June 12, 2015, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Betsy Head Park
Blake Ave., Dumont Ave., Livonia Ave.
(bet. Strauss St., Hopkinson Ave. and Bristol St.)
R&B sensation Horace Brown made his first break in 1991 after Jodeci’s DeVante Swing discovered one of his impressive demos. He reached popular success in 1996 after the release of his debut self titled album, which featured a number of well known artists including Sean “Puffy” Combs and Faith Evans, and included the hit single “One for the Money.” Today, this R&B veteran continues to write and perform, displaying his remarkable musical skills to all.
Jeff Redd is an award-winning music mogul, recording artist and entrepreneur who is well-known for his successful contributions to the entertainment industry. As a music artist, he is best known for his mega-hit singles, “You Called and Told Me” from the Strictly Business soundtrack and “Love High”. As a music executive he has been praised for launching the career of the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, Mary J. Blige and producing countless other artists such SWV, Bobby Brown, Allure and Field Mob. Redd has received Grammy, American Music, Soul Train, and Billboard awards for distinguished albums for successful artists such as K-Ci and JoJo, Regina Belle, Salt N Pepa, not to mention countless others. As an entrepreneur, Redd has diversified his portfolio as the owner of an independent recording label, Sol Real Records, as an author of a soon to be released romance novel and creator of the shea butter body product line, Sol Real Butter. He is also involved in two reality television shows currently in production. “On Your Grind” and “Come Back Kings”.
Chuck Chill Out’s love for hip hop and the spirit of enjoyment through music has been coming across the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut area for the past 25+years. Chuck Chill Out is one of the founding DJ’s at the famous 98.7 Kiss radio station, and the first DJ to introduce Public Enemy’s new form of hip hop to the radio waves. Withstanding all controversy throughout the changing of style, content and relevance of hip hop, Chuck Chill Out has been that constant form of ‘feel good’ music – ‘happy’ music for his listeners. As soon as you see him adorn a set of headphones, once you hear the first scratch you know,”It’s Chuck Chill Out and he’s all the way live.”
DJ Mell Starr aka “The Most Dangerous” has studied a craft that had never before been given recognition or even considered a legitimate skill. Yet, Starr has proven that the DJ is the heart, soul and the backbone, to performers on stage. Starr’s revolutionary talent began on the turntable at the age of nine, when he attempted a scratch technique, on his family’s old Technics turntable. As the years progressed, Starr ultimately gained the status of being a great disc jockey, however, Starr is a multi-faceted talent. Using his craft, he creates new trends in music. He continues to shatter the limitations, so often placed on artists. He has an innovative style, and a knack for choosing just the right crowd-pleasing sound.