18th Annual Awards Ceremony Performers
Marlé is a songwriter/artist who was born in Austin, Texas and raised in Warner Robins, Georgia. She moved to Atlanta after high school to attend Georgia State University where she received her Bachelors Degree in Sociology.
As a child, Marlé Blu spent a lot of time writing short stories and poetry. She loved to tap into her imagination and come up with creative plots. In middle school, at age 12, she began turning her poetry into raps. Her hobby for rhyming words became a love for writing lyrics and making music. As an 8th grade student, Marlé Blu was a regular call in on the freestyle radio show entitled "Who Got The Flava" hosted by Dj Skillz on 97.9 WIBB.
Marlé Blu was the winner of the "Lyricist of the Year Award" at the Atlanta Hip Hop Awards, winner of the "Encore 3" talent contest (which was hosted by Hoodrich's Dj Scream) and was the recipient of the Hot Block Magazine Award Show's Female Rap Artist award.
Currently, Marlé Blu is the voiceover actress for Lauren the Ladybug on the "85 South Show Presents: The Roach Motel". Her latest single "Take Yo" (featured on the Good Vibes Only Vol 1 compilation) is on all digital streaming platforms and its visually compelling yet comical new video is available on Youtube as well. "Bathroom", another single of hers (which is also featured on the GVO compilation) is currently out on all platforms as well as the visual on Youtube.
You can find Marlé Blu on Instagram at @Marleblu
Nicole was born and raised in Galveston, TX. From an early age, music was her passion, and she knew she had to pursue it. She started writing at the early age of 12 and from there she started her musical journey. She released an EP in July of 2015 titled "7 Journeys at Once." Nicole has performed countless of shows including a performance at SXSW in Austin, Texas. In March of 2018 she released her first single titled "Nothing Even Matters" and her hit single "Say It" was released in August of 2019. Nicole's most recent single and video "Come My Way" was released in March of this year. In July, Nicole is set to drop her new single "Drift" along with a visual representation of the song.
Contact: Roger Hayes (Dj Chops): 409.497.5693
SouthStar Music Group
Rah Rah F.O.R.T.E.
Rah Rah F.O.R.T.E. is an independent upcoming rap artist from Atlanta GA that has been based in Nashville for the last year. He has been involved in music since a child but just recently began taking his rap career seriously. He is pushing his single Cookie produced by Street Execs well known producer Shawty Fresh which is included on his upcoming mixtape “44 Music” which includes one feature with known artist Paper Lovee and beat production by Shawty Fresh, Real Red and Gross Gods with a 2020 release date. When asked to explain his music, fans describe it as “it’s about the pain/struggle, the come up and family” which is why he describes his music and “universal lingo” because everyone can relate to those 3 aspects of life. Rah Rah F.O.R.T.E. has been traveling across the country doing shows in Atlanta, Chicago, Nashville, and Chattanooga and plans on adding more cities to his lineup.
Roxo the Bandit
Roxo the Bandit, (William Christian Dwyer), is an American artist on the rise with almost a decade of professional experience under his belt. At the age of 19, Roxo the Bandit is already becoming a heavy-hitter in the industry. His blended yet balanced mix of pop and hip hop beats create a rhythmic listening experience keeping listeners engaged. Nashville native Roxo has been writing since 2010 and has been releasing music through his own quality production since 2013. Writing, recording and producing his own music allows him to provide organic tracks that are transparent to who he is as an artist. His sound is seamlessly smooth and consistently recognizable between his genres of Pop and Hip Hop. While his sound is his own, he has influences consisting of J. Cole and Chance the Rapper with hints of The Beatles and The Beastie Boys resulting in his ability to be a timeless recording artist.
The magnificent Miss Cola Fox is an artistic powerhouse of pure raw talent from Baltimore Maryland. Dangerously armed with a voice that weaves through your soul like silk softly stealing your senses and beauty that’s hypnotic, she is unstoppably rocketing through success.
Well-known for her latest single “ The Drop” Feat Fabulous and her EP titled “P.U.S.S.Y
(Push Until Someone See You) her strikingly distinctive vocals holds the listener willingly captivate to lyrics that will set into your mind and sing through you all day. Cola Fox performs like a shooting star giving you every last breathe of energy whilst she flashes by leaving good vibes and the desire to see and hear more of her. Recognized and adored on the Hip Hop and R&B circuit Miss Fox is a personality everyone wants to meet.
Despite her modesty, her beauty took lead of her career after hitting on instant success in her first modeling audition. Photo shoots with the industries best photographers and hottest labels followed swiftly to be joined by regular TV appearances and movie features.
In spite of her successful modeling career, Cola Fox held firm to her love for music and continues to dig deep into her roots to bring out a maturity of experience and passion in her voice blended through hip-hop and R&B as heard in her latest single “Get Paid” and her EP titled “Runway Ready” that are now creating a buzz on the music scene.
Renowned and respected artist Cola Fox performs at major events such as SXSW and had the honor of opening at a Certified Campaign Concert for a Presidential Candidate Robby Wells.
RedVelvet The Goddess
Red Velvet The Goddess (Tena Watson) is an enigmatic 27 year old R&B singer/songwriter who was born and raised in Paducah,KY who discovered a love for music very early in her life.
Being exposed to music early in life as early as 3yrs old ...it was almost pre-destined for the young talented Queen to emerge with a voice so soul-fully primed.
Tena would move on to become "Red Velvet The Goddess" studying R&b/soul/and pop music from all of the greats that came before her.
She sang in 2 bands "THE LOVE JONES EXPERIENCE & SOUL CREATION".
Crushing every genre from R&B, NEO SOUL, BLUES and even HIP-HOP Red Velvet TheGoddess is a force to be reckoned with!
The 27 yr old independent artist writes her own music while balancing the responsibilities of being a mother to a beautiful daughter. She is currently living in Paducah, KY.
Ordinarily in hip hop culture small towns have not been well known for
breeding mainstream recording artist, but for LuiZana (formerly known as
Lousiana Cash), achieving platinum status is now one of the few things left on
his list. Born July of 1986, Steven Dewayne Morgan was the youngest of three in a
single parent household where music was always present. They spent their early
childhood days growing up in the projects of Jonesboro, Louisiana in which the
opportunities to excel seemed little to none. Having looked up to his Uncle, the
family reached a turning point when they learned he had been shot and fatally
wounded. Soon LuiZana would find himself relocating to Grambling, LA where
he would finish the remainder of his schooling.
During those years he was heavily focused on sports in which he received All
State honors in both basketball and track. With music still being a major
influence he didn’t allow his athletic achievements to shy him away from any
space at lunchroom ciphers, area talent shows, and undoubtedly joined a local
rap group. Sadly, the unfortunate murder of one of the members led to the
group’s demise, and LuiZana made it a primary focus to work harder at his craft
pursuing a life in entertainment. In his senior year he signed to Independent
label (Plateau Records) as a duo member of Cook n Cash. Despite gaining local
popularity from opening for artists such as Lil Wayne, TI, Keyshia Cole, Twista,
and others, the group would disband leading Luiziana back into the studio but
this time as a solo artist.
In 2008 his record "Walk Wit A Dip" hit #1 in major markets and peaked at #43
on the top 100 Billboard charts. From there he went onto sign a recording
contract with Battery/Jive Records, and his video debuted on notable shows, 106
n Park, then landing MTV’s “Jam of the Week.” In 2010 he released his first
album "P.W.A" on iTunes and continued to tour packing out clubs within the
southern and Midwest regions. In 2011, LuiZana re-staked his claim by dropping
the anthem "B**** I'm From Louisiana,” and received over 1 million views via
youtube and to date viral on new popular application Tik Tok. Yet another
single that would bring him to the forefront enabling his relevance in an everchanging industry. Previous encounters and disappointments would eventually
lead LuiZana to upstart his own imprint, Bootcamp Records. He released an
underground mixtape, "Who Da F*** Is Louisiana Cash" alongside DJ Hollyhood
Bay Bay in memory of Lil Snupe, a Dreamchaser’s recording artist who was
tragically gunned down. Songs "Lean," "I'm Hot," “I Betchu Cant,” and “Dumb
Sh*t” quickly moved into the DJ mix-shows and club sets making it his most
successful project to date.
Most recently he partnered with Mossberg Gang Entertainment on previous
projects and released “Make It Wobble” featuring New Orleans bounce legend
Big Choo, which continues to gain momentum. His most current single, “What's
Yo Name” featuring Damar Jackson is making its way from streaming
applications to Sirius XM mixshows, quarantine parties along the likes of
Terrance J and radio stations along the southern hemisphere. These days, you
can find him in the studio working on his upcoming EP entitled, Balee Dat Vol
I, enlisting super producer Zaytoven, and gearing up for a compilation series for
a successful year ahead. With a collective counter millions of views and streams,
over 30 mixtapes, a consistent expanded fan base, and a statewide anthem
adopted by NCAA football champions LSU, LuiZana is emerging from the
shadows of his past accolades and moving forward in hopes to take his place as
a contender among other southern legends.