Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Just Breathe...

Greetings!!!  Finally, I have a breather, jeez!!!  I miss writing and vibing with you!  BUT, lots of changes and shake ups have gone down...good ones though.  For starters, I have a sweet 9 to 5 as the counselor for the Upward Bound program at Augusta's Paine College (Fayth luvs da kids!).  Secondly, I did some stewing and pondering on the direction of the album and decided to dig a little deeper (in my soul AND my pockets, lol) to give you guys a truer depiction of myself as an artist and connoisseur of music.  Sooo, I have enlisted the soulphonic forces of my lablemates, The Secret B-Sides, to bring things on home for the album.  I know I've made you wait for too long, but trust'll understand once the record is playing through your speakers ;o)  Oh yeah, click HERE to check out The Secret B-Sides' latest album Flowers & Chocolate.  "S.O.L.", "Date", "Liberate", and "Franky Flowers" are my favs.  Do your ears some good and go check the fellas out.  I'm serious...don't wanna have to come put an afrolicious smack-down on that ass LOL!

Some of you may have seen me ranting and raving on Facebook and Twitter about Cola-Con.  If you haven't, you've been in a coma or something, just kidding.  Long story short, "Cola-Con is where hip-hop music and comic book culture intersect. The one day event will be held at the Columbia Museum of Art and be an event of comic book artists, vendors, visual artists, lectures, panels and music.  Headlined by Talib Kweli (as a special guest DJ) along with some of the best hip-hop and alternative artists in the southeast, the event is a one of a kind experience compared to other comic related functions" (taken from the Cola-Con website).  I will be performing on the Cola Crawl, a series of shows that will take place up and down Main Street in downtown Columbia at venues from The Whig to the White Mule to the Tapp’s Arts Center.  Some of the artists scheduled to appear are myself, Rapsody from 9th Wonder's Jamla Records, and other hip-hop and soul artists from the Southeast region.  As you see, a LOT has been going on.  By the way, I willl be debuting a new song at the Cola Crawl.  The next time that anyone will be able to hear it is upon the release of the album.  So if you wanna have a listen before anyone else does, you need to be there ;o) 

RIGHT NOW!--head over to and purchase your Cola-Con tickets.  When else are you gonna see Talib Kweli, Sanford Greene (graphic illustrator of the Spiderman comics; yep, for real), Speech from Arrested Development, and producer Supahot Beats (Eminem) under one roof along with dozens of other art and music officianados?  Well okay then...get moving already!

***For in depth interviews and scheduling info for Cola-Con, click HERE***

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Truly Deeply Madly (BusCrates 16-Bit Ensemble Remix)

Hola mi familia!  Hope you're having a great weekend.  Got some surprises up my sleeve for you, but you're gonna have to wait.  But I promise to make it worthwhile ;o)

My buddy BusCrates, a dynamic producer from Pittsburgh PA, decided to try his hand at doing a remix for me.  Sounds Familiar tested it out at a Mo' Betta Soul event in Charlotte NC and got some pretty good feedback.  So we decided to release it to the public on March 1st.  The response was BANANAS!  Within 24 hours of the release, the remix was played over 150 times and clocked in over 60 downloads.  But that isn't all; four days later it was picked up by London-based hip-hop and soul radio show The Morpheus Soul Show (yaaayyy!!!).  So if you haven't checked the song out yet, now is your chance.  Have a great one Fam!

Fayth Hope-Truly Deeply Madly (Bus Crates 16-Ensemble RMX) by Sounds Familiar Records

Monday, February 14, 2011

Quick Update!

Hey guys!  In a some song writing to do before I go to bed.  But I didn't want to get off the computer without giving you a quick update.

If you're wondering where I'll be performing over the next few weeks, I've just added new dates to the calendar.  So be sure to check out the Shows/Events section and come back periodically as I am in the process of confirming more shows.

I know that I've been hella quiet about the album.  No worries, it's getting done.  In due time everybody ;o)

We (Sounds Familiar Records) have successfully met our fundraising goal (and then some) for the Mo' Betta Soul Tour 2011!!!  Check out our Kickstarter page if you're interested in seeing how we did.

Next on the agenda: Please, and I mean, PLEASE follow me on Twitter @iDigFaythHope and join my fan page on Facebook if you haven't already.  I'm finally realizing how important social media is for an independent artist such as myself (I've gotta make these two fish and five loaves work!). 

And last but not least, spread the word about Fayth Hope!  Take care everybody!  MUAH!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Playing Catch Up!

Happy Chrismakwanzaanewyearahannukah Fam! Hope that you're holidays were merry and bright. And I also hope you didn't declare bankruptcy trying to by gifts for everybody (snickering). I had to give myself a little break from the website. But never fear, I've brought you all sorts of goodies back from the land MIA. For starters, I have new video footage (yay!). Take a look below!

Next in my goodie bag is an interview I did with London-based music journalist Marion Lombardi from the music blog "The Wonderful World of Carminelitta". Click here to have a read; you might wanna sit back with a glass of wine on this one ;o)

Just wanted to let you guys know that I AM still performing and working on the album.  But I am also wearing my businesswoman hat, which can get a little tricky when trying to balance with the artsy side.  I, along with Preach Jacobs and Noura Gordon of Pyramid Music (Augusta, GA), have started the Augusta franchise of "Mo' Betta Soul".  Stay tuned for details on the upcoming's gonna be good!  Speaking of MBS, Sounds Familiar Records is working to take this show on the road.  With that being said, we have launched a big campaign to help us reach this goal.  It's a huge undertaking, so we definitely need your help.  Please check out the fundraising page for the Mo' Betta Soul Tour 2011.

Well, I think that's about it!  I still have more to tell you guys, but I want to save a little for later.  Until then, stay soulful ;o)