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Rising Star: The Journey of Chaikey





Q. It’s an honor to speak with you today. Why don’t you give us some details about you and your story. How did you get to where you are today?

I’ve always loved the arts and spent a lot of time reflecting, so I started off creating for myself. I was raised by my mother and family in a large, loving, and crazy Caribbean household. It’s challenging to find peace and privacy in that environment, so I’ve always looked for it everywhere I’ve gone and in everything I’ve done and created.

Growing up, I read, wrote, drew, painted – and of course listened to music and watched TV; these were and still are my outlets. Around my middle school years, people started telling me I should model. I didn’t think I could model, and even though I loved music and movies, I didn’t seriously consider or pursue a career in entertainment; I experienced some of my worst years of social anxiety and depression in my teens.

I dual enrolled in high school and graduated in 2017. I was still unsure what to pursue but I knew I wanted prove the negative voice in my head wrong. I did; I started modeling in fall 2018. I graduated from PBSC with my A.A. in Studio/Fine Art around that time. Over the years as I got into modeling, I continued painting and writing stories, poetry, and music, mainly for myself.

I got where I am today by creating from experience, being inspired by other artists, leaving my comfort zone, collaborating, networking, getting mentorship, and sharing creations – both mine and others’ – via social media and in person at local events.

Q. I’m sure your success has not come easily. What challenges have you had to overcome along the way?

Success hasn’t come easily and it’s still on its way to me, but the obstacles are lessons. Some of the challenges are juggling my hats, businesses, creations, mental health, and personal life/relationships while I’m healing and getting to know myself as an individual and a creative.

For years, I’ve had an unhealthy relationship with myself and others I’ve let into my life. I was smoking and getting into “situation-ships” by my teens. Most people haven’t known this side of me but it shaped a lot of my story.

Fall 2020-spring 2021, I started converting some of my poems and journals into music and scripts for my show/short film/ebook The Diary of An Anxious Black Girl. Throughout that same time period, I experienced an unexpected pregnancy and my grandfather’s passing.

Summer 2021, I recorded a song and performed for the first time. Before and after summer, I fell in and out of depression and slowed down on creating.

I went to therapy for a few months then stopped. Since the end of 2022, I’ve been working on being healthier.

Q. Let’s talk about the work you do. What do you specialize in and why should someone work with you over the competition?

I’m a Neo-soul artist and creative director. My creations follow a young black artist’s experiences – my experiences – with health, alter egos, and vices.

It’s about creating more than it’s about competition for me – though of course competition is a factor to consider in any industry or business.

Someone should work with me because I’m making a conscious effort to be my multifaceted, original, honest, and authentic self. I’ve made a lot of my life about creating this angelic image to make up for my insecurities and anxiety. Now I want my image and creations to be truer to me and what I’m living, not some wave, some trend, or what I think other people want.

Q. What’s your best piece of advice for readers who desire to find success in their life?

Put your health first – before relationships – not just romantic but also platonic. Put yourself before social media and your business; what you pour into you is what you get out of anything else.

Network, get mentors – especially in your industry – and use guidance to create/get to know your own standards and story before immediately just trying to live like your mentors. Be true to self, always. I’m working on all this myself; when I live by it, things flow best.

Q. Speaking of success, what does the word mean to you?

In my eyes, success means peace, happiness, and freedom in every part of my life. Success means getting up and being able to live, to exist knowing we have more than everything we need. It means thriving consistently; being alive beyond day-to-day survival. Success is being able to be.

Q. What’s next for you?

What’s next is creating my first EP, music videos, and short films, and curating events for their releases. My EP “Divine Intervention” will be about overcoming and living a happier, healthier life. I want to focus on having more fun with the process this time.

Q. Finally, how can people connect with you if they want to learn more?

People can connect with me and learn more via email, my website, or social media. Email is the best way to get in contact with me for any business-related questions.



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Mayjah Payne teams up with Shorty T to form hip hop group “Crown Energy”. Here is the release of their music video “Established”




Mayjah Payne teams up with Shorty T to form hip hop group “Crown Energy”

In today’s ever-changing music landscape, finding exceptional talent can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. With artists appearing and fading away in the blink of an eye, stumbling upon genuine captivating talent is like discovering a hidden treasure. If the name “Crown Energy” hasn’t crossed your radar yet, consider this your golden ticket to a musical revelation. Crown Energy is the dynamic fusion of two rap titans, Shorty T and Mayjah Payne, who have been making waves in the industry for years. Their musical journey, marked by collaboration, has now led to the birth of this exciting duo.

Crown Energy releases the music video for their hit single “Established”! #1 Billboard Charting Producer Sammy Issac teams up with Los Angeles artist Marc “Mayjah” Payne and also Shorty T from New Orleans to bring us the group known as Crown Energy. Shorty T just recently reached over a million followers on social media (@sthug84) and his influence continues to grow. The last few videos released by Crown Energy have mixed the worlds of artificial intelligence and hip hop together. The release coincidentally comes on the same day as Marc Payne’s birthday.

Go wish Mayjah Payne a happy birthday and watch the music video for “Established” here. And if you thought their story was captivating, wait until you hear about their latest release. Today, Crown Energy unleashed a music video titled “Established,” and trust us when we say it’s an absolute FIREcracker! Shot amidst the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles, CA, this video sets a new standard for creativity, thanks to the infusion of cutting-edge AI technology. The visual spectacle that unfolds in “Established” is nothing short of breathtaking. From jaw-dropping cinematography to mind-bending effects, it’s a feast for the eyes that demands your attention. Don’t just take our word for it; you need to witness this musical masterpiece for yourself.

You can catch “Established” on various platforms, including YouTube, Instagram, and their official websites, and Don’t miss out on the opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of Crown Energy, where talent meets innovation. Your musical journey is about to reach new heights, so go ahead and hit that play button. Trust us; you won’t regret it.

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Young Whis: A Magnetic Force in the Music Scene with Unmatched Charisma and Talent




Young Whis

Young Whis’s journey in music is a testament to his unwavering dedication and relentless work ethic. Despite the challenges he faced growing up in a broken home, he channeled his emotions and experiences into his music, creating a powerful and authentic sound. His hard work and determination have paid off, as he continues to release new songs that resonate with listeners on a deep level. With each track, Young Whis pushes boundaries and showcases his growth as an artist. His latest releases are a testament to his unwavering passion and creative vision.


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Young Whis’s music journey was shaped by a diverse range of influences, from the gritty streets of Philadelphia to the soulful sounds of iconic artists. His father’s love for Jay-Z, DMX, The Ruff Ryders, and The LOX, along with his mother’s appreciation for Diana Ross and Michael Jackson, enriched his musical DNA. This fusion of contrasting influences gives his music a unique blend of gritty authenticity and soulful melodies.

Young Whis’s style is a fusion of past and present, drawing inspiration from legends like The Notorious BIG, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne, and Drake. The Philadelphia underground rap scene has also played a pivotal role in shaping his versatile and genre-blending approach.

Young Whis brings a raw talent, authenticity, and dedication to the music scene. His relatable narratives and personal journey make his music resonate with listeners. Keep an eye out for his upcoming mixtape, “All American Season 1,” where he showcases his growth and commitment to leaving a lasting musical legacy. Get ready to dive into the world of Young Whis and connect with his experiences and emotions through every track!

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James Worthy & Big Gipp Release New Single & Video “Out Of Control”




James Worthy & Big Gipp Release New Single & Video "Out Of Control"

“Out Of Control” is the official 2nd single by music stars Big Gipp of Goodie Mob, and James Worthy. The song depicts a short description of being in the mindset of feeling emotions, and things you haven’t felt before with another person which can make you feel Out Of Control. Alongside the single being released the official music visual is released along with it via YouTube with guest appearances from the Dungeon Family. This single can be purchased or streamed on all platforms through Humble Sound Music Group worldwide.

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