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"WHO..." HITS, EPISODES 1-12

"WHO..." SCORES, EPISODES 1-12

"Who... is Black"
"Listen to My Heart," Gina Green
"More Of You," Niya
Scott Allen & 3rd Scenario -- Original Background Music Score

"Who... Better Not Look At My Man"
"Fa' Sho'," Sy Smith
"Warm Me Up," Issa
Scott Allen & 3rd Scenario-- Original Background Music Score

"Who... Needs Jesus"
"I Just Wanta Dance With You," Gina Green
"On My Way," Gina Green
Scott Allen & 3rd Scenario -- Original Background Music Score

"Who... I'd Do"
"Lies," Talita Long
"The Coffee," Day Blues
Eugene Chapman, Day Blues -- Original Background Music

"Who... Better Not Get Back Together"
"Forgive But Never Forget," Day Blues
"Just Cruise," Day Blues
Rip Washington, Corey Baker, Tilt Hood -- Original Background Music

"Who... Needs To Shut The Hell Up"
"Back to You," Talita Long
"Part of the Night," Sy Smith
Andre "PaDre'" Holmes -- Original Background Music

"Who... Needs To Man Up"
"Touch The Game," Day Blues
"Fight Da Feelin'," Niya
Original Theme Music -- Scott Allen & 3rd Scenario

"Who... I Love Me Some"
"One Like Me," Sy Smith
"Bad On Me," Sy Smith
Original Theme Music -- Scott Allen & 3rd Scenario

"Who... Be Workin' My Nerves"
"My Soul Got No Label," Alex Will
"I'Z and Nay'Z," Love
Original Theme Music -- Scott Allen & 3rd Scenario

"Who... Is A Hot Mess"
"Get At Me," Tef-Lon
"Servin' It Raw," Tef-Lon
Original Theme Music -- Scott Allen & 3rd Scenario

"Who... I Like"
"Lyrical Assassinaton," Tef-Lon
"Let Go," Jae Tracie
Original Theme Music -- Scott Allen & 3rd Scenario

"Who... Can Kiss My Ass" (Season 1 Finale)
"I'm In Love," Gina Green
"Step Up," Tef-Lon
Original Theme Music -- Scott Allen & 3rd Scenario


NIYA

Some say Niya is a living doll. Some say she has the voice of an angel. Some say her songwriting is a love note to God. As you experience “Someday” her debut CD, you will get to have your say. Five years in the making and now like a well-seasoned stew, Niya serves up an eclectic mix of musical styles and genres ranging from the bold, out-of-the box “None Like You,” to the rhythmic majestic hymn “When I Survey.” Niya has come a long way from singing in the church choir at age 2 to her first CD release. She is a graduate of Hampton University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music and a concentration in Vocal Performance. This singer-songwriter, dancer, choreographer, actress, is no stranger to the industry. She made her stage debut at nine-years-old, as “Little Ti Moune” in Once on This Island.” Other stage credits include: “The Wiz,” “The Piano Lesson,” and Debbie Allen’s “Soul Possessed.” At fifteen, Niya became a member of ASCAP (American Society of Composers and Publishers) after writing and publishing her first song, “In Memory of 4 Little Girls.” It was showcased on MTV, CNN and on radio throughout the country. Niya has performed with a Who’s Who list of recording artists. She and her choir (Union Temple Baptist Church Youth Choir) were featured as background vocalists for Michael Jackson, Barry Manilow, Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, Reba McEntire, Patti LaBelle and Boyz II Men. She also opened for esteemed gospel artist, Shirley Caesar, at Orchestra Hall in Detroit, MI. Niya has had the privilege of working with noted television composer Kurt Farquar, and her songs are featured on “King of Queens” “Just Jordan” and “Love Inc.” She has taught gospel music in Japan (Osaka, Fukuoka, and Tokyo) and is excited about the world-wide release of her debut album, “Someday.”

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SY SMITH

Sy Smith has an impressive career. As a much in-demand vocalist, Sy has gained as much respect behind the scenes as she has on stage. Her musicianship has attracted the attention of fellow artists such as Whitney Houston, Macy Gray, Usher, Jamie Foxx, Me’shell N’degeocello, DJ Quik, Eric Benét, Ginuwine and Brandy who recruited her to sing background vocals on various television shows and tours. She has appeared in tv commercials (e.g. Gap, Chevrolet, Coca-Cola) and regularly sang with Vonda Shepard on the FOX television series “Ally McBeal.” In addition, Smith shares the vocal spotlight with legendary singer Al Green performing the title song to the hit drama "Soul Food." Sy pushed her own boundaries by serving as musical director for BET's spoken word series, “Lyric Café.” Currently, Sy can be seen and heard in the latest seasons of FOX’s wildly popular series American Idol as a backing vocalist in the house orchestra.

Born in New York, raised in Washington, DC. and drawing on a wealth of influences; Sy was exposed to a diverse musical palette at an early age. She studied classical piano for most of her childhood and early teens, and later found a musical outlet in the school choir. Smith went on to attend Howard University earning a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Music Therapy (magna cum laude).

Soon after graduation, Smith’s musical aspirations began to swirl – she joined a local all-female band. With encouragement from fellow musician-friends, she packed up and moved to LA, hoping to get a toehold in the business. Studio sessions and local clubs allowed her to have her voice heard, and luckily, producer/songwriter Sauce (Somethin' For The People, Will Smith) was listening. Sauce summoned her for vocal and writing sessions, pushing her to develop her own skills as a producer; Sy was a quick study. She went on to write songs for artists in various genres including Santana, Macy Gray, Rich Medina, Mya, Me’shell N’degeocello, and Gerald Albright.

She has since released 3 CDs independently to critical acclaim (“One Like Me”, “The Syberspace Social”, “Psykosoul Plus” and most recently the top-selling “Conflict”) and a live DVD (“Worship At The Temple - Sy Smith Live”). In 2001, she was nominated for an Emmy for her writing contribution to “Welcome Back All My Soulmates”, the opening title theme of HBO’s Dancing in September. Her guest appearances with Chris Botti (including the Botti & Friends concert at the Boston Pops in September 2008) are winning her a whole new audience of fans. Sy continues to wow new aficionados with her soulful and energetic interpretations that critics have called “rousing” (Boston Globe), “lighting up the stage” (The Current, St. Louis), and “worthy of the spotlight” (EDGE, Boston)! It’s no wonder that the Cincinnati Pops summoned her talent for their 2008 holiday concert series in December! In 2007, Sy was elected to the Board of Governors for NARAS’ Los Angeles Chapter where she now proudly serves as Secretary.

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ISSA

Some people look at Issa and assume he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Try a wooden spoon.

Though his father is an engineer and his mother is a pharmacist – prestigious professions that would guarantee them upper-middle class status in America – Issa’s parents were not born in America. They’re from Senegal -- a country smaller than South Dakota where the average citizen earns less than $2000 a year.

Issa grew up in Dakar – the nation’s capital which is also unique for being the westernmost point in all of Africa. Even though his parents were considered well-to-do by Senegalese standards, they both grew up dirt poor so they encouraged Issa and his five brothers and sisters to excel in school, steering them into practical, high earning vocations like computer science and engineering. All of the kids followed the plan. Except Issa.

Issa loved the arts, loved music, which didn’t exactly sit well with his parents since the only people who made a living singing in Senegal were beggars. But the vision Issa had for himself was bigger than Dakar, bigger than Senegal, bigger even than West Africa. Issa saw himself as a man of the world, making a living singing in such exotic locations as Europe and the United States. Since he was a little boy, his dream was to come to America to seek his fortune.

As a boy, Issa used to tell his grandmother – a colorful, oral storyteller -- about his dreams of coming to America and she would encourage him, asking him to remember to buy her a cell phone and to bring her to America to visit so she could know first hand what the “land of opportunity” looked like up close.

But Issa had no hope of ever coming to America. His folks just didn’t have the money. The one hope poor West Africans have of coming to America is through a miracle network called the Diversity Visa Lottery. You submit and application and if your name is picked, you win free entry to America. Once you get there, you’re on your own but, bottom line, you’re in America. Issa’s four brothers and sisters had tried every year to win one of the coveted Diversity Lottery spots with no success.

In 2004, on his very first attempt, Issa applied to the Diversity Visa Lottery… and won. But before he could begin making his dreams come true, his parents had to sell everything they owned to raise enough money for his plane fare.

Since landing in the United States five years ago, Issa managed to earn a degree in Marketing from the Portland State University and is now pursuing his passion – music. That is what makes his new album, The Rules of Attraction, so special. It is the culmination of a lifetime’s worth of blood, sweat and tears that crosses two oceans and continents. His songs are about pursuing your dream, about love, identity, acceptance and achieving the type of success every young person dreams of.

Issa dedicates the album to his late grandmother, Coumba sy, for teaching him the value of storytelling; and to his parents, Mbareck and Maimouna Diop, for teaching him discipline and helping him to pursue his dream.

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SCOTT ALLEN & 3RD SCENARIO

WHO IS 3rd SCENARIO?

* Multi-faceted musical entertainment company established in 1998 by business partners Scott “Bugs” Allen and Earl “Tee” Harris.
* Services menu can be categorized in the following areas:
* Live Performance (featured)
* Live Performance (accompaniment)
* Music sales hard copy and online
* Song writing
* Recording and production
* Film/Television/Commercial scoring and soundtracks
* General Merchandising/Product endorsement

The sound known as 3rd Scenario is the collaboration of two of L.A.'s most promising Jazz/Funk visionaries:

SCOTT "BUGS" ALLEN: An award-winning musical director, this Baltimore native is also a bassist/trumpeter/vocalist and a third generation musical legacy whose mother and grandmother were both renowned jazz and gospel sopranos and pianists. Nicknamed “Bugs” because of his penchant for comedy, Scott is a product of Baltimore’s rich music and theatre history having practically grown up in the “youth theatre” of the Arena Players – America’s oldest Black theatre company.

In 2005, the NAACP Theatre Awards committee honored Scott as “Best Music Director” for his work in “If You Don’t Believe – A Love Story” -- written and directed by two-time NAACP Theatre Award-winning playwright/producer Michael Ajakwe Jr. and co-produced by Grammy-winning songbird Deniece Williams. This production was Allen’s second collaboration with Ajakwe, having also been the music director on “You’re All I Need To Get By: The Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell Love Story”.

Allen is partnered with multi-talented guitarist/lead vocalist EARL "TEE" HARRIS (Improm2, Stephanie Mills, BeBe Winans, Euge Groove) a Chicago son. With their second CD in development, hopefully as a major release, the duo which make up 3rd Scenario (along with a few talented Los Angeles-area musicians) has established a sound that is sophisticated and funky! Their live stage shows with sidemen ASA WATKINS (drums) and DAPO TORIMIRO (keys) have been described by the local jazz press as "… Benson, Miles & Bootsy on steroids."

The 3rd Scenario’s founders and regulars have played either collectively or individually with a “Who’s Who” of music’s past and present elite including:

* Chico Debarge
* Tina Turner
* Zhane’s Renee Neufville
* Natalie Cole
* Vesta
* Les Nubiannes
* Deniece Williams
* BeBe Winans
* Stephanie Mills
* Jonathan Butler
* Jeff Majors
* Cherelle
* Brandy
* Lauren Hill
* Lalah Hathaway

It’s a cutting edge blend of JAZZ/FUNK they like to call “Neo-Jazz” that has made 3rd Scenario one of the most talked about band in L.A.TO BUY MUSIC BY 3RD SCENARIO OR BOOK THE BAND:
Contact: Scott “Bugs” Allen 310-736-5735/ scenario3@yahoo.com

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GINA GREEN

Over the years, many people have compared singer, songwriter Gina Green’s silky, smooth & rich sounding voice to the 1980’s R&B / POP diva Stephanie Mills; however, she has a unique and fresh sound for today’s generation. Combining truth & real life experiences, she has been able to write songs that connect with people of all ages & ethnicities. Her Debut CD“In His Time” shot up the European charts and topped out at #2 in the summer of 1996. Sales exceeded 10,000 units worldwide. Later she went on to record two more independently released neo gospel albums “Changes” and “Tell Um” which were also a success. On August 13, 2006, she performed at the LAS VEGAS SOUNDS OF SOUL MUSIC AWARDS located inside the prestigious ‘Cashman Theater” In Las Vegas, Nevada. She was nominated by the “Black Music Academy Association of America (BMA’S)” in a total of two categories: “Best Gospel Performer – Female” and “Gospel Rising Star Award”. And won “Best Gospel Performer – Female”. The nominations were determined by a selection committee of music executives, radio station programmers, music journalists, fellow musicians and entertainers. In 2007, Gina auditioned for the Hit TV show “Showtime at the Apollo” and impressed the judges so much that she was invited twice to be a guest on the show filmed in Harlem, New York. Over the years, she has performed all over the United States and has shared the stage and opened for many well established celebrities. Her latest CD “My Journey” produced by First Mile Productions, is a combination of neo soul, spoken word, jazz, and R&B grooves with a very tasteful & poetic presentation. It is due to be independently released in 2008.Her new project not only appeals to those who love inspirational music, but has reached the neo soul R&B clubs and has a greatly impacted the Chicago Steppin' community. Gina Green is destined for success and she has that long awaited voice that your ears have been longing for.

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DAY BLUES

Thick beats by Jamuel Saxon & Benu laced by the flows of lyricist, Rob Wilcox. This hip-hop trio's jazz influenced sound stands out in the plastic world of modern rap music. Lyrics rich with authentic experience, truth and street wisdom.

After a two day period of recording, the group created a full-length album. Rightfully so, it is titled Day Blues "The Album".

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TALITA LONG


A talented composer for many years, talita long has recorded her music and performed in venues of all sizes. Her composition recording credits include (“Back To You”, “Lies”, “It Could Have Been”, “Burning Star”, “Don’t Be Afraid”, “House of Dreams”, and “Naughty World”), produced and arranged by Kevin Toney. (“Boys Will Be Boys”) produced and arranged by Larry Mizell. Talita long has worked with many music greats as a featured vocalist including: Phil Upchurch, the Mizell Brothers (“N R Time”), Henry Franklin (“follow your bliss”, and “tongues untied”), Gene Russell (”You Are So Beautiful”,”Somewhere Over The Rainbow”) and more…

Born in Brooklyn, New York of Trinidadian parents, Talita long grew up immersed in the culture of the West Indies.

Blessed with a unique voice, Talita has mesmerized audiences

Across the nation with her sweet tone and five-octave range. Her mixed medium collage can be seen on the cover of her cd called “Back To You” which was releases septmber 23, 2006.

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EUGENE CHAPMAN

A Sykesville, MD native, Eugene A. Chapman began playing saxophone at the age of nine, but he didn’t take it seriously until he entered his teens. Once he started focusing on his craft, he knew that he had found his passion.

During his matriculation at Morgan State University, Eugene had the opportunity to perform with the Morgan State University Band under the direction of Melvin Miles, the Morgan State University Choir under the tutelage of the late Dr. Nathan Carter, the United States Navy Band and the Maryland Intercollegiate Band.

Eugene has performed with who’s who of renowned recording artists, such as P-Funk, The Temptations featuring Richard Street, Deniece Williams, M.C. Lyte, Dwayne Wiggins, Fertile Ground, Brooke Valentine, Jonell and Vanessa Marquez. He has opened for Erykah Badu on her Worldwide Underground tour with Dead Prez and for Robin Thicke in support of his debut album, A Beautiful World.

A dynamic performer, Chapman has graced the stages of many notable venues from L.A. to D.C., including the Viper Room, Whiskey a Go Go, B.B. Kings, Blues Alley, the Conga Room and the Warner Theatre, to name a few.

His theatre credits include Marvin on Marvin (Marvin Gaye tribute), Meet Me With Your Black Drawers On (blues revue), If You Don’t Believe: A Love Story and Body Language. If You Don’t Believe: A Love Story was produced by Michael Ajakwe, Jr. (playwright/producer Eve, Soul Food, Entertainment Tonight), co-produced by Deniece Williams, and starred Tatyana Ali and went on to receive eight NAACP Theatre Award nominations.

A natural in front of the camera, Eugene has appeared on television in Rod Stewart’s Stardust: The Great American Songbook 3 infomercial and on the UPN sitcom Half & Half.

Most recently, Chapman played on the film score for the independent film Spiral, which went on to receive first place at the Santa Barbara Film Festival in 2007. He is currently working on is next film project and will be writing the score for the upcoming independent film, Between Us.

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TEF-LON

Tef-Lon Tef-Lon (a.k.a Jason Williams) has been involved in music since he was 12 when he started writing rhymes and studying lyrical technique and wordplay from listening to his favorite artists. The Los Angeles native could soon be found on Chathouse.com in the Cloud 9 Room networking, free-styling and battling with different rappers to fine tune his skills and develop his own style. That's around the time Tef met Cameron Patrick - a gifted young producer who introduced Tef to the whole studio recording process. Patrick worked to further refine Tef's delivery with the unforgetable mantra "spit with authority" which is heard in all of Tef's music. Patrick's influence led to Jason choosing the rap name "tef-lon" because he feels he projects a raw, unique power through his delivery and wordplay because, as he is fond of saying, "everything I spit is hard". Tef became so fascinated by the studio recording/engineering process that he enrolled in a local college and received a Certificate in Entertainment Technology & Studio Engineering in 2003. Even though he enjoys producing, Tef's primary passion remains rapping, ghostwriting for artists and mixing audio/video sessions. He's been running his own home recording studio since 2001 and has several steady clients he works with. Through mutual friends Tef met another talented producer named Phat Beatz (Brian Felix). Tef and Phat formed an instant creative bond and have been working together ever since, having cut a multitude of tracks as well as three solo albums, a mixtape, a group mixtape and album, and several album's by Tef's client's. Tef recently co-founded a rap syndicate -- "spittin' wit a temperature" a.k.a. "swat clicc". Along with Tef, the group includes Young Pooh, J-Locc, Fitted, C-drama, and RobBeast along with an extended roster of artists and producers the syndicate collaborates with. Tef has recorded over a hundred songs and is a member of ASCAP.

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LOVE

ABOUT Love:
As a child growing up in Nigeria, Love attended her grandfather's (Rev. J. A. Emezi Rtd.) Pentecostal church and was inspired by the music of afro-gospel artists like Panam Percy Paul, Celestine Ukwu, Hope Davies, and Sonny Okosun. Secular music was not allowed in her home back in Nigeria; when she later moved to America at nine, the same rule applied - no secular music in the house. Love, however, was welcome to sing in her father's (Rev. J.A. Echema) church where her mother could often be seen at Sunday service playing the drums in the church band. One Sunday, while her mother was vacationing home in Nigeria, Love decided to fill in for her. Without any traditional training, Love taught herself how to play the drums and soon began making weekly appearances at church on the drum set. Soon, she began leading praise and worship and songwriting-- creating melodies and lyrics birthed from a myriad of emotions - joy, pain, hope, reflection, dreams and aspirations and, most importantly, love. The fleeting thought of becoming a gospel artist was appealing, but she is certain that the purpose of her life expands far beyond any religious, cultural, or gender based barriers. After spending many nights and days struggling with her identity as an artist, Love has come to the conclusion that her name is Love, and that is what guides her. With a beautifully impassioned voice, and of firm grasp of the human spirit, Love has evolved into a young woman unapologetic about her own passion for music. “I'Z and Nay'Z” marks her first commercial release.

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FROM Love:
I'm really excited at the possibility of touching people's lives through music and dance. So many artists have blessed me with their talents and I want to do the same for others. I am moved by Lauryn Hill, Aretha Franklin, Kirk Franklin, Agatha Moses, Chief Osita Osadebe, Angelique Kojoe, Michael Jackson, Maxwell (This Woman's Work...whew!), Darlene Zchech, Seal, Crystal Lewis, Fred Hammond, Israel Houghton, Shirley Ceasar, Helen Baylor, Yolanda Adams, Pattie La Belle, Asa, Tamia, Mahalia Jackson, Etta James, Donnie McClurkin, Clark Sisters (Ms. Karen CS--whew!), Music Soulchild, India.Arie, Adele, Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder, Wyclef Jean, Mary J. Blige, Common, Rugged Man, Lupe Fiasco, TLC, Tina Turner, Anthony Hamilton, Nappy Roots, James Brown, Chaka Khan, Sammy Okposo, Sade, Oliver DeCoque, TuPac Shakur, TuFace Idibia, Wande Coal, D. Banj, 9ice...all for different reasons. I am amazed by these people but if I had to pick my Top 3 favorite musician's right right now, they would be Kanye West (I feel his art, his pain, his struggle, the chip on his shoulder, his ego-- such a big ego, and I get him), Fela Kuti (revolutionary, fearless, and a messenger), and Beyonce' (a gracious diva, so hard working, so amazing--she talks like this cuz she can back it up). My arrival at this starting point in my journey has happened because I have found what really makes me tick. I hope I can continue to grow and become the kind of artist who is an inspiration to other, especially those who finds themselves impassioned, yet doubtful. Please keep those positive thoughts and vibes and prayers coming my way as I evolve! Much love, show love, and keep looking up.

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JAE TRACIE

This fiery Leo started playing piano at six and began vocal training at age 14 while simultaneously honing her craft as an actress. Jae was recently cast as the lead in the short film "How Can An Angel Take My Heart?" which is based on novel by Regina Knox. She was a lead soloist in the musical "Scrooge", directed by John Peters.

As a music artist, she also shared the stage backing up KELLY CLARKSON, RUBEN STUDDARD, and FANTASIA BARRINO on their “American Idol” Christmas Special; and has also backed-up BO BICE and CARRIE UNDERWOOD for their “American Idol” season finale. Jae recently was a part of the third album of the L.A- based gospel group Tp Mobb, led by the talented and anointed Brent Jones. As a member of New Dawn Christian Village under Pastor FRANK WILSON (a legendary Motown producer/songwriter), Jae also sings in her church (http://www.ndcv.org).

Jae is currently in the process of making her first album -- a neo-soul compilation she is writing and co-producing with Laython Armor who has worked with musical legends like QUINCY JONES and the WINANS. Jae has appeared in tv shows, short films, commercials, musicals, studio sessions, live performances, event hosting, fashion modeling, and print modeling; she has been featured as a dancer on “Soul Train” and has even hosted her own radio show. Jae Tracie is about business as much as she is about her art. She experience in all areas of entertainment and looks forward to sharing her gifts with the world!

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