MP3 Rain - Luv
Part Hip-Hop, part R&B, part classic Soul in equal measure.
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URBAN/R&B: Contemporary urban, HIP HOP/RAP: Hip Hop
The Church - a New Play by James E. Hinton, JR
March 18,19 & 20 2005
CT''s Thuggz LuvHer Rain will be showing another aspect of her many talents in The Church, a new play written and directed by James E. Hinton Jr.
Rain will perform a dance that she choreographed especially for the play.
UConn, Stamford corner of Washington Blvd & Broad St.
Tix $15 Adv., $20 @ Door, Kids aged 5-12 $10, Under 5 years old FREE!
Tix info: 203.918.0365, 917.348.9930, 203.820.4304
TOOTSKEE Presents... Some Live SH!!
Sunday, March 27, 2005 - 8:00PM til 11:00PM
21+ ID a MUST
113 Water St.,
New Haven, CT
Performances by Rain, Cloud, Eyez, Tootskee & Myrai, Phil Blount, Young Vets and MANY MORE!
This event is sponsored by TVT Records, and will be videotaped by The Underground News.
REPORTING: DJ NAPPI
THUGGZ LUVHER STRAIGHT IN AT #6!
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO 42 WAX
1. MASHONDA-BACK OF DA CLUB (J RECORDS)
2. BOBBY VEE-SLOW DOWN (DTP)
3. FUNDISHA-STRAIGHTEN IT OUT (WHITE LABEL)
4. TREY SONGZ FT TWISTA -JUST GOTTA MAKE IT (ATLANTIC/AMONST FRIENDS)
5. JILL SCOTT-WHATEVER (HIDDEN BEACH)
6. (ADD) RAIN-THUGGZ LUVHER (EIMG ARTIST)
7. (ADD) CIARA FT LUDACRIS-OH (JIVE)
8. MARIAH CAREY-ITS LIKE THAT
9. AMERIE-ONE THING (COLUMBIA)
10. (ADD) JOVAN FT LOON-NEED YOU (RPM)
11. HEV-D-BIG BOOTY GIRLS
12. MARIO-LET ME LOVE YOU *MARLEY MARL RMX* (J RECORDS)
13. MARQUES HOUSTON-ALL BECAUSE OF YOU (TUG)
14. NIVEA-OKAY (JIVE)
15. TWEET-TURN THE LIGHTS OFF (ATLANTIC)
16. KEYSHIA COLE-I CHANGED MY MIND (INTERSCOPE)
17. LIZZ FIELDS-I GOTTA GO (ABB/SCIP)
18. FABOLOUS-BABY (ATLANTIC)
19. TREY SONGZ-CHEAT ON YOU (AMONST FRIENDS)
20. ASHANTI FT DA HYYTAZ-ONLY YOU RMX
Thuggz LuvHer is #1! The latest Connecticut''s Music Pool (CMP)Independents Chart has Thuggz LuvHer at #1!
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The song is at #7 in CMP''s Urban Chart.
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Rain is proud to come from Norwalk, Connecticut. Copy this link into your browser and join in the discussion of Rain and her music on CTBeats:
On April 13, 1984, a ball of talented energy was born in Norwalk, CT. This spherical bundle would bloom into a multifaceted individual who can choreograph, act, model, write songs, draw, design, and sing! Joanna "Rain" Raphael is gifted in all performance arts, to say the least, and over the years of her life she has developed and sharpened her talents into skills. Music is Rain''s outlet for expressing her growing pains. She has been singing publicly since she was eight years old. Rain has a unique soulful, jazzy vocal style. Her laid-back humility combines with her honest lyrics to uncover human relationships on a realistic level.
The maturity of her songs belies her youth. Also, Rain''s big voice belies her slim and petite stature. Since 2002, Rain has been dedicated to pursuing a career as a major recording artist. She has written literally dozens of songs, and is ready to produce her debut album. She has an extraordinary work ethic and a desire to travel the world relentlessly in an effort to make her career global. Like all great artists, Rain knows that her success will be based on hard work and sacrifice, beyond what the average person can give.
All great artists share one thing, an ability to define themselves in a new way. Rain not only defines herself - real musicality, a stylish charismatic personality - she is creating a new category of music. Part R&B, part hip-hop, part classic soul, in equal measure. Rain''s music offers something fresh, interesting, and compelling to music-lovers everywhere. While the music industry scrambles to find the next big thing, the right image, and the latest craze for what music should be; strong songwriting remains the number one skill in the industry. Rain wants to be known for providing a great time, with great songs. Talented people''s dreams come true. Rain''s future is assured.
"MOS DEF RAIN IS HOT, I COULDN''T RESIST WHEN I HEARD THE SONG. RAIN IS THE TALK OF THE CONNECTICUT MUSIC POOL."
DJ Kingsley, Catchin Wreck Radio, WXCI 91.7FM
"The song is hot, and I look forward to spinning the vinyl. She can sing, and I like the style she exhibits on this track. It''s definitely something I''d spin during the evening in a club."
Stevie ''D'', WYBC 94.3 FM
Thuggz LuvHer, is an exuberant party song with an infectious melody and banging beat. The song revels in the attraction to bad boys. It will be available to club DJs in January 2005.
Thuggz LuvHer can be heard on the following radio stations:
WFCS 107.7FM, WGBB 1240AM, WKNJ 90.3FM, WRTC 89.3FM, WVOF 88.5FM, WXCI 91.7FM, Hot 93.7 WZMX, https://www.tradebit.com, https://www.tradebit.com.
Rain is a naturally dynamic and radiant performer. She makes extensive use of exciting dance routines -which she choreographs - performed by professional dancers. Rain has performed at the following venues:
Club Babalus - New York City
Nightingale Lounge - New York City
Club Zone - Springfield, MA
Taboo//Ultra Lounge - Stamford, CT
Jackee''s Blues Café - New Haven, CT
A painful childhood leads to early maturity...
Growing up Rain witnessed the negative effects of substance abuse in abundance. The tainted relationships in her immediate family serve as a direct reflection of the deceit, neglect, trauma, and pain that excessive use of drugs and alcohol create. Her trials and tribulations throughout her childhood also provided Rain with insight and maturity. Rain is sanguine about her childhood, saying:
"The most beautiful things are created in the rain; but are only acknowledged in the light of the sun. So, yes the storm will pass, but more importantly it must take place... stay humble and appreciative of the strength one is given after enduring the most inclement storms of life!"
A lifetime of performing...
Performing at two of Connecticut''s prestigious theaters (The Rich Forum and The Palace Theater, both in Stamford, CT) on more than 15 separate occasions, Rain''s acting and dancing ability is beyond doubt. She has performed in many musicals, including: Kismet - in which she played a dancer; Joyful Jammin'' - in which she played multiple parts as an actor, dancer, and songstress. Most recently, she played the part of Beneatha in Lorraine Hansberry''s A Raisin in the Sun. With community theater under her belt, Rain sought out other performance endeavors.
In 2000, Rain decided to try her hand in small pageantry. She competed and was placed 4th in Hal Jackson''s Connecticut Talented Teen competition. This event encouraged the young star to compete and win leadership rolls academically. In high school, Rain was the first ever Ms. Norwalk High. She was Homecoming Princess and Homecoming Queen. She was also Vice President of her senior class in 2002. Rain was clearly well-liked and admired by her peers.