Captivating audiences everywhere with her incredible voice and vivacious spirit, the gorgeous Kamilah Sumner is getting heard and turning heads! Her creative lyrics and smooth sound have made her a favorite in the music community. A highly demanded vocalist, everyone wants to be apart of the “Kamilah Revolution”!
A Chicago native, Kamilah is no novice! She began to indulge in sounds, emotions, and the vibrations of music at a very young age. By the age of ten, she'd been exposed to many genres and musical elements. Singing in her school and church choir, the passion to write poetry developed, which transformed into writing songs. Her songwriting created the opportunity to begin recording in the studio with many credible producers and artists and after her graduation from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University with an Accounting degree in 2003, she started to focus on her music and the results have been outstanding!
Kamilah Sumner's voice has blessed artists, communities, and now the world. Known first for her harmonies, she's appeared on records with the likes of superstar producer, Kanye West, local lyrical genius, Mikkey Halsted. After dropping her critically acclaimed "Heart of a Lion" mixtape, produced by Grammy Award-winning NoID, Needlz, and The Gift, and her stellar performance at the legendary Wild Hare in 2010, audiences have been impatiently waiting for what's next from the beautiful "soulstress"! Under the production of Sweatbox, her debut album is sure to leave a lasting impression. Stay tuned as Kamilah changes the industry note by note!
Unlike any other artist, D. Mose brings a fresh and signature sound to today’s Hip-Hop music. Born Derrick Moseberry, this versatile entertainer hails from Chicago’s gritty South Shore neighborhood, which also acts as the backdrop to his reggae-infused Hip-Hop sound.
D. Mose has been a fixture of Chicago’s music scene for some time, with hosting credits under his belt, which include CAN TV’s music show “Bad Man Ting,” where he interviewed artist such as Baby Cham, Beenie Man, Elephant Man, Sister Nancy, Major Mackerel, Capleton, and Sean Paul. He has also hosted “Reggae Link Radio” on Power 92.3FM Chicago. He has emceed a long list of parties from Chicago to Los Angeles and was known to captivate both hip hop and dancehall audiences with a charisma that suits only an entertainer of his caliber.
His event hosting career started at Chicago’s hot spot “Wild Hare,” where he served as the master of ceremonies for “New Music Live,” a weekly Hip-Hop showcase highlighting local acts. This event made history in Chicago as it was the first time Hip-Hop was ever showcased at a reggae club in Chicago. It was here where he was inspired to start recording his blend of Hip-Hop and dancehall music. “It just felt like the perfect combination, I thought I could flip the Hip-Hop sound and provide something fresh.”
After hosting and performing throughout Chicago, D. Mose felt he needed a change and moved to Los Angeles, CA to conquer a new market and record a mixtape with top DJ and producer DJ Journey. In Los Angeles, he quickly started to build his reputation as a sought after host with appearances at Scorpion, Club Spider, and Redman’s, “Red Gone Wild” album release party.
While in Los Angeles, D. Mose stayed focused on his music and recorded an intro song entitled “Wanna Rumble” for The Saturday Night Rumble radio show on 95.7FM The Beat, which received heavy rotation. D. Mose also collaborated with Bay Area artist, Cherry Blue, to record “The Fire Burns,” which was released on her album entitled, “Introducing World Hood Music,” and garnered radio play throughout Los Angeles. After leaving his mark in Los Angeles, D.Mose returned to Chicago to host “Reggae Link Radio” on Power 92.3FM. By hosting the only mainstream reggae radio show in the Midwest, D. Mose made Chicago history and set the stage for reggae’s recognition in the music industry.
After torching crowds, radio stations and television, D. Mose released his mixtape series entitled “Loose Squares,” which introduced the world to his blend of Hip-Hop and reggae. Volume 1, released in April of 2010, made a huge splash in the Chicago music scene, surpassed only to Volume 2, which was released this year and is already getting rave reviews.
“Music has always been something that’s brought excitement and fulfillment to my life. It’s the only thing that really forces me to wake up in the morning. All I have to say is, ‘The world better get ready!’”
Born in The Harold Ickes Housing Projects on Chicago's southside, Bert Kenerson was groomed and built for endurance. While residing in the center of violence and surrounded by some of the city's most notorious criminals, Bert remained focused on his individual goals and used these circumstances to grow his craft. "As a child I can remember hearing a wise man state, 'From impossible comes the possible, and that even in the mist of nothing, there is something special waiting to be found.'"
After moving to another rough neighborhood known as "The Wild 100's," Bert started to write stories about his surroundings, maturing his ability as a storyteller and inherently, producing Bert Kenerson, the rapper. " Even as a child, life was hard. Can you imagine growing up in a situation where violence and death are a common thing?" Yet through all of the negativity surrounding him, Bert was able to use stories, poems, and eventually raps to depict his life and share his struggles, knowledge, and experiences with the world.
Inspired by many of the rappers that were popular when he was younger such as M.C. Juice, Common Sense and Twista (Mr. Tung Twista), Bert created his own style and is known for his lyrical talent and ability to convey emotion through his music. "I started rhyming as a way to express my thoughts and introduce myself and my surroundings to people."
Bert’s obvious talent has not gone unnoticed. He has opened for numerous big-name artists such as Jadakiss, Fabolous, Nas, Snoop Dogg, Twista, DJ Kwik, Method Man and Red Man, Mos Def and the roots. He was signed to American Idol winner, Ruben Studdard, for a brief moment. Now, Bert is open and ready to share his skills and his stories with the world.
With a confidence, style, and lyrical ability that is true to hip-hop, Gary, Indiana native, Anthony “Voyce G.I. Go” Daniels, is determined to take hip hop music back to its roots! Known for his distinctive voice and signature catchphrases, fans everywhere are entranced by this up-and-coming artist!
Voyce lost his father to a tragic work accident at the age of 3. Though he was an only child, he never felt alone and was quickly taken in and mentored by older cousins, who introduced him to hip hop and influences such as Nas, Wu-Tang, 2-Pac, Common, Twista, Snoop Doggy Dog, Outkast, Eight ball and MJG, Jay-Z, and Biggie Smalls. Although hip-hop music was always one of his passions throughout his live, it was during his junior year of high school that he started to put pen to paper and begin writing music. Voyce furthered his music career at the University of Illinois, where he quickly made a name for himself by musically earning the respect and admiration of those on campus. He graduated in 2005 with a bachelor degree in Health Administration and Education and continued to pursue his craft.
As an artist with a remarkably diverse portfolio, Voyce has worked closely with several groups including Chicago groups Lockout, The Netwerk, The Lineup, as well as Atlanta’s Hoodlum before establishing his own brand, Voyce Speaks O’penion or VSOP. Additionally, Voyce has performed as the opening act for severable notable artists such as T.I., Bump J, Ludacris, Twista, and the Ying Yang Twins. He has recorded over 300 quality original solo songs to date and over 150 other collaborative songs. The many artists and producers that have worked with Voyce can testify to his undying passion and dedication for his music, marking him as a favorite amongst his peers.
Voyce is, no doubt, a welcomed addition to the world of true hip-hop. His future is truly optimistic and his career is promising.
The Goodoctors, the duo of Laurice "Reece Rolex" Trotter and Terrance "Terry HoGun" Howard, are ignoring the standards of traditional entertainment and creating their own rules in hip-hop. Candidly expressing their views and pushing the limits of public entertainment, they are far from the average media personalities and specialize in tackling the latest issues. Their "because we said so" attitude and pushy opinions demonstrate that they were pioneers of their own style. After publishing their list of the top 10 people that they wanted out of music, they became notorious for their honest and spot-on critiques of music artists, the industry, and hip hop culture as a whole.
In 2006, the Goodoctors started their show entitled "The Goodoctors Segment" on CTA Radio, which aired weekly from 10pm-midnight on 88.5 WHPK. With fellow personalities, Pugs Atomz and Kevin Maxey, this show jumpstarted their career and proved to listeners that not only were their views edgy and new, but that they were also accurate and indicative of the current condition of hip-hop. In addition to their work on CTA Radio, the Goodoctors continued their work as media trendsetters in a show on IIT radio with DJ Averi Minor and DJ Fokis, which ran from 2006 to 2007. In 2009, they took a more viral approach to media and hit the internet with "The Goodoctors Awards," featuring interviews from a wide number of celebrities.
Their involvement with music does not end at commentary! The Goodoctors also assist many artists in an Artists and Repertoire capacity and work on various music projects. Recently, they released an album with producer extraordinaire SC (celebrity producer for artists and groups such as Mobb Deep, P. Diddy, Saigon, Jim Jones, etc.) titled "The DUFF," featuring Mikey Rocks, GLC, Truck North (Roots Crew), YP, Vic Mensa, Naledge and the all of the hottest artists in the Chicago music scene. Only weeks after its release, "The Duff" is already getting acclaim as one of the best albums to hit Chicago in years and has thousands of downloads nation-wide.
With some major projects in the works, it is evident that the Goodoctors are continuing to make their own mark. "We are always looking to do A & R work, executive producing albums, giving artist different ideas, etc. We're just here for the good of hip-hop!"