R&B singer, Lil’ Mo and I recently caught up in Atlanta, GA for a brief chat. Mo’ has a new single at radio titled, “On The Floor“, and she is beaming with the joy of the Lord flowing all over her. I asked the Superwoman what inspires her daily and whats the reason to her glowing smile…take a listen to what she had to say: (use the media player below)
Yunēk (pronounced unique) is more than just a name for the Houston based songstress known for her soft yet soulful tone. Her new single “Will Not Rest” delivers encouragement. “This heartfelt ballad speaks about the unyielding goal of getting back to that initial place of comfort in God’s presence. This song is a cry out for restoration and oneness with the Father,” explains Yunēk. “It’s about racing back to the place where you first felt His love.” Check out her new single below as well as listen to an exclusive interview with the rising young star.
I Will Not Rest (Single):
Exclusive Interview with Yunek:
Human Magazine is proud to introduce you to an amazing “Human” named Jason Hardy. Mr. Hardy is a rising entertainment entrepreneur and actor. Read his story below.
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JASON HARDY BIOGRAPHY BRIEF
Jason Hardy grew up in Daytona Beach, FL, where he graduated from Seabreeze Senior High School in 2003. Upon graduating, Hardy went on to college majoring in Music Business & Management and studying voice at the world-renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston. While attending Berklee, Hardy became a member of Jubilee Christian Church, where he met Freda Battle, who later afforded Hardy his first opportunity in the gospel music industry by obtaining an internship in March of 2004, with gospel label Axiom Records (Freda Battle, Witness, Ashmont Hill). At the time Ms. Battle was President of Axiom Records (owned by Jubilee Christian Church), and is also considered amongst her industry peers a gospel legend and prolific songwriter and worship leader in her own right. As an intern and under Ms. Battle’s close direction Hardy became privy to an invaluable gospel music industry experience and began honing his skills in artist relations & promotions.
Hardy’s artist relation and promotional abilities combined with his own work as a singer and college student distinguish him as an industry professional who understands the music industry from mostly every angle. In October of 2004 after his internship commenced, Hardy was asked by Freda Battle to join her national recording ensemble Freda Battle and The Temple Worshippers, with which he recorded and traveled across the U.S and Internationally. It was at that time as well that Hardy decided to upstart an entertainment company that would service and cater to the needs of recording artists and companies, with Battle being his first client. He also gained artistic media experience as a production assistant for Black Entertainment Television’s syndicated program “Lift Every Voice.”
To make full use of his unique background, Hardy relocated his company the J. Hardy Agency to Nashville, TN, in October of 2007, a city known for its music and spirit. The agency is a full service entertainment firm, which specializes and provides services to companies, artists, public figures and personalities in Field/Mass Media Promotions and Marketing, Artist/Company Liaison Services, Media/Public Relations, Event/Project Coordination, and Business partnerships.
To date, the J. Hardy Agency has worked with, represented and coordinated various projects and campaigns for an array of recording artists, industry professionals, personalities, and major companies including GRAMMY Award winning artist Regina Belle and Marvin Sapp, GRAMMY- nominated artist VaShawn Mitchell, Stellar Award winning artists Ted Winn and legendary female group Witness, Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. (Rushmoredrive.com), Benita Bellamy (of the Bellamy Group), Tracey Artis (of I Hear Music, Inc.), Monica Bacon (of the Sovereign Agency), the annual True Worship Retreat presented by New Jersey based worship leader Lance Williams, amongst others. Hardy is also currently starring in the electrifying regional touring stage play production of Tyrone Goodman’s “What Shall I Do”, where he plays a 19 year old boy who’s known around town as the ladies’ man.
With extensive industry experience and a rising “1-2 PUNCH”, Jason Hardy and his agency are surely destined to being a major force and is becoming a “WHO’S WHO” in the entertainment industry. The J. Hardy Agency’s impressive list of credits coincides with its caliber of service and attention to detail. It is no wonder that the Jason Hardy and his company has so quickly become an industry favorite.
Human Magazine is proud to introduce you to an amazing “Human” named Gary Borden. Gary is a rising entertainment model and actor.
Fashion and Runway Model Gary Borden, 24, began modeling professionally in 2008. Relocating from Detroit to Atlanta put him in the right place to network and make his presence known in the world of fashion. No stranger to the entertainment industry, as a teenager Gary hosted several hip hop shows and worked with major recording artist such as Biz Markie, Lil’Flip and Nick Cannon to name a few. Since then Gary has walked in some of Atlanta’s top fashion shows, modeled for top designers and most recently shot a pilot for Doritos 2011 Superbowl Commercial. With no signs of slowing down Gary’s next move and ultimate goal is to mentor young children with aspirations of entering the fashion and entertainment industry.
1. What is your goal with being a model?
I would like to be able to mentor younger children (that do not have guidance and/or resources) with aspirations of becoming a successful model and give them direction, advice and guidance.
2. Are you a christian? If so, how does your faith play a role in your career?
Yes I’m a Christian! I thank GOD daily for every opportunity, good and bad. I believe he has a plan for my career/life and as long as I have faith and live the way he wants me too, I will be blessed.
3. What exciting campaigns do you have coming up?
As of right now I have nothing planned but I would like to become involved with local organizations where I can use my talent and experience to help someone.
4. What tips would you give someone looking to become a model?
1. Stay focused!
2.Everything is not for everyone… Which means there will be many castings you will attend that you will NOT get picked for… continue to do your thing!
3. Be PROFESSIONAL at all times.
5. Whats a typical day for Gary?
Work full time, class full time then gym flow… In between I manage to fit photo shoots, fashion shows and rehearsals.
6. What kind of childhood did you have?
I had a good childhood… I went through things but it made me stronger as an adult. My mom was a single parent, we made it work. I have a strong mother and older sister!
7. Whats on your ipod currently?
I love, love, love music… I listen to everything and everybody from Missy Elliott to Dwele to Britney Spears back to Sade. It depends on my mood. I love independent music a lot too.
8. Tell us something we wouldn’t expect to think about you.
When I was a teenager I was real heavy into the music scene in Detroit, I released a rap album that sold over 10,000 locally.
9. How can your fans stay in touch with you?
On Twitter: G_Model and Facebook: G.B. Model
HUMAN Magazine recently caught up with R&B singing sensation, Sammie. Check out Sammie’s heart-felt words of encouragement for those of you struggling this Holiday season. Follow Sammie on Twitter at: @PrinceSammie.
For more information on Sammie, visit: http://princesammie.com
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