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GET TO KNOW EMANUEL DEANDA
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
GET TO KNOW ROZ KING
ROZ KING SINGER-SONGWRITER-DANCER
Rosyln King also known as Roz King is a soulful R&B singer from Philadelphia. She was born and raised within the rough streets of West Philly, what they call the city for short. She was raised in a two parent home and is the youngest of seven children. At the age of four is when her family realized she could sing. She'd sing with her older sister Carol who coached Roz when she was young. Roz would be heard singing all around the house. At the age of six she began singing in Charles Drew Elementary School.
Roz entered a competition in the 90's where she won first prize. The first prize was to work with producer Herb Middleton. They have been working for years and have a chemistry second to none and a history filled with real life stories of pain, courage, consistency and triumph. Stay tuned for Roz King's debut project "FROZEN IN TIME"