TK Soul

Where is Our Music Headed #171 [English]

TK Soul

Where is our music headed? That is the question that I’m asking. Is Hip Hop moving into Southern Soul? Is Southern Soul going Main Stream? Can we change the mindset of the Chittlin Circuit Artists? Will the artists on the Chittlin Circuit strive for more or be contended with where they are and with what they have? Will artists like Bobby Blue Bland, Bobby Rush, Clarence Carter and others embrace the younger Soul Blues Artists that are coming up behind them




T.K. Soul, LynnD and Roni


Where Is Our Music Headed?

Discussion with T.K. Soul, Roni and LynnD

N-Da-Kno on Southern Soul with “Jazzii A.”

Where is our music headed? That is the question that I’m asking. Is Hip Hop moving into Southern Soul? Is Southern Soul going Main Stream? Can we change the mindset of the Chittlin Circuit Artists? Will the artists on the Chittlin Circuit strive for more or be contended with where they are and with what they have? Will artists like Bobby Blue Bland, Bobby Rush, Clarence Carter and others embrace the younger Soul Blues Artists that are coming up behind them in ranks or will they turn their backs and tell them to pay some dues and get theirs like they had to get theirs. Why the legends are afraid, fearful, regretful, hateful or just down right refusing to embrace and pass the torch to the younger ones? Do they feel it will retire them, interfere with their legacy or bump them out of a gig? Will our legends change their style of music to stay FRESH for a better word or will they NOT be moved? Is the Blues getting a younger crowd in attendance?

I can see our music changing ~Southern Soul/Soul Blues~ that is. I can see our legends making some changes in their style and music like adding Rap into their music and guest appearing on Rap Artist’s tracks. We all know that Rap Artist have always sampled music and flowed/raped over the top of it. Well what do you think about Rap Artists and Blues Artists teaming up and doing collaboration? Is this too much or is it what we need to keep our music alive? Will Rap and Hip Hop Artists start using more Blues Artists Music now like they’ve used the R&B Artists in the past (Jay Z & Alisha Keys – New York (a reductive of an anthem (New York) known from Frank Sinatra ), (R. Kelly and Ronald Isley with Mr. Big.) (Or should I even ask), will it be a new category started soon that will be a mixture of Blues and Rap? Will we hear the use of more words that are belittling to women such as the B word and harps/harmonicas in the same track? I just don’t know, but it won’t surprise me to start hearing more (cussing) in the Blues music and more Blues music with the Rap Artists. I wonder what would happen if Bobby Rush and Frazier Boy got together, collaborated on a track… what it would be called. What would it sound like, would it be more Rap or more toward the Blues?

In my last article, read it here, I talked about how the majors were overlooking the artists on the Chittlin Circuit i.e. Southern Soul Artists and how they were not recognized for Grammies and not being considered for roster placement. Well! I’m pleased to say that some of that has changed. A change that took placed shortly after I’d written my article. Little did I know they were watching and paying attention to some or at least one of the Southern Soul Blues Artists. I’m talking about Terrance “TK Soul” Kimble. I was able to catch up with him right before he was leaving for his Sixth Annual ‘Meet Me at the Ship’ Cruise.

To satisfy my soul and some of my readers that may be wondering the same thing, I asked others that are in the industry if they have noticed or beginning to notice what is happening in the industry. So, I’ve decided to ask one male artist (T K Soul), one female artist (Roni), one Life Skills Coach (LynnD), about the changes I’m noticing in the Artists, Music, the Shows, Radio and Industry Personnel, I have start to wonder if anyone else has noticed, or are noticing the changes that is happening around us pertaining to the music. I asked each of them the same questions and combine the answers collectively.


T.K. SoulJazzii – For the record, you are known in the industry as TK Soul and sub-branded as the ‘Bad Boy of Southern Soul’, tell the industry where did the name TK Soul come from and how did you obtain the sub-label or brand the ‘Bad Boy of Southern Soul’?

TK – I created the name TK SOUL the TK came from the initials of my legal name Terence Kimble and the Soul came from ( Soul Music) which I sing.

Jazzii –For the record you are known in the industry as Roni and sub-branded as the ‘Sexy Lady of Southern SoulTM, tell the industry who Roni is and how did you obtain the sub-label or brand the ‘Sexy Lady of Southern Soul’?

Roni – I am just an ordinary person that loves to perform/sing… my enjoyment comes when the audience/listeners reflect back their enjoyment of what I have to offer. I love to see all the emotions that come from what I do when I perform; it lets me know that I am doing something right. The brand came from two male band members I was in a band with. When they learned that I wanted to become a solo Artist and that was my initial goal…. They made the statement “You can be the Sexy Lady of Southern Soul” because you are a sexy mutha#$#$…and can sang yo a$$ off…lmao. So that brand name I held on to, because I had a goal that I was going to achieve in my mind. And now it’s my trademark. Now I don’t see myself as sexy, but I do know that SEXY is something that you are not something that you become; I just try to keep myself looking presentable.

Jazzii – For my readers that don’t know you please tell us a little about you and who is Lynette Love?

LynnD – I am an Author, Poet, and Playwright. I am also an Inspirational Speaker. I believe in inspiring others by sharing a few ‘bones’ about myself. I could tell you all day (for that moment) how wonderful life is and you can make it but if I can guide you to the root of what hinders you from believing that you can do anything you set your sights on then I’ve fed you for a lifetime. But to tie all that in is that I am the A & R Director for MíLa?a Records. I’m also involved with ‘Jazzii Entertainment & Productions.

Lynette Love is the name that I write under but in the music industry I’m known as LynnD. I am educated in human services working on my PhD but I was always into music – singing, standup comedy, and radio production. I took those skills and later on I worked with an entertainment magazine called Impact Magazine in Detroit (where I’m from) and started doing Interviews, Promotion and A & R. I also co-hosted a live radio show called ‘Expressions’ with Dr. Allen Cushingberry where in our format we discussed social issues and interviewed guests, and music critique.

Jazzii – You are an Author of three books, a Playwright, a Life Skills Coach, an Inspirational Speaker, and work with an Entertainment Management Company and as well with a Label. How does a Life Skills Coach fit into the Entertainment Industry?

LynnD – I work with new and current artists to help them transition from poverty to prosperity. It means helping them to adjust to their former lifestyle into this entertainment world. Celebrities are people who are in the public eye, get judged by the public, and get paid by the public. But they are the same people who came from real life problems that no one escapes. If you’ve been a nobody and suddenly everybody knows your name, that’s hard. You got to learn to stay humble and grounded because as people build you up, those same people can tear you down. Prosperity doesn’t just mean learning how to handle the bling. It’s maintaining values and learning what’s important in life. The proverb says ‘Wisdom will prosper you; not money’. So it’s important to teach about giving; teaching the importance of restocking the Universe.

Jazzii -For my readers that don’t know you, please tell us a little more about TK Soul.

TK – : I’m a Louisiana native, Songwriter, Musician, Producer, and Soul Singer, in that order. Formerly a touring musician for multi-platinum R&B group H-Town. Now the artist TK SOUL, C.E.O. of Soulful Records.

Jazzii –For my readers that don’t know you, please tell us a little more about the new Roni vs. the Roni that hit the scene back in 2005. What can your fans and my readers expect from you that they haven’t seen or heard before?

Roni -The Roni that hit the scene back in 2005 wrote her songs and collaborated on the music (you know telling them what I hear), but I didn’t control anything else as far as production. The difference between then and now… is that I am more in control of the quote/unquote New Roni… This new Album, I am composing, writing, and producing the whole Album. I am opening the door to who I am and what I feel on the inside…. It’s what I call a feel me project. No certain genre, just feel me music and that comes with the Afro and the look…its not a gimmick, its ME, the ME that has been shielded and put in a box for so long… and for the last 3 yrs, I have been pulling one (1) nail at a time out of that box…. And the box is now wide open…


Jazzii -Reports shows that you are now celebrating your tenth anniversary in the business with your own company, and on your tenth anniversary you signed a recording deal with one of the Majors – Bungalo/Universal Music Group, how awesome is that? How did this come about? Is this something that you have been working on for a while or is this something that just kind of come up as a surprise to you? Is this a distribution deal for you and your company, a single deal directly with Bungalo/Universal or an album deal (although we know that is will be in the form of a CD)? One of the reasons for me asking this particular question is because in my last article I talked about how our music (Southern Soul/Soul Blues) and its artists are being overlooked and not accepted by the majors.

TK – Yes Jan 2012 marks 10 years of TK SOUL, and yes I just made a major move by signing with Street Scholar Music Groups CEO Leo Rodgers who is also VP of Bungalo Records which both are exclusively distributed by Universal Music Group Distribution WOW! Awesome yes it is. As any artist who has dreams of being national, I polished my craft to fit mainstream. Although it came about by faith, Gods favor and blessing, I was prepared to receive it. I got the Master P. deal. That’s Distribution thru a major (UMGD) for my label Soulful Records period. Single releases first. Full length projects to come later. (Southern Soul is a Brand not a Genre).Believe me the Majors see you if you making noise. You have to make yourself worthy of being accepted by the majors they doing Real business.

Jazzii –TK are you the first artist with the label of being a Southern Soul Blues Artist to sign a deal with a major now that you are aware of?

TK – I’m the (only) Independent Record Label/Artist who does Southern Soul Music who has ever signed a Major Distribution Deal. There has been other artist with major deals who were just artist. The argument of when southern soul began comes into play here so I decline to name drop.

Jazzii – Roni this may and may not be something that you want to speak on at this time, but what happened? What is the reason you kind of went off the scene for a while?

Roni – Well…I had a lot of death in my immediate circle back in 2008, my ex- husband, uncle, and cousin; but the one that hit me most was my father passing away…I must say that all this time I felt like a part of me went with him, when I got that phone call and heard those three words through that phone in that moment "Keshia he gone" (crying right now) Lord have mercy…Oh how he loved and supported me so much…(his favorite song was Love Grows) I put my singing career on hold and just didn't want to go anywhere, didn’t want to do anything, but now I think I am ready to get back to my love (music), it's time to record my next album and get back on that stage, ‘I hear you daddy loud and clear.’

Jazzii –Roni you have a new CD that you are about to launch, entitled Love You Too Much and you have just released two singles from the new CD Love You Too Much and It’s Saturday Night. Both of these songs are like night and day (not in a bad way) but what was going on with Roni when you wrote and recorded these two songs?

Roni -I love everything about music, however I love more the 70’s, the old sounds, I channel that era for some reason, I think if past-life really does exist; then I lived that era as a grown woman once…lol…and a few people have told me that as well. The song I Love You Too Much came from a place where I was and was thinking about at the time; just listen to the words I wrote and it will tell you exactly what was going on …Now the song, It’s Saturday Night come from my roots the Blues, and since I have never released a blues song, I thought maybe I should start a blues Album as well; like I said earlier, this is a “Feel Me Album” …Packed full of how I was feeling at one time during the stages of doing this project. I sing how I feel and if I’m not feeling it, I can’t sing it.

Jazzii –Roni, in my last article I talked about how our music (Southern Soul/Soul Blues) and its artists are being overlooked and not accepted by the majors, shortly after my article it was reported that TK Soul was celebrating his tenth anniversary in the business with his own company, and on his tenth anniversary he signed a recording deal with one of the Majors – Bungalo/Universal Music Group. How awesome is that? And by the way I have confirmed this with TK.

Roni -It is very awesome; he texted me that information about 3 or 4 weeks before he signed. He was letting me know that he had not forgotten what he asked me; about doing a song duet…. He said that he was about to sign with Universal in a few weeks, so he decided to wait and see if they would allow the duet to be put on his Album with their company. He also stated that if they say no, then we were gonna do it anyway… ?

Jazzii – To be fair to my readers, I have to ask are you familiar with the music we call Southern Soul Blues and some of the Artists in that category?

LynnD – Anytime anyone gets a deal with a major, it’s always a good thing.

Jazzii -What do you think this means for the industry now that door has been opened?

TK – If you mean for southern soul, southern soul is not an industry and as I said before also not a genre it is a brand. Means nothing for southern soul but it gives others hope. The door has always been open for this brand, just never been anyone qualified and worthy to walk thru it. Also as I said before the Majors are doing Real business. You can be the best singer, songwriter, producer ever, But if you don’t know how to do Real business a major not going to deal with you. And at the end of the day you got to have a song.

Roni -It could mean a lot for the right people, Jazzii….. One has to be ready, have their head on straight, and be about business. A lot of cleaning up needs to take place, there is a lot of debris lying in the aisles. And until that is done…… TK Soul, will be the only one walk through that door…. Oh and me…lol…Because I started with goals and I am on that road to achieving them….

LynnD – When a door is opened it gets wider for more people to get in. The good thing is that they get in if they’d been denied access before. The flip or negative side of this is that you have difficulty controlling who gets in. There’s a word called ‘discrimination’ that is no longer associated with Black folk. It now means ‘you let this group but not this group or person’. What then happens if everybody has gotten through the door then people have to try to keep it fresh and unique so they can stand apart from other people. Which means… they will do what brings talk or controversy.

Jazzii -Where do you see our music that is labeled as Southern Soul headed?

TK – I Just Signed a major deal its headed to the National Billboard Charts!

Roni -I see our music soaring as long as what I said earlier happens, we have to stop being in competition with each other, we have to stop acting like we the only one that has ever done it or that we are the last that will ever do it… There are those that came before us and those that will definitely come after us. Once some of us realize all of this and change what goes on in this circuit… recognition will come, acceptance will come, appreciation will come, success will come much more than we know and have seen. If none of this change’s, then it will remain out of sight, out of mind…and in one small circle…continuously rotating and recycling itself among the same people.

See what some fail to realize is that Southern Soul, didn’t just begin a few years ago…it has been around forever. Southern soul was at its peak during the 1960s; Some pioneers of southern soul include: Georgia natives Ray Charles and James Brown; Little Willie John, Bobby "Blue" Bland, New Orleans R&B artist Allen Toussaint; Memphis DJ Rufus Thomas, Otis Redding, Sam Cook, J. Blackfoot and the list goes on. This is why I created the website,…. to try and resurrect what was once at a peak and widely recognized what is no longer in the forefront….


LynnD – Southern Soul is about to be stripped of its flavor. It may get blended into Soul (dropping the southern) because everybody is going to be doing it. Hey, even TK was doing ‘Soul’ before being known as the ‘Bad Boy of Southern Soul.’ Robin Thicke was born in Los Angeles, CA but he might do some ‘Mr. Sam’s ‘Somebody’.

Jazzii -Do you see Rap and Hip Hop Artists doing or doing more in the way of collaborations with Southern Soul Artists?

TK – Sure, if my first release goes well I will be doing a remix with whatever mainstream rap artist is hot. Rap artist are for hire. At the same time if you don’t have anything going on as an artist yourself mainstream why would they get on your project?

Roni -Yes I can see this happening; I have actually gotten a few requests myself. One of which I am considering; requested to collaborate on my new single I Love You Too Much.

LynnD – Definitely.

Jazzii -Do you see or think there maybe a new category coming up soon where Rap and Southern Soul/Soul Blues meshed? I am aware of one and that’s Falisa JaNaye’ (How Do U Do) that features a Rapper by the name of Crimson.

TK – Southern Soul/Soul Blues not a genre so No! at least not mainstream. They may do it at some of these homemade award shows. Good for nothing but confusion. And sense we name dropping lets drop some real names. Willie Clayton did a collaboration with the YING YANG TWINS multi-platinum rap artist (group). “Forgive me I had a Kanye West moment”

Roni -In all honesty, I can’t see a new genre coming up because of this; genres of music are created through a certain process. A genre of music comes about when there is a distinct sound that no one else is doing, it is unique… There is nothing unique (to me) about a Rap and Southern Soul Blues combination. I just think it is another means of opportunity for each Artist to tap into different markets. That is why Southern Soul Artist’s are placed in the Blues Genre, the R&B genre, the Soul genre. Whatever your music sounds like to the powers that be, that is where they will place you. Regardless of what we as Artist’s may call it.

LynnD – Yep. Might call it ‘Dirty South Rap’. Instead of saying ‘This girl…as most of the singers or ‘my woman…’ they gon’ say ‘My B’. And don’t leave the female singers out who sing about ‘that man’…. It’ll be ‘This Mutha… (laughs). Please legends don’t lose respect for yourselves like that. Blues and Southern Soul music leaves the listener to wonder what they say and the music today just says it. No mystique. No finesse or elegance. No fun… you know how we laugh at the lyrics to Blues and Southern Soul…a real story but just with enough to make you think.. While you steppin’ or hollerin’ ‘you know that’s right, you ain’t lied, girl. Like Denise LaSalle in Cheat Receipt.

Jazzii –(Laughing) Do you feel and why do you feel that the ones that are labeled as legends in our industry; Don’t, Won’t, Refuse(d), Hesitate or Shouldn’t ~ Endorse, Embrace, Support, Warmly Accept or just say ‘pass the torch’ to some of the younger artists that are coming up behind them? And how are you looked upon by those?

TK – Last? First. I respect and thank all those who came before me, but I really don’t give a dam what they think about me. Let’s go farther. The popular saying “they paved the way” I have not found a breadcrumb yet that an artist left for me. I see the ones thieving Record Companies left though. If being on an annual regional blues tour is my reward for my dues paid, then I need to go get a job at Wal-Mart. Passing of the torch is a myth. Those who are blessed enough to live long enough to hear the word legend in the same sentence with their names are usually just that LEGENDS. Many have paid dues and never been rewarded, awarded nor compensated. Those artists are still around bitter and still feel owed their just due. How you gone pass something down (The Torch) you never received yourself! P.s. and being on the same stage with legends don’t make you a legend.

Roni -I think that for the most part some of the legend’s wouldn’t mind passing the torch to younger Artist’s coming up and some have tried to do just that; but I think that they don’t, won’t, refuse to, hesitate, and shouldn’t because some of the younger Artist’s coming up in the game, has a lot to learn, their head is not on straight, they don’t think, they are not business minded, they have no respect for the ones that came before them or their fellow Artist’s in the circuit, and some are just in it for fortune and fame, not for the love of music. A lot of the legends love what they do, they love their craft whole heartedly, and so do I. Now would you pass on something to someone that couldn’t carry it on? I wouldn’t… however with all of that said, there are some of us younger Artist’s coming up that can very well carry that torch, but a few legends just don’t want to give it up, they are holding on to it because they are not ready to let go…..or don’t want to let go. The Late J. Blackfoot, was one of those, that was willingly to passed the torch on…when he saw that he would no longer be able to carry it on… smh

As for how I am looked upon, I really don’t know… I just know that I have a mission; I feel that the legends respect me just as much as I respect them…

LynnD – On the real… NOBODY wants to admit ‘it’s over or nearly over’ Do you really think I’m gon’ just let you have my chair, hell we all pushed to sit down in the game of ‘Musical Chairs’. And with the music industry, we all are pushing (to make money) to be able to sit in the chair (success). Remember though, that final ‘chair’ is the retirement chair and it’s hard for folk who ain’t got a backup after retirement. Sometimes performing is all people have, sometimes it’s no longer about the money…but most don’t have a real nest egg put away. Okay, that’s a whole ‘nother article. (Laughing)

Jazzii – Yeah (laughing) LynnD you are right, that’s a whole ‘nother article. (Still laughing)

Jazzii -Do you feel that the artists in the Chittlin Circuit get or have gotten too comfortable and have just settled with being content just where they are and making the money they make?

TK – Yes they follow tradition and get caught up in it, while signing that Chittlin Circuit spiritual the majors coming to get us any day now by and by.

Roni -Yes, I do feel that some of the Artists in the Chittlin Circuit are comfortable and settled with where they are, that is why they are still in their current position, which is why I was where I was for 3 years….And that is part of the reason “Southern Soul” isn’t recognized the way it should be…. People being too comfortable with where they are, not wanting to participate and support each other… And it’s evident in their actions and in all aspects of their business… Notice I keep bringing up “business”… A lot of us don’t have any business knowledge and refuse anyone that tries to give it to us. Some of us stay asleep; some of us wake up…some of us have already wakened… I have chosen to remain awake, live my career and not dream while I’m asleep.

LynnD – The seasoned artists are comfortable because they are not at a point in their lives nor have the resources to compete with the music industry today. See, they were fighting racism, royalties, and recognition/respect. They did music because of what they loved to do, the need to get the story out, and also put food on the table. Right now, they just want to get their ‘just do’ and put food on their families’ tables. It takes a lot to fight record labels, promoters, and everybody else that will have their hand out. Actually, they might be the one with the money and can get any artist and not pay the legends what they should.

Jazzii -What do you think it’s going to take to get our music noticed more and kept alive?

TK – To be noticed more you have to be mainstream friendly. Our music is soul music and it comes from the soul it will never die.

Roni -Changes, among the people in our music. No changes; no notoriety; no appreciation; no acceptance; no life… We must start to show support of each other, not just say it to get brownie points, but behind closed doors when no one is looking or listening there is none. We must also, create music that makes sense, music that when we get 50, 60, and 70 makes sense when we are standing on stage singing it… Music that will live on long after we have passed away. There is nothing wrong with creating some feel good/get down on it music… But your repertoire should contain more songs of substance that is worthy of being in a legendary category… Like myself for instance… I can’t see my song Freaky being listed as a legendary song… Nor can I see me at 70 on stage singing it; neither can I see the President inviting me to the White House to sing it… That is what I mean by all that I have said. If we won’t more notoriety, we have to create music and change our attitudes into something, that is worthy of being noticed.

LynnD – We’re going to have to let them in. ‘Them’ meaning ‘young folk’. But if we can be teachers and leaders, we will still keep the essence of Southern Soul. There are certain things not to compromise on. Teach songwriters, like Roni said, to write for longevity; writing classics. You better not remake ‘Hole in the Wall (Mel Waiters) talkin’ ‘bout ‘Hole in Da Wall club, peep that (expletive)’. Some would argue that we need to embrace change but I believe that the more things change the more they BETTER stay the same. See, I just made that old saying fit my own agenda. But seriously, it is good to be open, creative and think outside ‘The Box’ but determine what the message you want to convey is.

Jazzii -What advice you have to offer other Southern Soul Artists especially the up and coming ones?

TK – I only have advice for up and coming artist, (Get a JOB!). But if they talented and they love it they can contact me and I’ll tell them anything they wonna know.

Roni -This is not a joke to me… You have to love what you do to remain in the realm of doing it; and if you don’t love it whole-heartedly… time will tell. You won’t last in this circuit if you are not tough, love what you do, and have some knowledge of business and respect for your fellow constituent’s that came before you in this industry; and I mean genuine respect. Stay true to yourself, don’t let someone change you into something you are not; be yourself, not a carbon copy of someone else, create your own style, your own persona, your own character… BE YOU…and earn your respect in the industry respectably… you will love and appreciate yourself more because of it…and so will your fans/supporters. Earning it any other way could be a death sentence for your career… Keep a level head, be patient, and remain loyal to those that assisted in your journey to get you where you are…

Jazzii – As a Life Skills Coach and being in the industry yourself, what advice do you have to offer Artists especially the up and coming ones?

LynnD – To the current artists and legends, treat your music like your baby. Don’t sell out. Make the up and coming artists understand what Southern Soul is so that if they are going to do it, at least learn how to take care of it. The whole idea of transitioning from poverty to prosperity or coping with success in any profession includes knowing that the resources you took from the Source; you have to put back for others. You might need to learn how to move on from guilt so you don’t put your whole family on payroll, (laughs) or whatever. I call it the ‘The 3P Principle’ – paying for 1) problems, past or pain 2) p**sy (giving or receiving) (laughs), and 3) prestige. It can make you go broke (laugh). Also learn the business aspects of the music industry even if you are paying someone to handle your business

Finally, again it’s good to be creative but think about how clear your message is. The worse thing is having young people or any of us follow in a destructive direction. It was something to watch these little girls mimicking Nikki Minaj on the “Ellen Show” singing her song Super Bass. Little girls singin’ he might sell Coke…it better be about soda pop (you know what I’m sayin’.) And then do they (the little girls) just skip over the cursing in it? People in the entertainment industry will argue that they are not the cause of their fans doing something destructive and some of that is true. We always say ‘I didn’t tell them to do it’ but you have to keep in mind that we are ALL wired differently and operate based on emotions or survival. As such, when you are in the public you are automatically held to a different standard. The ‘powers that be’ are the real money people behind the artists who are the labels and distribution and even media who push this ‘mess’ and make artists feel like that have to go risqué or that they have permission to fill us with these misogynistic messages and images. Our belief in a ‘Higher Power’ must balance out the life walk which is a process so in time your life will balance out. We should see artists maturing and becoming the teachers; making way for the new blood. And the cycle of life continues.

Jazzii –TK, you have a cruise that goes out every year. Now that you are 10 years vested into your own company and now about to go global, will there be tours or a tour where you will embrace other artists from the Chittlin Circuit?

TK – I let you pass on the first Chittlin Circuit, but I don’t like that term. I do 6 figures yearly as CEO of Soulful Records that’s not the Chittlin Circuit. I take other artist yearly with me on my cruise and will continue to do so. No tours planned with other artist. I will also continue to perform regionally as well as global and nationally. Touring with national artists as well as regional artists. What you really asking is am I taking any Chittlin Circuit artist with me on national tours and your answer is NO!

Jazzii – (Laughing) TK, is there anything you would like to offer or say that I may not have asked or covered with you?

TK – Southern Soul is a brand that came before me go to wikipedia for more info. For all info on TK SOUL Google TK Soul and/or go to All TK SOUL music is available online @ iTunes and

My answers are my personal opinions and do not reflect the views of anyone but me. Thanks for letting me speak!

Jazzii – Well! Now you (my readers) can read it for yourself from the Bad Boy himself. I thank you for giving me this time; I know that it was tight especially with you getting ready to leave on your cruise. Again, thank you.

Jazzii –Roni, is there anything you would like to offer or say that I may not have asked or covered with you?

Roni -No ma’am I can’t think of anything …….. For more information about me and what I’m doing you can also visit my website:

Jazzii – Well! Roni, I must say VERY WELL PUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jazzii – LynnD, is there anything you would like to offer or say that I may not have asked or covered with you?

LynnD– I believe if you don’t want somebody tearing up something, teach ‘em how to respect it, how to use it, but most importantly, teach ‘em the value of it so it will always keep ‘em fed. In this case, it is Southern Soul music. Outside of the label, I do have my website where you can learn more about me, what I do as a Life Skills Coach and my books. That website:

Jazzii – True that LynnD… Again, I’d like to thank each and every one of you for your time and input. I’m sure my reader will enjoy each of your answers just as I have, and I look forward to working with each of you again.


Jazzii Anderson / Jefferson #171

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