New York City, NY (PRWEB) December 1, 2006
Ms. Victory, formerly of the legendary Sugarhill Records label, proudly announces the immediate release of her new CD "Makin a Come Back."
Unlike most artists who wear their spirituality simply for show, Ms. Victory can never be accused of preaching. With a lilting style and gentle melodies that are direct and uplifting, the former C. C. LaRock of Sugarhill records fame, sings and raps about overcoming hardship and providing love.
These are not the sermons of a naive mind however, this artist is that rarest of breeds, one whose sincerity stems from experience.
Gail Antionette Ledgerwood was raised in the heart of The Bronx, New York, and has been singing since the age of eight. After wowing friends and family with solo performances the young Gail tasted success with the legendary Sugarhill Records of Englewood, New Jersey as rapper C. C. LaRock. Fellow collaborators from that time include many of the rap and hip hop's trailblazers such as Big Bank Hank, Afrika Bambaataa, Crash Crew and Grandmaster Flash's pioneering collective The Furious Five.
Throughout the nineties Gail continued on her own personal journey which saw her diversifying into acting, presenting and modeling but singing was always her main passion. Since experiencing the name-changing power of the Lord in 2004, the former C. C. LaRock became Ms. Victory and today, while her Sugarhill pedigree still shines through in her unique vocal style and street attitude, her soft harmonizing owes more to her respect and admiration for current gospel stars such as Donnie McClurkin, Pastor Hez Walker and psalmists such as Prophetess Juanita Bynum Weeks.
Ms. Victory is a versatile Alto/Soprano singer with 12 years performing as a soloist and choir member for many churches and organizations across the east coast tri-state region. Those who have seen her perform describe her as a "room lighter" everywhere she goes and with the foxy good looks of a woman who knows how to look after herself, Ms. Victory still commands presence on both magazine pages and at major retail outlets as a promotional model. She is as comfortable advertising product as she is performing for an audience.
Although she's opened for the likes of dance sensation Colonel Abrams, Ms. Victory is more than just a club singer. Giving back some of the joy she has experienced in her own personal victory is evident in the communities she serves and the relationship she has with youngsters wherever she goes.
Ms. Victory has worked with House music Queen Adeva singing background vocals in her house music video "Respect", produced at legendary African-American venue the Apollo theatre.
Ms. Victory regularly performs at many public schools, churches and and choirs and says: "Wherever there is a need for people -- especially our youth -- to experience victory, I am their museums, libraries and homeless shelters."
The inspirational songs, speeches, lectures and workshops Ms. Victory gives are her way of achieving her main goal: "to turn N.Y.C upside down providing guidance and love through my music to the younger generation."
Like the lady says: "Whether you came from the hood or dropped out of Yale you can make a comeback."
Please visit http://www.xperiencevictory.com to preview these four hot tracks.
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