Newark, New Jersey, October 15, 2013— Gamma Xi Phi, the professional fraternity for artists, has selected four new honorary initiates: visual artist, curator, and educator Nette Forné Thomas; emcee, producer, and engineer Ess Vee; visual artist and graphic designer Hue.Man; and artist manager, videographer, and web designer Add. The initiation was conducted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at GlassRoots, Inc., in Newark, New Jersey.
Gamma Xi PhiSeasoned Artist, Emerging Hip-Hop Collective Initiated
Washington, DC, August 12, 2013— Gamma Xi Phi, the professional fraternity for artists, has selected professional dancer and stepper Christopher Brient as an honorary member of the organization. His initiation was conducted on Saturday, August 10, 2013.
Washington, DC, February 18, 2013— Gamma Xi Phi, the professional fraternity for artists, has selected music archivist Kevin Coombe as the first honorary member of the organization. He will make remarks to the public on Saturday, February 23, 2013.
Like Gamma Xi Phi itself, hip-hop artist and producer Ess Vee was born and raised in the state of New Jersey. Born in Newark and raised in Irvington, Ess Vee’s admirable work ethic and unbridled talent are bringing something old and something new to hip-hop.
Gamma Xi PhiFresh Air From New Jersey: Meet Ess Vee
Gamma Xi Phi was pleased to interview the talented Baron in September of 2012. The New Jersey-born and New York based performer has been in the entertainment industry since dropping his first album Troubled Man in 2004. Celebrity, released in 2008, earned Baron the Best Alternative Artist award at that year’s Velocity Magazine Awards. His EP, Radioheart, was released in June 2012.