Friday, April 15, 2011



BROOKLYN STANDS UP!! As Usual!! Hip Hop Artist BK Cashmere Debut Album Release "Take Me Away" Official co-signs by DJ Kay Slay, DJ Enuff, and Funkmaster Flex says, "This album is uplifting -- it's 100% pure positive!" < Quoted from your article in Yo Raps Magazine. That alone means a lot coming from well known historical Dj's. Bk Cashmere's 1st mix tape release "The Proposal" in (2003), hosted by DJ KAY SLAY, followed by "Me & My Music" in (2006), hosted by MR. CEE. Take notice "your zone" as you listen to BK CASHMERE'S lyrics, while expressing his trials and tribulations. Going strong with many and SPECIALGIFT means many hits already released and fans all over. SPECIALGIFT vouch "I was not able to choose a favourite. "Take me Away" his latest Smash > Quote from Bk Cashmere "Take me Away is something I asked God to do for me. To take me from the negative things I was around. Take me away from the ghetto, the struggle, the poverty!" At the same time I wanted him to take me away to unbelievable heights. Enjoy all the fruits and labor of life. The way he said we are to enjoy." BK CASHMERE is not an average artist. He with holds an abundance of inspiration for the world to grasp. Take heed and listen to his story(s). N.A.B. APPROVED!!

N.A.B.: Bk CASHMERE -aka- Hip Hop, songwriter and entrepreneur. Talk to SPECIALGIFT a bit about how you've come to being a Hip Hop artist. Who has or still inspires you through your journey?

BK CASHMERE: I've always been into music. I came up on jazz at a very young age that was my introduction to music. My grandfather used to play miles and thelonious monk loud in the crib. But in my age bracket of music, hip hop was all I heard. From big daddy kane to rakim so that wasn't a hard choice for me. When I got kicked out of school I was like dam what am I gonna do now. So I said what do I love in my heart and that's music and I've been doing it since. As for who inspire me everybody from Jay-Z, Nas, Biggie Smalls, to T.I, 50 Cent and all other genre's of music. Anybody that I can feel is really speaking about something. That they really live and that relates to real life situations. Just people who are talented.

N.A.B.: Did having big Moguls like DJ KAY SLAY & MR. CEE hosting your mix tapes early on put a strain on the next project? Explain.

BK CASHMERE: No not really, it helped me if anything. They gave me my kick start, u know. I'm blessed to have guys of that nature even considering doing mixtapes with me. I didn't have to pay those dudes a dime. My buzz was just out there heavy and I asked and they was like let's do it. I'm thankful to this day for the radio spins and cosigns I got from all of them. From Camilo to Clue to Flex, Dj Enuff and all of them helped me to be able to do the things I'm doing today. Its definately a blessing.

N.A.B.: You performed "My Time" at the U.M.A.'s (2010) another good look. Was it a particular reason of that song of choice?

BK CASHMERE: Of course just letting them know its My Time. It was the breakout single to my album. Also letting people know and realize who Cashmere and the Cash Administration is. And what we about to do. My buzz is getting even bigger than ever before and it was a blessing to perform there. Thanks to Jesse Atkins on that song though I'm just letting the world know what I've been thru. Telling them now its My Time and that I'm the artist that's gone take hip hop to another level. Start a new trend of artist for a new age in hip hop.

N.A.B.: Simplify your overall take so far dealing with the underground movement? Are their any suggestions for other inspiring artist?

Bk Cashmere: The underground movement and hip hop in general is in the best shape. More than it has been in years. Independant artist is in and signed artist is in as well. At least the one's talking about something. The internet is seperating the talented from the untalented and even though its a lot of hip hop artist that don't have talent that's in the game. They are only hear for a short time so my advice to artist is get a plan that you know will work. Set short term goals as well. Go hard and believe in God that's the best advice.

"Follow him he'll lead you to wherever you wanna go. Music is just a tool if your

Truly blessed so go hard and let God".

N.A.B.: You've spoke upon artist nowadays loosing their identity and how its time to bring hiphop to another level. Speaking positive and uplifting our children these days is priority. I am touched with your positivity. SPECIALGIFT asks if you would take this opportunity to be victorious and get your point across.

BK CASHMERE: I'm just saying, its time for hip hop to take a lil reponsibility for its actions, that's all. Its a lot of artist out there that's like, "well look at that movie there doing, this and saying that so we can to". This aint monkey see monkey do. I make all kinds of music myself, but even when I show a negative message, I end it with a positive. I feel hip hop needs a drastic change and what would be better than a positive one. I don't think the new generation of hip hop has ever experience a movement of that nature. Now everybody's just tryna make money and make that hit record. You know be famous and in the process, I feel we losing our identity. We got 35 year old artist that's telling the kids selling drugs is cool. When it's not and I can say that because I was the dude that was selling drugs. You know it's a new day in age. The internet and technology is creating so many new way's to make money. So why go risk your life for a few dollars? It's senseless. I think a lot of artist should focus on the message that they are tryna get across to the people. Take there music to the next level. I feel me and my movement the Cash Administration is the cornerstone to that new era and next level.

N.A.B.: Presently in the making, your first mixtape series: Avatar: The Last AirBender. A 4 part series I hear. Lets advert on this wonderful adventure, SPECIALGIFT perceives to be on the way, Elaborate.

BK CASHMERE: Well I took the idea from the movie of the same name. I just became attached to the whole idea of it all. It connected to me in a major way. U gotta see the movie! Basically its like this. I'm a air sign, being an aquarius. The star of the film is an air bender, as well. Also its fire bender's, water bender's and earth bender's. So I just breakdown and explain each part of each element. On water, I'm a show the emotional side of me on earth. I explain the physical in everything we can see, touch, feel on fire. I'm going to explain the passion and ambition. The will that's inside of us and on air that's like the secret the code. Only airbenders can bend air. Not only can they bend air they can bend every other element as well. So yall will have to wait for that one.

N.A.B.: Talk to us about your awareness of the ELEGANT HOODNESS MUSICAL PROGRAM C.E.O. A.D. THE GENERAL, V.P. MS. FEFE N.A.B., TEAM N.A.N. & N.A.B..

BK CASHMERE: Oh I'm very aware of the ELEGANT HOODNESS MUSICAL PROGRAM, A.D. The GENERAL, Ms. FeFe N.A.B., Team N.A.N. & N.A.B. All the things they do for hip hop and up and coming artist. Also the community. I support and is fond of what they do and appreciate the opportunities that your giving me as well, on this interview and past performances.

N.A.B.: Where can we find more of BK CASHMERE and the CASH ADMINISTRATION? Sites, Blogs etc...

BK CASHMERE: Basically everywhere

Lol u can find me on my website and my new site

N.A.B.: SPECIALGIFT leaves this one for you. What would BK CASHMERE like to express and leave us with at this time?

BK CASHMERE: I wanna thank yall first of all for noticing real talent and the support. I wanna tell the world to go get my debut album "Take Me Away" on itunes. Also all digital retailers everywhere and to come check me out on my "Take Me Away" tour. It starts in New Orleans, big shout out to David Felton and Wolfman Jacc on that. Look forward to my new mixtape series its gone bring a lot of light to hip hop. Also a big shout out to all my fans and supporter's I love yall you all are the reason I do what I do thru the grace of God.

Written by: Special Gift (N.A.B)

Courtesy of the Elegant Hoodness Musical Program 2011

Friday, April 1, 2011



Simple, Sincere, Innocence defines SIMPLICITY, but not at its best. This superstar girl group hailing out of Coney Island (Brooklyn), New York gives the world fierceness, excitement, passion, and beautiful music. These real life sisters have graced stages nationwide and pleased crowds of all ages. When witnessing Simplicity perform, you can tell that the stage is their foundation. They embody a freshly planted rose garden; 3 rose buds ready to sprout. Once the lights hit them and they open their mouths, they are now at full bloom; stunning the audience with their amazing vocal abilities and dance moves. Intriguing, Graceful, Mesmerizing; SIMPLICITY. Grounded, Confidence, Humility, SIMPLICITY. Harmony at its finest; Simply...SIMPLICITY.

N.A.B: Are you all still in high school? If so, what do your fellow classmates think of your celebrity? Do they support you all?

Simplicity: Yes, the younger one is but soon she will be graduating and the other two already graduated. Our classmates think our celebrity status is like the artists of today and yes they do support us.

N.A.B: Being compared to some of the world’s greatest female groups, past and present; what lane is Simplicity in, being an all female group?

Simplicity: A lot of people compare us to SWV, Destiny's Child, and TLC, but our lane is just being us with our own sound.

N.A.B: Do you think this curse has lived up to its name with girl groups not being able to stick together? Will you be the group to break that so-called curse?

Simplicity: Yes. It's sad that it is true but we try hard, even though we argue and have our differences, we still know how important it is to stay together no matter what because this is something we all love to do and we want to continue doing it for the rest of our lives. We do believe we can be the group to break that so-called curse because we are destined for greatness.

N.A.B: You girls are sisters. Is it harder to be in a group with your family member verses someone you don’t know?

Simplicity: Yes we are sisters and yes it is hard sometimes because we're all different in our own ways, but we have this crazy bond. Nobody can break us up. It's like we're glued to each other. We are very, very close to each other and being sisters, I think it brings us more closer because we all grew up together. Not being sisters in a group would be harder in a way because they haven't grew up with each other side by side, so yeah, it's more likely for them to break up.Sisters are forever.

N.A.B: Describe your father to us. How important is he in your lives as just be sisters and how important is he in “Simplicity’s” life?

Simplicity: Our father is very strict. He doesn't play any games. He is a very serious person; some people call him "Joe Jackson" because he is very hard on us and he wants us to be the best at what we do and we think thats what any father would want from their daughter. Even though its hard work, we realized he is doing it for our best interest. Just being sisters our Dad is important to us because who doesn't want a father figure in their life as young girls growing up? He taught us right from wrong and how to respect ourselves as beautiful young ladies that we are today. In Simplicity's life, our father is also very important because he is our manager and what better way to have your very own father in this kind of industry with us to protect us and make sure everything goes right and become a success.

N.A.B: We know that you all have graced some great stages in your early career. Do you have some sort of ritual you do to prepare yourselves for that type of audience and exposure?

Simplicity: Rituals are something people do because of their religion, but we pray before we do anything; not only because we believe in prayer but because we love to do it. Putting God first will always be something we want to do because all of our blessings come from God.

N.A.B: Where can your fans get your music?

Simplicity: Our fans can get our music on and purchase our ring tones to our hit singles " LOVE ME FOR ME" and "I'M THE BOMB", and to get more info on Simplicity, you can go to our website;, You Tube channel;, Facebook; Simplicity BK, Myspace;, and Twitter; So hit us up and check us out!

N.A.B: Is there a deal in the works?

Simplicity: Yes there are deals in the works which we can not mention.

N.A.B: What’s next on Simplicity’s journey to stardom?

Simplicity: What's next on Simplicity's journey to stardom is creating new songs, shooting a new video to our new single "LOVE ME FOR ME", filming our own reality TV show for B.E.T,launching our own clothing design which will be called "SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL", more B.E.T shows and most of all creating the best music for the world today.

N.A.B: Where can we see Simplicity 5 years from now?

Simplicity: You can see Simplicity 5 years from now building our own brand into a successful company, having major endorsements, winning a lot of awards such as B.E.T Awards and Grammy Awards for the title "Best Female R&B Group". Most of all while achieving all this, we see ourselves as loving parents one day and setting a high example for young girls today.

N.A.B: Any last words or shout outs?

Simplicity: Shout outs to all of our fans and our team Lucas Entertainment who are JEFF LUCAS, ADELE LUCAS,WALTER VALASQUEZ, POP,WILLIE HOLLINGSWORTH,DEREK from POPPAROTZ TV, RAHIM, our dancers GLEN and SMOOVE, LIL NAT from 98.7 KISS FM, LISA SCOTT and D-GATEZ, SPECIALIST, RIO, THEO COLLINS and most of all our girl A.D THE GENERAL. THANKS FOR THE LOVE AND SUPPORT!

Written and Interviewed by: Ms. FeFe (N.A.B)

Courtesy of the Elegant Hoodness Musical Program 2011