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GET TO KNOW JASE4REAL
This is the name that's sure to be echoing everywhere! Lead singer of the platinum selling R&B quartet, Soul For Real, is still going strong as he prepares to release another solo album.
Jase will always call New York home but currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, where he's been focused on writing, recording, and producing his album. The album is described to have a clever, hood-sexy sound with songs that are ultimately about love and life; it's a true display of mature urban music with crossover appeal. While concentrating on the promotion of this project, he still performs with the group, singing their hit songs of the mid-nineties as well as their recent song, "Love Again". Music has always been Jase's passion which drives his pursuit. His hard-work and ambition keep him confident that he is "the next best thing – what the industry has been missing".
Jase's first musical influence was his Pop's church where he began singing at the early age of 4 years old. From then on, he was also guided by the music of classic hip-hop and R&B artists and developed his own vocal style. He began singing professionally at age 12 along with three older brothers; the four of them comprised the R&B group, Soul For Real. The group released three albums, the first of which launched their careers. It was released in 1995 under Uptown/MCA and featured the hit songs "Candy Rain" and "Every Little Thing I Do." They toured the United States and overseas promoting these albums, earning a large fan base that remains loyal and has only grown over the years as is evidenced by Facebook and YouTube reviews.
Although Jase gained much recognition and popularity in his early teen years, this multi-talented, self-contained superstar has remained grounded. There's only one way to go - up!
GET TO KNOW MANNY EMANUEL DEANDA
MANNY EMANUEL DEANDA FORMER LEAD SINGER OF "PRETTY RICKY"
“I will never forget the first time I performed in front of a crowd. It was the most exhilarating experience ever. I knew at that very moment, that was it for me. I wanted to be a star.....” ~Manny De’Anda~ Manny “Emanuel” De’Anda was born in Pittsburgh, P.A. to a Mexican father Lupe de Anda and African American Mother, Barbara Joyce Burch. Raised in the great city of Pittsburgh, Emanuel’s singing career started off in a group called Crave, where the members met singing in the choir together at WestingHouse High School, where he also starred on the school’s Football and Wrestling teams. With the help of Meanstreet Entertainment founder Big D, Crave had three #1 singles at local radio station WAMO 106.7, "7 & Up", "Real Chick" and "Ask For It By Name". Along with former bandmates Maurice "Hollywood" Walker and Mandell "The Jonezes" Loman” Crave helped headline the WAMO 106.7 Summer Jam with platinum-selling artists like Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy in 2007, Crave earned the key to the city and that day was declared Crave and Meanstreet Entertainment Day in the city of Pittsburgh, according to a proclamation by Mayor Luke Ravenstahl. Recognizing the band’s success and charity work with The Creative Corner, American Red Cross and a Hurricane Katrina benefit. After completing a tour with Bluestar Entertainment recording group Pretty Ricky, Emanuel signed with Pretty Ricky and Bluestar Entertainment in the summer of 2008 where he performed under the moniker “Lingerie”. During this period, Emanuel made 6 appearances on BET's 106 & Park; single: Tipsy In This Club peaked at #6 on 106 & Park Top 10 Countdown and #38 on the Billboard Charts independently as well as appearing on the Monique Show. Emanuel has performed in shows from the south to the west coast to the east coast, Canada and abroad. Knocking Your Heels Off video with R&B legends H Town and Jodeci has received more than 22 million views on www.worldstarhiphop.com. Emanuel has also done songs with other big names in the industry such as KeKe Wyatt, Snoop Dogg, Trick Daddy, Bone Thugs N Harmony to name a few. A fan of such diverse artists such as Michael Jackson, Donnie Hathaway, Marvin Gaye, Guy, Jodeci, Musiq Soulchild and R. Kelly, Emanuel, an accomplished singer, songwriter and self taught pianist, is now pursuing a solo career, where he will share with his audience the sultry soul-tinged songs made to resonate with all who hear them through his incredible voice. “I want my debut album to be about Love, Pain, Loss and Redemption. I hope my music can help motivate the world to come together.” ~Manny De’Anda