• 1-800-123-789
  • contact@hiphopmagazine.com

Category ArchiveFeatures

Three Questions With Glamour

(AllHipHop Features) In the not too distant past, all female music groups dominated the Billboard charts and cable music channels. Acts such as Salt-N-Pepa, Destiny’s Child, En Vogue, TLC, Spice Girls, and Xscape were routinely heard on radio dials across the country. Over the last decade that phenomenon has died down a bit, but three young ladies out of Atlanta are looking to breathe life back into the girl group category.

Kaylan (15), Lady (16), and Moriah (15) make up the members of the R&B/Pop trio known as Glamour. The three girls first met as part of AGI Entertainment’s “Extreme Performance Camp” in 2012. Natarsha Garcia and Brandin Jay of AGI decided to put the singer Kaylan, the dancer Lady, and the actress Moriah together to form a potential all-around entertainment juggernaut.

The teenagers are now under the guidance of Grammy winner Kandi Burruss as well. As a former Xscape vocalist, Kandi is able to advise Glamour on how to navigate the girl group waters. The head of Kandi Koated Entertainment also provides a blueprint on becoming a dominant businesswoman, an area the girls plan to explore in the future.

Years of media training, vocal lessons, and dance rehearsals as well as a stint on season 3 of X Factor have prepared Glamour to make a notable mark in show business. Fans can look out for an official EP from Kaylan, Lady, and Moriah in the near future.

AllHipHop.com caught up with Glamour to get the up-and-coming triple threats to discuss their meaning of success, favorite movie stars, and ultimate glam looks. Get to know members of the next generation of girl groups in this “Three Questions” interview.

[ALSO READ: Kandi Burruss Among Honorees At ASCAP’S Women Behind The Music Series]

How would you define success for your group?

Moriah: When we say success, our goal is to reach young girls and change their lives. We want to inspire them to say, “I can follow my dreams. I can do this.” If we’re successful enough to have a million girls say, “Glamour’s the reason why I did this,” that’s success. To have a big house and nice cars, that’s nice, but to make a difference in people’s lives, that’s success.

Kaylan: That’s what Glamour is all about. We promote self-confidence and not having to stick with the status quo. You can do your own thing, branch out, be yourself and still be successful.

Lady: That’s for anything that you do, not just entertainment. If you want to be a doctor, be a doctor. If you want to be a lawyer, be a lawyer. Do whatever you want to do that makes you happy. Just be yourself.

If there was a biopic made about Glamour, who would you want to play you in that movie?

Lady: I want to say Zendaya. That would be dope.

Moriah: I would pick Tika Sumpter. I really love her. She’s a beautiful dark-skinned woman. I love her acting. So Tika or Gabrielle Union.

Kaylan: I feel like I would pick either Keke Palmer or China Anne McClain. I really love China. Sometimes people say I remind them of China.
The R&B Girl Group Is Back: Glamour + Kandi

The R&B Girl Group Is Back: Glamour + Kandi

What is your ultimate glam look?

Lady: I really like tom-boyish stuff like [the styles of] Aaliyah, Kehlani, Zendaya, and Ciara. All of those type of looks.

Moriah: I love girly stuff. I love classy stuff. I like wearing skirts and dresses. I just love being cute.

Kaylan: For me, it’s all about different stuff. I like out of the box stuff. I like stuff you wouldn’t see a girl walking down the street wearing. I want my stuff to be original. The person I really look up to as far as style is Rihanna. I love Rihanna. I like leather, platform shoes, and shoulder pads. That would be my ultimate glam look.

[ALSO READ: Three Questions With Natasha Mosley]

Follow Glamour on Twitter @weareglamour and Instagram @officiallyglamour.

Follow Kaylan on Instagram @kaylan_glamour.

Follow Lady on Instagram @ydal_glamour.

Follow Moriah on Instagram @moriah_glamour.

EXCLUSIVE: Malachiae Warren Discusses His New Project ‘Heard U Was In My City’

(AllHipHop Features) Last summer Malachiae Warren arrived on the R&B landscape with his Hip Hop influenced The Ride Out EP. Eight months later, Malachiae has returned with a new collection titled Heard U Was In My City

[ALSO READ: #ATLRiseUp: Malachiae Warren’s “Ghetto Smooth” Sound Is Merging Atlanta’s Hip Hop & R&B Traditions]

Heard U Was In My City is a special project to me simply because it’s the first body of work I’ve officially released on a major. The EP’s theme and title track is a real situation that I had with an ex-girlfriend of mine. I heard she was in my city, but she didn’t bother to hit me up,” Malachiae tells AllHipHop.com. “Of course my mind started racing, thinking that she was with another guy and not tripping on me anymore. It started to make me have second thoughts about how I treated her. I guess it’s art imitating life.”

Last year, Malachiae released his first official single, the Migos-assisted “Thank Yo Momma.” The Atlanta raised singer-songwriter calls the creative process for the song a learning experience, and the crooner believes he has matured a lot since writing the record back in 2013.

“I think that’s the main difference between ‘Thank Yo Momma’ and the songs on this project – growth and maturity. I’m in a different space, especially on records like ‘Minute Made’ and ‘Lie to Me,’” says Warren. “Those songs have a bit more edge and substance. I feel like I have a platform to really be myself and speak about the things I really want to speak about.”

Malachiae began taking music seriously around the age of 11. He eventually signed with the iconic Motown recording label and began building a fan base that currently includes a combined 233,000 followers on Twitter and Instagram.

“My fans are truly great and inspiring to me. For me to be so new at this and have fans that will drive hours to see me and wait hours to get a picture is crazy to me,” expresses the #ATLRiseUp alum. “All I can do is try to accommodate them and thank them every chance I get, because they have a choice of who they are going to support, and they have chosen to support me. That’s love.”

With The Ride Out EP and Heard U Was In My City already under his belt, Malachiae is looking to continue adding sultry cuts to his catalog. The goal is to eventually see his name among the top talent in the industry.

“Last year was my introduction, so this year I really want to cement myself in this game. I know that comes with hard work and great music. I’m prepared to deliver both,” Malachiae states. “I’m looking forward to touring this year, so I can see my fans face-to-face, and I’m working on my album, but there is no rush. Timing is everything, so I’m just gonna keep pushing and keep grinding.”

[ALSO READ: #ATLRiseUp: 20 Emerging Acts That Prove All Atlanta Artists DON’T Sound The Same]

Purchase Malachiae Warren Heard U Was In My City on iTunes and Google Play.

Follow Malachiae Warren on Twitter @Malachiae and Instagram @malachiae.

Short Cuts: 10 of Hip-Hop’s Greatest Songs Under 3 Minutes Long

Considering today, December 21, is the shortest day of the year, it’s the perfect time for us recognize some of Hip-Hop’s most timeless songs that don’t take a lot of time to listen to.
All clocking in at under three minutes, these records hold their own alongside ones along with standard running times, and those which are long epics. We’re not even sure why they’re so short, since some of them are surely worth a long ear!

There are a lot of excellent songs much less than 180 seconds long, yet here’s AllHipHop.com’s list of 10 excellent songs that can all be listened to in the time it takes for a pizza to be delivered:
If you’re having trouble viewing this Stackerdecks post: Click Here

Flo Rida, Pitbull Crush Performances At NCAA March Madness Music Festival

Miami, Florida representatives Flo Rida and Pitbull were out in Houston, Texas, where they were the closing acts for Capital One’s JamFest during the NCAA March Madness Music Festival.

The two rappers were featured on the third and last day’s bill, which additionally saw performances from The Maroon 5 and Aloe Blacc.

If you watched the iHeartRadio Music Awards last night, you will recall that Pitbull’s was additionally broadcast live during the televised ceremonies, which aired on TBS TNT and truTV.

Check out some pictures below:

Aloe Blacc performs on stage during Capital One JamFest at the NCAA March Madness Music Festival Day 3 at Discovery Green on April 3, 2016 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Turner)"
Aloe Blacc performs on stage during Capital One JamFest at the NCAA March Madness Music Festival Day 3 at Discovery Green on April 3, 2016 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Turner)"
Aloe Blacc performs on stage during Capital One JamFest at the NCAA March Madness Music Festival Day 3 at Discovery Green on April 3, 2016 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Turner)"
Pitbull performs on stage during Capital One JamFest at the NCAA March Madness Music Festival Day 3 at Discovery Green on April 3, 2016 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Turner)"
Flo Rida performs on stage during Capital One JamFest at the NCAA March Madness Music Festival Day 3 at Discovery Green on April 3, 2016 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Turner)"
Pitbull (C) performs on stage during Capital One JamFest at the NCAA March Madness Music Festival Day 3 at Discovery Green on April 3, 2016 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Turner)"
Singer Macy Kate (L) and recording artist Flo Rida perform on stage during Capital One JamFest at the NCAA March Madness Music Festival Day 3 at Discovery Green on April 3, 2016 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Turner)"
Flo Rida poses backstage during Capital One JamFest at the NCAA March Madness Music Festival Day 3 at Discovery Green on April 3, 2016 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Turner)"

 

The Week Ahead in Hip-Hop: April 04, 2016 – April 10, 2016

As the saying goes, “You don’t understand where you’re going until you understand where you’ve been.”  right here is a check out notable events that took put in Hip-Hop this week from years past.
If you’re having trouble viewing this Stackerdecks post: Click Here

error: