If you ever heard the music of Eric Roberson then you know that the talented artist is full of passion and excitement. If you have never heard his music, then you are truly missing out on a musical experience that leaves you wanting to sit back and hit repeat!
B-E-M: Does "Shanti Reb-lah" have a specific meaning??
Shanti Reb-Lah: It means Ancient Revolutionist
"FROM THE FUNKY ANCESTORS"
Nadir’s album has been descried as “one of the FUNKIEST albums of the decade.” Distorted Soul 2.0 is a testament to the legends of soul/funk and pays homage to those you paved the road for Blacks in society.
Melanie Charles is a première artist that has taken on the world. She does not know bounds or limitations. Charles is well traveled, bringing her talent to various countries and musical scenes. She is a proud Haitian-American and embodies the traits of the culture. A sweet, polite, and giving person; her personality wins you over more than her musical performances, which are phenomenal in their own right. In this issue to honor Haiti, it was only fitting that we interviewed Haïti’s Cherie.
B-E-M: How would you define Healthy Living?
June April: Living according to what your body needs. Not overindulging to satisfy tastes and desires only. Your body needs water. Your body needs fuel. Every now and then we want a treat. Just balance it out.
The word. It is a potent instrument of transcendence, channeling energies beyond human comprehension, while simultaneously holding a mirror up for the world to reflect on its triumphant spirit of love, as well as its tragic penchant for self-destruction.
The thought of Amy Winehouse crossed with Corinne Bailey Rae comes to mind when you first hear Anna’s voice. Her music cannot be encapsulated by one genre because her cross generational and cultural influences are prevalent. Anna’s music is as unique as Anna is; a child of Ugandan and Russian who grew up in Germany and Russia.
This intriguing artist caught the attention of PJ, Publisher of B-E-M, who sat down with Peace to talk about the dynamics of her music and positive lifestyle.
one sun lion ra
“When I say Hip Hop, y’all say I love, Hip Hop!” This is the phrase that Hip Hop heads are chanting. The One Sun Lion Ra is the responsible for the irresistible words about the rising culture. “Real Hip Hop for Real Hip Hop heads”, is his credo. The Philly based artist has performed all over the east and west coasts as well as overseas exhibiting his skills in the art of emceeing, beat-boxing, and performing spoken word poetry.
"DOSE OF REALTY"
It is of no surprise that this dynamic man erected from the concrete streets of New Jersey. His spiritual and social infusion is woven into every aspect of his music offering that East Coast conscious sound. His course and abrasive voice matches that of the streets he grew up on, while his lyrics carry significance, hope and peace.
"LOCAL POETRY; GLOBAL ACTIVISM"
B-E-M: How do you define Healthy Living?
KI: We should feel happy every day. There should always be a joy within, but in addition to that physical pain and discomfort makes it harder to embrace the joy within or the inner voice and silence of the spiritual life but we have to.