WALE

Wale Victor Folarin (born Olubowale Victor Akintimehin) September 21, 1984, better known by his stage name Wale, is an American rapper from Washington, D.C.. Wale was born to Nigerian parents. He started his musical career in 2005 by releasing mixtapes in the Washington, D.C. area. His first mixtape was 2005’s “Paint a Picture.” Following that, […]

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Ginuwine

Elgin Baylor Lumpkin (born October 15, 1970), better known by his stage name Ginuwine is an American singer-songwriter, dancer, rapper and actor. He is named after NBA legend Elgin Baylor, who is also a Washington DC native. In 1993, he graduated from Forestville High School (now known as Forestville Military Academy) in Forestville, Maryland and […]

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Tank

Tank was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and moved with his family as a child to the Washington, D.C. suburb of Clinton, Maryland. He was a multi-sport athlete at Crossland High School and was offered the opportunity to play college football. However, Tank decided to focus on music and his talent eventually led him to an […]

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Coniece Washington

Coniece Washington is a nationally recognized Jazz Vocalist who captivates her audience with her distinctive Sultry Sweet stylings, comparable to none. Her influences are Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, Billie Holiday, Carmen McRae and numerous gospel artists.Born in Trenton, New Jersey, Coniece developed her love for music at an early age, singing at her […]

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Ebony Khan

Ebony is a Muslim American Singer/Songwriter who’s selection of music is universal. (Universal=variety of genres) Her rich, vibrant and power house of a voice is what you have been missing! One of her goals is to introduce a new music genre into the Grammys for “Inspirational” song artist in order to include Muslims. She hails […]

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Jimi Dougans

Jimi Dougans Bio from Soul 51 is an African-American singer, songwriter and percussionist. He is a founding member of The Young Senators, a musical group formed in the mid-1960s in Washington D.C.  Jimi could not have anticipated the historical imprint he would make when high school classmate Frank Hooker introduced the young singer to his band The Dimensions in […]

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Raymond Reeder

Without reservation, more than a few of the most popular songs of the last two decades come from the imagination of Mr. Raymond D. Reeder. Hits like R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly” and Yolanda Adams’ “The Experience” have defined entire generations. As a Grammy Award winning producer, Mr. Reeder has been generating hits […]

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Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye was born April 2, 1939 in Washington, D.C., to church minister Marvin Gay, Sr., and domestic worker Alberta Gay (née Cooper). His first home was 1617 First Street SW, a few blocks from Anacostia River. The First Street neighborhood was nicknamed “Simple City” owing to its being “half-city, half country”. When Gaye was […]

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Stacy Lattisaw

When she was a teenager in the early 1980s, Lattisaw had a string of Top 40 R&B hits, with several songs— “Let Me Be Your Angel”, “Jump to the Beat”, “Love on a Two-Way Street”, and “Miracles”—crossing over to the pop mainstream. Lattisaw recorded her first album for Cotillion Records at the age of 12 in 1979, under the direction ofrecord producer Van McCoy. However it was not until she […]

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Johnny Gil

Gill was born on May 22, 1966 in Washington, D.C, his mother had four boys and his father was a minister. He started singing at the age of five singing along in church in a family gospel group called Little Johnny and “Wings Faith” which included his brothers Bobby, Jeff, and Randy Gill (himself a […]

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