• The Ultimate Warrior: P.O.E.T. Blaq Ice
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    - As seen in the Oct/Dec 2012 issue of The Indiegator, Pages 59-63. Official Website │ Facebook │ Twitter │ P.O.E.T. Organization  by Kitty Y. Williams You know what time it is! Let’s talk Poetry. In our very first issue we interviewed Chicago Spiritual Poet ‘Chill’. In our second issue we featured Milwaukee/Houston Christian Poet Monica Matthews. And now, it’s time to introduce you to Chicago’s ‘International Spoken Word Life Artist’, Blaq Ice. He’s from one of the toughest neighborhoods in the country who instead of becoming another statistic, chose to use his God given talents for good. He has been granted the power to reach the hearts and minds of youth, his community and audiences worldwide. Below in this Exclusive Interview, we discuss Blaq Ice’s long journey, his motivations, struggles and why it is important for him to be a pillar of strength, knowledge and sacrifice in a polluted Entertainment industry. In high school you realized

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  • Introducing Shank B
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    - As seen in the Oct/Dec 2012 issue of The Indiegator, Page 17. Facebook │ Reverbnation I just want to bless the world with my talents & words from my point of view. Shank B is an independent rapper from Atlanta, GA. He has been in the rap game since 1996 as a freshman in High School. For years he freestyled at parties for friends and whoever he could entertain, but didn't start writing until 2005 when he met Protocol a.k.a Daniel Steverson, an Artist in the business who inspired him to do so. Ever since then Shank has recorded at many studios located in Houston, TX, Atlanta as well as Augusta, GA to name a few. Shank had his debut album release on October 2nd  for Shank Spartacus at DBS Sounds in Riverdale, GA. He also just recently finished a collaboration for his upcoming second album currently in the works with a Houston area Indie Artist named Tex T by way of League City, TX. In all of his music, Shank B uses his past mistakes, pain and the knowledge gained from

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  • Update: Christian Poet Monica Matthews
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    - As seen in the Oct/Dec 2012 issue of The Indiegator, Page 25. Official Website Monica Matthews is a Houston Poet, Author, Mentor, and Motivational Speaker by way of Milwaukee, WI. Her style of writing and performing has been recognized within her community as being an influential source, impacting the mind, body, and spirits of her captivated audiences. Founder of the group Christian Poetics, Monica’s goal is to uplift Jesus Christ through Spoken Word Poetry. Her mission is to engage other Artists with similar interests to collaborate their gifts, talents, and resources to establish a broader community for Christian Artist networking. Her brand also includes mentorship of underprivileged and at-risk youth, and positive self image campaigns for teenage girls. We featured Monica in an Exclusive seven page interview by Kitty Y. Williams in our July/Sep 2012 issue of The Indiegator. Her debut CD titled "In Me" was released August 3, 2012, and is now available on her

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  • 6 N Belmont Production
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    - As seen in the Oct/Dec 2012 issue of The Indiegator, Page 21-22. Bandcamp │ Facebook │ Twitter Record Label 6 N Belmont Production is coming out with their debut album for the first time in 2013. Cuban DVenci (on the left), Guiseppe Myartt and Octavius The Rebel (on the right) are the Artists on the label. They’re making a major impact on the East coast with their different styles of Hip Hop. Guiseppe Myartt released his album in 2011 called Nex Level. With his smash singles "All In' and "Keep It Moving", he has been flooding the streets with his political views on society, and his views of everything in the world. The album got 300 downloads on its release. You can catch his video “Nex Level” on YouTube @ 6nbelmontvideos. Cuban DVenci is more of a 90’s style commercial Artist. He has already dropped his album Da DVenci Code early in 2012 which had 500 downloads on his first release day. His smash singles "You Know" and "Go Head" are making their way through

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  • Lora Mao – The Musical Guardian Angel
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    - As seen in the Oct/Dec 2012 issue of The Indiegator, Pages 23-24. Soundcloud │ Facebook │ Twitter │ YouTube │ Reverbnation│ iTunes  a.k.a DreamOfAsiaGirl Music Mixer and Promoter Lora started out in the world of music as a young teen and took piano lessons for five years. She then continued on her own and taught herself for five additional years. She played for church, choirs, and even a country singer in a competition. As Lora got older, there was no way to drag the big piano around, so she lost all of her skills as a Pianist. She had given up on music for herself, however, continued to listen to music from around the world. When introduced to the internet in 1997, Lora began promoting many Unsigned Artists by running a website that gave away their CDs and she compiled the e-mail lists of the new fans for them to add to their own promotions lists. In 2008, Lora moved to Houston, Texas where she was introduced to Myspace and started promoting through that

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  • Vibing with Kal’L
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    Says The Indiegator, We were going to write our own review on Kal'L, but after reading this one (below) submitted by MT Press and listening to Kal'L's music for hours on end... They hit the nail on the head with this and it only took one weekend for us to become fans for life. This man is going far, his voice is amazing! ~ Kitty Y. Williams, Editor-in-Chief - As seen in the Oct/Dec 2012 issue of The Indiegator, Pages 39-40. Facebook │ Twitter │ YouTube R&B Singer/Songwriter Review Courtesy of MT Press R&B Singer and Songwriter Kal’L brings his expressive storytelling ability and unforgettable melodies to the streets with his debut EP, Love & Loss on October 23rd, 2012. His music is a modern meeting of the classic Motown R&B of the Jackson 5 and the harmony infused, vocal-heavy Pop and R&B music of 90’s Artists like Jamie Foxx and *NSYNC. Self-produced and written entirely on his own, Love & Loss showcases Kal’L’s undeniable

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  • “SMILE ALWAYZ… COLGATE STYLE!!!!”
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    - As seen in the Oct/Dec 2012 issue of The Indiegator, Pages 13-14. Official Website │ Facebook │ Twitter │ Tajoure Management by Tremayne Colgate I am Tremayne Colgate, the entertainer with the 32 teeth smile.  I’m currently the host of The Colgate Radio Show on Street 93.3 Online Radio and Co-Star on POM TV’s Next Big TV Star premiering on Oct. 12th 2012.  I started pursuing my career seriously as a Professional Entertainer around  July 2011 when I saw an ad on Craigslist for auditions with the show.  I auditioned and made it onto Next Big TV Star and have been on a roll ever since. I was introduced to local Producers and film directors, including Kurvie Kapone, MaLissa Alexander, and Ejai Aitch. With Kurvie Kapone, OMG... lol, we have filmed so much.  Her mind is just creative and I love her enthusiasm.  We’ve filmed Movies, Interviews, Talk Shows.... almost everything.  I also play the character Queen in MaLissa Alexander’s Real Go Gettaz.  In

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  • TC Thompkins: Bringing the Music to the People
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    - As seen in the Oct/Dec 2012 issue of The INDIEgator, Pages 55-58. - Article Short Link: http://TheINDIEgatorMag.com/?p=2215 Official Website │ Facebook │ Twitter │ Email by Kitty Y. Williams T. C. Thompkins has over 40 years experience in the Music industry as an Entertainment Consultant and Radio Specialist. He established his company, “Thompkins Marketing“, after leaving the position of Vice President of CBS Records now known as Sony Music where under his leadership, Epic and Associated Labels had been the number one urban label in the world for three years running. He helped in the development and serviced as COO of GP Production, the birth place and home of the “New Jack Swing”, Teddy Riley, Guy, Today, and Wrecks N Effect. As result of his experiences in the industry and his close association with some of the music industry’s Icons and Legendary Performers, he was encouraged to begin his consulting company. Thompkins Marketing has become known as

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  • Brian Culbertson’s Jazzy Dreams
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    - As seen in the Oct/Dec 2012 issue of The Indiegator, Page 32-35. Official Website │ Facebook │ Twitter │ YouTube │ Reverbnation│ USTREAM Brian Culbertson R&B/Jazz Multi-Instrumentalist Los Angeles, California www.BrianCulbertson.com by Kitty Y. Williams A few weeks ago I received an email from Helio PR introducing me to Verve/Universal Recording Artist, multi-Instrumentalist Brian Culbertson out of Los Angeles. Upon researching Brian further, I soon felt as if I had rediscovered Skittles for the first time as a child. Long story short, pure Euphoria! From the very first song I listened to on Amazon, “Still Here” feat. Vivian Green - lead single from his new Dreams album (which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Jazz Albums Chart), to his music videos on YouTube Vevo, I was entranced with the beauty of his collaborative sound and the different genres that were crossed throughout the different pieces. Through the music videos, I fell in love with the Spunk,

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  • The Airbrush King
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    - As seen in the Oct/Dec 2012 issue of The Indiegator, Pages 46-50. Official Site │ Facebook │ Twitter │ Airbrush Portfolio │ AirbrushKing Fashion  Weight Loss by Kitty Y. Williams Almost like yesterday, I remember 6 years ago I was doing Videography and dating a Photographer at the time who had arranged a meeting with a local airbrush Artist for a backdrop he needed. We were preparing to shoot an out of town concert in Louisiana that featured Indie Musicians as well. The 3 of us met up at a Starbucks on the corner of Fountainview and Westheimer Rd in Houston to go over the details for the backdrop. That was my first time ever setting foot in a Starbucks; it was a cozy little spot. The Airbrush Artist, DeAngelo Ellis, a handsome, creative and enthusiastic young man who loved the Arts and strongly believed in his abilities, impressed me. After the meeting we all went to his car and marveled at the amazing portfolio as he shared with us big plans for his creative

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