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Aiming To Be The Next Big Girl Group, DAME Debuts New Visual “When It Rains”

Hailing from New York City, Haylee (18), Nora (17), Brooke (17) and Kaylin (17) are poised to step up as America’s next revered girl group. What started as an after-school hobby of harmonizing on Youtube covers, quickly caught the eye of music veteran Shawn Stockman (of Boyz II Men). Shawn realized the girls embodied the same talent and drive that has kept his group successful for over 25 years. Following in the same artist development footsteps, Shawn and his business partner Brian Miller, flew the girls to Atlanta, Ga., where they were placed under a rigorous (5) month daily schedule, that included creative direction from celebrity choreographer/director Jamaica Craft (Usher, Neyo, Empire) and vocal aficionado Mama Jan (Justin Bieber, Usher).

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In addition to preparing themselves as entertainers, the girls are also “studio rats”. They record day and night. Very similar to their manager/mentor, they absolutely love harmonies, and find a way to incorporate them into the majority of their music. With the help of industry writer/producers, J. Hart, The Co-Captains and EJ Mackey, the girls identified two singles that they feel cover the spectrum of both pop and urban music with their new singles “When it Rains” and “Ran Away” (both available on ITunes).

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With the support of Nu World Beauty’s, Hard Candy Cosmetics (the #1 Cosmetic Brand in Walmart) the girls successfully toured various high schools this winter, to prep themselves for touring this spring, and shot their OFFICIAL video for their single “When it Rains”.

Check out the FULL video below.

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Last Night In NYC: ‘I Am JoJo Tour’ with JoJo & Aaron Camper at Webster Hall [Photo & Video]

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Last Night In NYC…Singer/Songwriter JoJo blessed the Webster Hall stage in The Marlin Room sector with opening act Aaron Camper for the I Am JoJo Tour.

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Opening up the night, singer-songwriter-background vocalist (Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown), Aaron Camper hit the stage to get the crowd warmed up.

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The talented artist performed a few of his current singles (“Hypnotizing” & “My Heart”), while covering some classic hits like; Ryan Leslie‘s “Quicksand”, Boyz II Men‘s “Water Runs Dry” remixing it with Taylor Swift‘s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” — to current tunes like: Wale feat. Usher’s “Matrimony”, Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth‘s “See You Again” and so much more.

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Aaron is just completely a natural talent!

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Next up, none other than the gifted JoJo! With excitement in the air and screams from wall-to-wall within a packed out venue, Jo took center-stage and immediately took us back in time to her first self-titled 2004 album (“Baby It’s You”, “Leave (Get Out)”) — along with her second project, The High Road (“Good Ol”, “Like That”).

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It was an amazing feeling as the crowd tackled every lyric as if both albums just dropped a day before the actual concert. Later, JoJo transitioned into a few songs from all three of her EPs/Mixtapes, adding up over the years during her tight label situation at Blackground Records, and lastly, gravitating to her current Tringle — a dose of 3-songs all at once. But not stopping there, the songstress even went to deliver her past Drake cover of “Marvin’s Room (Can’t Do Better)” and Jeremih‘s current platinum hit “Planes” featuring J. Cole.

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JoJo also got personal with her fans, giving a description of what she’s been through over the years:

“I was depressed…So depressed. You all got me through it.”

She also mentioned how she’s grown into the woman that she is today. It’s clear that JoJo is back and ready to take the music throne.

The night turned out to be quite incredible as JoJo definitely left her mark right in New York City, once again.

Congrats to JoJo and Aaron Camper on a job well done!

For more of the “I Am Jojo” tour dates check HERE.

Photos & Videos by Gabriel Williams (of SFPL):

Aaron Camper Performance

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JOJO PERFORMANCE COMPILATION #1

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JOJO – “MARVIN’S ROOM” (DRAKE COVER)

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JOJO ‘TRINGLE’ COMPILATION #2

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New Video: Warren Kurtiss feat. Nikko Sherard – “Spin It”

After years of working behind the scenes as a producer and songwriter for superstars such as Ne-YoEstelleFrench MontanaWaleBoyz II MenJanelle MonaeBlackstreetSnoop Dogg and countless others, international, platinum-selling producer/singer/songwriter, Warren Kurtiss, steps into the spotlight with the music video for his own new single, “Spin It.”
Enlisting the exceptional talents of rising American, NYC-based singer/songwriter Nikko Sherard, Warren brings fans a video and single that crosses language barriers.
Directed by Usef Nait, the video captures the duo trading both English and French verses and hooks in a sprawling complex of lavish, Spanish-styled buildings with shots of the beautiful San Diego skyline as the backdrop. The energy is palpable and the vibes are soaked in positivity, which are all totally infectious and will have you singing and grooving along in no time.
The video has been making waves internationally and recently landed a spot in the rotation at MCM TV (the equivalent of MTV in France). Set for an official U.S. release on iTunes under Warren’s own Dawty Music Group imprint on October 5th, 2015, “Spin It” promises that Warren will soon be lighting up charts and screens under his own name worldwide.
Checkc out the video below:

Official US release via iTunes October 9thHERE

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SFPL’s Artist Spotlight: Shawn Stockman’s Newest Musical Gems, DAME…

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Under the direction of Boyz II Men‘s Shawn Stockman, the teenage music sensation, DAME is back — just off the heels of a successful summer of initial development. Today, they bring us new footage; a behind the scenes look at their summer in Atlanta, set to a new song called “Goodbye.” We’re excited about this folks! Remember, you seen it here first! DAME is for sure to be next! Check them out below….
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Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men Introduces New Girl Group, DAME…

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Shawn Stockman of the legendary R&B quartet, Boyz II Men, flexes his musical expertise, as he now co-manages a new female quartet, Dame.

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Candi Kush – ‘Let It Snow’ [SFPL X-Mas Tunes]

Off of the tip of her lastest mixtape ‘Live From The Smokers Room’, the talented Candi Kush gets us in the Christmas spirit by delivering her version of the hit Boyz II Men classic song “Let It Snow”. Check it out below…

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Boyz II Men Releases New Album “Twenty”, New Video “One Up For Love”

Diamond selling- multiplatinum Grammy winning group, Boyz II Men celebrate 20 hit making years with their brand new album TWENTY released today, October 24, 2011 exclusively at Wal-Mart and digital retailers everywhere.

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Video: The Today Show x Shawn Stockman from Boyz II Men co-hosts with Hoda

Singer and judge from the hit show, The Sing-Off, Shawn Stockman stops by The Today Show and chops it up with the beautiful Hoda. The two had great chemistry on-screen! Check it out!

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[New Music] Boyz II Men Feat. Charlie Wilson “More Than You’ll Ever Know”

Boyz II Men x Charlie Wilson combine their talents on a new joint titled “More Than You’ll Ever Know”. The featured track is from their upcoming LP Twenty due out in the fall.

Very nice track. Good job fellas.

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SFPL’s New Music…Frank Ocean x Chipmunk x Justin Timberlake & More…

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