Classy Silhouette (also known as Jennifer Bryant) discusses her new album, the reason why her name is Classy Silhouette and her upcoming tour in an exclusive interview on Veneration Radio. Click on the video below to listen to this 3 part interview. All three parts are posted below! Enjoy getting a personal look at Classy Silhouette
Nena Marcella is a female spoken word artist. Nena ran track with the Track Club in her earlier years and played girls' basketball in high school. The first rhyme she wrote was in Junior High School. The guys were banging a beat on the back of the school bus when she was riding from school and she recited one of her poems to the beat and everybody liked it and wanted her to do it again.
Her first performance was at a coffee house. She was discovered by Classy Silhouette and began performing her poetry at her events.
Nena Marcella is now signed to Classy Silhouette Productions and is featured on a track with Jennifer Bryant aka Classy Silhouette. She is expected to release her debut album in 2016 with Jennifer Bryant aka Classy Silhouette as her executive producer. Nena who has a very authentic speaking voice will be featured on several tracks on Jennifer Bryant's upcoming album.
WHY CLASSY SILHOUETTE NEVER LET GO OF HER DREAMS
Jennifer Bryant aka Classy Silhouette is an independent singer songwriter and producer. She discovered her gift of songwriting when she was just barely twelve years old. Jennifer who comes from a family of famous musicians was exposed to jazz and blues at a young age. Her brother had toured the world when he was only nineteen years old with. When she was only nine years old her father recorded her on his own equipment and taught her about voice projection and to be mindful of her diction when singing into the microphone. Her father was always busy gigging with his own band but when he did spend time with her whatever he taught her meant a lot to her and it stayed with her over the years. When she was just a teenager her father had her learn songs by Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Billie Holiday and had her perform with his band on a wedding gig. When Jennifer Bryant who would later be known as Classy Silhouette was only 17 she was introduced to a local reggae band where she began rehearsing and even asked the band members if she could perform some of her original songs. She was then taken to a recording studio where she began studio work as a background vocalist. One thing led to another and somehow She would always end up crossing paths with other creative types. After a disappointing incident when she was expected to compromise herself for a chance at a major deal...She decided to sign with an independent record label but the label lost its financial backing and distribution.This incident happened a few years back and was quite disappointing but she never stopped working on her music. As a female entrepreneur who was already operating her own nightclub promotion business she knew that this was not the end for her musical goals and always believed that she (not anyone else) had the power to control her destiny and what the future held for her.
In 2009 Jennifer Bryant aka Classy Silhouette released her first album The Siren's Song independently and followed up shortly after in 2010 with her sophomore album Blue Silhouette. She then released two remix EPs On My Mind Remix and Keep Trying (remixes) that showcased her versatility as far her production and remixing skills. After her computer was hacked and she began to see that her work was being plagiarized she decided to copyright all of her work and release the rest of the music and videos that may have been compromised.
"It is so disappointing to see that someone has literally tried to rape me of all of my ideas and talent. I guess whoever was behind it had in mind that they really wanted to break my spirit. I think it's a shame that someone would be operating on such a spiritual low that they would even consider doing that to another human being. So that led me to believe that the mastermind behind it couldn't have been too cultivated. I mean there are only certain types of people who think it's okay to hurt other people for their own personal gain. I mean it's like selling drugs. When you sell drugs you don't care about the lives and the families of the people you are destroying...you're just thinking about having the latest trend, the hottest ride, the biggest chain, the biggest house to flex with, the fattest knot of money but the reality is that other people's lives were destroyed in order for you to have those things. Now don't get me wrong I know that the system didn't leave much of a choice for many of us to reach success so I am not looking down on anyone. Even I myself have had to tolerate things that were against my moral beliefs in order to eat but once I realized what lied beneath the surface and how my actions influenced others and affected the world around me my conscience helped me decide whether or not to carry on. Everyone has that moment when they are all alone and they sit there and that loud thought comes to them and says 'Maybe you shouldn't do that.' That loud thought is your conscience or some would say your guardian angel speaking to you and then it is left up to you to decide whether or not to carry on and from that moment forward you are responsible for your actions. This is what I call karma. So anyway what I am saying is that the person who hacked my computer and decided to share my files with other artists, songwriters, cinematographers and producers so they can steal my work could not have had much of a conscience. They must have had that mentality that I am speaking of. They didn't care that they were trying to steal my dream from me. They didn't care that they could be destroying my family. They didn't care if I may have been weak minded and felt like all was lost and gave up hope and committed suicide. Which thank God by the way I am not. But what about the people who are or were? They don't care about that. All they care about is being the biggest, the baddest, the richest and so on. It's a shame that the fame and fortune can cause one to become so self-absorbed that they lose all of their conscience. Anyway I am blessed that I have a spiritual foundation that has kept me grounded and I was able to bounce back from that and grow from it. I am glad I never gave up on my dreams and I am living my dream. It may not have happened the way it happened for others. Meaning I did not have a jumpsart with a huge advance to catapult me into world fame in a matter of days but I took the long narrow road. I had to work hard. I had to do everything myself (writing, recording, producing, editing videos, graphic designs) so you can't get anymore "real" than that. So there is nothing fake about anything I do. It's just that through me you got to see how it is actually done. I had to use whatever was available to create. What I have done right before your eyes is show you what it is to be a true creative and what it really means to be independent. Even though I would love to have a large company give me an advance (they certainly wouldn't be wasting their money on me. I mean look at what I have done without it), or some venture capitalist to come along and say " here I have been watching you for a while and I respect you and appreciate your hard work and was thinking maybe you could use this toward your future projects." BUT whether or not that happens does not determine whether or not I am actually living my dream. I can say that I did this and I did it myself through willpower and tenacity. Now you tell me what is fake about that." says Classy Silhouette
Jennifer Bryant aka Classy Silhouette released an 18 track album titled The Siren Returns in February of 2014. The unfortunate hacking situation actually made the Siren Song singer stronger because out of her determination to defend her creative works she has become a better producer and works faster than ever as she is able to spit out tracks and videos left and right. So who knows...everything happens for reason. Maybe this all happened so she would become the strong independent female singer, songwriter, and producer she is today and the people who did this to her will wake up and realize what they have been doing to others in order to maintain their status. Maybe this time when and if their conscience speaks to them ....they will actually hear it and make the right decision.
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Jennifer Bryant aka Classy Silhouette's face is on the money on her artwork for her 2013 single Keep Trying Hip Hop Mix
Jennifer Bryant aka Classy Silhouette's face is on the money on her artwork for her 2013 single Keep Trying Hip Hop Mix
Jennifer Bryant aka Classy Silhouette released a remix ep for her inspirational song titled " Keep Trying" in 2012 The Keep Trying Remixes EP has five different mixes all produced by singer songwriter producer Jennifer Bryant aka Classy Silhouette. She later released one of the remixes (Keep Trying Hip Hop Mix) as a single and released a lyrics video for it. The song is meant to inspire people who may have hit rough times to not become discouraged but to Keep Trying. The singing siren felt a need to deliver such a message because it seems to be common for hip hop artists to try to ridicule one another for not having as much money as the other or for not having as many material things. It seems that once one reaches a certain level of success instead of inspiring others to reach for their own goals and maybe helping them do it...they flash money and say I have this, I have that, and you don't. Classy Silhouette decided not to go that route with this song. Instead she reaches out to those who are less fortunate and instead of ridiculing them for their misfortunes but encourages them with this message of hope to not be discouraged by the evil deeds of others but to reach up to the heavens and grab more hope and keep trying.
" I am glad that I have learned humility. I know what it is like to have lots of money and material things and I also know what it is like to not have anything and have to humble my spirit and ask for help and rise again. I believe that in life there are supposed to be lessons learned and if you learn them quickly...you will quickly move to the next level in your life. I learned that when you have financial blessings you are supposed to share with those less fortunate because as quickly as you rose...that's how quickly you can fall and if you were cruel to the people who were less fortunate while you were up...if and when you fall...there won't be anyone there for you. You will then pay your karmic debt. So I just wanted to put a song out that was not promoting negativity. A song that is not teaching people to mistreat people if they are not as fortunate as them. Why would I put a song put making fun of people who are poor if those are the same people who might buy my music or save up to come see me perform in person?" says Classy Silhouette. " I give change to the beggars on the street. I don't play those kind of games. Sometimes you get tested. And if you pass the test you get some kind of blessing or opportunity and if you don't... Well then you take losses. I'm not saying you have to be a fool and let people take advantage of you but it's not wise to become a narcissist over a little bit of money. You can tell the difference between people who have never had anything before and people who have. The people who haven't had anything turn into to monsters when they get something....they become arrogant,....vain. Announcing what they bought and how much it cost. The ones who have had and still do...they kind of know the rules in keeping your wealth. I'm not in the business of seeing others down. I know I can't save the world but I can help by spreading a positive message and inspiring that person that may be down on their luck to not give up because you never know what is in store for you In the future."
The Keep Trying Hip Hop Mix was released as a single in 2013 and is available on iTunes when you search her stage name "Classy Silhouette" The Keep Trying Hip Hop Mix official video was not released until 2014. "When my computer was hacked I was disappointed because I saw people taking my concepts and using them in a derogatory manner. I guess that is what they thought I was going to do with the images, and footage they saw on my computer but they were wrong. After a while I decided to continue to move forward with my creative projects because even though they thought they were stealing my ideas...they actually weren't .Some of the stuff I saw out there was funny. All I could do was shake my head, laugh to myself and say wow...that's what they came up with? Anyway I do the best I can to deliver my message, to share my vision with my listeners. My artwork is not meant to be vain. It is meant to inspire my listeners and followers to keep working toward their goals from an entrepreneurial perspective. I even posted the image on my Facebook page a few years ago. I had actually filmed part of the video in 2012 before I realized I got hacked and some of the other stuff I shot during a trip to Philadelphia in 2014"
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Find out Why Jennifer Bryant aka Classy Silhouette is Blue on Her Album Art for her Blue Silhouette Album
Blue Silhouette by Jennifer Bryant aka Classy Silhouette
Jennifer Bryant aka Classy Silhouette has released five self-written & produced projects since her independent debut of The Siren's Song album in 2009. Some years ago Jennifer Bryant aka Classy Silhouette went to a well known studio to see if she could get some producers on her project but was propositioned sexually after the meeting and decided that she would have to go it alone because she was not going to compromise her morals. She just was not willing to degrade herself. So she decided to do it herself. Even though it may be a long rocky road to success ...at least she would have her dignity and self respect. Blue Silhouette was released twice. The first release was in 2010 under the name Jennifer Bryant with the album art on the right hand side next to the new blue album art.
Jennifer Bryant" title="blue-silhouette-jennifer-bryant" class="size-medium" /> This album is a very emotional and soulful expression. It is a story being told. Love, heartbreak, disappointment, embarrassment, abuse, and having the strength to overcome it and move on. After being propositioned the way she was...she felt she had no choice but to take advantage of the Internet bonanza that was happening. So she released,the album digitally and used her own business acumen and marketing and promotional skills to promote her own music. Who knows maybe a major label would see her work and approach her in a respectful manner. If not Jennifer Bryant aka Classy Silhouete would continue doing her thing the best way she knows how. In 2013 she decided to relist the album under her stage name Classy Silhouette and changed the artwork below on which she turned herself blue to symbolize her mood. That is also the reason why the album is titled Blue Silhouette. The album is available on iTunes as well her official website. In fact all of Jennifer Bryant's music can be found on iTunes under her stage name Classy Silhouette.
" I think many people may not understand that my albums are now listed under my stage name 'Classy Silhouette'. You can find all of my albums in iTunes under the name Classy Silhouette. That is my name now. "says Classy Silhouette.
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