast! What has been your favorite art medium to work with?

A: My favorite medium to is liquid latex. You can mold it and create whatever you need with it. Also, with liquid latex, applying prosthetics are so simple.

Q: Now, I know before branching out, you had years of experience creating spine-chilling monsters for the well-known RISE Haunted House. How long were you a special fx artist for RISE?

A: I worked for RISE for 4yrs before I started my own business.

Q: Do you still take special effects appts.? If so, how often and where can people book?

A: Due to Covid, I haven’t been taking FX or regular makeup appointments. Hopefully, the pandemic eases up soon though because I really miss working my magic on other canvases besides my own.

Q: Yes, being an artist during a global pandemic has been quite the journey! How do you keep going?

A:  Honestly, it’s super hard to find motivation, but my social media platform and supporters keep me going. They hype me like no other and I look forward to sharing new projects with them.

Q: You’re amazing at channeling your artistic abilities into your other businesses, especially the ever-growing Haus Salon & Spa. Since you’ve been featured at showcases like RAW, do you see yourself participating in hair shows for your work with Haus as well?

A: I would love to do a hair show one day! I’d love to showcase fun styles on models while they’re also wearing a makeup look as well! That would be iconic!

Q: Let’s discuss another budding part of your artistry and connection to the beautiful humans of this world: becoming a social media influencer. How has it helped grow your art forms?

A: Becoming an influencer has helped grow my art by helping me get discovered so I can share more in the first place! Tagging brands and posting merchandise, along with a beautiful look, has caught the attention of come amazing companies, including Voogueme in China and Makeup A Murder!

 Q: What moments have been your favorite in your art career thus far?

A:  My favorite moments have actually come from being an influencer! I’ve gotten so many opportunities and met so many people worldwide that I don’t think I would have had the confidence to talk to in person. My platform allows me to speak volumes without me having to verbally speak, and I love it!

Q: What should those interested in following your journey and art look forward to?

A: Well, YouTube may be soon, which will include vlogging as well. A huge collaboration with a big social media personality is in the works too.

Q: Sounds good! Where should people keep up with all things Ty Jack?

A: People can follow me on Instagram at www.Instagram.com/_tyjack and www.TyJack.com.

The Floetic Cypher Returns for a Live Show at Hookie’s in Ponchatoula

The “Soulcial Distancing” edition of the Floetic Cypher will be held Jan. 16 at Hookie’s Restaurant in Ponchatoula, La. from 8-11 p.m. This event showcasing live poetry, music, and an open mic is being described as the perfect date night and will be hosted by Drea and Sean B. with performances by featured artists Toi the Poetic Beauty, Sam Lee Da Poet, and Shawan Rice alongside house poet Lance “Mr. Broadcast” Cagnolatti. There will also be vendors selling everything from art to exotic cheesecake and t-shirts. Only 40 people will be allowed to attend this event due to social distancing precautions, and masks will be required with temperatures being taken at the door. Cash will be allowed at the discretion of each vendor, and gloves will be worn by those choosing to accept cash.

This will be the event’s first installment since major COVID-19 shutdowns in March during a time when Bear, the creator of Floetic Cypher, contracted COVID-19 and remained in the hospital for a month. However, he’s back, better than ever, and, after getting through recovery and a few phases of shutdowns, is excited to bring back what he refers to as his therapy, the 5-year running Floetic Cypher. In addition to the upcoming Ponchatoula affair, the show has four destinations monthly (Slidell, Downtown New Orleans, Westbank New Orleans, and Hammond) but is looking to expand to as many places as possible to help grow and expand its reach to give artists the opportunity to express themselves, gain a following, and get connected to those searching for new talent, which is the goal of its creator. Speaking of, not only will A&Rs be in the building during this installment of Floetic Cypher, but a television network will also be making an appearance as well.

Are you someone who misses live music and art or an artist interested in networking while attending this exclusive event? Go to Eventbrite and search Floetic Cypher presents “Soulcial Distancing” to secure your tickets before they sell out! Are you a performer who misses the stage and longs to share their gifts in a room of people who will appreciate it? Be sure to DM @floeticcypher on Instagram after securing your tickets to be added to the list and receive additional details on the open mic portion of the show. Can’t attend this show but want to know about future Floetic Cypher events? You can also follow the Instagram account and stay tuned for the greatness ahead.

SoleMates Shoe Store Set to Bring 56 Fashion Vendors to Gonzales with First Annual Pop-Up Shop and Fashion Show


SoleMates Shoe Store will host its First Annual Pop-Up Shop and Fashion Show Saturday, April 7, at noon in the Lamar Dixon Expo Center of Gonzales, LA. The pop-up shop will be from noon to 5 p.m., and the fashion show will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Although presale ticket sales ended earlier this week, admission will be $15 at the door with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit The Women of Domestic Violence Foundation, an affiliate of The Butterfly Society founded in Baton Rouge. Well-known personality LaTangela Fay will be hosting and music artist Denisia will be performing while DJ Child Support controls the turntables.
There will be 56 fashion vendors catering to everyone’s stylistic needs along with 7 food vendors and a concession stand for those seeking refreshments. Giveaways will take place throughout the fashion show, and, while only cash will be taken for admission at the door, designers may be able to take major credit and debit cards.
In addition to giving consumers a place to find fierce fashion and benefiting a great cause, one of the main reasons owner Brelle Ford decided to create the fashion event was because she wanted to inspire others, especially small business entrepreneurs, to step out on the faith that God has given them. This event may be the first of its kind, but it will not be the last because Ford hopes to host this annual event for years to come. To get more details on this event and keep up with future events hosted by SoleMates Shoe Store, you can follow the business’s Facebook page, or its Instagram page @solematesshoes , as well as owner Brelle Ford @iambrelleford.
 

Sean Elliot Releases New Music Video for “Cool” (Video Review)


This past Good Friday, rapper Sean Elliot released the music video for his single “Cool” from his current project, Preface, presented by R.E.H.A.B Music, which is available on Spotify. The music video takes place throughout the city of Baton Rouge and gives the feeling of having a chill night out as Sean Elliot is seen hanging out and driving through some of the city’s most known areas past places like Downtown Grocery and Schilttz and Giggles. “Cool” is a laid-back track meant for listeners to just ride and vibe to; it gives similar vibes to the throwback track “Swang” by Trae. In the song’s chorus, he repeatedly says, “This sh*t cool, my ni**a, it’s like me”. This statement is proved to be true time and time again as those who have met the rapper or even just listened to his music will be able to tell he has a laidback nature akin to this single and music video.
As the video goes along, he details some of his everyday experiences and things about him, such as his influences which include MJG, Master P, and Scarface, which can be heard in his smooth flow. So, if you’re looking for good riding music, “Cool” may be just what you need. The “Cool” music video is available for viewing at ThaAntidote.com as well as YouTube.
Written by Christie “Caleico” Patrick

Seven Women #SlaytheFlow in Honor of National Women’s History Month (Article)


In honor of National Women’s History Month, #FadetheFlow Sunday became #SlaytheFlow as seven female rappers took center stage at 7 p.m. at Uppercuts Barbershop in Baton Rouge, LA. Tubbi of the Nerdy Bird Site and ThaAntidote.com hosted the event while DJ Legatron Prime spun some of the greatest throwbacks and DJ Slice Dat provided free food, including delicious red beans. Keith Cooper of Blerdish was also on the scene to educate others about the podcast and promote some of the ethnic comics on the market.
After an hour of mingling, Tubbi got the crowd’s attention with a warm welcome and introduction of the first performer of the night. First up was Miss Nina representing Lafayette. She gave the crowd an energizing start as she performed singles from her new mixtape, Tomboi Diva Volume 1: The Beginning. Vitamin Cea stepped up next to deliver an initial dose of Jackson, Mississippi with songs as cool as her demeanor and lyrics just as cleaver. Third to hit the stage was Queen Qui of Baton Rouge; her words gave a taste of her experiences that was sure to resonate with those who knew the reality of the struggle. Yung Jewels, also from Jackson, came next in line. With her project, Earth Day, set to release April 22nd, she delivered a few hard-hitters that had the crowd on the edge of their seats and surely gained her new supporters.  Miss Southn Belle later shook the show up when she combined dope lyrics with her impressive voice, showing herself multi- talented. Ever-growing artist Sycamore then set the forefront ablaze with singles from her mixtape, The Queen, before Idaly Maceano took center stage to deliver a raw closing performance that kept the crowd wanting more.
To end the night, well-known Cannon Da Assassin effortlessly led the cypher with emcees of both sexes leaving the audience breathless. For more information on upcoming projects and where to find music from the ladies of #SlaytheFlow Sunday, follow Miss Nina (@_iammissnina), Vitamin Cea (@thevitamincea), Queen Qui (@_que33nqui), Yung Jewels (@thepaidhipster), Miss Southn Belle (@southnbell), Sycamore (@sycamoretvlive), and Idaly Maceano (@idalymaceano) on Instagram. The next #FadetheFlow Sunday will be at Uppercuts Barbershop April 22nd with submissions beginning April 1st. For information on how to submit to be considered for entry be sure to follow Marcel P. Black (@marcelpblack) on Instagram.
Written by Christie “Caleico” Patrick