Who Is ” 3 T O B “

3TOB is Tony Toni TonĂ© Original Band! The group consists of Tony Toni TonĂ© founding members, Elijah Baker, Antron Haile, and Carl Wheeler. Also on board are Jubu Smith, who joined 3T during the production of their second album The Revival, and Amar Khalil who took over as lead singer following Raphael Saadiq’s exit from the group in 1998. Of all these guys, Khalil had the longest run with the original group, staying 20 years. 

In 2019, while working on the production of the award winning documentary, Loyalty No Royalty: The Breakup of Tony Toni Toné, the concept of 3TOB was born.

In the original group’s heyday, album covers and media coverage promoted them as a three-member band,  when in fact, there were six members counting Elijah Baker, Antron Haile, and Carl Wheeler.

They were the “sound” of the band. Then Jubu Smith joined the group and added his unique and recognizable guitar riffs to that sound.


3TOB is on a mission to bring that sound back to their fans and the music world as a whole.

The making of music always came from the imagination of how the composer wanted it to sound.

These men are true musicians, using live instrumentation and old school music production expertise to bring back the soulful, quality sound that has been missing from modern music.


Each 3TOB member has over thirty years of experience in the music industry.

Elijah Baker is a lifelong bass player, singer and songwriter who has made his mark as a renowned producer. He is also CEO of Ambitious Records, Inc.

Carl Wheeler is a keyboardist since childhood. He is a masterful producer, R&B songwriter, and musical director. In addition to other projects, Carl has been performing with Frankie Beverly and Maze for 20 years.

Antron Haile is an accomplished synthesist, producer, and songwriter. Over the   years he has been a part of creative collaborative partnerships with numerous groups and solo artists.

Jubu Smith is an extraordinary guitar player, singer and songwriter. He is front man for his group, Legally Blynd and is well known for his guitar solo performances with Frankie Beverly and Maze.

Amar Khalil is a lead singer with an unforgettable, resonant tenor voice. As well as being an excellent songwriter & producer. Besides his current involvement with 3TOB, he has produced and released several solo projects for himself, his son, and other rising young artists. Amar is also an accomplished actor, writer & director with great vision.

He’s a very accomplished Organist, Pianist, & Synth player who has 3 Grammys (3 years years in a row) from working with Bay Area Artist Fantastic Negrito���

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OLD SKOOL “QUEENE” is at it again!

She is a Poet and Songwriter that has written songs in the past for others. QueenE acquired her talent from her late R&B/Gospel Bass Singer Father who once sung with DC’s Doo Wop group called Glow Tones and her Gospel Singer Mother who sung and traveled around with a professional D.C. Gospel Choir called Jubilee Majestic directed by Kirdell Minor. And it is the very reason why she took her then 88 year old mother into the studio with her to cut the first track called “Victory Is Mine” to open and be the first song on her first album that adds the Gospel genre.

QueenE discovered iTunes in 2013 and appreciates ITunes for allowing her to self-publish and distribute through her Independent Small Promotion Business This Is 4 U; and she has released her second album, called Here Comes Old School November 2018.  This new Album includes a mix genre of music that has some tracks already released ahead  it as a Single namely Shut My Mouth, Dark Chocolaty, Here Comes Old School, Pt. 1 and LaLaLa, The Look. 

QueenE is seeking to promote, highlight and bring positive messages of love and camaraderie with music with the added Go-Go flavored beats from the East Coast. She wants to shine the spotlight on the Washington D.C. area to show that there is talent here that has been brewing since the early days in the late 1970s when she was a teenager screaming for Stacey Lattisaw, Chuck Brown and Marvin Gaye, Blackbirds, Johnny Gill and Back Yard Band to name a few.

QueenE got the 411 for other genres such as this hip-hop Rap single she released a few years ago called “It’s All About Money” where she created a YouTube video to point to Donald Sterling’s excuse for Dementia. And her first solo album includes a couple of Holiday song tracks for Valentine Day and for Thanksgiving.

You can find her music at any Digital store to get downloads of any of her Singles and new Album called “HERE COMES OLD SCHOOL” and her new Christmas Singles called CHRISTMAS CHEER and Ho Ho Ho Christmas that includes Apple & Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, Xbox, etc

Press release:


NEW HOT SINGLE!  â€śKeep My Dollar”

OLD SKOOL QUEENE is at it again with her Poetic writings with this new Go-Go Pop Single Track called “Keep My Dollar”.  It is due to be released next month Oct.-Nov. 2021 from her new upcoming Album due out 2022.

She brought to light from the dim shadows of the Covid-19 Virus two inspirational and sacred heart felt Products out of her writings to produce her Poetry Book and Love Album last year 2020 as well as released her Go-Go Gospel song called God’s Angels from her new upcoming Album due out next year 2022.  This next new Single release from her upcoming Album called “Keep My Dollar” is a poetic sound of call and response to her Black People.

As a diverse and creative Artists that supports her Hometown Signature sound of Go-Go, Old Skool Queene shares that she is still creating and writing in Studio to produce her first Go-Go Album but shall also include as before a few mixed genres of songs in it.

Now taking Orders for her new Go-Go Pop Song called “Keep My Dollar” is iTunes before the release date in October.  And you can download her already released Gospel Go-Go and Poetry-Spoken Word Album now from Digital Sores like Amazon and her Poetry Book on E-Kindle Readers called Love 4 Love.

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“Steve Ryan” A Soul Pop Singer/Songwriter With R&B Rock Influence.

Steve Ryan constantly stays busy with project after project.  His music has been described as inspirational, ground breaking, thought-provoking and highly enjoyable.  His lyrics are just outright magical.

Inspired by his own dreams, he helps others make theirs come true! He does this through a motivational and inspirational blend of pop, rock and r&b. We can call Steve Ryan a “dreamer of music, and maker of dreams.”


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Kirk Franklin”Singer/Songwriter & Producer

One of contemporary gospel music’s brightest and most enduring stars, singer, songwriter, and producer Kirk Franklin emerged in the early ’90s leading the Texas-based choir the Family, whose platinum-selling 1993 debut, Kirk Franklin & the Family, proved not only to be a chart-topping gospel success, but crossed over to the R&B and pop charts as well. This crossover appeal would prove to be a recurring theme in Franklin’s collaborations with the Family (1996’s Whatcha Lookin’ 4) and another choir, God’s Property (1998’s The Nu Nation Project), as well as in his subsequent solo career, which he announced with 2002’s The Rebirth of Kirk Franklin. His fondness for collaborations within secular and Christian music circles and his innate knack for combining charismatic urban gospel with R&B, soul, and hip-hop appealed to a wide audience, which helped Franklin remain both a perennial chart success and multiple Grammy winner, which he proved over and over with albums like 2005’s Hero, 2011’s Hello Fear, and 2015’s Losing My Religion
Abandoned by his mother and having never known his father, Franklin was raised in Fort Worth, Texas, by his Aunt Gertrude, a deeply religious woman who maintained a strict Baptist household. When he was four years old, his aunt paid for his piano lessons by collecting aluminum cans. A natural musician who could sight-read and play by ear with equal facility, Franklin received his first contract offer at the age of seven, which his aunt promptly turned down. At age 11, he was leading the Mt. Rose Baptist Church adult choir near Dallas. Following a period of teenage rebellion, during which a close friend of his was accidentally shot and killed, Franklin returned to the church and began studying music with Jewell Kelly and the Singing Chaparrals at Oscar Dean Wyatt High School. During this period, he also formed the gospel group the Humble Hearts, whose recording of one of his original songs led to his discovery by Milton Biggham and a chance to lead the Dallas-Fort Worth Mass Choir at the high-profile Gospel Music Workshop of America Convention in 1990.

*In 1992, Franklin formed the Family, a 17-member choir comprised of friends and associates from his younger days. After signing with the fledgling GospoCentric label, the group debuted with 1993’s landmark Kirk Franklin & the Family album. The album topped Billboard’s gospel chart for an impressive 42 weeks, crossing over to the R&B and pop charts as well and eventually going platinum. Two years later, Kirk Franklin & the Family Christmas appeared, though it was his 1996 release, Whatcha Lookin’ 4, that sealed Franklin’s stardom. Another major crossover gospel hit, Whatcha Lookin’ 4 reached number 23 on Billboard’s Top 200 and earned him his first Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album. The following year, Franklin collaborated with Dallas-based choir God’s Property on the album God’s Property from Kirk Franklin’s Nu Nation, which proved to be an even greater success, topping the gospel and R&B charts and reaching number three on the pop chart. Released in 1998, The Nu Nation Project was an ambitious album that combined several different groups including the Family, God’s Property, and a new Franklin-led choir, One Nation Crew. It also saw participation from mainstream secular artists like Mary J. Blige, R. Kelly, and Bono, and subsequently netted Franklin another Grammy Award. Another massive success, it would also prove to be his final album with the Family, who filed a lawsuit against him and GospoCentric in 2000, seeking royalties for their contributions to The Nu Nation Project.
Kingdom Come [Original Soundtrack] Over the course of the next few years, Franklin worked on the soundtrack of the 2001 movie Kingdom Come (contributing the single “Thank You”), then returned with 2002’s The Rebirth of Kirk Franklin, his first album as a solo artist. Making good on the success of its predecessor, the disc soared to number four on the Billboard 200 chart and spent 29 weeks on the Gospel Albums chart. Franklin’s success continued throughout the decade, first with 2005’s Grammy-winning Hero and 2007’s The Fight of My Life, the latter an all-star affair featuring contributions from Rance Allen, tobyMac, and Melvin Williams, among others.
Hiding Place In 2010, following the tragic earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Franklin assembled an even bigger crowd of gospel all-stars in Nashville’s Quad Studios to record the benefit single “Are You Listening.” His next studio album, 2011’s Hello Fear, featured “I Smile,” his first hit on the pop charts since 2005. More optimistic in tone than his previous outing, the album took the gospel charts by storm, landing in the top spot and remaining there for several weeks. Franklin spent the next two and a half years touring. He formed his own label, Fo Yo Soul, and commenced recording his debut for it. In September 2015, he announced the release of Losing My Religion, which despite its title, was every bit as faith-based as his previous work. Like its predecessor, it earned Franklin yet another Grammy Award, his 12th overall. Following several more years of touring, he produced Tori Kelly’s 2018 album Hiding Place and launched the Exodus Music & Arts Festival in his hometown of Dallas. The following year, he returned with his own single, “Love Theory.”

Artist Biography by Sandra Brennan.





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Chrys No i Out With Another Hit Entitled “Without Me”

He is from Philly, he started making music at the tender age of 15, he gets his inspiration from producers like Diddy, Dr Dre, and Quincy Jones.  He is definitely on the right track and you cant afford to sleep on Chrys No I (pronounced Chris No eye).

He just released a new hit and when you listen to the lyrics of “without me”, you cant help but to think that the Artist, Chrys No I(pronounced no eye), is actually talking to a past lover or friend who has forgotten how he helped them get up in life.


When you watch the video, you see him singing with so much emotion that we fail to see the acting in the video.  Most videos are acted out and have different scenes with different people but the entire video was focused on him and you can tell that he was taking this really personal.

But on the other hand, he is an artist so he could have also been acting.  Either way, two thumbs up to Chrys for this wonderful video and music. check out the video below

For those of you who don’t know Chrys No I (pronounced Chris no eye), he is an American record producer, songwriter, and entrepreneur from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In October 2016, he founded May One Six, which is a recording and entertainment company. On November 26, 2018, Chrys released a hit single entitled “Dream Of” (read more here) which he self-produced and performed.

And now he is back again with another hit entitled “without me”.  You can find his music by clicking on this link and you can connect with Chrys by clicking on the social media links below.







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