Inner Reflections

Posted on | June 3, 2017 | No Comments

Reflective

Sometimes it is necessary to take a step back and reflect on what exactly is happening within you, and around you.  Read more

Thru The Fire!

Posted on | May 1, 2017 | No Comments


I heard a song yesterday that was so representative of my journey that I chair-danced and praised my way from Queens to Hempstead and back, windows down, hair flying, volume way up and smiling hard! At red lights, I didn’t look left or right and cared not if anyone was watching ~ I was in my own space.

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Lady Alma: Cherish & Bless Her

Posted on | April 23, 2017 | No Comments


Music has been a tremendous blessing to me. I have unexpectedly built friendships that will take me through this lifetime. I thank God for giving me a spirit that I have where business ties often become personal and filled with love.For those who are unfamiliar with the sister in this picture, Lady Alma Horton (https://www.facebook.com/TheRealLadyAlma/), take a moment to visit her page, check her out on YouTube or google her. She’s a bad chick, for real for real ~ and is celebrated globally, but more importantly she’s my sisterboo! 😘 

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Can Music Give Me: Reciprocal Love Again?

Posted on | April 14, 2017 | 1 Comment

I can’t seem to get the dialogue out of my head that PJ Morton dropped during his intimate New York listening party earlier this week. There was so much knowledge shared about the industry/indie artists in such a crowded space to shine one above the other/radio today/creating music that you love, not a generic project that doesn’t feel good to your soul that others try to push you to create. And, I really fell in love with his Gumbo project — which for me, today is epic! I think there’s one joint that I could’ve passed on — but he def revived something in me that made me say to myself — hmm, musiq do you still love ‘me’? cause I just might love ‘you’ again!

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My name is…

Posted on | April 9, 2017 | 2 Comments


Detrel, I am 45+ years of age and I was born to Helen & Oliver at Westchester Square Hospital in the fine borough of the Bronx – a place where stars are born and bred! I’m here to leave my mark on a world that hasn’t always been so kind to me. 

I refuse to allow the foolish ways of others to deter me from the path that God has ordained for my life. The devil has many faces and I have been shown quite a few.

So, the foundation has been laid and I am prepared to no longer run in the opposite direction. I have heard the call and have felt the tugging in my soul; I will be obedient this time, and forever more!

 Let’s go! Amen…

Flashback: The Hempstead TSS Record Department

Posted on | March 20, 2017 | No Comments

The best job I have ever had was working in the record department at TSS in Hempstead, NY. During my high school years, and school breaks when I went up to Buffalo State College, I could not wait to get back to work. My love of music was fed in the same manner that you would pour lighter fluid on a barbecue pit to ignite a flame! 

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Cupid’s Hunt 10th Anniversary Mix: When Love Goes Awry – Part 1

Posted on | March 15, 2017 | No Comments


Anyone who has lived long enough knows that love relationships can be far from perfectly happy moments all of the time.

But, what about when things just start to fall apart? When you know that you need to let it go because you see it fading fast?
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Blessed!

Posted on | February 25, 2017 | No Comments

sometimes you have to stop, take stock in your own life and acknowledge just how blessed you are in spite of your journey … my best days are ahead and the sun will keep shining!

And then I Cried…

Posted on | February 12, 2017 | No Comments

So many heartfelt losses during 2016. The tears rolled down my cheeks, and an ugly cry welled up in my throat (Kashif, Prince, Sis. Afeni, Colonel Abrams, George Michael, Phife, Natalie Cole, Maurice White, Vanity, Sharon Jones, Billy Paul, on & on)!

Joey Gallant: Makes You Stop & Listen!

Posted on | February 8, 2017 | No Comments

Remember the video of the soulful mochalatte crooner paying tribute to President Obama that made its way to every inbox when the world realized we were heading for a horrid 4 years under the leadership of the new person occupying the Oval Office? Well, here’s another offering from Joey Gallant that will simply make you ‘pause!’

There isn’t much to say except, “shhh please listen!”

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