Meet The Team

photoFinesse Forbes

Head Correspondent

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Finesse Forbes is an aspiring business owner who resides in Atlanta GA born in St Thomas, USVI. She first entered the entertainment industry in 2006 modeling for 2Crunk Models fka “Avail”. In 2011 she decided to do something different in the industry by trying different things such as corresponding, talent scouting, managing, ect. She plans on starting her own artist branding and development company;and also launching her own lip gloss and lingerie line. She has worked with celebrity entertainers such as Baby D, Young Dro, Metro Boomin, Midnight Black, Tavoria, Beyonce(Hot 107.9), and many more.

Erica KaneErica Kane

Event Coordinator

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Erica “Kane” Harrison hails from Mt. Vernon,NY and she quickly became fascinated with the music business thru the likes of Heavy D & the Boys and Pete Rock & C.L smooth constantly shooting videos in her home town. In fact, Mt. Vernon had a plethora of artists singers, MC’s , dancers and actors. Erica decided to leave her home town and head to GA where she encountered Jermaine Dupri, Eric Sermon and Rampage of Flip Mode Squad.  After meeting people from different studios she encountered the A&R of LaFace records Tony Mercedes.  2 years later she landed a spot on JT Money’s Pimpin on Wax album.  After several years of magazine shoots, video shoots and shows Erica “Kane” Harrison aka “EVOL” decided to part ways with the label and start another career in the music business.  She would eventually begin to start managing artists careers as well as developing them from the ground up. Her outgoing personality and her non-stop hustle landed her a job at A105radio to be part of the morning show. That same drive, hustle and experience attracted the attention of CEO’s Dontrece Knox and Dwyland Johnson which in turn landed her a  position with NEXT2BLOW as the Event Coordinator. Erica brings years of experience, connections, determination and compassion to the already established company. It will be exciting to see what Erica Kane will do next!

Shantal photoShantal “Ms. Shantal” Strozier

Assistant / Artist Rep

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Ms. Shantal is a graduate of Tuskegee University and Troy University; she is a Restaurateur and Nutritionist from LaGrange, GA.  She first entered the entertainment industry in 2012 as an executive with YB entertainment based out of Atlanta, GA.   She started with Next2blow in 2013 as the travel advisor/Road Manager and apart of the promotions team. She currently serves as Dwyland “Chino” Johnson’s personal assistant and as A &R Assistant for Next2blow Artist Showcase.   She assists in scouting artists, and music, as well as attending shows and being liaison for the artists and the rest of the Next2blow team.  She enjoys helping to brand indie artists and plans to pursue a long-term career as a Music Entertainment Executive.  Be on the lookout for Ms. Shantal, she believes in “Making Indies her first priority”.

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