If you watched the latest episode of Love & Hip-Hop then you heard a snippet of Erica Mena’s ballad, Where Do I Go From Here. She’s taking her shot at singing (ummm…ok). Here’s the full version, let the Dreamworld know what you think!
In the latest edition of Rolling Stone magazine, where Rihanna graces the cover, she speaks openly about her rekindled love with singer, Chris Brown. Sure, everyone talks about it and some even support their decision to find love in a hopeless place (get it?), but dare I ask the question: Would you go back to an abuser? It may sound harsh or you may not even care, but I’m really curious. Would you willingly go back to someone who beat you to a pulp? Furthermore, would you risk your brand, your endorsement deals, you image, etc. all in the name of love? Does love really conquer all? Check out what she had to say in her interview: Click Here for Interview
Check out Pink’s latest video for, Try!
We all remember the climactic moments from Making the Band and despite the drama that spread within Danity Kane, we can’t help but miss seeing them on TV. There’s no denying that each member brought something special to the table and stood out in their own right. Do you ever wonder where they are or what they’re up to? Well, I decided to find out for myself where they’re at…starting with a fan favorite, D. Woods; the booty, the beauty and the voice! You’ll be happy to know that, not only is she still singing, but she has a new video and continues to push her way through the industry.
Born Wanita “D. Woods” Woodgett, she has always been a triple threat: singer, dancer and actress. Hailing from California and Massachusetts, Woods relocated to Atlanta where she began attending performing arts school, Tri-Cities High School. She would go on to continue building her technique at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and perfecting her acting abilities at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. If you thought that Danity Kane was her first run in the spotlight, you thought wrong. D. Woods has performed as a background dancer for big names such as, Snoop Dogg, LeToya Luckett, Bow Wow and more. After surviving the cut of Diddy’s Making the Band 3, the world got a glimpse of this special package on a much larger scale. The dynamic female group toured with powerhouse, Christina Aguilera and had two top selling albums (Danity Kane and Welcome to the Dollhouse) . Despite the abrupt ending of an amazing group, D. Woods remains strong-rooted in her goals. Read on to see what she has to say about life after the drama:
How has life, post reality T.V., been for you?
What latest project(s) are you currently working on? Any exciting collaborations?
I have my label WOODGRANE ENTERTAINMENT and the first release, THE GRAY AREA EP which is on iTunes and other online retailers NOW. Go get It!
What motivates you to continue on your journey through this industry?
What motivates me is the little girl who dreamed of big things and stages and creativity that was/is, me. I can’t let her down.
What do you think is your God-given purpose in life?
Everyday I ask myself that and truthfully I believe that is the work of each person to find and redefine as they go through this world. I get a feeling of confirmation when Im doing something for GOD’s purpose that is undeniable so I keep search for that feeling.
What advice can you offer others, especially females, trying to make it in this industry?
Learn your craft and the business of your craft.
What is one funny/quirky thing about you that fans may not already know?
I’m a mermaid when I get in the water. I can stay on the beach in the water or the pool all day.
How can we show support, i.e. where can we buy your music, get the latest info on upcoming projects, etc.?
You can find THE GRAY AREA on iTunes or go to www.missdwoods.com for all things D.Woods.
*I asked D. Woods a couple of questions regarding Danity Kane and this is what her publicist had to say:
Ms. Woods prefers not to answer questions in reference to her former label or group.
It’s nice to see her moving in a positive direction and not diving into the D.K. past. The Dreamworld wishes her nothing but the best and if you want to show your support, make sure to visit iTunes and purchase The Gray Area! Before you leave, check out her latest video, Foolish Dreamer:
I’ve said it before and I’m saying it again, Donnell Shawn (Butler) is the next big thing in the music industry. As an update to my interview with him a few months ago, here’s an exclusive download of his new mixtape, Sleeping Giant. He’s written music for major artists such as Mary J. Blige, Day26, Lil’ Wayne, LeToya Luckett and many, many more. He has finally allowed the world to listen to his amazing and captivating voice with his new release and it is long overdue. His journey, his passion and his humble spirit all play a role in his much deserved success.
Download Sleeping Giant to get an idea of what makes his talent and ability so unique and special.
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She can sing, she can write, she’s a fashion designer…what doesn’t she do? Who is SHE? That’s Alison Carney that I speak of and she’s a D.C. treasure that you may have heard of! Her music is infused with inspirations from her surroundings and life experiences, leaving her listeners with perked ears and a sense of truth in their souls. If you take the time to listen to Alison’s music, you will understand just what I’m referring to…you won’t be able to box it in or pin it down to one particular genre, but go ahead and try (trust me, you won’t want to)!
Alison performs annually for the DC Dilla Tribute and Can a Sister Rock a Mic and has toured internationally, spreading her love of music around the globe. She will be blessing Park Nightclub, in D.C. on February 24th for those that want an up close and personal taste of what she has to offer! I was able to reach out and get a deeper insight as to what makes Alison Carney so special; take a look at what she had to say:
I know your music is unique (as you want it to be), but do you think it falls into any particular genre, if one had to classify it?
I don’t think my music falls into one genre…but the most recent stuff is electro-pop-soul for sure!
You believe that music makes the world go ’round, how do you intend to spread that ideology throughout the industry?
I’m not gonna go on a crusade, but I believe music, much like everything in life should be organic!!! It should be natural, not contrived. If more people accepted that, the movement/ideology would spread on its own!
What do you think is your God-given purpose in life?
To touch people emotionally with every melody, harmony and lyric.
What advice would you offer up-and-coming music artists, fashionistas, designers, etc…?
Love what you do…and do what you love! You have to find constant enjoyment in your art in order for it to stay true and authentic.
At what point can you reflect on your journey and think to yourself, “I made it”?
That’s a tough one…I don’t necessarily believe in “making it”…I believe we are constantly working for our own next level of greatness and I love it!!!
What is one funny/quirky thing about you that most wouldn’t know?
I like to eat in bed…All the time. Food tastes better in my bed lol!
This small glimpse is enough for me to know that Alison Carney is destined for greatness because she isn’t afraid to dream and go against the grain. Check her out live or listen to this authentic butterfly right here:
Also check out her EP:
Enjoy this breath of fresh air in the Dreamworld!