Category Archives: Music

Buttons… & music for the soul

Buttons Restaurants

Buttons Restaurants


We would like to thank one of our sponsors Buttons Restaurant in Addison, Texas for hosting last years dinner for the KRAVE Team & Kover Search finalist. Your Global Ambassador, Jaecelyn Merseberg is an amazing host. Kravers, if you have never been, please stop in and enjoy a great meal, music and hospitality.

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Posted by on April 24, 2013 in ADVERTISING, Events, Music, Soul food


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VIDEO: Beyonce “Run the World (Girls)”

The world tuned into American Idol last night to see the major production big budget video premiere of Beyonce’s “Run The World” video.  What did YOU think of it?

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Posted by on May 19, 2011 in Music


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I personally, Kenneth Tavon Hibbler (Creative Director of KRAVE Magazine), am rarely overwhelmed by the artistry of entertainers and artists in today’s industry.  However, I recently fell in love with a trio of soul singers, KING.

My dear friend Frances Jaye (DJ extraordinaire and all-around beautiful person), included KING’s “Supernatural” on her Soul in the City Vol. 4 mix.  I immediately fell in love with the effortless harmonies, soulful phrases and melodies, the ethereal yet earth-shaking instrumentals… I HAD TO HAVE MORE!

So of course I went to Google and absorbed all I could about the group! 🙂

I was a bit disappointed that there were only 3 songs available BUT these 3 songs are SO MAGNIFICENT that I don’t mind at all and I cannot wait for the release of the cd.

You can purchase The Story (EP), here at Amazon for only $2.97! You can’t beat that…pass up that Starbucks for once if you feel you can’t afford it. Its well worth the investment.

You can also find out more about this amazing trio here:

website: WEAREKINGMUSIC  Twitter @wearekingmusic  Facebook: WeAreKing

And remember, support good music and real artistry. Buy don’t burn!

Enjoy…and remember, I told you so. 🙂

– Kenny

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Posted by on April 28, 2011 in Music


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MUSIC: “TC” Tiyon Christian’s “Love’s Assassin” Mixtape

I’ve been meaning to post this for a few days now but I’ve been under the weather.  The magnificent songwriter, ‘TC‘ Tiyon Christian (best known for his many videos with one of our faves, Brandy), has released an amazing piece of work titled “Love’s Assassin”. 

As has been the case with other mixtapes we’ve come across lately, TC’s offering bests many of the full studio albums released by top artists in the industry today. It really makes you wonder just have wonderful a fully produced/funded album would be from this wunderkind.

Click here to get the mixtape. Enjoy!

– Kenny , Creative Director

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Posted by on April 6, 2011 in Music


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MUSIC: Deonis “The Breaking Point”

Check out the new track for blazing hot artist Deonis.  Support REAL music and talent!






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Posted by on March 15, 2011 in Music


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MUSIC: Marsha Ambrosius “Late Nights & Early Mornings”

Marsha Ambrosius – “Late Nights & Early Mornings

GOTTA HAVE IT NOW! It was well worth the wait…and please support true talent. BUY the album, don’t download it illegally.

You can purchase here on iTunes.

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Posted by on March 1, 2011 in Music


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Events: Janelle Monae x Bruno Mars “Hooligans in Wondaland”


Right off the crescendo of their Grammy performance with BoB, Janelle Monae and Bruno Mars will tour the nation through May and June on the Hooligans in Wondaland show.  Bringing their funk, classic attire and extravagant coifs this is sure to be an exceptional show!

Tour dates will be announced on February 17th with pre-sale tickets being made available for select dates on each artist’s website.

5/4 – Roseland Ballroom – New York, NY*
5/7 – Agganis Arena – Boston, MA*
5/8 – Susquehanna Bank Ctr. – Camden, NJ*
5/10 – Fox Theatre – Atlanta, GA*
5/11 – Fillmore Miami Beach – Miami Beach, FL*
5/17 – Verizon Theatre at Grand Prarie – Grand Prarie, TX*
5/18 – Reliant Arena – Houston, TX*
5/20 – Jubliee CityFest – Montgomery, AL*
5/22 – Caesars Windsor – Windsor, ON*
5/24 – Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI*
5/25 – Roy Wilkins Auditorium – St. Paul, MN*
5/27 – Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL*
5/28 – Uptown Theatre – Kansas City, MO**
5/29 – 1st Bank Center – Broomfield, CO**
5/30 – McKay Events Center – Oren, UT**
6/2 – WAMU Theater @ Qwest Field – Seattle, WA**
6/3 – Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC**
6/4 – Roseland Theatre – Portland, OR**

6/7 – Grand Sierra Resort & Casino – Reno, NV**
6/8 – Bill Graham Civic Auditiorium – San Francisco, CA**
6/10 – Spotlight 29 Casino – Coachella, CA**
6/11 – San Diego County Fair – Del Mar, CA**
6/12 – Gibson Amphitheatre – Universal City, CA**
6/15 – Comerica Theatre – Phoenix, AZ**



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Posted by on February 16, 2011 in Events, Music


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Feelin’ Good: No Doubt “Hella Good”

No Doubt – Hella Good

This is our night ender…symbolic of how we are feeling right now…HELLA GOOD! 2010 has been a HUGE year for us and this Sunday will be our first KRAVE Creative Conference and 2011 is about giving you guys what you KRAVE!

Goodnight to you all!


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Posted by on December 2, 2010 in Music



Event: Marsha Ambrosius + Deonis in concert! 12-18-2010


The Brown Sugar Suite presents Marsha Ambrosius’ solo debut in Dallas! Also featuring Deonis and DJ Viz. This will be a show you won’t want to miss!
Brought to you by V’s Vibe Spot!

Purchase your tickets here!

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Posted by on November 29, 2010 in Events, Music


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Mixtape: Chrisette Michelle & Lem Payne – Love Thy Brother


Mixtape: Chrisette x Lem Payne


So we already love Chrisette but man do we ADORE this woman!

She recently released a treat of a mixtape for her fans. A collab with Lem Payne titled “Love Thy Brother”.  The tracks are potent offerings displaying her mellifluous voice and ethereal vocal delivery, over classic tracks and strong hip hop beats. All of this with a full lp coming soon? How can we be so lucky?

You can listen to or download the mixtape from the THIS link.

Kudos to BoomLikeAn808 and Mr. Emerson for sharing the goods!

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Posted by on November 9, 2010 in Music


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