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Monifah & Russell Taylor - 6/4/19

All Day, Jun 4, 2019

Grammy nominated, East Harlem, N.Y. born and raised Monifah Carter, was a little girl with a big voice and a West African name. After being“discovered” by her second grade teacher, Monifah became a professional at the tender age of seven, possessing formidable talents as both a vocalist and actress.
She appeared as a principal in the national, first Hi-C Drink Box commercial and can be credited with several other national commercials.As a child actor/singer, Monifa worked in theatrical productions alongside James Earl Jones,Morgan Freeman, Charles Dutton and the late Gregory Hines. She’s sung “oohs “ and “ahhs” around the world for reggae superstar Maxi Priest.
Monifah was accepted into both the Vocal and Drama departments of N.Y.’s Fiorello H. LaGuardia H.S. of the Performing Arts, where she made the arduous choice to technically study her first love...music.
In 1996, Monifah’s debut album, “Moods... Moments”, executive produced by the late Dwight “Heavy D” Myers was released. She had immediate success with the radio hit, “I Miss You (Come Back Home)”. The album also featured the hits, “You” and “You Don’t Have To Love
Me”, all of which received heavy rotation on BET and donned heavy hitter producers, Vincent Herbert and Trackmasters.
“Mo’Hogany”, was released in 1998. It featured the international club banger, “Touch It”, which peaked at #9 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and crossed over to stay at #1 for sixteen consecutive weeks on the Hot Dance Club Play Chart (RIAA certified double Platinum).
Monifah’s album “Home”, produced by Teddy Riley, debuted the single, “ I Can Tell” and video directed by Monifah & Sanaa Hamri. BET refused to air the “controversial” ending and edited it for rotation on the network.
In 2012, Monifah became an inaugural cast member of TVOne’s record-breaking docu-series: “R&B Divas: Atlanta”, for three consecutive seasons. The final season of the show was a catalyst and colorful backdrop for a personal milestone. Monifah and wife Terez were the
recipients a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Reality Program, for their historical wedding episode in which they became the first African American, same-gender couple to have their nuptials televised on a national platform, to a first-run viewership of 62 million households.
Monifah is dedicating her creative focus on her acting, producing and directing. In 2016 Monifah produced her first short film “Gurl Talk”. She’s currently writing her one-woman production “Torch”. 2019 is big year for Monifah creatively. She’s crafting a lane all her own, as she’s always done and as only MONIFAH can.

Russell Taylor has been labeled as a “sanger” not to be confused with an ordinary singer. Simply put, when he sings he feels it from the deepest, most soul-saturated part of his being. So does anyone who is treated to the Rt! experience. It’s really real. He isn’t singing for social media likes or trappings. His has a true passion for the craft. His loyal fan base, loving dubbed #Souljers, will gladly second this emotion.
Growing up amidst the rich musical legacy of Philadelphia, Russell absorbed the sounds and style of the artists that came before him as well as his contemporaries. From Gamble and Huff to Jill Scott, Russell has been inspired by the authentic musicianship of fellow Philly artists.
Fresh off the heels of the critically acclaimed War of Hearts, Russell is set to release his 4th studio album in the Fall of 2017. War of Hearts captured the attention and hearts of music lovers, leading to sold out shows at the Apollo and Blues Alley, a video for NPR’s Tiny Desk and multiple media appearances in major cities across the U.S., not including the enormous amount of attention he has received from the VH1 franchise. After being voted one of the network’s You Oughta Know Artists in its first ever crowdsourcing contest, Russell’s music stayed in heavy rotation on the network. He was also featured on VH1’s The

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