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Female Flow Vol. 8 #IndieRock Edition Coming Soon

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Via Reverbnation we had our 2nd contest titled GET IN THE FLOW searching for some indie rock and pop artists and giiirrrrlll did we find some! This next installment of Female Flow included artists from all over the world. The official artwork was done by GodHenryDesign and music includes indie female artists like Emily Claire, Ciera Ouelette, Margo Macero, Siren Call, Jaclyn Steele, The Black Lullaby, Grand Evolution, Ariel Hill, Defy The Skyline, Neo Geo, Marina V, Amelia Scalies, Sweet Oblique, Shirlee Temper (on cover), Andrea Desmond, Charlie Dane, Megan Elizabeth and more… we are excited to share this with you!

STAY TUNED!

In the meantime here is one track to hold you over… #KISSKISSBANGBANG

#WorldPremier of @Raye6 “Lifted Sand” shot on location at Castle Ashby De La Zouch

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Raye 6, the sexy siren known for her electric, in your face persona, reveals a softer side in her latest release “Lifted Sand”. On a recent UK tour with ILuvLive, Raye 6 had the chance to record with founder of Baby People UK and renowned producer Baby J (Amy Whinehouse, Dead Prez, Estelle, Mexican Kids At Home). Written and composed in the beautiful countryside of Derby, “Lifted Sand”, the infectious esoteric musical piece poses a few questions “who do you love/who do you trust/is there a fire/burning me up?” The poetic chorus “lifted on a faded grain of sand” is a description of love so faded the only thing left holding it up is a grain of sand. Filmed by Ne$$ of Weekend Money, the scenic visual for Lifted Sand was shot on location at Castle Ashby De La Zouch in Leicestershire, United Kingdom

“During a private listening session of the soon-to-be titled project between Baby J & Raye 6 ( due out later this year), we chose a few favorites, “Women Beat The Men” , “Enuff of You” and “I Like” as single material.” WBS Studios

Did you see #FemaleFlow artist @GENESISBE in the LA Times? Maybe the Village Voice?

We are so proud to announce that our very own Genesis Be’s new video has been featured by The LA TIMES and The Village Voice! Please check out the links below and share widely. This is her biggest press to date and we’d like to thank you all who have continued to support her and FemaleFlow.com! READ ON READERS….

XO,

FF

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“For six years, Mississippi-born MC Genesis Be has stood out as an inimitable presence in the New York underground hip-hop scene. Arriving in 2007 when outsiders were still often faced with resistance, she’s stood her ground and carved out a niche as one of the most heard female voices in the New York indie-ground. In preparation for the release of her new album Genesequa, she’s dropped her latest single “Tampons and Tylenol.” We spoke to Genesis about the song as a feminist statement as well as her reservations as an artist……” click to read more!

The Village Voice: GENESIS BE’s Declaration of Women’s Power by Chaz Kangas

“Genesis explained the birth of the title to Sound of the City: “My friend and I were at the convenience store looking for tampons and I was upset that I couldn’t find tampons or Tylenol. Going back and forth, I thought they should just package them together. My friend began singing those words together.”……read on~

The L.A. Times: Essential Tracks: GENESIS BE by Randall Roberts

Have you heard of K-Cera? Well we know you heard of @KimmiKennedy ?

In the last ten years, the model game has become even more saturated than the rap game. And unless you’ve been under a rock for the last six years, there is no way that you haven’t come across the “original” Kimmi K. From the wreckage of Hurricane Katrina, this New Orleans native has climbed her way through the industry, fighting tooth and nail to be at the top of her game. Her twitter followers are almost 1 million strong and in today’s industry, that is a great feat for anybody in the “business”. The model turned entrepreneur turned rapper is about to step into the hip hop arena in the Summer of 2012 with a full assault on the music game. And when those twitter followers become consumers of her new music, K Cera ( her rapper persona meaning her destiny is ordained) IHB (International Hustle Bunny) will be the new force to be reckoned with.

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Kimmi is approaching the music game with the same tenacity that she applied to the model game and she’s not waiting to be signed by any labels. As she puts it, “I signed myself to myself. Spoken like a true independent. 2012 and beyond will witness a new Kimmi Kennedy because this one got something to say and she’s going to make it funky enough for us to listen.
With mixtapes and video virals accruing in her ammunition vaults, she’s put together a team to help make her debut a heartfelt one and taken seriously, from the start. So you think you know Kimmi Kennedy? No. You know about her. Introducing K Cera (que sera sera) “Whatever Will Be, Will Be”

Oh, and did you see the Official 2013 Female Flow Calendar by MDZYN for Female Flow? We want to thank them for supporting our event during Houston AllStar Weekend!!

XO,

FF

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A classic reminder…

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Badu has always been a reminder of classic flavor, style and here is a glimpse of her at the House of Blues in Atlantic City, NJ.

Photographer Doug Seymour has traveled with many different artists over the past several years. During these times, he has found himself behind the scene all too often—capturing moments with musicians not typically seen by the general public. A Day In The Life Of offers that view—photos taken during sound check, what it’s like in a dressing room, candid moments backstage and more.

ITS BIGGER THAN RELIGION….. HIPHOP

 

Watch out for Sonia France… #FemalesOnTheRise

Sonia France knows more than a thing or two about the business of hip-hop. From her early days as an assistant at Violator Records to her current role as PR to several artists including former Roc-A-Fella stars and also, Lil Kim, this industry maven has found her calling in working behind-the-scenes. Before becoming hands-on with labels and artists, France was an artist herself. She sung background vocals for Melanie Smallwood but quickly realized the spotlight wasn’t for her. After meeting Brian Jones, the general manager of Violator Records, France began her path in the industry. Currently in the position of PR for the Roc-A-Fella Reunion and for Lil Kim’s upcoming endeavors, France is looking forward to launching her own multi-service company in the near future. Along with PR, she’s also managing several up and coming artists and still acts as an assistant to AZ and DJ Absolut. Read on and find out how this budding industry specialist keeps on her path. Take notes.

 

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What inspired you to go the music route?

I had a lot of people around me motivating me to push myself further. They all knew my track record when it came to getting things done. Plus, with me knowing so many people, it worked out.

When did you realize PR was your calling?

Honestly, the PR path started last year when I was working with Lil Kim. The PR person she had was pushing me towards it because he knows that I wear many hats. He just kept telling me, “You could do it. You could do it.” Even though I didn’t know too much about PR, it worked out well. Before PR, I was doing assistant work and management. I’ve had my hands in everything for years. But, mainly management is my main thing along with being an assistant. I manage a few up and coming artists and do assistant work with DJ Absolut and AZ.

How did you land those positions as the assistant to the GM of Violator and to Terry Walker at Motown?

I met Brian Jones through Tweet, one of the artists from the r&b group “Next.” After all of our years working together, I am still his right hand person. Anything he needs done, I’m there and vice versa. With Terry, I was working as a receptionist. He wanted me to work under him because he knew my knowledge of the industry. A young lady named Katie that was working at Atlantic Records introduced me to AZ. I started making little things happen with phone calls. He like what I brought to the table and kept me onboard as his assistant.

What’s a day in your life like?

It consists of being on the phone all day. I make phone calls all day, everyday. I’m also sending e-mails trying to make things happen. For an example, Lil Kim has a new video that we’d like aired on BET’s 106 & Park. With that comes a lot of back and forth with the company. It’s a process. When we have events such as the Roc-A-Fella Reunion, I try to speak to my artists everyday to make sure everything is in place and running smoothly.

For more of this interview by Danitha go to The Source