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2013 VIP Panel Guests
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Dr. Anotoinette Roberson | platinum songwriter
Educated at “Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts” and the prestigious “Berklee College of Music” in Boston, Massachusetts. Antoinette, a mega-producer, prolific songwriter and phenomenal singer, has been praised by Luther Vandross as being one of the most extraordinary talents of her generation. Further, she was titled as the number “eight” songwriter in the world by Billboard Magazine. “Antoinette is a triple threat! She’s the truth,” said Gerald Levert, son of Eddie Levert of The O’jays. Ms. Roberson has co-produced, co-written and vocal arranged masterpieces for artists such as: Janet Jackson, Gerald Levert, Keith Sweat, Johnny Gill, Busta Rhymes, Too $hort, Gloria Estefanand a host of others. Ms. Roberson is currently in the studio working on her debut dance album and writing with arttists as well.
D. Bottz | platinum producer
With over 5 million records sold worldwide that feature his production, Davion (D.) Botts has already established himself as one of the hottest up and coming Southern producers. Hailing from Houstons Nawfside, this self taught musician has worked with the likes of UGK, Mike Jones, Mya, Devin the Dude, and had his big breakout hit “Goin Crazy” (#13 Top 100 Billboard Charts) by Natalie. With his ever changing production style that features lush stringz, crazy pianos, and famous drumz, D. Botts is postitioning himself to stake his claim as one of the greats in music history. With todays music leaning toward looped patterns and auto tune, he is one of the producers who will create a musical wall of sound using only his creative mind and his hands with each instrument.
Drathoven | platinum producer x songwriter
Drathoven is a pianist by nature. Over the years he has sharpened his craft while working under the influence of industry heavyweights. He is previously known for sitting in the A&R seat, as well as staff producer of Paid-In Full Entertainment, and having shared commentary with Chief Executive, Madd Hatta (Houston’s #1 radio personality for R&B/Hip-Hop on 97.9 The Box). Drathoven is not only a producer but a songwriter as well that is successful in all genres of music r&b, pop, rap, and gospel. Locally recognized for his huge contribution on Paul Wall & Chamillionaire’s album “Get Ya Mind Correct” which managed to sell over 150,000 copies independently without the backing of a major deal. The album was even nominated for Indie Album of the Year in The Source Magazine. This year alone he has landed Yolanda Adams hit single “Be Still”, and Tyrese new single “Nothing On You”from the album Open Invitation, Jacob Latimore’s new single “Headphones”, and Khalil’s new single “Goodie Goodie” featuring Big Sean. Not to mention success overseas having the single on Def Jam France pop star DJany. His portfolio also includes works with various T.V networks and jingles for businesses around the world.
Errol ‘E Poppi’ McCalla | 2 x Grammy winning producer x songwriter
Prior to becoming a multifaceted business entrepreneur, Errol McCalla was heavily involved in the music and entertainment industry from 1993 – 2005. He created and built his own production company, PlayHouse Music, Inc., and established numerous business relationships and contacts within the industry. Before the age of 30, Mr. McCalla experienced many accomplishments including collaborations with top music artists such as Destiny’s child, Beyonce’ Knowles, Missy Elliott and Mariah Carey and has collaborated with or worked under the direction of most all industry leading songwriters and producers; Timbaland, Rodney Jerkins, Dallas Austin, Rick Nowels, Ron Fair, and more. Shortly after, Mr. McCalla signed a publishing deal with EMI Music Publishing, one of the world’s largest music publish companies. In 2004, he received the highest honor amongst his peers – 2 Grammy Awards and 4 nominations. In addition to creating music, McCalla continues to utilize his contacts within the industry to facilitate ventures with record labels and film companies; and also for his affiliated artists and producers within his own company. Since 2005, McCalla’s production company has been self contained and provides a residual-based income, which has allowed him to venture out to other industries. In more recent news, McCalla offered his music skills to Gospel Music legend Yolanda Adams, contributing works to over 60% of her most recent project titled “Becoming” which has peaked U.S. Billboard Top Gospel Albums at #3.
G Luck & B Don | platnium production duo
The Platinum-Awarded Production duo, known as, “G Luck & B Don” reign from the Southside of Houston, Texas. Gavin ”G.Luck” Luckett and Brandon “B.Don” Pitre were introduced as teens at Madison High School in Houston. G. Luck & B.Don were destined to be involved in music and entertainment; they did not realize they were fated to produce as a team until their last year of High School in 2003. As two exceptionally talented, yet humble producers, G. Luck & B.Don have emerged to being amongst the Top Producers in Houston, and are quickly becoming a household name in the South and in Los Angeles. Influenced by all genres of music, the incomparable duo have produced for artists such as: Slim Thug, Ludacris,Bun B,Dorrough, LeToya Luckett, Gucci Mane, Paulwall, Soulja Boy,Z ro,Curren$y, Lil Boosie,J dawg and Young Problemz, just to name a few. Hard work, perseverance, determination and the simplicity of the love for the art of music magnetically connected the duo and is what keeps them in pursuit of their dream as, GL PRODUCTIONS.
Jab | platnium producer x songwriter
Houston born and raised super producer John Broussard, better known as JAB, is delivering multi-platinum hits in R&B, Gospel, Soul, Jazz, and Hip-Hop genres. Based in Houston TX, his work has reached and stretched outside his city limits, working with both major local artists, from Destiny’s Child to Beyonce Knowles, as well as nationwide artists such as Lil Bow Wow, and many more. Constantly changing his sound to supply the demand, this remarkable and extremely versatile producer has no where else to go but straight to the top of the charts. If a song requires a live instrument, that’s exactly what he would use, thus being capable of producing everything from Hip-Hop, to Gospel, to Jazz. It was very soon after JAB Productions was born that major talent would come knocking. Appearing on Lil Bow Wow’s debut album Beware of Dog, the single, Bounce Wit Me soared straight to the roof, and was a certified platinum record. He followed his act by working with incredible local talents, producing for Destiny’s Child, Survivor project, which became a platinum record leading to Beyonce Knowles’ solo debut ‘Dangerously In Love’ which also went platnium. He didn’t stop there as he continues to work with other major artists such as Van Hunt, Trin-i-ty 5:7, Adina Howard, Tamar Davis, and even his sister Trina Broussard. After working with so much talent, JAB had become a go to man, for local artist trying to come up in the industry. His most recent major project is on Solange Knowles Sophomore album, Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams. Still delivering hits in the industry, this is only the beginning for JAB with much more to come.
Just Brittany | artist x actress
Just Brittany is a singer/rapper from Houston, Texas. She broke through the music scene with the smash hit “Call Me for That Good,” which caught the attention of the Cash Money label. After signing on the dotted line with Cash Money Records, Just Brittany’s next move was a downloadable 11-track EP called “Not Just A Pretty Face” released in early 2011. The EP featured productions from Yung Chill, Lacemode, and Chris Rockaway. The release’s “Color” hit Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in March 2010. JB was born and raised in the 5th ward area and attended Nat Q Henderson elementary. Growing up in between two loving households Brittany always maintained a straight ‘A’ student and stayed on the deans list for great conduct and outstanding grades. Brittany even graduated at the age of 16 and was also valedictorian of her class. Her strong determination to succeed in life pushed her to pursue her passion for her music. Just Brittany is currently working in the studio for her debut album “4 Da Love of $” to be released this Summer of 2012.
Mr. Moore | artist x platinum songwriter x producer
Christopher ‘C-Moe’ Moore’s consistent commercial success has signed new singers to major record deals with just one hit song, lead Grammy winners back to the top of the charts and is a current highly sought after key that equals Platinum selling albums. Through his natural gifts of writing and singing, he has touched the world several times over through music he has written for artist such as Mya, Just Brittany, Ying Yang Twins, Chamillionaire, Ivy Shades, Scarface and Bun B., to name a few.. Born and raised in Houston (5th Ward), Texas, Moore began his music career with successful R&B group, 713 Seville. Independently the group sold over 35,000 mixtapes throughout the southern region in less than a year. The group was fourtante to work with Grammy award winner Case, Darron of 112, Lil Flip, Scarface, Wine-O and a host of other successful artists.
Shei Atkins | artist x songwriter
As the saying goes “They do everything big in Texas”, Houston’s own Shei Atkins certainly personifies that. As one of the industries newest sensations, Shei is blazing new trails. Determined to do music “her way” Atkins has developed a style that has been identified as “Inspirational”. After releasing three independent albums, and recently releasing her new book “Get a Man, Keep a Man”, the twinkle behind Shei Atkins’ star certainly shows no signs of fading. This Texas native shares her pain, struggles, and triumphs by weaving a tapestry of truth and putting it to music. Shei pulls no punches and tells no lies which makes her music on life, love and relationships relevant to todays pop culture. Shei operates in transparency- being open and honest about life. Shei has worked in the recording studio with industry giant, Beyonce’ Knowles, and the likes of platinum-selling rap artists, Lil Flip, Paul Wall and Chamillionaire. Shei has toured & performed with artists like Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, Tonex, J.Moss, Avant, Tank, Mary J. Blige, Trey Songs and even an international European tour with the Grammy Award-winning Kelly Rowland.
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