The long anticipated video for GREATNESS is here. Check it out!


The long anticipated video for GREATNESS is here. Check it out!

Drops 9/17!

Available NOW on iTunes, Google Play and more!

The first single "BE" ft. Eliana, prod. by Ed-Ape is out NOW in all digital retail/streaming outlets!

Drops 9/17!

Available NOW on iTunes, Google Play and more!

The first single "BE" ft. Eliana, prod. by Ed-Ape is out NOW in all digital retail/streaming outlets!

Now Booking Fall/Winter 2016
(USA and International Dates)

Now Booking Fall/Winter 2016 (USA and International Dates)

...its bigger than me, its a lifestyle that i can't leave. i feel it when i eat and sleep and when i breathe... i feel it in the atmosphere, can't nobody come and tell me it ain't magic here...”

— DY ("Fly" - Forever, DY)

...let me introduce you to a lil brown girl from Queens with big dreams.... exploring a big wide world. DY has rocked:

Paris, France 


Cluj, Romania 


Naples, Italy 


Budapest, Hungary 


Stockholm, Sweden 

Sopot, Poland 


Berlin, Germany 


Linz, Austria
and so many more places throughout the world!

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Previous events


Naturals Night Out - Paint, Sip, and Chat Edition

The Space , Tampa, FL

Join us for a night of painting, sipping, chatting and mingling with other naturals at The Space at 2106 for Naturals Night Out – Paint, Sip, and Chat Edition.

Naturals Night Out - Paint, Sip, and Chat Edition is an evening designed for naturals to unwind, share laughs and positive vibes over wine or beverages, painting, and chatting about natural hair concerns and trends.'

Each attendee will receive: Courtesy Wine or Non-Alcoholic Beverages and Complimentary Appetizers 1.5 hours of guided instructions on painting technique and assistance One 16''X20'' canvas to paint an inspired natural hair theme to take home. Naturals Night Out “Nappy Hour Bag” filled Natural Hair Products and Accessories

LOCATION: The Space AT 2106, 2106 W MAIN ST. TAMPA, FL DATE: Friday, November 18, 2016 TIME: 7PM TO 9PM

No experience necessary. All supplies are provided. NO DOOR SALES WILL BE ALLOWED. (LIMITED SEATING)


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? All participants must 18+ years of age to attend. ID will be required.

What are my parking options getting to the event? Free street parking is available. Additional parking is available in a parking lot near the venue.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Please call 863-588-4294 or send an email to



*By attending the event, you agree that Loving My Natural Self may videotape and photograph you, and record your voice, conversation and sounds. You also agree that your photo or a likeness of you may be used for promotional purposes without compensation to you.


Private Charity Event

Wine N Rhyme

Anise Gastrobar, Tampa, FL

The energy of October's Wine&Rhyme was the best we ever had, letting us know this event will be a long lasting staple of Tampa's culture and that we are growing as well. This month's show will feature some amazing acts known around the bay area for their polished and professional performances.

Starting our show off will be the internationally traveled and critically acclaimed spoken word poet Giddy Perez. Her accolades include placing among the top poets in the country at several competitions, and traveling to India for poetry workshops earlier this year. Look for a unique perspective and electrifying delivery.

Kicking it off for the MC's is SirPap, who made his name known performing at Basement Sessions, then later putting on his own successful showcase called "Hip-hop Finesse." After moving to Georgia, this ill be Sir Pap's second show back since leaving after he performs at the grandiose rap event that is Hiphopalooza, put together by none other than Prince Golden.

Our acoustic act this month is Sekajipo ForthePeople, a soulful guitarist and amazing singer with a knack for songwriting. His creativity and well put together sound will be a soothing treat for our crowd at Anise, so expect to be wowed.

We're honored to have Dynasty - Ya Girl DY featuring at Wine&Rhyme, fresh off of a European tour and with a new album to sell. She'll be present with physical copies of her new album "Forever, DY" featuring production by Apollo Brown and OP Supa. Look for a fully polished and incredible display of lyrics and emotion, as her music touches on personal issues and topics such as self-esteem.

Our closing band is Venus Bleu, having performed all over the city of Tampa and wowing crowds at almost every venue you can think of on both sides of the bridge. Accompanied by vocalists, these instrumentalists take pride in their clean sound and ability to improvise. Look out for amazing harmonies, some memorable solos, and an overall feel good time.

Featuring as our visual artist is Beyobe, DJ and producer of The Young Parisians and full-on renaissance man. After picking up art recently, Beyobe has created a distinct style of sketching that is noteworthy even for the elites of the industry. Look for some amazing sketches, paintings and more.

As always, Wine&Rhyme is FREE TO ATTEND!

Hosted by Mike Mass with DJ Wally Clark on the tables!

For the best experience, reserve a table for $50 for up to 4 people! Contact Brittany Asher at for more information.

Anise Global Gastrobar 777 N. Ashley Dr. Doors at 9:00pm Gourmet food and drinks available!

See you there!

Hiphopalooza Festival

Crowbar, Tampa, FL

The 4th annual Hiphopalooza right in Tampa, FL is going to be unforgettable. This event shows some of the best hip-hop artist from across the Bay area. With such a wide variety of artist it shows that the Bay just doesn't have one sound. There will also be some very very special guest this year, stay tuned.

IG - the_hiphopalooza

Ticket Link -

Brooklyn to Tampa Super Jam 2

Crowbar, 1812 N 17th Street, Tampa, FL

The Brooklyn to Tampa Super Jam 2! returns to the Crowbar stage on September 18th. Just like the title states an entire crew from Brooklyn and Tampa will be hitting the stage with some serious heavy weights as well. Put on by Bazarro and Evil Dee this is a show you do not want to sleep on. Check the technique below for all the pertinent info.

Date: September 18th, 2016 Location: Crowbar Time 7pm-10pm Cover: $4


Melanated : Salute & Slay SCHOOLDAZE

Club 1828, 5110 North 40th Street, Tampa, FL 33610

Smells Like School Spirit!!!! Whether you're an alumnus or a student...PWI or HBCU let's VIBE OUT!! Bringing you a wonderful vibe this Labor Day!!! Relax while indulging in some of the finest signature libations and mingling with great professionals from all across the bay area. Rock your favorite alumni gear! VIP patio lounges are available. Music, laughter, and food awaits!!! Join us as we support numerous black-owned businesses. This is a time you won't regret!! #vibrate #higher DON'T MISS OUT ON ONLINE TICKETS GRAB THEM EARLY!! TARDY PASS TICKETS AT THE DOOR ARE $20 21+ crowd Positive Vibes Only Dress Code: Show your school spirit in a chic way! No jerseys or low riding pants/jeans.


Rhapsody Suite

Tix available @

It's that time again. A new installment of The Rhapsody Suite is on its way & it's going down!!! New spot. New Theme, New Experience. Same great show and MORE! This time we're celebrating when the best of two musical worlds collide. From the classic pairings of Boyz II Men & LL Cool J, Method Man & Mary J Blige to T-Pain & Luda, Kanye & Dwele, Nas & Lauryn hill and so much MORE. These are the jams. The moments when our favorite rhymes intertwined with our favorite melodies. With some of the best artists, vocalists & musicians the bay area has to offer, the tunes we all know & love are in great hands. Come ready to vibe out for a night of great live music, dope spins, an icredible mood and an amazing ambience.