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Vivian Sessoms Grammys 2018

 

Song writer, singer, music producer Vivian Sessoms was a vision at the 2018 Grammy Awards!  She is Your favorite singer’s, favorite singer!

 

 

 

 

Vivian’s dress is from Jill Stuart, we wanted to go with a pop of color so we chose her cape from BCBG and to pull the look together the Charlotte Olympia glitter pumps with a bold Star to signify the moment of going to the Grammys!   Kate Spade jewelry complemented her look.

 

Photo taken by celebrity makeup artist Felicia G

 

Felicia and Vivian

 

Vivian and Natalie for Luxshop4u

 

Glam Team Wardrobe Stylist 2017 Natalie Mason for Luxshop4u and Makeup by Felicia G.

Buzz of the night amongst professional artist’s  *Hoping for a Danny Woods memorial mention, Kendrick Lamar, Dave Chappell, Jay Z 4:44 album, Kesha and Bruno Mars.

“I’ve shared the stage with Diddy, Joe Cocker,  Patti Austin and Cher, P!nk, Stevie Wonder  and numerous others.  I’ve had a wonderful journey before deciding to strike out on my own.”  Vivian Sessoms 

*Fun Fact

Vivian Sessoms’s vocal credit is including but not limited to the following artists:

Keith Sweat “Right and Wrong”

Robin.S “Show Me Love”

Lisa Lisa “If This Is Real”

Roberta Flack “Let It Be” For Roberta Flack Sings The Beatles

Lalah Hathaway “Out Run The Sky”

Lalah Hathaway “In The End”

Whitney Houston on tour

 

Writing Credits

Lalah Hathaway “Out Run The Sky”

Lalah Hathaway “In The End”

And many others.

To see throwback photos Vivian Sessoms while on tour with P!NK and many others click here! 

 

Busy But My Bills Paid

CNOTES Rocking the crowd.

I am very selective with who I use this platform for, but the conversation that I had with this young star made me actually listen to his music!  His song Busy But My Bills Paid peaked my interest when I saw several people making youtube videos rapping along to it!  I also relate to this song as I work a full-time job, I collaborate with other creatives and internationally promoted  a few tours for my Luxshop4u community members one of whom I styled for.

Natalie:  What caught my ear was your use of words! Busy But My Bills Paid represents many of my fellow creatives and I who work around the clock!

CNOTES:  Yea, when I wrote busy but my bills paid, I already knew it related to everyone!  The single mother, the nine to fivers the hustlers, the women who own their own businesses and each one of us who know they have responsibilities and having our bills paid are always on top of the list!

Natalie:  When I spoke to you earlier in the week you mentioned the Crab in a barrel syndrome!

CNOTES:  Yea especially out here in NY we don’t collaborate much down here! Look at  Atlanta, even the producers are making beats together.   So when u say crab in the barrel if u ever see them in a barrel they are all pulling each other down so the other can get to the top.  That’s what I meant.

Natalie:  How did you get a viral Busy But My Bills Paid challenge going?  That’s a great marketing tool!

CNOTES:  Again the song is undeniable so I just figured it would  be a cool idea for people to really join in on this I wanted to see who is busy and who’s bills were paid.  Lol,  I appreciate everyone who’s joining in on the fun.

CNOTES  filming for the BET Cypher

Natalie:  “Close mouths don’t get fed, that”what mom’s said” What else did she teach you that stands out?

CNOTES:  That’s exactly what she taught me to stand out, lol.  I get so much from my mom and grandma who’s no longer with me in the physical.  I mean even down to my swag my cadence.   I miss them man!

Natalie:  My condolences for your loss!  Aside from them most likely being your number one fan who else would you say is your number one fan?

CNOTES:  I believe I’m my number one fan and worst critic at the same time.  Sometimes I rewind a song I did and I be like damn are they not hearing what I said! Lol

Natalie:  Congratulations on shooting your Bet freestyle last week Friday!   Do you have a team that connects you with media outlets or do you contact them?

CNOTES:  Yea another marketing tool, my team and I thought of you know!  I just network, if I see something that looks authentic and interesting then I inquire, but if it’s not gonna push my career or push the culture I won’t bother.  “Busy But My Bills Paid is a hit record but it’s more to get you moving than me just showing you how lyrical I am.  So I just wanted to give them bars on this freestyle, shout out to all of the legends that I named.

Natalie:  What’s your favorite spot in Brooklyn?

CNOTES:  Uhhh, too many to name  and a few I can’t name gotta keep ’em low lol.  But for the recently it’s been the Barclay center I still be excited like there’s really a stadium in Brooklyn!

Natalie:  Do you think that you would ever partner with a Brooklyn Legend like Lil Cease, Lil Kim, Fabulous for a “Busy But My Bills Paid Remix?”

CNOTES:  All bets are on the table!  I just want us to unite and help each other, follow BIG’s advice and keep Brooklyn moving.

Natalie: Any plans to somehow perform during The Do Over outdoor party on October 1st in Brooklyn?

CNOTES:  Yea that would be great, sign me up!  Lol, if it’s BROOKLYN it’s me

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Guest contributer Alec Tavares

COMPOUND EDITION “CHARLIE GRIN” RELEASE PARTY

 

When I meet taste makers who share the same interest as myself I like to share their talent! I am excited to introduce Alec Tavares. Alec is a freelance marketer and writer who currently works with The Compound. The Compound is a creative agency that helps creative individuals and companies execute their projects. Take a look at what Alec and The Compound allowed me to share with the Luxshop4u community!

 

Bringing together the art and hip-hop world in co-creative fashion, The Compound has once again, pushed the culture forward!

6/1/2017  Concepts provided the setting for a celebration for the release of Compound x Ron English x Made by Monsters Final Edition Charlie Grin.  The Hip Hop culture came out to be a part of history.

Lenny Santiago from Roc Nation wearing denim.

 

 

The toy release was hosted by Lenny S. from Roc Nation and YS warmed up the crowd for DJ Enuff who provided the soundtrack for the evening.

 

Dj Enuff

 

Alec Tavares pictured here on the left. Alec use to blog for XXL Magazine.

 

Sheek Louch, DJ Enuff

 

 

 

The final edition of Charlie Grin has opened new doors and welcomed new fans, bringing out avid toy collectors and hip hop fans.  This final Charlie Grin is a more than just a collector’s toy; it is a piece of history for the culture, and beginning of a new trend for Hip Hop.

 

 

 

With such high demand for this historical piece bridging modern art and Hip Hop, you cannot help but wonder what’s next-but be certain; there will be a next! Stay tuned, The Compound is just getting started!

 

I would like to thank The Compound blog for sharing this fun event with us! Thank you Alec Tavares for covering this story and thank you to photographers Deuce Pearsall @go2deuce, Oluwaseye Olusa, Antwon Walker and Jimmy Giambrone.

www.thecompoundblog.com