Monday, February 6, 2023



King Kris was born in Key West, Florida. He resided in a place called Bahama Village where he was exposed to island life – he was influenced by the Jamaican/Bahamian/Haitian culture. Because drug activity was common, he was forced to grow up very quickly at a very young age.


Kris states that both of his parents were musically inclined. At the age of 10, he was introduced to rap music finding interest in his first KRS1 album which led him to understand the depth of rap music and its political and social meaning at that time.  Of all of the rappers he’s listened to, Kris points to 50Cent as the most influential rapper because of his raw style of music, followed by Tupac and Biggie because of their East coast/West coast flavor and their relatable streetwise content. 


In 2019, Kris became serious about making music.  He set out to record his very first video followed by a real endeavor to develop a catalogue of music, which he still has to this day.  In January 2020, he felt confident enough to record his first professional video entitled, ‘Ima Beast, Ima Dog’ (, which racked up some 4K views in its first week on YouTube. After seeing himself visually on the screen, he knew without a doubt “this is it…this is what I want to do”.   It was at this point that he was tired of street life as he knew it, and music was a way to “be a cultural influence without being a hustler in the streets physically.  I decided to leave the streets alone, because I saw that I could still rap about my experiences -  I was believable because my experiences were authentic.”  


In 2020, a week after his video ‘Divin’ In The Money’ ( dropped, his performance momentum began to pick up. He had 2 shows scheduled in Ohio and was booked to perform 3 shows out of town, and various small labels were turning their attention to him, wanting to meet with him.  All of this forward momentum was unexpectedly halted due to the now infamous Covid outbreak that shut the world down, canceling all of Kris’ performance plans.  But instead of stopping the progression, Kris’ video began drawing a lot of attention. After it was posted to social media platforms, he was sought by various sponsors and was asked to be a brand ambassador for a particular well-known grill-making company.  So, while many artists were stagnated by the lengthy Covid shutdown, King Kris creatively sought ways to earn income to support his craft. He found the business aspect of the industry was the niche that would provide a steady source of income to keep his vision moving forward. He credits his success to maintaining good business relationships, staying focused, and looking for/receiving beneficial opportunities in marketing, branding, and promotions.  King Kris is a highly intelligent, successful, self-made businessman.  He’s observant enough to deduct that “we, the artists, are the ones who set the trends. We’re the ones the audience will emulate. We’re the ones who tells them who to go to. Any smart marketer will see the advantage of working with a sought-after artist, or a popular up and coming one.”  


His latest release, ‘Call Me King’ ( gives the audience a glimpse into the life King Kris. It’s the most personal work he has produced to date. The video is VEVO approved and is approaching 46K views in just 3 weeks.  He brings an energy that is as hard to overlook as his commanding 6’5” stature, good looks, and determination – all making a recipe for success. He is believable when he says, “I was made for this!”


When asked of his immediate future goals, he states he will eventually be a multiplatinum recording artist with a grammy;  he’d also like to pursue serious acting. He is currently CEO of his own company and label, and he predicts progressive future growth.  He is ambitious and determined stating, “if you shoot for the stars, you’ll at least land on the moon.”  


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Wednesday, January 25, 2023

[BLACK BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS] TWO New BOOK Releases from Critically Acclaimed Writer / Poetess NIMA SHININGSTAR-EL | #WedNightPoetry

          Renowned poetess and critically acclaimed author / writer Nima Shiningstar-El continues to make gains in the literary and art world by consistently releasing quality anthologies filled with meaningful, thought-proving and powerful poetic pieces.  In Early January of this year (2023), the star poet released two new compelling compilations filled with incredible well written masterpieces all by Nima herself.  "Something In The Light" and "Until The Pencil Breaks, Until The Ink Runs Out" all penned by the supreme poetess Nima Shiningstar-El with additional contributions from her management and frequent collaborator "Brother Born Free".  

Both books are available on Amazon!  Visit Nima's official LinkTree to visit the direct links to purchase the books.

Nima is currently promoting the 2 below books


Until the Pencil Breaks, Until the Ink Runs Out – Amazon link

Sometimes in the Light – Amazon link


Nima Shiningstar-EL was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At an early age she knew that something was different and special about the way she looked at the world around her. Her point of view was extremely creative and magical, but it was firmly rooted in the turbulent times that she was born into. Nima had a unique way of talking, walking, and expressing her thoughts, feelings, and ideas to her family and friends. In the beginning most of the people around her thought she was just going through a typical adolescent phase, but they would all soon realize that Nima, was traveling on a completely different path.
As Nima continued to grow and expand, so did her creativity. She began to realize that she had an interest and talent for writing poetry/short stories, and plays, painting, photography, and broadcasting. All through her young life she created and amassed a large amount of original and imaginative work, so in 2014 she decided to take the next step and start officially publishing her art. Her first public release was the insightful and poignant book of poetry, “Poems, Quotes, & Thoughts Provoked”. This book firmly established Nima as a new and fresh voice carving her own lane in the poetry community in Philly.
From 2014 to now, Nima has written 14 books of poetry and short stories. She has created over 150 abstract paintings which she calls Nabstract. She co-host The BigWoo Radio Show twice a week. She does her own Facebook Live Show, “Thoughts Provoked” every Sunday, and has an interview series called, In The Art Room with Nima”. In 2017, Nima along with her Manager Born Free created the annual holiday, Love Thy Brotha Day. Every year on June 8th, she convenes a forum of black men to come together to celebrate each other and help motivate our youth towards positive attitudes and lifestyles. If that wasn’t enough, Nima released another powerful and timely book called “Peace King Can You Hear Me?”. She wanted to speak directly to the black men in her family and community and let them know just how much she loves, appreciates, and supports them.
As you can see, Nima is not only abundantly creative, she’s extremely active. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention one of her bestselling and most impactful works of poetry entitled, “A Withered Rose Still Blooms”. This heartbreakingly beautiful book sheds a much needed light on the scourge of domestic violence. It also lifts up the women and men who have been abused and died at the hands of this man-made cancer eating away at the foundation of our homes and hearts.
In 2019 Nima established her own media company, NimaGirlProductions to consolidate all of her works of art and other ventures under her own brand.
Nima is currently working on her first children’s book and photo table book. She is so prolific that I never know what’s she’s going to do and create. All I know is that Nima Shiningstar-EL is an exceptional and once in a lifetime talent. We are all blessed to be alive during her ordained creative run.
For more information about Nima Shiningstar-EL and all her new projects contact her manager Born Free @
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Friday, December 23, 2022

[ARTIST SPOTLIGHT] BIG V of THE NAPPY ROOTS | Instagram: @BigVofNappyRoots 🔥🔥


Big V of Nappy Roots

Vito Tisdale, also known as “Big V” or “Vito Banga," is a former member and front man of the multi-platinum hip-hop group Nappy Roots. The group was signed to Atlantic Records and released their first commercial project, “Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz,” in 2002.  “Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz” went multi-platinum. The album also earned the group two Grammy nominations:

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "Po' Folks" which featured Anthony Hamilton and Best Long Form Music Video for "The World According to Nappy.” The group was also nominated for American Music Awards, Soul Train Awards and an MTV VMA after the release of this album.

The group’s follow up project, “Wooden Leather,” went gold and featured production by top names such as Lil Jon, Kanye West and Raphael Saadiq. The group also teamed up with DJ Greg Street for the hit single Good Day. The group has been featured on several soundtracks to include Tom Hank’s “Lady Killer”, “The South Park Movie” and “Neighbors” to name a few.  Big V has been credited as the architect of several of the group’s biggest hits including “Po Folks” and “Aww Naw”. Hip Hop magazine XXL named Vito to their top ten rap voices list.

 Vito left the group in 2012 to concentrate on being a father after his kids’ mother left them at his mother’s home.  During his hiatus Vito became a spokesman for the Light of Chance program, a non-profit program dedicated to using the arts to help troubled youth.  Recently, Vito has decided that the time is right to return to music and is re-introducing himself as a talented solo artist with singles like “It’s Ok’ providing hope for all of those who are struggling during the pandemic, “Street Boy” which chronicles the problems in relationships marked by drug abuse and infidelity, and “Top of Da South” dedicated to his home state of Kentucky. He has also added actor to his lists of accomplishments landing a role in the movie “The Breakup Masters” and a lead role in the film “45 Seconds”.  In addition, Vito was featured in the made for BET movie “The Business of Christmas Part 2”, as well as the character Uncle Charles in the Geechee One Film “Black and Blue Tears”. 

Big V is also releasing a solo project as a joint venture with fellow Kentuckians, Kyng of Da Beatz Productionz.  The project will feature R&B crooners Urban Mystic and Dave Tolliver from the group Men at Large.  The project will also have contributions from Country rap veterans like Dusty Leigh, Colt Fords  and Slum American artist Big Henri.

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The Hit Single "All One Me" Big V featuring Urban Mystic 🔥🔥

Stream the Music Video to "All On Me" on E Legendz


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Tuesday, December 20, 2022

[OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO] PJ Dakota "The Devil Is a Liar" | Instagram @PJDakota


          This week's Official Music Video Spotlight is dedicated to PJ Dakota's single and music video "The Devil Is a Liar" (written and produced by PJ Dakota herself).  During an interview on the prestigious Blogtalk Radio program "The Digital Meet and Greet" (which airs every Tuesday Night at 9:00 PM Eastern on, PJ stated that she had another artist in mind when she wrote and composed the song.  It was originally for a popular indie gospel female vocalist that decided to pass on the song in favor of another one produced by Ms. Dakota.  PJ, not wanting the track to go to waste made the decision to record and perform the song herself and the single became one of PJ's most popular recordings to be released in 2022! 
          Above is the official music video to accompany the single!  

          With all the madness and people dealing with mental health issues, PJ Dakota's "The Devil is a Liar" is a very uplifting song that's much needed at a time like this!  

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Monday, November 28, 2022

[CYBER MONDAY DEALS] The Private Room Collection by Tiffany offers DEEP DISCOUNTS


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Cyber Monday Deals continue!  The PR Collection (Private Room) Collection is offering DEEP DISCOUNTS on their official Etsy store!  Please visit to shop all day!

A portion of the proceeds will go towards The Butterfly Visions Project (BVP) to assist underprivileged families and victims of domestic violence for the Holidays.

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Friday, November 18, 2022

Award Winning Ghanaian Pop Singer TWICY will be a guest on MAKING CONNECTIONS TV on Saturday Nov. 19th Noon Eastern |


          Recently, Aly the host and program director of the illustrious Making Connections TV was a guest on the season premiere of The Digital Meet and Greet to promote her popular visual platform / interview show.  The Digital Meet and Greet has been one of Blogtlalk Radio's top performing programs / broadcasts since 2021 (during the program's 2nd season).  Aly helped kick off The Digital Meet and Greet's 3rd season with hosts James "JT" Thompson and Jonathan Coleman in a major way!  During the broadcast there were many callers wanting to know more about past and future guests of the Making Connections TV program, and of course Aly answered all of the callers' questions.  Following the Q & A session Jonathan ran down a list of several prestigious individuals that have had the honor of being guests on Aly's Making Connections program and one of the names Mr. Coleman listed was Ghanaian pop singer Twicy, in which Aly made the correction that Twicy has yet to be a guest on the program.  Jonathan immediately replied with "oh.. well we have to get him on your show then".  Soon after the broadcast, host and Media Blast PR specialist Jonathan Coleman reached out to Twicy's management (Dailey's Entertainment) to set up a meeting with Aly and now the Central Music Award winning Ghanaian pop star / songwriter Twicy will be a guest on the next episode of Making Connections TV set to air live Saturday Nov. 19th at Noon Eastern!

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 (1) Making Connections with Aly | Facebook

Twicy's music is available on all Music Streaming Platforms!

For business inquiries contact Moses Dailey of Dailey's Entertainment

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Friday, October 28, 2022

[RADIO SPECIAL] The Black Business Power Panel LIVE on Blogtalk Radio | Oct. 28th at 9:00 PM Eastern


Blacktopia Presents The Black Business Power Panel LIVE on Blogtalk Radio Today Oct. 28th (Friday) at 9:00 PM Eastern!  Dial 929 477 3872 to stream from your phone and press "1" to enter the queue during the Q & A Session.  You can stream the panel on

Join us to discuss economic empowerment for our people, tips to advance and grow your business, networking and more!  

Every powerful businesswoman on the panel is a proud member of the Blacktopia movement.  Let's meet the speakers and panelists below.

Shantel Archbold of Marie's Home, LLC

Shantel Archbold of Marie's Home, LLC

Shantel is  the owner of Marie's Home, LLC and the key speaker / headliner for the Blogtalk Radio special.  Marie's Home manufactures, markets and distributes homemade organic, all natural, chemical free skincare products used with 100% natural ingredients.  

Shantel states "As a single mother of 4 children, it was rare that I had the opportunity to splurge on going to spas, investing in skin care products to build and uplift myself.  Often times I felt out of sorts and completely overwhelmed. Deciding to love on yourself should not come with making life altering decisions.  Although I love mainstream competitors, I couldn't afford their products on a regular basis.  I also could not afford to go to massage therapists and pay outlandish prices for an hour of relief.  So, I began making amazing products right in my kitchen!  Truly quality products that allow my skin to feel luxurious and truly give me a reset and a recharge.  I designed Marie's Home as a homeopathic wellness shop where you can purchase quality, products and therapeutic massages for people of all skin types!"

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Zhe L. Scott, The SEO Queen

Have you ever wondered why your website, brand, online store and business never seem to rank high in search engine results?  Well luckily for the listeners of tonight's Blacktopia Black Business Power Panel on Blogtalk Radio we will have one of the top SEO Experts in the nation giving advice, tips and information on how your business, and brand can make the front page of google and other top performing search engines.  Blacktopia meet Zhe L. Scott also known as "The SEO Queen".  SEO stands for "Search Engine Optimization" and Ms. Zhe is absolutely one of the best around.  Tune in and listen as Zhe will give the audience a few pointers on how you can make the best of your web experience.  Although Zhe doesn't mind giving away some "free game", definitely connect with her directly to "book a session"!  

Join The SEO Queen's Mastermind Group on Facebook at the direct link below 

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Lawanda Kay of SisterHood Services 
and United

Esteemed businesswoman Lawanda Kay of Sisterhood Services and United is also one of the head admins of the prestigious Blacktopia Facebook Group.  Lawanda always has great and efficient information, tips and advice to share for rising entrepreneurs and to seasoned business owners as well.  Although Lawanda spreads her infinite wisdom to the members of the Blacktopia Facebook Group Movement, tonight during The Black Business Power Panel at 9:00 PM Eastern, she will be glad to share more of her knowledge to the listeners and callers tonight!  Visit her official website at

The Blacktopia Black Business Power Panel is proud to have renowned travel agent and businesswoman Teirra Cooper of Xperience Travel 365 as one of our guest speakers.  Teirra will talk to the listeners and callers about her experience as one of the leading travel agents in the southeast region of the United States, what it takes to become successful and enroll future movers and shakers in the travel business under her wing.  Visit her official web-link below and learn more about Xperience Travel 365.

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Rapper Linda B.

One of the leading black saleswomen in Ohio and rising hip hop / rap recording artist Linda B. will join Blacktopia for our Black Business Power Panel on Blogtalk Radio tonight Oct. 28th at 9:00 PM Eastern.  Linda B. is a true "hustler" and knows how to survive in the mean streets of life and is ready and willing to share her experiences to the audiences and show them how they can all come up and get this money!  Linda has extensive knowledge to share and true game to spit to the listeners.  Be sure to stream the experience tonight at 9:00 PM Eastern at

A. Brytney Reeves

No business panel is complete without a strong financial expert and business consultant to share information with the attendees and luckily for Blacktopia Ms. A. Brytney Reeves are both rolled into one neat complete package along with plenty other viable skills.  A. Brytney Reeves will share knowledge and other information with the listeners tonight at 9:00 PM Eastern on The Blacktopia Black Business Power Panel.  Dial 929 477 3872 to stream from your phone and press "1" to enter the queue when we open up the phone line to ask questions.  

A. Brytney Reeves is also an established author and poet as well.  She will talk about her current projects tonight during the Blogtalk Radio special.  

Prominent North Carolina based businessman and 
PR Specialist Jonathan Coleman will produce and moderate the 
BlogTalk Radio Special tonight.

The Blogtalk Radio Special is being produced and moderated by Jonathan Coleman AKA Some Guy Named Jay.  Jonathan Coleman is known for making each Blogtalk Radio broadcast that he produces very entertaining, light and engaging in addition to educational and informative.  Listeners can expect to learn a lot of crucial information about effectively marketing their businesses all while being thoroughly amused!  You don't want to miss this spectacular audio event!

Join us at 9:00 PM Eastern on Blogtalk Radio


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Wednesday, October 19, 2022

[BLACKTOPIA MUSIC] Former Sugar Hill Records artist CLAYTON SAVAGE returns with new single "Losses"! | 🎶Clayton Savage🎶


Blacktopia is proud to present the latest single from legendary songwriter / performer Clayton Savage titled "Losses"!  


Clayton Savage is a rising artist whose upcoming single, ‘Losses’, is out on September 23rd and will be available to stream on all major streaming platforms! Having begun “singing shortly after he began speaking”, Clayton has honed his craft since he was a child to become the artist that he is today. Although he receives inspiration from a number of styles, Clayton Savage combines a variety of compositional elements to form his unique and authentic sound.

Clayton has developed a plethora of experience in the music industry; he worked as a studio secessionist and producer at the legendary Sugar Hills Records in Englewood, NJ, and was introduced to the lineup which included the

Grandmaster Mele Mel of the GM Flash Camp. Clayton cultivated his initial fanbase having toured Europe and abroad with the Furious Five. Desiring to pursue a solo career and release his own album, Clayton Savage went on to sign with Gerry Griffith to Capitol Manhattan Records.

After a “failed marketing attempt by Manhattan Records”, Clayton moved to Minnesota to perform with the area’s top band at the time, Westside. Five years later, he returned home to Virginia and began work in Northern VA as a Computer Programmer and Graphic Artist before he began creating original music once again under his own label Red K Records.

Clayton Savage currently has twelve releases in his Spotify discography. Some of his most popular tracks on the platform include the likes of ‘Laday, ‘Back in Dah Day, and ‘Girlfriend. With a growing number of followers and

listeners, there is no denying the fact that Clayton Savage has developed a dedicated following of loyal fans who will be eager to hear his upcoming single, ‘Losses’.


Losses’ by Clayton Savage is now available on all major streaming platforms! The single lasts around three minutes and sits at 69 bpm. The track commences with a fourteen-second intro that builds a sense of anticipation for the verse.

Clayton Savage’s stylistic vocal color seamlessly synchronizes with the smooth vibe of the instrumentation. The subtle use of vocal effects adds depth to the vocal line without detracting from the lyrical prominence. The rhythmic percussion combines with the atmospheric instrumentation to provide the perfect platform for the vocal line.

The beat systematically drops out of the mix, check out the transition from 1:20 to 1:30, delivering just the right amount of dynamic diversity to ensure that this single is engaging from start to finish. By the time ‘Losses’ draws to a close, you’ll find yourself caught up in the hypnotic vibe, humming along with the catchy hook, and in need of hitting that repeat button for another listen.

From the impressive production and memorable instrumentation to the authentic vocal performance, fans of Clayton

Savage, as well as those who appreciate new music, will definitely want to hear this single. Make sure you follow Clayton Savage on social media to keep up to date with upcoming releases and performances!


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Meet the owner

Shantel Archbold owner and CEO

As a single mother of 4 children, it was rare that I had the opportunity to splurge on going to spas and investing in skin care products to build and uplift myself. Often times I felt out of sorts and completely overwhelmed. 

Deciding to love on yourself should not come with making life altering decisions. Although I love main stream competitors, I couldn't afford their products on a regular basis. I also could not afford to go to massage therapists and pay outlandish prices for an hour of relief.

So I began making amazing products right in my kitchen! Truly quality products that allow my skin to feel luxurious and truly give me a reset and a recharge. 

I designed Marie's home as a homeopathic wellness shop where you can purchase quality products and Therapeutic massages for people of all skin types!