• My Kenny Lattimore Experience + New Album!

    If ever there were an Album or Artist to wake a sleeping beauty's broken heart, put it back together with one gentle touch and then set it on fire for love again, this would be the one. Mouthful ain't it? I feel compelled to share my personal journey with you about what I'll call: My Kenny Lattimore Experience: The Music, The Man, The Mission Love this Interview? Comment Below and Share it! http://goo.gl/i615pL or www.TheINDIEgatorMag.com/?p=5288 by Kitty Y. WilliamsThe Backstory Since this comprehensive review focuses on the NEW album, I won't go too deep in the past. I was born in '82, so in 1997 I would've been around 14-15 years old when I first heard about Kenny. This was around the time where I still believed I was going to hell for listening to any music other than Gospel or Country. See my Grandfather Zachariah was the co-founder and Bishop of a large church in Alabama. A lot of their narrow ways and customs were passed down through my mother. That didn't

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  • AtLas’ Explains Hieroglyphics In Crayon

    -As Seen in the April 2015 issue of The INDIEgator Shot by Rae Maxwell Make up by Felicia York (@dalipstickbandit) Love this Interview? Comment Below and Share it! http://goo.gl/AZ8GQL or www.TheINDIEgatorMag.com/?p=4902 We are too excited about AtLas’ debut EP and Album releases, Pseudo Mythological Celestial MusIQ: Abstracts and Expressions and Hieroglyphics In Crayon, respectively. They both popped on the scene in late 2014 and Yessss! Hip Hop is saved. We’ve been following this Bronx, NY native since 2006 when Producer Kenny Dubb introduced us to her music through collaborative projects. AtLas’ subsequently came all the way down to Houston to put on a few shows in 2007, rocking the stage and crowds Every single time as we imagine she’s done wherever her name has headlined. After coming across a YouTube video from her September 2014 album release party up North, it was clear that she’s still got “IT” and won’t be slowing down anytime soon honey. I swear

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  • Soul Vocalist Conya Doss on the Power of VII (Seven)

    Photo Credit: Stephen Midgette In July 2012 we introduced our readers to independent Soul Singer Conya Doss out of Cleveland, Ohio. At the time, this ‘Queen of Indie Soul’ as named by her fans, had released her sixth album A Pocketful of Purpose. Three years later she is blessing us with her latest project VII (Seven) on May 19th, 2015. This record as well as her previous releases is available on Amazon, CD Baby, and iTunes. We caught up with Conya to see what she’s been doing the last few years, how she feels the new album speaks to the world and her big Celebrity-filled concert coming up at the end of May. With such a busy month ahead and everything else going on in her personal life, this professional still remains determined on giving you the best of her creativity and bringing her A game. Love this Interview? Comment Below and Share it! http://goo.gl/6IgJt2 or www.TheINDIEgatorMag.com/?p=4875 by Kitty Y. Williams The INDIEgator: Good Afternoon! The last time

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  • Chill Gives Birth to “Street Gospel”

    Caneil Chill Oliver Gives Birth to "Street Gospel" On February 28th 2015, Spoken Word Artist and Actor Caneil Chill Oliver gave birth to his newest album Street Gospel. I made the trip up north from Houston to visit this Entertainer in his hometown of Aurora, Illinois and watched him "Represent for the Kingdom". Only his closest friends, family and supporters were invited to the delivery and by the end of the evening, not a soul was left untouched. In this Exclusive Interview with The INDIEgator Magazine the day after, Chill opens up about how he felt everything went and if he accomplished everything he aimed for with the event. We'll also learn about some of the people who helped make it possible and what the future has in store for this anointed being. You can find this in-depth interview in our April 2015 paperback and download editions, as well as watch it on video via YouTube: INDIEgator News. Also check out our article “The Travel Log: Hello Chicago!” to read about how

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  • Hangin’ With Mr. CAP of the SPC

    HANGIN' WITH MR. CAP (PART 1) In this interview with The INDIEgator, our film crew caught up with Mr. CAP of Houston’s legendary Hip Hop movement South Park Coalition (SPC) at First Colony Mall in the Houston suburb of Sugar Land, TX. He agreed to speak with us and shared his roots in music, who he is as an Artist today and some observations he's gained about the music scene around the world and locally during his performances. Host and Editor Kitty Y. Williams asked the deep questions and ended the first segment with her hopes for the Houston urban music scene in the future. You can find both segments of this in-depth interview in this article online, in our upcoming April 2015 print edition, as well as YouTube: INDIEgator News Love this Interview? Comment Below and Share it! http://goo.gl/iArLYx or www.TheINDIEgatorMag.com/?p=4799 by Kitty Y. Williams The INDIEgator: Let’s start with the new Word of the day: #CAPISM What is that exactly? Mr. Cap: Well… #CAPISM

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  • Veteran Vocalist Amanda Cole Talks Breaking the Mold

    One of the most Profoundly Powerful Voices I have ever come across on YouTube is that of amazing female Vocalist Amanda Cole. Her “Pretty Hurts” (Beyonce) cover came onto my radar and immediately I found myself rushing to find more of her videos. I soon discovered that Cole is certainly No Amateur. Her Professionalism is very evident while watching her work and hit every intended note with pure precision. Her skill is so good that she was even selected and performed as a member of the R&B super group En Vogue for a few years. This is a Gifted Queen. Read with us and find out how she went from avoiding her unique talent as a youth, to absolutely loving it as an adult and the power she now has to influence other young Artists to be better than the mold created for them. Learn how Amanda has turned both the positive and negative experiences she's had on her musical journey into motivation and fuel to be the best at what she does. The beautiful star also shares the importance of

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  • YouTube Picks: AtLas’ (Editor’s Review)

    AtLas' True Hip Hop Artist Love this YouTube Review? Comment Below and Share it! http://goo.gl/N3sdHU or  http://TheINDIEgatorMag.com/?p=4654 by Kitty Y. WilliamsAt last, the Queen has done it! We are too excited about her debut Album release Hieroglyphics In Crayon. It popped on the scene in late 2014 and Yessss! Hip Hop is saved.I’ve been following Bronx, NY native AtLas’ since 2006 and she even came all the way down to Houston to put on a show at an event of mine in 2007. Unfortunately, I was slipping in my fandom until someone on Twitter sent me the YouTube video from her September 2014 album release party. Man! She’s still got it, she’s still got it and a new look too! LOVE <3 button. AtLas' aka Polaryss' lyrical flow and Freestyling skills are BANANAS! She rocks the crowd as the Professional she is; someone who knows the true meaning of being an Entertainer. I absolutely ADORE seeing this queen LIVE. AtLas' music tends to include a mix of crazy life

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  • YouTube Picks: Natalie Brown (Editor’s Review)

    Natalie Brown Singer/Songrwriter Love this YouTube Review? Comment Below and Share it! http://goo.gl/hLCvy9 or  http://TheINDIEgatorMag.com/?p=4632by Kitty Y. WilliamsYou know that feeling you get when you click on the radio somewhere and you hear a song from back in the day that just turns you on and you start dancing around all crazy talking about “That’s my jam. That’s my JAM!” Yeah, you know. That's how I feel when I listen to Canadian Singer Natalie Brown's music. I’ll be honest, I stopped turning on the traditional radio a long time ago other than to zone out to Jazz. So I certainly love when I accidentally come across a Vocalist like Natalie Brown online. I was just browsing on Facebook one night and saw that one of my friends had liked her This Christmas album release. So I checked it out then went to her website, checked out more YouTube videos and started rockin' out. I was like "YEAH! I LIKE this chick!" I sat there and listened to some of her entire

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  • YouTube Picks: Joshua Ledet (Editor’s Review)

    Joshua Ledet Singer/American Legend ©Facebook.com/JoshLedet Let’s see, how do I sum this up in one paragraph or less? #Emotional #Breathtaking #Chills #Chills #Chills. Love this YouTube Review? Comment Below and Share it! http://goo.gl/Z0Ru7b or http://TheINDIEgatorMag.com/?p=4611 by Kitty Y. Williams Seriously, as I worked on the final pages of The INDIEgator's 6th issue, I sat there listening and rocking out to music on Joshua's SoundCloud page for hours wondering “Why do I have chills, again?” Every single time. See, I finally gave in and let my mom become friends with me on Facebook. Not one regret. One night she shared a YouTube video of Joshua Ledet performing Percy Sledge’s hit “When A Man Loves A Woman” at the White House in 2013. Ooh my! The passion in his eyes, in his movements, the emotion in that VOICE! I threw my panties at the screen. Then I left, came back and did it again. Don't judge me. Don’t act like I was the only one. Forgive me Lord. God

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  • YouTube Picks: Mani Hoffman (Editor’s Review)

    Mani Hoffman Singer/Songwriter/Producer Credits:  Georges Baird Love this YouTube Review? Comment Below and Share it! http://goo.gl/dSK85o or http://TheINDIEgatorMag.com/?p=4587 by Kitty Y. Williams Oh, oh, oh! Whoo! I’m sorry but excuse me while I catch my breath. I’m sure you’ve seen the video. It’s been going crazy all over social media since right before the New Year; and I mean literally right on time. French Singer, Songwriter and Producer Mani Hoffman shared a video of himself covering Sam Cooke‘s song “A Change is Gonna Come”. Was I the only one who clutched my chest within 3 seconds of him starting to sing? Ok okay, maybe I need to get that checked out. But my ears work just fine and even the baby was blown away by the depth and emotion in Mani's powerful voice! Ooh Honey! His raw talent is amazing and I find it so beautiful that he included his baby in the making of this video. And did you see how this true performer did not even miss a beat

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