The inspiring dance-pop trio, comprised of The-O, Chanda Leigh and David E. Beats, 3D The Boss's goal is to spread love, encouragement and peace through their unique message of music. They each have solo careers and enjoy using their music to uplift school and youth groups. The group will be performing in a showcase, Jimi Cravity's Volt, performing at Vinyl in Atlanta on October 24, 2013. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door. Be sure to wear a costume as this is a masquerade. Grab your tickets HERE. Find out more about this new group, their passion for it, and why they love it:
Who influenced each of you the most to pursue music?
Chanda Leigh: My parents financed my musical career by taking me to piano lessons for 12 years. But it was my college professor at Spelman that got me on my first stage. I haven't looked back since.
The-O: I was challenged by a friend of mine to sing a Boyz II Men song. He thought I couldn't do it and that it would be hard. But I had no understanding that it should be hard. So I went home and practiced. When I came back to sing it for him he was surprised about how well I sang the song. It was at that moment that I chose to pursue music.
David E. Beats: Uh! Jay-Z inspired me to become a rapper. The first rap album I listened to was The Blueprint. When I heard it, I walked into the room and told my mom that I was going to quit art school and become a rapper.
What are your overall goals with music?
Chanda Leigh: To inspire millions of people to live their best life using the power of health & fitness and beautiful music while expressing joy, peace, and abundance.
The-O: The use my voice as a vehicle to move billions of people from tear of sadness to tears of joy and inspire our fans to live a complete and whole life.
David E. Beats: To show and Inspire young black men who have had humble beginnings to raise their consciousness. And I would like to be an example for them to look up to. The same way that Jay-Z inspired me.
Who was your first concert and do you have a favorite one?
Chanda Leigh: The Five Blind Boys of Mississippi was my first concert at my church. I never knew gospel could be so popular. My favorite one was Prince and The Revolution at the Hollywood Bowl.
The-O: My first concert was by an artist called Oliver Mutukudzi. My favorite concert was Bell Biv Devoe and Keith Sweat in 2008.
David E. Beats: I went to see RATATTAT at the 9:30 club in D.C. It was an amazing experience that lead to me ignoring the girl at the concert to watch the group. My favorite of all time was Trey Songz at Madison Square Garden.
Listen to their single, "Lollapalooza" HERE.
What are you top five albums or artists you wouldn't want to live without?
#5 - Kenny Barron
#4 - Mariah Carey - Vision of Love
#3 - Michael Jackson - Off The Wall
#2 - Jill Scott - Who is Jill Scott
#1 - 3D The Boss
#5 - Jodeci
#4 - Luther Vandross
#3 - Boyz II Men
#2 - Stevie Wonder
#1 - Michael Jackson
David E. Beats
#5 - Jay-Z
#4 - 30 Seconds to Mars
#3 - Mastadon
#2 - Mansun
#1 - 3D The Boss
Do you have a guilty music or entertainment pleasure?
Chanda Leigh: I love Country Music
The-O: I listen to Greek music.
David E. Beats: I like to listen to Gucci Mane and I like to listen to really ghetto rap and heavy metal.
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