Artists

J Cole

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    Rising star Jermaine Cole p.k.a J.Cole is an American rapper and producer discovered by Mark Pitts, CEO of Bystorm Entertainment, manger of The Notorious B.I.G and President of the Zomba Urban Music Group. His album tentatively titled Cole World is scheduled to release late April 2011 by music Mogul Jay-Z through his Roc Nation imprint. Relishing in the success of his mixtapes The Come Up (2007), The Warm Up (2009) and Friday Nights lights (2010), which accumulated 425K downloads in 2 days, and shut down 5 different file hosting sites, J.Cole has proven his fanbase to be a growing global phenomenon for the young North-Carolina Native. The lead single off the album, “Who Dat”, was released in the spring of 2010 peaked at #19 on Billboard’s U.S. Rap Songs chart and #32 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart while continuing to garner international attention. Currently on a sold-out European tour with Drake, following his own headline North American tour and slew of New York performances as a surprise-guest for Drake, J.Cole has been receiving endless accolades surrounding his live show, persona and passion to deliver greatness.

    http://www.jcolemusic.com

    Miguel

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      Bystorm/Jive recording artist Miguel is a captivating singer, songwriter, producer and performer. Miguel fuses funk, hip-hop, and electro music creating a defies genre.Miguel first amassed underground attention for his collaborations with Blu on “Below the Heavens.”  Subsequent interest and demand prompted the release of “Mischief-The Mixtape,” a collection of 7 completely original songs by Miguel which has been featured on popular web sites such as Okayplayer, 2DopeBoyz, and Imeem.  Now his song, “Sure Thing,” boasts over  7 million Myspace plays from a fan-base as worldly as Miguel.

      Miguel is also been featured on Asher Roth’s debut album Asleep in the Bread Aisle, and has co-wrote “If U Leave,” the #1 single from Musiq and Mary J. Blige.  Currently, Miguel is also working with Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, and The Avila Brothers on Usher’s forthcoming album, Raymond V Raymond.

      Wrapping up his tour with both Mary J Blige and Usher, Miguel’s album debut All I Want is you brings a refreshing take back into music as whole. Miguel is the voice of this generation, where all musical genres are appreciated and loved by all.

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      Jawan Harris

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        Thirteen year old Jawan Harris is an extraordinary singer/dancer on the rise. With a charming “boy next door” demeanor and vocal styling that will inevitably draw comparisons to a Jackson 5 Michael Jackson, Jawan’s tone cuts through the clutter and rings clear as school bells forcing you to sit up and pay attention.Jawan took an early interest in singing at the age of three years old.  The Chicago native got his start singing in church, influenced by Gospel greats like Karen Clark-Sheard and J. Moss to name a few. Jawan’s singing/dancing influences include the likes of not only Michael Jackson but also Usher and Chris Brown as well.

        It was only a matter of time the world would learn about Jawan’s talents.  Virally, Jawan immediately grabbed the attention of his listening audience.   After a label executive came across a YouTube video performance, Jawan auditioned in New York and was quickly signed to ByStorm/Jive Records by ByStorm CEO Mark Pitts just days before his 12th birthday.  And Jawan joined Jive’s r&b/pop powerhouse roster, a roster that includes a few of his musical mentors Usher and Chris Brown.

        Jawan’s first single ”Nobody” is a soulful upbeat, vibrant track nostalgic of a school day crush.  In the video clip for the track Jawan shows off his dancing abilities as well.  With the impressions of the video approaching the two million mark, Jawan has already developed an incredible fan-base.  “Another Planet” featuring Chris Brown has a bit of an edge mixed with a little swagger, showcasing Jawan’s versatility.  Both songs have broad appeal across genres and generations.

        With his voice and his personality to match, Jawan already possesses solidified star power.  Easily winning over the hearts of parents and teenage girls alike, possessing the elusive “it” factor.  Jawan is currently working on his debut album.

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        Kardinal Offishall

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          KARDINAL OFFISHALL

          Kardinal Offishall’s moniker of “Celebrity Face” is as appropriate as it is catchy. His unique twist of hip-hop is loved internationally due to his high-energy stage performances and charismatic persona, making him both incredibly original and world-renown.

          The Toronto bred star has criss-crossed the globe performing in some of the most prestigious stadiums, arenas and festivals, giving his fans the ultimate high energy, mash-up performance.

          Kardi first created his world wide buzz through incredible rhymes carefully laced with patois, which was fresh to the world’s music scene. Releasing classic singles such as ”Bakardi Slang”, “Ol Time Killin”  and ”Maxine”, rap and dancehall fans caught on – but he had yet to break through to the mainstream audience in the U.S.A.

          In 2008, Kardi joined forces with Akon and his Kon Live Music/Interscope imprint. This musical marriage gave birth to millions of songs sold and chart topping singles around the world including “Numba One” and of course the smash hit “Dangerous” featuring Akon.

          Kardinal Offishall is a four-time Juno award winner, multiple ASCAP award winner and Socan award winner. He also holds four MMVA’s under his belt, along with epic MMVA performances. Kardinal is one of the hardest working men in the business and never stops working to perfect his craft as an artist, performer, entertainer, and businessman.

          Soon to launch his own line of men’s wear using his sense of fashion, style and personality, Kardinall Offishall gears up to release his new album in 2012. The album will include collaborations with Estelle, Lloyd, and T-Pain to name a few and also boasts production from Grammy award winning producer Supa Dups , Boi 1da , Haze , and Dready. But most importantly, this album will feature Kardi’s growth as an entertainer. His street single “Anywhere (Ol Time Killin’ Pt.2)” has already become an anthem on radio across Canada, the Caribbean, and markets in the US, although not yet officially released.

          Throughout Kardinal’s amazing adventure, his resume includes elite performances such as the Princeʼs Trust Fashion/Rock show that was broadcast to over 400 million viewers in over 70 countries worldwide, performing in Malaga, Spain to over 250,000 people and his music video “Dangerous” is one of the most viewed hip-hop videos online with over 46 million views.

          Kardinal Offishall has positioned himself as an iconic figure amongst the international hip-hop and dancehall scene and is once again ready to take the world Bystorm. Recently signing to Mark Pitts’ (President Zomba label Group) multifaceted entertainment firm- Bystorm Entertainment for management, Kardi is once again ready to leave his musical imprint on the hearts of his fans all around the world.

          “Kardi’s like a rollercoaster ride. He’s the epitome of what it sounds and looks like when U.S. and West Indian culture come together. He’s a true entertainer.
          Any artist I can watch on mute and wanna know what he’s saying is someone I wanna work with. That’s why I had to work WITH Kardi.”
          - Mark Pitts