Daily Archives: May 9, 2011

TL Cross: R&B Runner (Interview)

“I began writing songs when I was about 9 and I would perform them in church”

When TL Cross was a youngster he quickly learned how to identify, study and emulate a great muse. Michael Jackson’s artistic childhood genius gave Cross an archetype to filter his gospel background and R&B studies into Black pop. The trips taken through varieties of rhythm landed him in the group Morrison Slick. Even though the project was never released the musician received a yearlong mentorship under Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. After leaving Minneapolis he returned to New York City and began working with numerous urban artists. As a solo performer he is preparing his first EP and full-length CD this year both titled World Soul. Cross also wants you to know that his father is his hero, he loves jazz and he might record a Jimi Hendrix cover.

Where are you from?

I’m from Queens, New York. I’m a native New Yorker.

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David Dallas-Life Is

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David Dallas is a testament to hip-hop’s global reach because he is a rapper from New Zealand. His album, The Rose Tint will be available May 11th.

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Big Will-Anything You Like

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Big Will is an Asian-American rapper who released his debut Man In The Mirror last year. “Anything You Like” is from his upcoming CD that has yet to be titled.

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