This is no scene or collective. These artists have reached their limit in all directions, back into traditions and forward into uncertain futures. Another year, another fine batch of experimental music. That will never change. This year, with four writers at the helm, we did our best to comb the sonic sea, churning up waves of earthly music, all the way up through sound subjected to the harshest processing—and everything in between.
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Avant has five siblings and he is the youngest of them all. Avant began writing songs at the age of He independently released his debut single, "Separated" in It was a song based on a failed romantic relationship. The single created a buzz and was played on the radio. It helped him land a deal at Magic Johnson Music. It was released by MCA Records. A track from this album, "Read Your Mind" was ranked 13th on the Hot Its three singles did not appear in Top He was featured in the remix to the Lloyd Banks song "Karma" from the album The Hunger for More , and has had a cameo appearance in the feature film BarberShop 2: Back in Business.
Returning once again to add his signature style, producer Travis Sayles Dark Child Productions joins forces with Avant's songwriting and lead vocals. Not just making love but being in love, what happened to that? I think it's important that we delve back into those kinds of things. Featured songs such as "You Don't Love Me No More" reminds us of the challenges of maintaining adversities in relationships, says Avant. It makes you feel like, "Am I here for the kids, the bills--what is it? I was going with that. I wanted to make sure it had a hip hop feel to it. It gives you a feel of authentic soul music. The Cleveland native steps back in time with "Not Gone Lose," a tribute to an era which Avant elegantly conveys bringing us back to when ballads were the cornerstone of bringing Black families together.