Born as Calvin Lee Williams Jr., Supe grew up with very little luxuries that many of his peers had the opportunity to enjoy. At a very early age, he was introduced to music by the way of church and the family's local legendary gospel group, The Wayside Gospel Singers. As he got older, he and his younger brother Arnold a.k.a Sleepy began to indulge in rapping and eventually became very well known with their two cousins, Willie Jennings (Kaos) and Antonio Jennings (Pup) as the Blak Katz. Sadly, things didn't work out and the group disbanded. As the years passed and the booth collected dust, Supe battled with his desire to blow the dust off of the mic and get back in the game, but something was different...
It was through prayers and deep conversations with God that Supe realized
that this truly is his calling, but not in the ways of the past. Supe has now begun to reach out to the masses by incorporating the true Word of God in his lyrics to inspire and bring hope!! He has performed in countless venues and states (SC, GA, VA, OH). His first single "Prayed For Me" (ft. KJ) is an inspiring song, that gives tribute to the power of a mother's prayer. He is currently signed to Devine Records Management and Enon Music Group debuting his newest single, "Walk It Like I Talk It"!!
When asked what he hopes to accomplish this time around, Supe states, “through the truth of transparency, I hope that people will see God as He truly is... unconditional Love.... #watch Godwork
K Jeanette is a gospel recording artist from Darlington, SC. She grew up in a small church in Darlington, SC called New Providence United Methodist Church with her parents( the late Howard & Edith King) and siblings (Howard Jr. Jesse, Calvin and Sonya). She is married to Marvin Cooper and the mother to 4 beautiful children (Tamara, Tierra, Treyvon, and Tristan. She has always loved God and it showed in her ministry through song. K Jeanette has always dreamed of becoming a professional singer and competed in Atlanta in 2009 for Sunday Best. She was not chosen and gave up hope. Then in March of this year 2018, God gave the vision to her husband Marvin Cooper to make her dream come true. Marvin formed a plan and met with Dr. Kenneth Smith of Devine Records to get the ball rolling. Dr. Kenneth Smith partnered with Andrew Mole, Jr. to make this dream a reality. On April 22nd 2018 her first single "The Wait Is Over" was released. God has been opening quite a few doors since that day!! K Jeanette's daily prayer is “God keep me humble “! Her dream has come true and now the Wait is Over!!!
Stellar Award Winner Kendra Smith
"Lifetime Honorary Artist"
State of SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE RESOLUTION
TO CONGRATULATE GOSPEL MUSIC ARTIST KENDRA SMITH ON CAPTURING THE 2015 STELLAR AWARD FOR YOUTH PROJECT OF THE YEAR AND TO WISH THIS TALENTED YOUNG WOMAN MUCH SUCCESS IN ALL HER FUTURE ENDEAVORS.
Whereas, the South Carolina House of Representatives is pleased to learn that Gospel music artist Kendra Smith has won the 2015 Stellar Award for Youth Project of the Year; and
Whereas, Chicago-based Central City Productions, Inc., produces the Stellar Gospel Music Awards. Over its thirty-year history, it has become the premier Gospel event that recognizes and honors African-American artists. This one-of-a-kind award show has showcased top Gospel artists and many television and film stars; and
Whereas, one of only three South Carolinians ever to take home a Stellar Award, Kendra Smith is also the youngest of those three South Carolina winners, as well as Florence’s first winner. She is the daughter of Kenneth and Tasha Smith of Florence; and
Whereas, Kendra’s album, Something New, recorded when she was sixteen and seventeen and released in 2014, was the source of her win. The album contains ten songs, including two singles, “Deep Down” and “I Praise You”; and
Whereas, since she won a Stellar Award, bookings have been flooding in for the eighteen-year-old South Florence High School senior, who is already scheduled to appear at several upcoming conferences and conventions. She will make some appearances in France, and in May she will perform for the North Carolina Gospel Announcers’ Guild; and
Whereas, Kendra explains why she sings Gospel music, rather than rock, this way: “Gospel music changes lives. Other music, it makes you feel good…, but Gospel music, it can change your life”; and
Whereas, like many Gospel artists, Kendra started singing in church, and her dad, a church musician, discovered her talent there. Indeed, she was born into a family of musicians. In addition to the talent that came to her through her father, who plays various instruments, Kendra inherited musical gifts from her great-grandmother, who was a singer. Kendra hopes to continue her musical training at the college level; and
Whereas, proud of her accomplishments, the House takes great pleasure in saluting Kendra Smith for winning a 2015 Stellar Award, and the members anticipate with interest hearing of her further achievements in the days ahead. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:
That the members of the South Carolina House of Representatives, by this resolution, congratulate Gospel music artist Kendra Smith on capturing the 2015 Stellar Award for Youth Project of the Year and wish this talented young woman much success in all her future endeavors.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be provided to Kendra Smith