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Ro James Isn’t A Gimmick… And He Makes It Clear

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Born Ronnie James Tucker, but known to friends and fans as Ro James; was born in Stuttgart Germany. His father, a military man and who was also a non – denominational preacher as well as a talented vocalist. “He always would make me sing” Ro recalls. Although he was born in Germany, Ro spent most of his years in New York City. When he was just six years old, he moved to New York City with his grandmother while his mother finished school in Germany. Like most military children; Ro has experienced living in different stated such as: Hawaii, Oklahoma, and Texas.

The first song Ro ever wrote was called “Portrait”. Portrait was about a photo that took you back to a memory that reminded you of what it felt like and now I’m staring at this portrait of you and you don’t have me anymore. “It was a real life experience for me, so I really connected with it.” Ro says. Ro’s father would always try and get him to sing in church, but he was too rebellious. He also feared singing in front of the church. He recalls a time one of his teachers made him so mad that he stole his wallet and bought pizza for the whole class. He was later caught and suspended for five days. His punishment was to read, and write which began the development of his penmanship.

Ro is huge fan of Prince, his artistry, and his ability to be himself and not really care about what anyone else thinks. When asked “What separates you from the next male artist?” He replied: “I feel that it is my duty to reacquaint the world with music and what its mission is. Music is made to teach, to heal and to provide hope… I don’t feel the need to complete because I’m confident in my talent and there’s room for everyone to share their gift.

Music is not a gimmick and it is not a trend. Neither am I. I just want to leave my mark and I don’t want to be someone who simply lived and died; I want people to know I was here.” His gifted movement this time around from Coke, Jack and Cadillacs was the transition from being independent and doing independently with his own ideas, his own visions, and to be going into a label where he can incorporate so many other people’s ideas or visions. With 1,632,647 views on Youtube with his latest single “Permission” you can hear the influences of Lenny Kravitz, and Prince.

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Khloe Sierra
From the home of HipHop: The City That Never Sleeps Khloé Sierra, also known as KhloéFromBrooklyn has always had a passion for music and writing. Bi-racial; Puerto Rican and black and profiles herself as a logophile. Khloé remembers her siblings and herself waking up to their grandmother singing songs by the Four Tops, Temptations, Gladys Knight & The Pips, The O'Jays, Isley Brothers, Earth Wind & Fire, and singers like, Otis Redding, Betty Wright, Al Green, and Marvin Gaye. As she grew older Khloé developed a love for artist such as: Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton, Sadé, Lauryn Hill, Anita Baker, and Tevin Campbell. Khloé's grandmother would make her and her siblings read a chapter from the encyclopedia and then write an essay. By her grandmother doing that, Khloé developed the love for writing. At the age of 14 Khloé decided she wanted to to become a Music Journalist. What better way to enjoy two things you love the most... Writing and Music. She majored in English for two years, and minored in theater. Although she has no professional experience she doesn't let that discourage her. She's very passionate, driven, and ready to deliver. From The City That Never Sleeps, to The Lone Star State she's now received an opportunity to began her journey.