We don’t know what James Wheeler likes better: BMWs or the University of Miami Hurricanes. Wheeler, from Miami, Florida, is an enthusiastic Miami Hurricanes fan who fits the nickname “Crazy.” He is equally passionate about the Ultimate Driving Machines from BMW, owning three so far, with each one better than the last.
T-Pain is unconventional, with a sound that can’t be classified and a list of collaborators, including Cee-Lo, R. Kelly, Usher, Charlie Wilson, Britney Spears and, of course, Yung Joc, who add some grit to T-Pain’s polished production. This rapper-turned-singer has an equally eclectic collection of luxury cruisers–equipped with train horns (except his new Mini).
“I’m a good girl with a bad attitude,” says R&B artist Miss Issa when asked to describe herself in a nutshell. Issa Bayaua’s personality embodies this obvious contradiction in a myriad of ways. Once a shy teenager who lived in the shadow of her older brother, Issa is now a singer who is known for her sultry, sensual voice as well as her exotic beauty.
One thing the self-proclaimed “King of the South” has learned throughout his years in the entertainment business is that “A lot of times people don’t think before they speak. They say whatever comes to their mind,” says 26-year-old, Grammy Award-winning rapper born Clifford Tip Harris.
The bad guys...
They step onto the scene and command attention. They’re the ones who break all the rules…sometimes, while laughing at you. Ironically, you have to admit that it just wouldn’t be the same without them. You might even cheer for them because deep down inside, everybody wishes they had the audacity to do any of that and get away with it!
It’s all about multi-tasking for Brian McKnight. The Grammy-nominated songwriter, singer and producer prides himself on juggling five different things at once, especially when he’s driving. A typical afternoon for McKnight consists of speeding down Los Angeles roadways after his 6-9 a.m. morning radio show on Smooth Jazz, 94.7 FM the Wave, to his newly acquired favorite spot–the golf course. It’s been this way for the past few months, since his latest release Ten, his first on Warner Bros. and his tenth album overall. “I’m the king of the multi-task. I can talk on the phone, text on my sidekick, watch the NBA game and drive at the same time,” McKnight says, in route to a 4 p.m. tee off.
When asked if he considered himself the “Jerry Maguire” of action sports, Steven Astephen laughed. “It’s only a movie, silly.” Astephen might be modest about his similarities to the “show me the money” guy Tom Cruise portrayed in the 1996 drama about a sports agent that branched off by himself with only one talent, but his beginnings reads something similar.
Living life to the fullest is Vida Guerra’s mantra. And why shouldn’t it be? Her first name does mean “life” in Spanish. But this model, actress and soon to be singer doesn’t just want to go down in history for having a generous backside; she wants to be known for her generous efforts towards humanity.