B. Slade Drops New Album - Talks Music, The Church, Family and Starting Over

PHOTO COURTESY OF B.SLADE

PHOTO COURTESY OF B.SLADE

I got a chance to sit down one-on-one with 3 time Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and producer, B. Slade (Formerly known as Tonex). He just dropped his self-titled album, "B. Slade" on October 31st. This new album embodies all of the colorful characteristics that are within B. Slade, hence the name of one of his song titles, Ketchup & Mustard." This album is truly for the young and old, the hip and chic - for anyone who loves good music and wants to have a good time. 

 
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We also talked about B. Slade's controversial interview with gospel singer, Lexi Allen, as well as his family and starting over in his career.

To learn more about B. Slade and all that he is doing, visit, BSladenow.com. Make sure you download the new album, "B. Slade" on iTunes.

 
 

Check out my interview with B. Slade below:

Syleena Johnson in New TV One Talk Show, “Sister Circle”

Congratulations to singer Syleena Johnson who can now add Talk Show Host to her resume. According to TheJasminebrand, TV One is the latest network to hop into the talk show space, launching a new daily roundtable talk show called ‘Sister Circle’. Launching on September 11th, the show feature a panel of four women — Quad Webb-Lunceford (“Married To Medicine”), singer Syleena Johnson, sports reporter Rashan Ali, and standup comedian Kiana Dancie— discussing a range of lifestyle and relationship issues as well as topical subjects. The foursome will be joined by DJ Q (aka Funky Dineva, who also owns a entertainment blog), who will spin records and add a male perspective to the conversation.

Courtesy of @MsFunykDineva Instagram 

Courtesy of @MsFunykDineva Instagram 

Daytime TV vet Helen Swenson has been tapped as showrunner. The hourlong show will also blend in celebrity guests and expert commentary. It will air live in East Coast markets at 9 a.m. ET, originating from Tegna’s Atlanta outlet, NBC affiliate WXIA-TV. Tegna plans to launch the show on 12 of its 46 stations. The company is not looking to expand the show’s lineup outside those stations. Instead, the focus is on fine-tuning the show during its first season on the limited Tegna footprint and TV One, in the hopes of developing a stronger series to offer in syndication in year two.  

Check out my Studio Q interview with Syleena Johnson at the Daughters of Soul Launch party below. 

Quencie Interviews Howard Hewett

I interviewed Howard Hewett at an event in Beverly Hills, CA.  I asked him the question he gets asked probably a million times a day, which is will Shalamar ever get back together? Watch below and find out what he says. 

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Quencie Interviews Sheléa Frazier

I interviewed Sheléa Frazier after experiencing her sing one of the best tributes to Whitney Houston I've ever heard on YouTube first then live at The Grammy Museum alongside super producer Narada Michael Walden.  She's accomplished so many  great things in her career since this interview that it would just blow your mind.  I am super proud of her.  She's living her dream.  Check out my interview with Sheléa below. 

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Quencie Interviews B. Slade

I interviewed singer B. Slade on the red carpet of Divas Simply Singing.  We talked about his music and working with some of the greats including Faith Evans, Chaka Khan, and more. I even got him to sing a little something something. I always love when that happens. Check out our conversation below. 

Quencie Interviews Antonique Smith

Check out my red carpet interview with Antonique Smith who is most famous for her role as Faith Evans in Notorious, based on the life of Evans' late husband, rapper The Notorious B.I.G..  She received rave reviews. The L.A. Times called her "delicious in the role" and Rolling Stone Magazine said she was "terrific". She was also praised by critics, including Jeffery Lyons who called her "one to watch".  She is also singer who is serious about her music. Her first big role was on broadway in rent. Watch our conversation on the crowded red carpet below at the NAACP theater awards.

Check out my red carpet interview with Antonique Smith who is most famous for her role as Faith Evans in Notorious, based on the life of Evans' late husband, rapper The Notorious B.I.G..  She received rave reviews. The L.A. Times called her "delicious in the role" and Rolling Stone Magazine said she was "terrific". She was also praised by critics, including Jeffery Lyons who called her "one to watch".  She is also singer who is serious about her music. Her first big role was on broadway in rent. Watch our conversation on the crowded red carpet below at the NAACP theater awards.

Quencie Interviews Syleena Johnson

I interviewed R&B Diva and soul singer Syleena Johnson at the Daughters of Soul event held at Maverick Flats in LA. She was so cool and down to earth. I loved her on the reality show R&B Divas and really connected with her when she and her family were on an episode of Iyanla's Fix My Life.   Check out our conversation along with her performance from that night below.

Check out our conversation along with her performance from that night below.

Quencie Interviews Singer, Kelly Price

I interviewed Kelly Price on the red carpet of Kym Whitley's birthday party.  She was so down to earth and fun.  She even sang Happy Birthday to Kym Whitley. Kelly Price gives me so much life with that voice. Even though she only sang a little bit of Happy Birthday you could not tell me that I was not in a VIP seat at a concert.  Watch my interview below.  She even gave me some twitter love about the interview. I love when that happens. 

Dawnn Lewis Talks Bowling, Sickle Cell, Urban League & New Projects

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I interviewed Dawnn Lewis on the red carpet of at Kiki Shepard's 12th annual bowling challenge. Dawnn is not only a close friend of Kiki Shepard, who carries the sickle cell trait, but she is also on the board of the Kiss Foundation.    I always get a thrill with the actress who once played 'Jaleesa' in one of the best TV shows ever, A Different World.  If you have no idea what I'm talking about please get yourself Netflix today and binge watch 'A Different World! ' You can now catch Dawnn in a recurring role on the hit TV shows MAJOR CRIMES & BETTER CALL SAUL, and as the narrative voice for BET’s bio-series BEING.  Find out what projects Dawnn has coming up next and the awesome animated projects you may have heard her in but never knew was her. Watch below.