His name is Wil Guice. (pronounced like dice), real name with a period at the end. Biggie said it best when he said, "sicker than yo average", because Guice is not your average writer, vocalist or entertainer. His style is in a class of its own. Its both soulful and original, some say he's what's been missing; that ghetto love music in a crooning well-sung manner with definite crossover appeal. Unlike many artists, Guice's position in the game is unparalleled. Born in a small hood town in Ohio, Guice is the youngest of ten children, the only boy and son to a mother who is a Pentecostal Minister. His father died just before he was born. Growing up, Guice found his male role models on TV and on the vinyl of old albums such as: Sam Cooke, Al Green, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Donny Hathaway, Otis Redding, Lou Rawls, Luther and of course Stevie. To Guice these were the Gods of the game. Even lady legends like: Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight Patti LaBelle, Tina Turner, Mahalia Jackson, Minnie Riperton, Diana Ross and Whitney took influence. They became his mothers of the craft. Being the son of a minister had its pressures. Guice often had to sneak away with his walkman to listen to what his mother called, "the devil's music". Many nights he fell asleep listening to: Guy, New Edition, Jodeci, Keith Sweat Run DMC, Eric B. & Rakim, 2Pac, Biggie, NWA and Babyface banging in his headphones. Studio to studio, talent show to talent show, he finally left home at the age of 18 and relocated to Philadelphia, PA, quickly making a name for himself throughout the music scene. Guice polished his skill of writing, singing and performing in hopes of becoming a star bright enough for the world to see, with not even the sky being his limit. He knew he had the potential to be greatness...and so did everyone else. Hard work mixed with many humbling experiences, pit falls and failed loves, took Guice from sleeping in cars, to Boys' Homes, from juvenile lock-ups, to being a dope-house look-out boy or chillin at girls cribs when mom and dad were away. But now, a rose has broken through the concrete in full bloom. So many of these R&B artists got fat while Guiceman "shtarved on the shtreets". It's time to give R&B a facelift and the surgeon is in. And so, with songs like, "Pillow Talkin'" on Tyga's 2008 'No Introduction' album, which Guice is featured on the hook, "Bad Girl" written on Usher's 2004 'Confessions' album, four songs on the Boyz II Men 2001 album 'Nathan Michael Shawn Wanya', a feature on the 2002 Bootsy Collins album 'Playing With Bootsy' ("Soul Sista" also featuring Fat Joe), live performances, radio and TV appearances under his belt, let us go from the streets to the sheets. Welcome to Guiceland.
Devan Blake Jones
From American Idol to an 18 track mixtape hosted by DJ CHONZ, Devan is a force to be reckoned with. Groomed for success, but not afraid to get down and dirty, his music pleases the ear with powerful vocals and honest lyrics. His live set consists of a DJ, Drummer, back up singer and features from different MC's from the mile high city.
Kayla Rae is a singer, songwriter, producer and performer from Colorado Springs, CO. She started writing songs since before the age of 10. Kayla has always had a passion for writing whether that be poems, stories and eventually music. Upon realizing music was her calling, she began to pursue that passion and further her education out of state where she learned to produce music. Once that was locked down, there was nothing she couldn't make happen for herself. Since then Kayla has recorded over 200 of her own songs, directed & edited her own videos and created a brand solely off of what she loves. Music has been the only option ever since. You can expect plenty of music and an unstoppable journey to be apart of. The goal is that you connect with the art, the artist and the movement. Your support means the world, it's only up from here!