Kyle Young. Celebrity Fashion Designer Kyle Young was originally from Philadelphia. He helped shape the image of several Celebrities in the 80's and 90's working with such people as TLC, Boyz II Men, Lisa "Lefteye" Lopez, Shanice Wilson to name a few. He is now releasing his new clothing line based out of Atlanta Georgia (Vampz Clothing Line by Kyle Young).
Shay Johnson (Rescheduling)
Shay Johnson. Currently on Love and Hip Hop Atlanta. Most of America got to know Shay Johnson as “Buckey” from the second season of the popular hit show, Flavor of Love 2. Flavor of Love 2 debuted with over 3.9 million viewers in its first episode. By the season finale, it had 7.5 million viewers and became VH1’s highest rated non – sports related show, as well as the most viewed show in the channel’s history. It wasn’t reality TV, however, where Shay got her first taste of the entertainment industry. While operating her promotions company in her hometown of Atlanta, Shay was a featured model in music videos with T.I., Young Dro, C-Lo, JazzePha, T-Pain, Fabolous, Shawty LO and many more. Ms. Johnson has enjoyed much success as a model. She graced the cover of King Magazine in October 2006 and received a six-page feature spread in Smooth Magazine in early 2007 and eight-pages in 2009. In 2010, Shay received several pages in the Jamaican issue of Black Men’s Magazine. Ms. Johnson also appeared in hair publications from 2007 to 2009 such as Sophisticates’ Black Hair, Black Men’s Magazine, and Metro Style Hair Magazine. Continuing the pursuit of a viable television career, Shay was also asked to make special guest appearances on both the Maury Povich Show, The Tyra Banks Show, Top 25 Celebrity Couples – BET Special, 106 N Park, Rap City’s Who’s that Girl, The Reality Remix Awards, and MTV’s airing of the Ozone Music Awards. After appearing in multiple television series and music videos, Shay moved on to get a taste of radio. She’s made guest host appearances on morning radio shows such as Frank and Wanda in the Morning (V103/Atlanta), as well as the popular syndicated afternoon show, The Wendy Williams Experience (107.5FM/New York)
Lillie McCloud. During my previous experience in the music industry — I released a few albums starting in 1986 till 2004 under the name of Nicole J McCloud with a ring of success behind those releases. ….I love power music with stories..Jazz- Blues-Rock-RnB-Gospel-Positive music.-Big Band -Dance- POP-Country you name it. I love Music with a message and I love to dance so Dance Music was a good direction to start off my career but my plan was to not stop at Dance Music but to soar to the highest ground singing every kind of Music there was.
My vision was so very much more. I have recorded several Albums, such as What About Me (1986), Jam Packed (1988) (aka Rock the House), Love Town (1998), and So What?
To name a few. In the 1990’s. My single “Don’t You Want My Love” became an international hit. And to follow my single New York eyes duet with the world-renowned singer Timmy Thomas Opened the doors in the Music Industry which compelled the Industry to pay attention to this uprising superstar. The later years brought other US singles such as One good reason “Runnin’ Away” and “Search’n”. In the late 1990s I was also part of a house music project called Voices of Freedom but unfortunately it did not get the recognition which it deserved.
As for my early accomplishments in the Dance world, I had some success and I met many superstars. I was in concert in the same arena and placed on the same compilation CD’s and even had my song “Don’t you want my love placed on the movie soundtrack (Ruthless people) which went gold. Dance was a great market to be in, but I needed to be in a market that would cross me over into the pop market and this luck never came for Lillie. For many of my fans and supporters I was a Dance Diva super star on stage but I beg to differ because my bank account said otherwise, I was surely struggling. I could not get the record labels to hear me, they only saw me as a Dance Diva and that’s what I was. I had no power to change it so I decided to own it and this commitment paid off technically. A few of my singles charted at Top 3 on the Dance Billboard Charts and a few of them becoming the DJ’s favorites across the globe. After a few years of the Industry creating a superstar / Non superstar I decided to walk away from the music industry and to focus on becoming one of the best live performers of the century at least this was my goal inspired by Michael Jackson, Tina Turner and a few others in the Motown scene. I performed in every night club I could get into and any corporates that I could find across the globe trying to keep my name and my face alive. I thank God for my CD’s because they allowed me to perform abroad. My ability to perform and sing kept me and my family sheltered, clothed and fed. As I ran after my career during those years I needed to travel back and forth to see my children. I needed to be there for the birth of each Grandchild so my vision had to be put on hold many many times to enjoy this blessing of seeing them come into the world and seeing their first steps and hearing their first words saying Mama, Dada and Grandma. No level of success could have given me such a gift and to miss it would have been a crime. I’m thankful.
I have taught my children well and now they are able to hold their own and to teach their own children. Now it’s time for me to fly. X-factor season 3!!! The Launching Ground. I made it to number 8. The X-Factor road which I ended on, I gave it a name. I call it (The Glory) Gods Perfect Strategic Brilliant Plan. I’m still counting the open Doors
DJ Babey Drew
Chanchez also has a theater background with roles in Shop Life, The Wiz, The Long Walk Home, Royal Oats and Glory.
Deborah Johnson was born below the Mason-Dixon Line, in Missouri, but grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. After college, she lived in San Francisco and then for many years in Rome, Italy where she worked as a translator and editor of doctoral theses and at Vatican Radio.
Deborah Johnson is the author of The Air Between Us, which received the Mississippi Library Association Award for fiction. She now lives in Columbus, Mississippi, and has just finished her novel "The Secret of Magic".