Thursday, September 30, 2010

Introducing Elayna "E-Money" Lopez / Model

When/How did you start modeling ?

I started modeling since I was a baby honestly. I ALWAYS posed for
pictures and never missed a flash at like 3 years old. So I was always
the one loving to be in front of cameras. I got my start just by
friend's who had camera's having little dingy photo shoots during math
class and lunch time playing around.

What has been your most memorable modeling experience thus far?

I would have to say modeling for a French fashion magazine called
"Modzik" based in Paris. They stopped me on the street and commented
my look and said they wanted me to model for their magazine. Now, I'm
in a 4 page spread in Paris :)

If you could have a shoot anywhere in the city, where would you have
it? and why.

If I could, I would want to shoot in the train tunnels! I love dark,
grungy looks in shoots and there's graffiti people don't even know
about in those tunnels. I think the subway is a big representation of
New York.

What brand would you love to model for? and why.

Jeremy Scott all the way! he's so funky and colorful and isn't afraid
to use crazy patterns. I have a pair of spandex shorts by him that
look like watermelon with little seeds all over. He's iconic and I
could see myself in his Fashion Week shows totally.

How does New York City life and culture inspire your style?

It doesn't really inspire my style because my style is inspired by me
but NYC has brought me a whole new game. so many people live in this
city who have amazing style so it just pushes me harder to stay on top

Who inspires you ?

People from the early 90's.I grew up in the 90's and I want to keep
that fashion root within who I am, but also with a little twist of
punk rock and hip hop and glamour.

What projects are you currently working on?

I'm just focusing on my dancing career right now, so a lot of shows.
but for modeling, I'm just waiting for people to grab me while they
can :)

How can people get in contact with you ?

They can either wait to bump into me at a party or show and they can
also find me all over the Internet like facebook, twitter, and I just
got a cute tumblr :)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Intoducing ZooBeeze of Bronx,NY

When did you start?

I started rapping when I was 9 and i started recording when I was 11. Been going ham since...

What inspires you?

What inspires me is the competition of it. When I hear a new song from  top artists' it makes me want to hit the studio right after. Also when anything touches me or makes me feel some type of emotion good or bad I try to express it through the music but definitely its the competition, the drive to be the best is what inspires me.

If you could perform anywhere in NY, where would it be!? (be specific)

My dream show would be at the Garden. I've always wanted to do a big show for my city on the biggest stage but right now I want to perform anywhere in NY. Really any venue that's interested in my sound is a good look for me

Describe your sound.

 I feel my sound is honest. Its polished but its still raw where underground heads can relate because I love gritty raw shit but I know you need a balance. So I see my sound as the perfect balance, or at least its being perfected lol

What is it about music that you love ?

I love music because music keeps the world alive. When something good happens people throw a party. Music makes people come together even when something bad happens you got someone on the organ sending your love one away. The music I listened to has shaped my life in a way. My generation period was raised on entertainment so we all have a love for the arts. I was geared to music as a child so I grew up feeling like this is what I'm supposed to do.

Name some of your favorite artist and explain why...

I don't have a favorite artist right now.... When I was a kid Cam'Ron was my nigga! lol but as I got older I started looking at artists as I said its part of the inspiration, but theres artists that give me inspiration that I have respect for but I wouldn't call them favorites.My favorite rap albums in no order are : Late Registration, Hard Knock Life Vol. 2, Come Home With Me, Get Rich or Die Tryin & Harlem: Diary of a Summer

If you could perform for anyone who would it be?

The World. The Entire World in a Stadium made for this event.

What's your most memorable moment an artist

Just seeing people enjoy my music.The positive feedback just knowing I'm on the right track its all little victories.

What projects are you currently working on?

Been Doing the Weekly Ham on Week 30 now. I just ran through 4 months with a mixtape for every month.I have six in total all for free on the internet Google Zoo Beeze it should take you where you trying to go. But I'm working on an EP right now called "Too Much Television" should be out in a few months got some visuals for some tracks that I've put out, booking shows, just grinding.

How can the people reach you?

All my Hamazoids can holla at me on Twitter: @ZooBeeze,, Check the Hams on The mixtapes on just type Zoo Beeze in the Search box. Too Much Television coming Soon Hann

Monday, September 6, 2010

Introducing FerimaFaye of Harlem NY

When did you start?

I started singing at the age of 10. I performed "Killing Me Softly" by The Fugees for a talent show at school. I got a standing ovation. My body left the stage that night but my heart never followed.

Who inspires you?

I am heavily inspired by the world around me, Art, Culture, Architecture, Colors, and Sounds. Take the time to look around and you can find inspiration Everywhere!

How does NY inspire you?

There is NO other place like New York City! It is a melting pot. The 5 boroughs will take you around the world without a flight.

I love the people on the train, their conversations, their fashion, their TALENT!

What is your most favorite place in NY?

Find me where the artists are, I'm from Harlem, which is historically The Artisic hub of NYC, though it seems there is a grande scale artistic movement taking place in BK! So, right now I'm loving the artist's of New York where ever they are...

Describe your sound.

My style is "Whatever YOU like" I am a classically trained vocalist. I can sing opera, swagg it out with the M.C's, Sooth you like the jazz greats, and rock you like Michael. It's quite interesting. I'll switch it up for whatever occasion!

What has been your most memorable gig as a singer?

Ah! there are SO many! Hmm... When I went to visit my grandmother in Cote D' Ivoire, West Africa, she got me a gig singing at The Governors Gala. He requested that I sing "I will always love you" by Whitney Houston. I thought it was gonna be an intimate event.

Turns out the governor rented an airplane hanger and had thousands of attendees...It was one of the largest crowds I'd every performed in front of, but I conquered that stage, and I'll never for the butterflies right before I sang

Who is your hero?

My Mother is my Shero! She gave me my entrepreneurial gene. Coming from Africa and getting into hair braiding, and enrolling in cosmetology school. She graduated with honors and worked in salons around the city. Then, to 18 yrs later open up her own salon! I love her Do It Yourself spirit!

What does singing do for you specifically?

Singing gives me a platform to connect with others on a spiritual level. It also gives me the opportunity to relay messages of positivity, and tell stories of what I've encountered in my life so to inspire or relate to other people around the world no matter what social, economic, or intellectual status.

What artist do you look up to and why?

I am really feeling Queen Latifah! She started as an M.C. and branched off into other areas of The Arts successfully, thus solidifying herself as an international media mogul.

What projects are you currently working on?

I just wrapped up a couple of features on Caseman Anderson's Debut Album called Eruption. Look out for his project set to release in the Fall.

Also, I was just added to the roster of a band called The Summarily Dismissed comprised of myself, Matt Lomeo, and our fabulous writer/composer/pianist Ari! We are backed by an amazing LIVE band and and are set to beginning performing heavily this fall. We also just completed our record so look out for that as well.

How can people reach you?

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Sha'velle Davis/ Designer

Introducing Sha'velle Davis

How old are you?

 "My name is Sha'velle A. Davis I am 20 years old soon to be 21 October 1st."

 When/how did you start?

"I used to make outfits for my barbie dolls when I was younger about 8 or 9 years old I used a hand needle and thread. Seamstress or design runs in my family my great grandmother used to make outfits for my grandmother, my mom, uncles and aunts. My great aunt taught me to sew on the sewing machine when I was 12 years old.One of my best friends Keyana Caballero and I decided to create a line when we were in high school (I was 14 and she was 15). We debuted our line at a local fashion show and from there we kept going to do college fashion shows and any thing we were invited to."

 Who/what inspires you?

"Inspiration is the greatest word in the dictionary that goes for anything whether it be fashion or if you choose to go another path such as study law. I am inspired by everything from books I read to movies I watch, people and their personalities and moods. We all as humans react to everything. I may be moved by something I've seen, to maybe a song I've heard. It comes from anywhere for anyone. Who inspires me I would have to say my Aunt Sharon she is very talented and skillful in design and has never had any schooling. If it wasn't for her I'd be nothing. My friends such as Keyana Caballero she's very inspiring we have these talks on her roof just about fashion and whatever else."

 How does new York inspire your work?

"New York hmmm New York is a very diverse city, the people and their sense of fashion inspire me. Landmarks , streets, places. Let me just say settings inspire me here."

 Describe your brand.What kind of girl is your brand made for?

"My brand is By Any Means Necessary as quoted by the Late Malcolm X. Unique Creations for bold individuals.That pretty self explanatory but My target market is a female between the ages of 18-25. I'm more focused on my age group because that's exactly where I stand. I like to create garments that I can imagine myself in, and just pieces that are real eye-catchers."

What's has been your most memorable moment this far as a designer?

"My most memorable moment this far as a designer is I when I cried over a prom client I had. The sleeves were not coming out the way I wanted to so I went to my best friend Keyana's house so we could brainstorm and figure out how to create a pattern or drape a sleeve that would fit the way I wanted it to. I'm a very hard worker and I won't stop until I'm satisfied."

 What's your favorite place in New York? Why?

" Hmmm idk I have so many the first places that come to my mind are the garment district, Williamsburg in the summer, and Soho."

 What are 3 things you cant live without ?

Three things I can't not live without would be

1) my sewing machine
2) my iPhone
3) my flat iron

Who is your hero?

"My mother Mrs. Keisha Antoinette Davis-Coursey"

 If you could dress anyone in your clothing, who would it be?

"If I could dress anybody in my clothing it would be Naomi Campbell. I model as well and I idolize her."

What projects are you currently working on?

" I'm currently working on a new collection, a blog, and the launch of a website I'm not rushing the website I want everything to be planned accordingly as I manage my time between working and school."