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NEW ENGLAND NOIR TALENT

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BILAL

Bilal is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is an independent artist, noted for his wide vocal range, work across multiple genres, and intense live performances. Starting out at a major label, Bilal debuted with his popular R&B single "Soul Sista " in 2000, but turned to playing jazz venues and recording more progressive soul music in subsequent years. He has been well received, both nationally and internationally, with an extensive list of collaborations including Kendrick Lamar, Common, Erykah Badu, Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Guru, Kimbra, J Dilla, Robert Glasper, and The Roots.

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BRYAN-MICHAEL COX

Bryan-Michael Cox is a music producer/songwriter known for his work with Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, and Usher. Cox has 11 Grammy Awards, 10 SESAC awards, Billboard Songwriter of the Decade award,

and Billboard's top R&B song of all time.

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DJ MARS

DJ Mars has served as resident DJ for top recording artists Monica, Neyo, Outkast, and Ciara. Originally from Springfield, Massachusetts. DJ Mars is the author of the critically acclaimed book, "Art Behind the

Tape". Mars recent accolades include the Made by Mars a movement that crafts custom bikes, and athletic wear.