Antoinette (Toiné) Houston


Toiné {Tow Nay} Houston, formerly known as “Young Flame”, is a Neo Soul Lyricist, Actress, Model and Professional Spoken Word. She began writing at the tender age of 7 and found her love for the stage at the same time. Since then she has performed all across the U.S. capturing crowds with her “straight from the hip” type deliver. Her poetry and music spans across all genres and Ms. Toiné was even nicknamed, “the Jay-Z of poetry” after the TVOne Network chose her as 1 of 4 poets (out of 400) to land her very own commercial for the “My Black is Beautiful” Proctor/Gamble campaign and nailed it in 1 take!

“Toiné” joined All Hype City, a unique theater/sketch comedy/improv and film Production Company based out of Chicago IL in 2002. In addition to theater stages, she has been featured on TVOne’s Verses & Flow and has shared the screen with seasoned actors Lawrence Fishburne, Delroy Lindo, Shia Labeouf, Tyrese Gibson, Jennifer Beals, Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard, landing herself stand-in, along with feature extra roles in Transformers 3, Contagion, as well as Fox Network TV series Chicago Code & Empire. Her sophomore album, “Love States...” an eclectic blend of Hip-Hop/Neo Soul/Jazz and House Album – takes her audiences down a candid and soulful journey of not only personal love entanglements, but relatable stories she feels are shared amongst other women in their journey of being in like and love. Her sound blends house, jazz, neo soul and hip-hop, giving her fans a unique sultry taste of storytelling within each/every song. Her singles “I Remember”, “Summertimmme” and “You and I” have all been featured on Chicago’s top R&B and Soul Stations - V103 and 106.3, as well as globally on iHeartRadio.

Musical Artist, Business Owner, User Experience Engineer, Author, Speaker, Host, Model, Writer and Actress...Toiné is truly a Jane of many trades, and her performance path for/to a vast range of audiences (breaking age and color lines) make her unique in her own right.

Website: http://www.iamtoine.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/antoinette.houston
YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/1youngflame

Teh’Ray Hale


PHENOM, born Teh’Ray Hale, learned to rhyme at the becoming age of 13 in the back streets of Chicago, Illinois. Unafraid to join in on the ciphers and emcee battling, PHENOM instantly loved connecting clairvoyant lyrics and hurling potent metaphors quickly taking his opponents to school. Influenced by legendary artists like Rakim, Nas, Common, Black Thought of the Legendary Roots, & Bob Marley; PHENOM set a goal as becoming himself, a legendary artist. His passion immediately ignites audiences with a fire of a stage presence of something never before heard in HIP-HOP.