Meet “The Team”

“Ultimately… I’m just me… take it or leave it.”

Cris, a 1980’s prodigy straight out of Detroit living and pursuing the dream of many, is an up and coming producer, dancer, and entrepreneur. With full support of those closest to her, the dreams are becoming a reality. Cris is greatly influenced by many artists, new school and old, such as TLC, Pink, Kiki Sheard, K-Ci & JoJo, Aaliyah, Musiq Soulchild, Alicia Keys, Brian McKnight, Mary Mary, Usher, Jessie J, Rihanna, and Tiffany Evans just to name a few. “Tell the world your story and don’t worry so much of what other people think. “..No offense, but if you don’t like it.. TOUGH. I always stay true to myself.”

Music is the center of her life enabling every step to continue towards her dream. Without music she says, “Life would be meaningless because there is music in everything not just man-made products but in the beautiful nature that God created. It’s here for a reason so why not embrace it.” Cris grew up in a single parent home with a younger brother who she says is like her “twin although he’s four years younger“. No matter how tough things got, the three of them (“Three Musketeers”) always had and always will have each other. Cris’ mom worked very hard to put both of her kids through private school up until moving to the suburbs in 2003.

Throughout grade school, Cris’ number one passion was basketball (sports in general) but her love for music began to grow as well. She began playing alto saxophone in the fourth grade and from there just became more musically inclined. She took piano and drum lessons a few years later. Now she has moved to learning how to play an acoustic guitar. As you can see, music and Cris go hand in hand.. there is no separating the two. Cris also dances which she began at an early age primarily focusing on ballet and tap which branched out to modern, jazz, and hip hop. Her favorite style of dance she says is hip hop followed closely by ballet. Aside from playing instruments and dancing, Cris developed a passion for writing when she was 12 years old. Her writing was an outlet for her feelings because she kept them bottled up inside. When she reached high school, she began competing in poetry slams and participating in Spoken Word sessions monthly. This tradition continued into her college years. She is currently earning her Bachelor’s degree in Business and Recording Technology. Cris is taking on the challenge to be a female music producer. “Growing up, I was always proving myself to the boys [classmates and cousins] that I could do things just like them, and I did. I think that’s why I was drawn to this field. It’s male-dominated.” Someone once told her that poetry is just spoken music so she began writing lyrics, none of which she has recorded yet, but she plans to make that happen at some point in the near future.

Cris is bringing a new flavor to the entertainment industry while mixing a variety of her favorite genres to create masterpieces. You won’t want to miss it! Follow her on Twitter @_UglyBetty_ for live updates.

“I never thought that my life would be where it is today.” Most people can relate to this saying at some point in their lives. No matter how planned out you make your life, sometimes life has other plans.

Jasmine, newest member of The Team, is a Detroit native, born and raised by a single mother.  She always possessed a love for music from an early age. “My first experience with music was in the third grade when I learned how to play the violin.” She went on to join the glee club and soon found out that she seemed to be the only kid in her class that thought the glee club was cool. Her first big musical moment took place when she was ten. “I never thought I was much of a singer but I had a heart and I worked hard. I got my first big moment at my school’s Christmas program.” From that day forward she became addicted to the spotlight. Aside from music, Jasmine has always excelled in academics as well. Like most kids, her parents played a huge role in the path she initially chose to pursue. Her father is a lawyer and naturally he wanted her to follow in his footsteps. Therefore, music was put on hold for the next couple of years.

“The poetic feel of Hip Hop was the thing that got me into rapping.” Through most of her junior high years, Jasmine went through stages of depression. She began to write poetry to escape and vent about the hardships in her life. “Hip Hop saved me. It was my escape. my poetry soon turned into something different.. rap.” Artists like Eminem and Jay-Z provided great inspiration. Jasmine went into the studio in April of 2008 to record for the first time with some of her friends. “I was nervous but I did it. Since that day I have been addicted to the booth.” She performed live for the first time a month later. “I went on after and began to step out on my own and make a little name for myself in my city [Detroit].” Yung Snazz was born. Her hard work has finally paid off. Jasmine, “Yung Snazz,” is one of the new artists signed to Rainbow Noise Ent. and The Team couldn’t be more proud of her.

To see more about her as an artist, visit her Official page and follow her on Twitter at @YungSnazz to see what she has in store.

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