As many of you may know, ToyBox celebrated it’s 3rd birthday this April and here is a little update for all of you on What’s out the Box since my year end review!  FYI: ToyBox contact information has changed - dial **toybox from your mobile phone for an update or email me 

This week I was energized by a wonderful event hosted by the #bizwomen supporters of the  Puget Sound Business Journal held in 40 cities around the USA.  I was able to meet with great minds and speak with women with similar aspirations about what I plan to do. Find out more about Mentoring Mondays here: 

I was also asked a few questions on video at this event.  Check out the responses below!

     Q.  What are the effects of Mentorship to you?  


     Q.  What is some advice for women entering the business world


2013 was a very busy year project wise, the focus of this year has shifted weighted by business development, networking, and education.  More online video time, public speaking and face to face time with other professionals is also at the top of my list of TBC priorities.  Working toward that goal, I’ve been able to connect in some pretty neat ways.  Such as, hosting a Gyptian concert for Seattle’s Reggae Community -

ToyBox clients and brands are working hard to share their life’s work with you.  Here is a little update on Nottus Tre and his Methadone musical project.  Since we began our campaign in November he has seen a boom in (new) media placements and events just as we’ve planned:  

This year, as planned I’ve been consulting several small businesses in hopes of increasing their knowledge of general Public Relations and Marketing protocol.  You’re all sure to see MUCH more from these brands:

Also new from ToyBox, INSTAGRAM,  at @toyboxconsulting

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First of all, I would like to thank you all for supporting my ToyBox efforts this year!  It has been a wonderful transition, which began last December when I began working on several projects simultaneously.  In 2013, ToyBox expanded it’s reach in the urban entertainment and fashion space impressively.  I never thought in a million years that this is the direction my career would take off and I’m anxious to see what the future holds.

It’s been a wonderful yer and I only hope to make it better in 2014.  My goals for next year include more focus on small business and non-profit business development.

Many of my family, friends, and associates are still wondering what exactly it is that i do.  Below is a summary of my projects and campaigns from the last twelve months!   

Project details from 2013:

Event Planning and PR: Suede Seattle Urban Fashion showcase at Barboza Night Club, Seattle WA,Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 on behalf of Suede, G-Shock, and Official Brand head-wear with host,Spac3man, and DJ Topspin with special invitation to the attendees of the Gather Trade show.

Assistant Producer, PR, Marketing: UrbanStar #FLIGHT206MIXTAPE hosted by DJ Peg FREE PROMO DOWNLOAD all 206 Hip-Hop!!!  Giving you the hottest and dopest tracks from Seattle’s BEST Emcees   

PR and Marketing Advisement on UrbanStar Neo-Soul and Spoken Word Entertainment - Open Mic ft Chelsey Richardson.

"Urban Nightlife Stakeholder," Speaker: 4th Annual Seattle Hip-Hop Leadership Conference, Sat. Feb. 23rd at Seattle Central Community College will bring together leading figures in Seattle’s Hip Hop and digital media communities.

Hosted International pop stars Gyptian and Iyanya

PR and marketing advisement for Black Stax, who received several placements during our time together.  Noted: XXL Magazine New New

Brief work with the Klyntel while prepping the Black Stax Live album release project recoded at the Triple Door.   TAF Presents Black Stax featuring Felicia Loud and Silent Lambs Project.  Hosted at the Triple Door, a STEM + ART collaboration featuring music of Black Stax,  a TAF student art exhibition, and special displays of internationally renowned artist, Tony Taj, whose currently featured at the Seattle Art Museum. 

Creative direction and advisement on the “So Suede" Television Commercial

Event facilitation, production, and management for Crown of the Sound rap contest with winner “Gifted Gab” who recently made XXL’s list of top female rappers you should Know!

PR and Marketing advisement on the final installment: UrbanStar Ent in partnership with Supa E Productions present Grammy Award nominated writer, artist, model, and poetic genius Tasha Jones back to the Northwest, for her third and final installment of The Love Jones Experience.

Event Planning, promoting, PR and marketing for Puget Power - Seattle rap presentation after Hempfest 2013 featuring Cam the Mac, Porter Ray, Royce the Choice, Spac3man, and Tilla V.

PR and Marketing advisement for the Methadone Musical Project by Nottus Tre, featuring Glasses Malone and Smoke DZA

Mucho thanks to Brandbuddee and Andy Karuza for all of your support with my projects this year!

In preparation for Methadone Musical, here is a little update on my new client, Nottus Tre.  He’s been working on his new project, Methadone Musical, for sometime now and it’s finally time to get the word out!
You may have seen him perform at venues opening for  hip-hop and rap acts including:
Major Acts:
  • Smoke Dza
  • Mikey Rocks
  • Red Cafe
  • Cory Gunz
Local Acts:
  • Ayelogics
  • Cam the Mac
  • Fatal Lucciauno
  • Spaceman

He’s also released a music video project with Glasses Malone
Methadone musical is somewhat of a personal project for this artist and he intends on taking the town by storm with his lyrical content and addictive tracks.  
First up, he released a club banger, Flavin. 

Next, Go Westside, produced by Traq Addicc - An ode to West Seattle.

His complete album features include Smoke DZA, Fatal Lucciauno, and Cam the Mac!  
Music Videos coming soon
Nottus Tre Record Release Party
Official Album Release Party presented by on November 21st, 9PM at Columbia City Theater. 
Clean Radio versions of his two singles for radio and DJ.
Twitter: @nottustre
Methadone Musical Album Art
image is bring you a Hip-Hop event to remember on August 18th, 2013 immediately following the closing events of the 2013 Hempfest festival in Seattle, Washington.  Join them at Neumos as they present the a Hiphop showcase featuring some of the hottest RAP acts and the best of urban fashion connoisseurs in the city.   
LIVE performances by:

Cam The Mac
Ye’ D
Porter Ray 
with DJ Topspin aka Blendiana Jones on deck duty,
& HEADLINING, is non other than Royce The Choice!


Tickets $10.00 in advance.





You are welcome to join us at their listening party July 23rd, 2013, held at Lucid Lounge in Seattle, Wa.
$20.00 takes care of your hors d’oeuvres, champagne  and sweets for the evening and you’ll also take home a copy of their new project with your support of this evening.  They’ve prepared a treat for all of us.

For Immediate Release
Seattle,WA/ July 9, 2013 - Black Stax releases their latest work in the form of a LIVE album on July 23, 2013.
From the debut album, ‘Talking Buildings’ , to the first installment of the Producer Series, ‘High Rhyme Smoking Jackets’ produced by Rob Castro. To now, their newest release, 'Black Stax LIVE at the Triple Door'. Black Stax gets a chance to showcase their skills over live instrumentation.
This project comes from the work with TAF (Technology Access Foundation), STEM+Art event held in Seattle, Wa at the famed Triple Door on May 23rd, 2013. Black Stax works with a 5-piece band, Klyntel, DJ Sean Malik and background vocals from LaTanya Horace. All this comes together as they flex over soul , rock-n-roll , blues , jazz , reggae , African drum and Hip-Hop. The experience and fullness of this performance should open the eyes and ears of those who just love ‘good’ music. And, always wanted to know what a Black Stax live show consist of. 
Here is the single from the live album, ‘They want Me’. Its time for Black Stax to flex their muscle and show the World that they can ‘Get Stronger’!!

Visionary and conceptual artist, Yè D, formally Tilla V, developed a love for hip hop at a young age from early influences like Run-DMC, Eric B, Rakim, & EPMD.  At the age of sixteen, he fell in love with performance hip hop, by 21 he was writing.   Passionate about restoring conscious street rap, he’s the back bone local crew Scum Life, started  in 2001.  Telling stories of the “streets to the beat,” Yè D’s tracks are laced with great beats, intricate bars, and catchy hooks.  Staying true to his moral, he’s community based and pro change.  With three projects under his belt, he’s reinvented his artistry completely and is the voice of the Seattle Urban Community.   He’s also owns Seattle based clothing line, “District Money.”  Notable partnerships and associations of Yè D include Suede Seattle, Emerald City Fish and Chips, and Sporting Life Records.  Yè D also managed his own label in the past, Grizzly Entertainment. 


Next performance: August 18th, 2013 at Neumos in Seattle.


Get to know more about the artist by checking out his projects below!




UrbanStar Ent in partnership with Supa E Productions are proud to announce the return of Grammy Award nominated writer, artist, model, and poetic genius Tasha Jones back to the Northwest, for her third and final installment of The Love Jones Experience.

Tasha Jones as seen on Verses and Flow season 2.

Check out her "Lexus Moment." vision.

A taste Draze and Tasha from our last show at the Parlor last Summer: 

On May 27th, 2012, she presented “The Love Jones Experience 2” at The Parlor in Bellevue, WA. In January 2012, she performed “The Love Jones Experience” for a SOLD OUT crowd at the Scarlet Tree in Seattle, WA. The doors we closed at 10 PM with standing room only.  

View her performance at Scarlet Tree here:


We cordially invite you to attend her finale at Spring Taste on July 6th, 2013. In “The Love Experience III,” Tasha will host a special selection of material for her audience in one of the hottest new venues in the Seattle Metro!

DJ Fresh 1 and host Draze will keep the audience entertained during the all of the breaks. This event is highly anticipated, is sure to AMAZE, and should hit capacity before 10pm, just as the last!

Included in this showcase is an open mic, if you would like to highlight your spoken word piece, please email us at  Slots are limited however, please send your name and phone number to us and we will inform you of your performance slot that evening.


Purchase $15.00 - $20.00 Tickets:

Congrats to my clients Black Stax for making the list!  I was so excited to hear the news and nervous all at the same time. I’m extremely proud to be part of their team and only hope for more success!  

The #ToyBoxApproved QUEEN of rap in Seattle Gift uh Gab released her new music video for her track “Intro” as performed during ToyBox event, Crown of the Sound and released on her first project as as Moor Gangs 1st Lady, an EP titled “Queen La’Chiefah”


Peep the video and Check her out: 


Winner of Crown of the Sound

On May 23rd, 2013, you are cordially invited to attend and be inspired at TAF Presents Black Stax featuring Felicia Loud and Silent Lambs Project.  Hosted at the Triple Door, a STEM + ART collaboration featuring music of Black Stax,  a TAF student art exhibition, and special displays of internationally renowned artist, Tony Taj, whose currently featured at the Seattle Art Museum. 

This event is a benefit for TAF, a nonprofit Seattle-based organization dedicated to closing the opportunity gap for underserved communities and students of color through science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.   

Informational video on TAF - A Leader in STEM education, featuring the music of Black Stax.


Combining the talents and lyrics of socially conscious Seattle based, Black Stax, with a TAF student art exhibition, this event is sure to inspire. Come enjoy the music and artwork and fellowship in great company in benefit an amazing organization!

There is a great host of sponsors for this event the purpose of STEM + Art isn’t merely about music or art, but exploring the potential for both to be catalyst for social evolution.  This event is the first of it’s kind with it’s community.

STEM+ART Supporters and lifestyle taste makers:


Spiddit is the new network for hip hop where artists can save all their lyrics online, battle in real-time, and collaborate with other artists anywhere in the world.


Jolkona Foundation makes it easy for you to give directly to low-cost, high-impact philanthropic opportunities around the world. We work with carefully chosen partner organizations to create affordable donation options with a measurable impact, from planting trees in Honduras to providing food and housing for an HIV-positive child in Cambodia. 100% of your donation goes to the project you’ve chosen.


91.3 KBCS is a listener-supported public service of Bellevue College celebrating 40 years of essential music and ideas.


$20 - 18 and under = $10 tickets

Thursday, May 23

7:30 PM (All ages)

Doors open at 6:30 PM

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That’s Suede, So Suede, What is Suede?!

Your Favorite Mom & Pop Shop and Online Boutique. They offer a wide variety of trendy, urban and skate fashions, Lifestyle Products and Barber Services. 

visit us in store at: 2326 Rainier Ave S. Seattle 98144
visit us online:
shop online:

"Get Suede and Stay Fresh"

Full Video: The Kickback Live on @UWTV featuring @Klyntel featuring Theoretics, Worth, and HAVi!.

Get a closer look at the band Klyntel in this episode as The Kickback Producer/Director Tyrone Bradley sits down with the band backstage at a jazz lounge. And check out music videos from Theoretics, Worth, and HAVi.

Created by Producer/Director Tyrone Bradley, The Kickback is a new series featuring music videos and profile interviews with some of the most amazing talent from the Pacific Northwest. The show’s mission is to bring much needed local exposure to artists in all genres of music. The Kickback has three great VJ hosts: Claudine M. Nako, CK Kwaske and Christy Magana who bring their very likeable personalities to the overall production.

Also playing on Comcast Channel 27 Sat 9:pm, Mon 2am, & nxt Fri 1:00pm

Keeping up with Black Stax

Congratulations for being recognized by XXL Magazine!  ”The New New: 15 Seattle Rappers You Should Know

Silas Blak responds to the XXL achievement: 

"The Hiphop List That Made 206 Butthurt

XXL Magazine’s “The New New” Has Brought Misery and Madness to Our City”




Embodying the ideals of alternative hip hop and reminiscent of black radio, these are the  ”children of Nirvana,” this year they embark on a new journey drenched in creativity and artistic expression. 

Comprised of Seattle accomplished MCs Silas Blak and Jace ECAj, and celebrated vocalist Felicia Loud.  Their music is inspiring, relevant and controversial; every word carefully chosen and every song carries a message of societal challenges, common justice and community uplift.

Their first album “Talking Buildings” (2010) was released with their first single “I Love My Life”.  The music video celebrates life, gives appreciation to heritage and demonstrates the positive, organic vibe of Black Stax.  Well received upon its debut, the music video played in Foot Locker and Foot Action stores nationwide.  

Find out more about their audience as noted in an interview below.

I think it’s a collaborative audience. It’s an audience that comes from Felicia Loud’s soul, jazz, theater crowd. From Silent Lamb’s hip hop, revolutionary, conscious crowd. From Owour’s live music, artist crowd. It’s a blend of those elements and an inclusion of people looking for music that touches more than the surface. People not necessarily looking for a genre but GOOD Music. Those looking for the SOUL! 

               ~ Seattle Fashion Network (Cover photo credit) 

 “what defines Loud is…is her flawless command of the tones and textures of American Soul…what defines [the MCs] is their commitment to a hip hop that is complicated at the levels of ideas and expression, politics and language.” - The Stranger

Black Stax is leaking new music! Check out their three new singles of 2013 here:

 Lady Flava of Flava News introduces a new radio show especially for BlackStax and is the first place you can hear news and new music leaks from Black Stax.  The “Breaking BS” podcast features Jace Ecaj and touches on a variety of topics varying in the Seattle local news, Black Stax Gigs, updates, and more! 

Check out the latest episodes below!

Besides their unparalleled sound, what sets Black Stax apart is their ability to put on a memorable live show.  Individually they are seasoned performers and collectively they are masters of setting a vibe and moving an audience.  
With their new music in hand, Black Stax is elated to bring you new live entertainment all of 2013!  Catch them live in concert this year at any of these event:

Please feel free to bookmark this page, as its your TBC guide to Black Stax! Updated as frequently as there are updates to share!


So, the event went so WELL! Check out the recap from Talk in the City and  All of the pictures are available on Facebook, compliments of Kariba Photography!

Next out the Box: Nigerian Pop star Iyanya Live in Seattle April 21st, 2013, at the Eritrean Community Center at 7:00PM.  Where he’ll be performing smash hit singles such as “Kukere”, “Sexy Mama,” “Ur Waist,” “Flavour” and much more!! Fans have been waiting months for this super star to tour the American and Canada, and now he is here!  Soon to visit the northwest later this month. (Promo video below)

Iyanya’s hit-track, Kukere has broken the record for highest download for a single caller ring back tune in Nigeria with downloads by 3 million subscribers across the country in just a few months. Source: OsunDefender 

With 7 Million views and counting, check out his music video for the smash Hit ‘Kukere’, directed by Patrick Elis.  

 Also on Tour With Iyana, is Emma Nyra


That evening we’ll showcase Naija and Afrobeat Mixx with
DJ Prince, Segun,  Kwase DJ, and DJ iNSiDiouS!


Video: Iyana featuring Emma Nyra “Everything I do”

Doors open at 8PM and tickets are $25 in advance and VIP reservations are $50



Also performing that night

Sierra Leonean model, Hayden Adama Bangura is currently one of the hottest African acts in the industry. The 20-year old Washington, USA, native is not only a modelling star but she’s also a singer in the making. In this brief interview, she spoke to music and fashion journalist, Lans Omar, about her dreams, passion and love for modelling and music


Also Performing, Deezell

Born (Ibraheem Ahmad), Deezell. is an artist based out of Seattle, Washington. Having spent a great deal of his childhood in Nigeria (Kano), Deezell has a flow that is heavily northern influenced with a clever southern mix to it. Deezell has been grinding on the streets of Seattle doing numerous performances and putting together an arsenal of mixtapes which he has pushed both in the streets and through the internet. As the self-proclaimed “Finest Nigerian Rapper” Deezell has earned the respect of countless music fans, attracting them with his clever punchlines, strong delivery, and a cocky attitude that will make you love to hate him. Deezell is currently working on his New MIXTAPE “I told ya” with Artiste like YUNG6IX, C-DEEQ, ALICOM & many more.

Doors open at 8PM and tickets are $25 in advance and VIP reservations are $50


For more information and general inquiry please call 206.229.6547(USA) or 604.999.0666(CA)