Actor; Composer; Director; Musician; Singer; Writer
After moving to Atlanta, GA to further his career, in 2008, R’CHIVE (pronounced R-KIVE) took his career solo and released his R&B debut cd “My Soulmate” on his own record label, Brainstorm Entertainment and digitally distributed it thru cdbaby.com. This cd became a success and went on to sell in Germany, Italy, France, London, and Japan and also put him on the top local indie pop charts without any marketing or promotion. The popularity of the hit single “My Soulmate” gained him a huge fanbase. Demand became so great he decided to release his sophomore cd “MORE” giving the fans just what they asked for. “MORE”! The lead single “Love Ain’t Dead” peaked at #1 on the local reverbnation pop charts and the album continues to sell in Japan, Italy and Germany. R’Chive has released third studio album, “Full Throttle” which has been proceeded by the dance single “Medicine” peaking in CDBaby’s Top 10 Europop & Party Pop Charts, The soulful R&B Ballad “I Wish”, and his most inspiring song ever “You Saved Me” all available at Itunes, Cdbaby, & Amazon.com. The new album which is heavy on electro dance songs and futuristic themes has been in the works for the last year and was released Spring 2012. R’Chive also performs with live bands all across the country performing Top 40 Hits from blues, rock and pop, to jazz and R&B which he’s best known for, impressing all audiences alike and sharing the stage with India Arie, John Legend, Terrell Carter, Little G (formerly of the group Silk), Terrell Phillips (formerly of the group Blackstreet) and Sammie, to name a few. He is also working behind the scenes writing, producing and working in conjunction with the likes of Fantasia, Tiffany Evans, Elliot Yamin, Brandy, Ciara, Kim Burrell, Rance Allen, PAJAM (producers of Kelly Price, Boyz 2 Men, & N-Sync), Brandy Williams (of the platinum selling female group Blaque), Rowdy Records (the Dallas Austin Camp), Kelly Rowland (of the group Destiny’s Child) Lil’ Wayne, and Young Jeezy. R’Chive is also a noted Philanthropist and has headed campaigns against domestic violence and bullying in schools. Most recently he has given back to local communities by producing the song “We Gone Make It, The Fight Ain’t Yours Alone” which became an anthem for the city to help stop and further prevent the furthering of violence and crime in their local community. A portion of the proceeds went to the Whaley Children’s Center. He also partnered with the YMCA/ Partnership For Youth of Flint and created MASP (Music Appreciation Summer Program) a 4 week program offering a haven for young musicians, dancers, songwriters, producers and hopeful artists to be taken under his wing and taught how to pursue their musical ambitions. R’Chive also became known for branding the Music Zone, an open forum for people to come and express their talent in front of a live audience in Flint, MI. R’Chive has built a lucrative career in music, education, philanthropy and entrepreneurship. He is going FULL THROTTLE and is showing no signs of letting up anytime soon.