Singers! Check out "The Practice Room"
-American Idol & The Voice
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Time. Time. Time. None of us have enough of it. We're always running somewhere, in a rush to do this or that and more often than not, we leave our goals & dreams on the back burner. They seem too far away. Sometimes we will entirely dismiss the pursuit of something new or challenging because we "don't have time."
One of my professors in college, Dr. Zegree would constantly challenge me to spend 10-minutes a day on whatever it was I was complaining I couldn't do. 10 minutes. No matter how tired, stressed or busy we may be, we all have 10 minutes to spare and contribute to progress.
I challenge you this week to think about areas that need your consistent devotion: vocal warmups, exercise, meditation, sight-reading, stretching...spend that 10 minutes. Daily practice is the quickest way to smash those goals! Don't let tomorrow's holiday throw you...it's still a Monday. Best day to initiate change.
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Happy Mothers Day to my beautiful Mommy, number one fan, biggest supporter, my inspiration and motivation, beautiful spirit and sweet sweet soul, and now, my favorite drinking partner! Until I have my own, I'll never understand the heavy responsibility that comes with carrying and mothering a child. I am SO lucky God chose you to take care of me. Thank you a million times over. #happymothersday#mom#mommyandme#blackgirlmagic
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All my singers, musicians, & artists alike....you may have heard that I'm venturing into the world of YouTube!!! I'm starting a channel called "The Practice Room" and I would love if you checked it out...and by check out I mean, SUBSCRIBE!!
This is a place where I'll be sharing professional tips on singing, performing, auditioning, handling yo’ business, networking, making money…and we’ll even dive into health, wellness, lifestyle and more. I want to share things I’ve learned and am still learning with you!
I've been hearing that a forum like this is needed in my community so I'm giving it my all. I hope this is a place that inspires you to get back to the habit of practice in a real way!
Wish me luck and please go to the YouTube link and hit SUBSCRIBE!
That one crazy time when I got to sing with @beyonce, Ed Sheeran @teddysphotos and @garyclarkjr while honoring Stevie Wonder!!!! My job is nuts! Honoring my idols, supporting my inspiration...how God!!?!? A million thanks to Greg Phillinganes @gapmac for the opportunity. One helluva #fbf....I just said I sung with Beyoncé. Ok.
Poppy flower bomb.
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Baby hair and afros.
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This was the second year in a row my dad and I put on this show, Revolution Songs. It's a big event. Lots of tickets to sell, band to put together and rehearse, not much money to pay for the quality talent we want, etc. I kind of freak out during the process and I don't work well with an abundance of stress. Lol! Being caught up in said stress causes me to lose sight of the moment at times.
So I'm taking this moment to reflect on what's actually happening here. I'm already a Daddy's girl, y'all know this. But being able to love this man the way I do, and create art with him at the same time, that is unbelievably special! I don't know many artists that can say that. Singing all night about self love, black power and strength, unity and diversity, AND God!!! Phew!! Sobbing at the thought. So even though I threaten to never do this show again as I'm buckling under the pressure, I do realize the value of this moment in my life. I'm gonna look back years from now with so much joy!! #tbt - Mom @fabnfitbycarla - @jsylvester7
I think I'm enjoying this spring more than any other!! Maybe it was all that rain California got that's making the sky more clear and the landscape more green...and now the gorgeous flowers are coming in!!! And people are a little nicer right?!? Longer days, cleaning out those closets, more alfresco brunch...as if I don't already brunch enough. This is definitely a season of change and growth. I'm leaning in. #spring#flowers#seasons#leanin#brunch#naturalhaircommunity#singer#bgv#music#blackgirlmagic
Happy Birthday Robbie Williams!! I hope you feel as special as you are to so many people. Take the crown babe, you're the fukin king. I've had so many firsts in my career since I met you I feel like it's my damn birthday! Never has a boss been more thoughtful, loyal and REAL! Here's to many more!! Let's #partylikearussian! #robbiewilliams#theheavyentertainmentshow@robbiewilliams
I wish there were more resources and publications for singers that actually inspire and share valuable information. @isingmag gets it. It was my honor to do this interview for their current issue. We talk about my unconventional musical upbringing, longevity in the industry, personal tips I swear by and so much more! Subscribe to this mag guys! #iSingDoYou
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Happy Black History Month!
Me and my dad are gonna sing about it.
Revolution Songs II, Feb 25
Nate Holden Theater. Reserve now!! Despite the fact that my people are put through living hell on a day to day basis, we will NEVER stop laughing hard and singing loud. Our hairstyles, dances, music and fashion are a CONSTANT source of inspiration around the globe. Our big, beautiful, thick legs, asses, hips and breasts remain on trend. Not to mention the poetry, the art, the literature, the innovation....and in spite of the pain and struggle, we are STRONG and we hold on to the hope that one day (perhaps after our lives are over) things will get better.
I love being black. 🏾 #blackhistorymonth