Get to know your Favorite Mistress...
B.DeVINE or B. as she is often called is an emerging Jacksonville, Florida based singer-songwriter /spoken word artist who’s lyrical and vocal style stir up an influence reminiscent of musicians such as Floetry, Jill Scott, and India.Arie. What makes her different from other artists is her ability to fuse multiple genres seamlessly and her love for wordplay. "Musicians have the ability to change lives or moods with their words and their music. That in itself is a powerful thing."
B. jokes that if Prince and Jill Scott could have created a love-child it would have been her! Growing up, her major influences were gospel, soul and house music. "I have always had a real soft spot for all of the music from the 70s and 80s". B.DeVINE began singing in church at age 7 and around 14 years old her sights for a professional career began to emerge. During her adolescence and teen years, Devine formed a few singing groups, steadily pursuing her career. Once she graduated college, it was then she decided to go tread her path alone. Shortly after, B. met Al Ross, an arranger and producer formerly with 33 1/3 Productions, who eventually introduced her to Tony White, another talented Jacksonville native, who would become her mentor and self-proclaimed biggest fan. Over the next ten years, the two of them would collaborate by writing and arranging their own music. After working countless hours in several studios around the city and lending background vocals for numerous local artists, she was chosen to headline the last concert performed in the coliseum before its implosion. She has opened for Ja Rule, Mr. Cheeks, and Khia. More recently she has opened for National recording artists such as; 2Chainz, Joseline Hernandez & K.Michelle of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, Chrisette Michelle, Glenn Jones & More!
B.DeVINE wrote/co-wrote three songs that appeared on Tony White's debut CD, Street Love. She also recorded and performed the CD's intro, "Honeydripper Lady" and was featured on "Rather B" another popular song from the CD! The album is still currently available on iTunes for purchase.
In late 2010, B. finally decided to embark on her debut project. A decade in the making, she carefully selected poems written for what she still hopes will be her first book, to be a part of a musical spoken word project. After completion, B. along with a few others from TyTeWork Entertainment, quickly realized that there was very little exposure for the type of music they created. Armed with only an idea and ProTools, she decided to form her own genre of music, affectionately named Pornetry. The name was created due to its infusion of intimacy-based spoken word with smooth melodies. To put it simply, it is Erotica set to music. Literoticism, another term coined by B.DeVINE, is the ability to create and/or heighten sexual pleasure through literature and sound. B. says, "I want people to feel sexy and free when listening to the music I make." When asked if she can pinpoint her favorite song she has recorded or written, she says its rather hard. "Each song I've written and recorded holds a piece of me inside. There was something I heard, experienced or saw that inspired me to create it and that memory is embedded within my lyrics". That is the memory she hopes to share with each person her music is able to touch.
B.DeVINE released EP "SoulBareHer" to the world in 2011, and temperatures got a tad bit hotter thanks to this seductive entertainer. She released the Tony White produced “Some Kinda Way” written and recorded by B.DeVINE within 2 hours after a night of fun. Along with countless units sold, her music has also been featured in a film "Loverboy". "DeVINE Entervention" was the song featured in the horror film by Keeka Productions. She has performed throughout The SouthEast and her current single, "Some Kinda Way" spins nightly on WJBT 93.3 The Beat/iHeart Radio by Easy E. Recently, “LovePain” produced by 250Plus was released to radio, currently spinning in The Southeast and has garnered a vast audience in cities such as Valdosta,Ga, Gainesville Fl, & growing with supporters abroad, as it spins nightly in clubs around the world & on various mixtapes. Recently she featured on “Desire” with recently signed Cash Money/YMCMB Artist T-Rone, as well as countless others.
If there was one artist B. would have loved to collaborate with, it would have to be Michael Jackson. "He was a consummate entertainer and his musical influence can be felt throughout my generation and beyond". That is the type of influence she is on her way to create. She wants to create a legacy where people feel that she was fearless in her writing and her perfomances. "I like the rebellion of living outside the box, especially when it comes to my lyrical content and delivery." She is supported by The LMS Group and managed by CEO, Mrs. Dana Lewis. "Until my last breath, I will press forward towards my dreams. Her grandmother, who recently passed away, would not have it any other way.
With that amount of focus and drive plus a dedicated spirit, B.DeVINE is well on her way to spreading her sensual melodies with the world.