Friday, August 15, 2008

Why Q Parker is what R&B music NEEDS!

This is SERIOUS!

Q after his set
Ronnie DeVoe (BBD) and wife, Shamari (Blaque, new album and reality show coming this year!)
Singer/songwriter Cri$tyle (Mariah's "Touch my Body") got on stage & blew us all away with her amazing voice. She wrote for Q's new album.
Drift City Records CEO's and Islad Def Jam's VP Jerry

It's no secret that Q Parker of 112 fame is dropping his much anticipated solo album, "Real Talk", this Fall and going on tour soon after. But what about what you don't know?

Is this artist's solo project going to be one that you need to download to your ipod?

Is he talented enough to carry an album without Slim and the guys?

Has he gone all family man?



And Yes, with a But...

Q Parker can siiiiiiiing, I know, old news. He's got a strong voice but still smooth because let's be honest, he's likable to the ladies. It helps that he has a great team behind him and his new album like, hot new writer, Cri$tyle, (Mariah Carey's, "Touch my Body").

Wait, didn't tell you how he ROCKED the stage and kept the crowd on their feet this Summer during one of Atlanta's famous, "Wind Down Wednesday's" at Centennial Olympic Park? I feel bad for the other artists that take the stage post Q because he left a mark. Seeing him sing and work that stage, you can tell he gives 100% because music is his passion. He sang new songs, songs from other artists and even dipped back into the 112 vault of lyrical goodies and enticed us with those song too. And you know what, uhmmmm...nobody noticed that the rest of the group wasn't singing with him. Slim who? Okay Slim is good, he can sing. However Q's got that IT that allows him to be able to sing solo coming from a popular R&B group and look great while doing it.

So yes he is a family man BUT have you ever seen a man who loved and respected his wife be so sexy?!! Yes that's Q. In fact he wrote much of his album in dedication and love to his amazing wife. Awwwww...honest in this business a man that is truly dedicated to his family is even sexier. So he just stepped his game up.

Get Ready for Q's breakout album, "Real Talk" coming soon.
Thank you Katena Keno (PR Diva) for the invite and private access. I truly had fun, even in the heat. :)

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Cri$tyle- the girl behind the music, and on top of the notes

Tricky (Cri$tyles Manager), Cri$tyle, and Christal (Enchanted PR) at Signature Sound Studios

Ice Cube says, "Today was a good day.", so I'll modify that to, "Last week was a good week." I traveled out of town for good times with friends in blazin' Florida, I noticed my hard work at the Kickboxing gym has finally been paying off (kisses her little budding "guns"), and I had the pleasure to meet and interview mega talented singer (YES she can REALLY sing, trust)/songwriter, properly penned, "The Ink" (pun intended), Cri$tyle at Atlanta based, Signature Sound studios. After our chat i was reminded why out of all the talent in the biz, writers fascinate me the most.

*Which artist that she worked with, turns out to be super cool and surprisingly undiva like?
*What's behind that fierce drive that's made her a new writing favorite?
*What does she promise to do that she's always wanted to do for her 25th birthday?

*Cri$tyle stays on the move, but what's her MOST favorite/enjoyable thing to do when she gets to relax?

So, The Ink? Is it THAT serious? Explain...

Well I'll give an obvious answer, she is in fact The Ink, because Cri$tyle is the powerful substance behind the music of some of today's industry elite: Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Beyonce, Natasha Beddingfield, Chilly, Q Parker (112), Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Hudson, Brandy (new album coming) and even for the up and comers like, Teyana Taylor and Keke Palmer. Ever heard of the "little" well known Billboard chart smashing ditty, "Touch my body", well, yeah that was your girl Cri$tyle, shawty (...what? i mean she was born and raised in ATL and all). And the new, "I'll be loving you long time" another of Mrs. Carey's errr i mean Cannon's (which we talk about that a little in the interview as well) new tracks featuring T.I., which is hot, much to do with the girl who wrote it because without the words, there is no song. So yes, it is that serious.

Cri$tyle, on legal documents Crystal Johnson is the coolest girl next door i've ever met. Yet she's not really a girl, she's a woman who unexpectedly fits the bill of the Hollywood come up story, without all of the HollyWeird attitude. She remembers where she's come from and has the highest of expectations toward her future. She's warm, intelligent, caring, driven, and wears cool kicks! Billboard hits, ASCAP notable, engaged to her true sweet heart, traveling the globe, being an inspiration for young adults (giving back), and hanging out with for some of your favorite artists, all by the age of 24! Move over, Keri Hilson, The Ink is gonna write you off! You know what i like about Cri$tyle, she wouldn't even want me to write something like that. She is humble and has only good things to say about people (especially on tape, LOL!). And for the record, Keri Hilson is dope, but i couldn't resist the line. And the truth is now these other writers have some serious competition because Cri$tyle is a multi talented phenom. (click on the links above to listen to the interview)

Thanks again to Christal Jordan-Mims, the light behind Enchanted PR for the interview opportunity. She's an author, a PR manager and an all around positive person. I'm always proud to meet women like that!

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