Exclusive Interview with Colette Carr

A Carlos Muhammad Interview

Carlos: First I want to ask how did you meet Nick Cannon?

Colette Carr: We met through a mutual friend. It was very cool how instant the creative connection was. He asked me one million questions about life and success and goals etc. and then was like “lets make a song tonight, are you ready” obviously I said “I stay ready so I don’t gotta get ready” so we made a slap.

Carlos: How is it like working with Nick Cannon?

Colette Carr: Nick is a like big kid! Candy all day, making everyone laugh, and no sleep! It’s nice to get things done and work while you’re having so much fun, and its very very essential and importantly awesome to work with someone who gets you, believes in you and whose advice is to “do you”.

Carlos: How would you describe your music for the public audience that’s never seen or heard you before?

Colette Carr: I would say get off your butt- wait, stay on your butt- and go to ColetteCarr.com its ALL there- the web episodes the music, the FREE 22 track mixytape! I’m trying to describe my sound everyday to people, its hard! It’s very unique and individual, if I HAVE to it’s probably like Electro-Pop-Euro-Hip-Hop-Rapper Chick meets under the sea sounds of crazy people? Or, if Eminem and Britney had a baby and dropped it on its head? Ha, I wish. Read more »

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Nubreed Martial Art’s Academy’s 13th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser for St. Jude

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Kaci Battaglia “Body Shots” #6 on Billboard’s Dance/Club Charts

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Terrence & Taraji Host 2nd Annual Soul Train Awards

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