Unrapped: R&B Singer-Songwriter Miguel


When Usher seeks a songwriter to pen tracks for his upcoming album, Raymond v. Raymond, the final product better be amazing. According to Los Angeles crooner Miguel, it is. While he’s cementing his name in the music industry as a solo artist, Miguel also finds time to craft hits for the star.

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Unrapped: Pop-Soul Singer Kentrell


While some singers aspire to have careers like that of Michael Jackson, Kentrell envisioned walking down a different path as a teen. “Before music?” Kentrell continues, “I thought that I would be the next Michael Jordan. I thought I was going to play basketball!” Shooting hoops may have been his occupation of choice long ago, but once the 23-year-old Mississippi-born, Chicago-bred artist, dove into music, he never looked back.

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Unrapped: British Songstress Lolene


Lolene has a penchant for pancakes and she’s unapologetic for her craving. “It’s well-deserved,” she admits. “My trainer kicked my ass this morning.” As the latest imported talent hailing from the U.K., the singer with the spiraling, cocoa-colored curls has her own high-energy kick to deliver in the form of her debut single “Sexy People.”

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Unrapped: L.A. Jerk Duo The Bangz

The Bangz

Hailing from Los Angeles, Sabi and Ella Ann, the fresh new divas who make up the hip-pop outfit The Bangz, are taking over airwaves and teaching the nation how to “jerk” with their debut single, “Boys with Tattoos (We Jerkin’).”

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Unique: Long Hair, Don’t Care


Life for a young, burgeoning artist is all about the hustle. Luckily for R&B singer Unique, he’s made working his way to the top a high priority.

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Unrapped: Shooting Star Mr Hudson

Mr Hudson

“I probably drink too much,” 29-year-old Mr Hudson admits with a sheepish laugh. “Most Englishmen do.” While G.O.O.D. Music’s newest signee tends to take a swig of the occasional libation, it’s music that is his most indulgent addiction.

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Unrapped: Livvi Franc Is That B.I.T.C.H.

Livvi Franc

As of late, the isle of Barbados has gained notoriety for being the hometown of pop princess Rihanna. But now she’s got some competition in the form of Bajan British sensation Livvi Franc and her pop gem “Now I’m That Bitch,” an intensely hot single produced by Salaam Remi (Amy Winehouse, Nas).

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