|Charlie B Biography|
The 19 year old Pop sensation Charlie B was born and raised in the small west Texas town of Plainview. Singing has been a passion of Charlie B's since the age of 7 when he had his first major performance in front of a live audience of over 1,000 students at a local university. Moon walking across stage, Charlie received a standing ovation. This was the start of something big for the budding entertainer. As Charlie B entered high school he began learning and working as a choreographer. As he has surrounded himself with talented dancers and producers, a great guideline was provided for him to follow.
At the age of 16 Brett Nevelle Collins AKA Charlie B lost his mother to a massive heart attack and stroke. These life altering events created an even greater focus, motivation, and drive for Charlie B to succeed, and fulfil the dream that his mother had seen in him. She is his guiding light.
Charlie B has lived in the Dallas area for the last 21 months and in that timeframe has managed to make a pretty big name for himself locally and nationally. In March 2010 he signed with Collins Management Group and within two months released his first single "Merry Go" independently. The single managed to chart in the Top 10 in adds to radio rotation for online, satellite, college, and FM formats. “Merry Go” received nearly 1,000 spins a week on radio waves for nearly two months and was featured on iTunes for 4 weeks. This fact in conjunction with all of the tangible and intangible talents Charlie B possesses has proven to be a major catalyst for all for all of the Major label attention and early success.
mix-tape "I Am Charlie B" on April 15th, two weeks prior to his major debut release of his
single "Live It Up". The mix-tape is essentially a full length album that garnished a ton of
attention with 20K downloads in a little over a month. The single "Live It Up" received a great
amount for FM airplay in Boston, New York City, Dallas, and some cities in Texas but became an
instant hit in clubs and bars throughout the nation.
Charlie B is set to release to Debut EP 'Dreams Come True' early this Spring and will donate all
album proceeds to a charity that is near and dear to his heart; A Caring Hand, The Billy Esposito
Foundation. The EP 'Dreams Come True' is highly anticipated and is slated to be very impactful
not only to the charts but to hearts of music lovers.
Charlie B is billed to be the next multi-talented Pop superstar to be introduced to the market
|Lil Melv Biography|
Born 1984, Melvin Williams III or Lil’ Melv as he is most often called is becoming well known in West Texas. Destined to shine, he began rapping at the tender age of nine releasing his first album “Title” when he was only 12 years old.
In 2001 Lil’ Melv teamed up with Timelost Entertainment releasing several underground mixed tapes. Lil’ Melv also performed in many different cities such as Lubbock, Odessa, and Amarillo Texas. Clovis, Hobbs, and Albuquerque New Mexico. At these locations he opened up for locally and nationally known artist for example: Jagged Edge, No Limit, and SPM. Mr. Serv On, Mr. Coop, Lou Calhoun, and Court Dog.
With that under his belt Lil’ Melv signed with Platinum West Entertainment in (2003) serving as Co-Ceo and as the P.W.E. flagship artist. It was there that he decided to step to the plate releasing his second album titled “So Marvelous”, which sold more than 4,000 records. Intense exposure had Lil’ Melv constantly working. He expanded his fan base from 6-11 cities making his presence known. He featured in concerts all over major cities such as Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and Austin, Texas. Since then, he has performed with more than 50 major artist like Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Lil’ Flip, Sucka Free Kids, UGK, Big Moe, Papa Reu, E.S.G., Slim Thug, Baby Bash, Rasheed, Lil’ Keke, Mr. Pookie, Mr. Lucci, Rally Boys, Mr. Cotton Mouth, Cash Money Member Juvenile, Mystical, Field Mob, E-40, Too Short, LL Cool J, Fat Joe, Wu-Tang Clan, Dorrough, Kirko Bangz. Trill Lea & Prince Rick, Tum Tum, Slim Thug, Brian Angel, Big Sid, Trai D, Trae The Truth, J Dawg, Boss Hog Outlaws, Gudda Gudda, YMCB, Beat King, and Charlie Boy. He has also opened up for upcoming artist Big Chief as well as Trae, Lil’ Boosie, and Z-Ro. Throughout this era he approximately sold over 9,000 records despite the obstacles that come along with this industry.
On the next chapter of his life he and close friend Eric Peeples or better known as R&B Singer “Swiss” established record label 4Sho Entertainment in 2005. With a turning point in his career he finally had another responsible person who had the same drive to be successful in the underground music business as he did. He oversaw and released several projects under the new found label such as Lil’ Melv Without A Record Deal(2005), Swiss- Confidential(2006), L.T.- Throwed In The Game(2007), Lil’ Melv-Unfinished Business(2008), Lil’ Melv- The Demonstration(2009), Swiss-Replay(2009) and the upcoming collaboration album for Lil’ Melv and Swiss called E-Class(2010). Throughout these past 5 years approximately 9,000 records have been sold under 4Sho Entertainment. Also, he has recorded and released 10 mix-tapes. Some of them have been solo and others have been with various artists around the city and West Texas Region.
Lil’ Melv has thrown 5 independent shows which combined 1,000 people have come out to support and enjoy 4 Sho Entertainment. He has also been interviewed and on the front cover of the Lubbock Avalanche Journal (Local Newspaper). He has been in the College Magazine called Study Breaks for a brief biography of his career. He has been supported 100% by his hometown of Lubbock, Texas. He has brushed elbows with many people involved and connected with the music industry, and he has persisted to continue his rapping career until his goal of becoming a mainstream artist is realized.
If there was anything else to say bout this 26 year old, 5’11’’ Texas born Texas raised young man; it would have to be that it’s without a doubt his turn at bat.
|Ace Mitch Biography|
“Laying in the hospital bed, and experiencing what I did, I feel that I’m here for a reason”, says Ace Mitch while reflecting back on a situation that nearly took his life in the fall of 2004.
His last single and certified hustla’s anthem “Work” catapulted him to success in the latter part of 2009. “I made my song “Work” for everyone that has ever worked a day in their life, and are passionate about what they do.” The heavy beat and the strong delivery of the single make it an anthem in the Dallas/Fort Worth club scene.
From the passing of his father at 13, nearly losing his best friend and right hand man (Lu Sloan) from being shot 5 times and surviving, to being laid in a hospital bed himself in a coma for 5 days with pneumonia, making it through things is nothing new to Ace. “Waking up out of that coma with a tube down my throat and seeing my mother cry changed my life”. “I realized that my life could be over at any minute so I needed to go out and live my life to the fullest”.
After creating a buzz with his crew (DBF GANG) and their “Straight Drop Mixtape”, released summer of 09, Ace Mitch grew an even stronger intensity for his music and continued to stay in the studio working. Eventually, Ace Mitch came up with the new hit single “Work”. From the moment that it was created it was known that this song would pose to be very impactful for his career. “Linking up with DJ ASAP changed everything for me truthfully”. “That’s when everything took off and I was in there.”
The debut solo mixtape from Ace Mitch “Who Is Ace Mitch?” released with a superb amount of downloads. “Who Is Ace Mitch?” the video was also recently voted The Fushion Magazine 2010 Video of the Year. “I want my music to make an impact on hip hop and not just come and go. I’m in this to achieve hip hop greatness and to teach people that anything is possible as long as u go out and get it for yourself, say Ace Mitch, “WORK”!!!!
This past summer 2010, Ace Mitch once again faced a near death tragedy ending in brain surgery. After several months of therapy Ace Mitch is now back at it, and better than ever with so much more to live for with an ever growing fan base. April 19, 2011 Ace released his most anticipated single to date “High Rise” featuring Maybach Music’s newly signed R&B artist Suede Royale. Sunday, April 24, 2011 “High Rise”, was featured on Dallas’ #1 Radio Station K104.5 on Street Swag Sunday; “High Rise” will also appear on his upcoming project No Days Off, which will drop summer 2011.
This persistent, patient and poised young man has shown that hard work does payoff. Through all of his adversities, he never let it hold him back; it was only the fuel to his fire. With the experience of his last single “Work” behind him and new single “High Rise” hitting the internet and streets the drive and passion is that more relevant the question of “Who” is Ace Mitch is nearing a question of the past.
Ace Mitch Performing At House of Blues