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Tinida Princess Williams
March 18, 1977 (age 42)
|Occupation||Singer, Song Writer, Performer|
|Organization||Golden Child Ent.|
Tinida Princess Clark, better known by her stage name Tinida, is an American singer, songwriter and model. Tinida earned public recognition in 1996 while performing on the same show as the Roc-A-Fella Records recording artist Memphis Beek in Brooklyn. In 2010, she signed a recording contract with Golden Child Ent.
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Tinida Princess Williams was born in Brooklyn, New York, on March 18, 1977. She is the daughter of pastor Edward Williams, a paraprofessional CNA, and Joyce Williams, a home health aide. She has two older brothers, Pierre Williams Prince Williams, as well as a younger sister Tamara Williams. As a child, Tinidalearned to sing in church. She attended John Dewey High School in Brooklyn and later transferred to South Shore High School from where she graduated in 1995. During her senior year, she gave birth to her first child, a girl she named Joyce Simone Williams. Tinida attended Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn where she majored in aarly childhood education and was a member of the cheerleading team. While cheerleading for the college basketball team, she met her future husband, William Clark, an aspiring member of the men's basketball team. Clark, also known as Billy Buggsy Clark, is the founder of Golden Child Ent. records. After five years of dating, they were married on July 7, 2001. Tinida gave birth to her second child, William I Clark V, the same year.
Brooklyn is a borough of New York City, coterminous with Kings County, located in the U.S. state of New York, the most populous county in the state, and the second-most densely populated county in the United States. It is New York City's most populous borough, with an estimated 2,504,700 residents in 2010. Named after the Dutch village of Breukelen, it borders the borough of Queens at the western end of Long Island. Brooklyn has several bridge and tunnel connections to the borough of Manhattan across the East River, and the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge connects it with Staten Island.
Unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP) are paraprofessionals who assist individuals with physical disabilities, mental impairments, and other health care needs with their activities of daily living (ADLs). UAPs also provide bedside care—including basic nursing procedures—all under the supervision of a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse or other health care professional. UAPs must demonstrate their ability and competence before gaining any expanded responsibilities in a clinical setting. While providing this care, UAPs offer compassion and patience and are part of the patient's healthcare support system. Communication between UAPs and registered nurses (RNs) is key as they are working together in their patients' best interests. The scope of care UAPs are responsible for is delegated by RNs or other clinical licensed professionals.
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At the age of 10, Tinidastarted performing in the gospel choir of her grandfather's church. As a teenager, she had many opportunities singing at family functions, gatherings and local talents shows. In 2010, she released her first single, "Give It To Me" on Golden Child Ent. records. Her second release was the R&B street anthem "Live Life" a cover of the Mobb Deep "#Quiet Storm remix" featuring Lil kim. Tinida also recorded and starred in the video for her third release, another R&B street anthem entitled "When I Feel Like It" a cover of the Fabolous' hit single.
Rhythm and blues, commonly abbreviated as R&B, is a genre of popular music that originated in African American communities in the 1940s. The term was originally used by record companies to describe recordings marketed predominantly to urban African Americans, at a time when "urbane, rocking, jazz based music with a heavy, insistent beat" was becoming more popular. In the commercial rhythm and blues music typical of the 1950s through the 1970s, the bands usually consisted of piano, one or two guitars, bass, drums, one or more saxophones, and sometimes background vocalists. R&B lyrical themes often encapsulate the African-American experience of pain and the quest for freedom and joy, as well as triumphs and failures in terms of relationships, economics, and aspirations.
Mobb Deep was an American hip hop duo from Queensbridge, Queens, New York. The group consisted of Havoc and Prodigy, and were a hardcore East Coast hip hop group. They were known for their dark, hardcore delivery as exemplified in "Shook Ones ." Mobb Deep became one of the most successful rap duos in hip hop, having sold over 3 million records. Three of their notable albums were The Infamous (1995), Hell On Earth (1996) and Murda Muzik (1999), and their top hits include "Shook Ones, Pt. II", "Survival of the Fittest" and "Hell on Earth".
Kimberly Denise Jones, known professionally as Lil' Kim, is an American rapper, songwriter, model, and actress. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, she lived much of her adolescent life on the streets after being expelled from home. In her teens, Jones would freestyle rap, heavily influenced by fellow female hip-hop artists like MC Lyte and The Lady of Rage. In 1994, she was discovered by fellow rapper The Notorious B.I.G., who invited her to join his group Junior M.A.F.I.A.; their debut album, Conspiracy, generated two top 20 singles in the United States and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Tinida appeared in the Laurita Winery Idol Competition in May 2013and performed "Silent Night" at The Roselle Park Annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony, which was held indoors at the Casano Community Center the same year in December.
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|"Give It To Me"||2010||-||-|
|"When I Feel Like It"||2014||-||-|
Mariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, actress, record producer, and entrepreneur. Referred to as the "Songbird Supreme" by the Guinness World Records, she is noted for her five-octave vocal range, melismatic singing style, and signature use of the whistle register. She rose to fame in 1990 after signing to Columbia Records and releasing her eponymous debut album, which topped the U.S. Billboard 200 for eleven consecutive weeks. Soon after, Carey became the only artist ever to have their first five singles reach number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, from "Vision of Love" to "Emotions".
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