B.DeVINE or B., as she loves to be called is an emerging Jacksonville, Florida based singer-songwriter-spoken word artist who’s lyrical and vocal style stir up an influence reminiscent of musicians such as Floetry, Jill Scott, and India.Arie.
B.DeVINE jokes that if Prince and Jill Scott could have created a love-child it would have been her! A singer since she could remember and a songwriter since she entered puberty, B. found herself drawn to all types of music, from R&B to House and anything in between. She met Al Ross, an arranger and producer formerly with 33 1/3 Productions, who eventually introduced her to Tony White, another talented Jacksonville native, who would become her mentor and self-proclaimed biggest fan. Over the next ten years, the two of them would collaborate by writing and arranging their own music. After working countless hours in several studios around the city and lending background vocals for numerous local artists, she was chosen to headline the last concert performed in the coliseum before its implosion. She opened for Ja Rule, Mr. Cheeks, and Khia. More recently she has opened for National recording artists such as; Frankie Beverly & Maze, Fantasia, Chrisette Michelle, TGT, & More!
B. wrote/co-wrote three songs that appeared on Tony White's debut CD, Street Love. She also recorded and performed the CD's intro, "Honeydripper Lady" and was featured on "Rather B" another popular song from the CD. The album is still currently available on all digital outlets for purchase.
In late 2010, DeVINE finally decided to embark on her debut project. A decade in the making, she carefully selected poems written for what she still hopes will be her first book, to be a part of her first musical project. After completion, B. along with a few others from TyTeWork Entertainment, quickly realized that there was very little exposure for the type of music they created. Armed with only an idea and ProTools, she decided to form her own genre of music, affectionately named "Pornetry," due to its infusion of intimacy-based spoken word with smooth melodies. To put it simply, it is Erotica set to music. Literoticism, another term coined by B.DeVINE, is the ability to create and/or heighten sexual pleasure through literature and sound.
B.DeVINE is excited to share "SoulBareHer" with the world. Once B.DeVINE's project is unveiled, temperatures may get a tad bit hotter thanks to this seductive entertainer. She released the Tony White produced “Some Kinda Way” written and recorded by DeVINE within 2 hours after a night of fun. In addition to Tony White of TyteWork Entertainment, various Producers contributed to her upcoming project, The PhenomaDon Melvin "M-Geezy" Goggins of WinSquad, Melle Mell of 250Plus productions/Team Bigga Rankin, The Real K-Dubb of Skrillionaire, Inc., 2Slick & more!