Kylee Coney spends seven minutes in heaven with Brandon Hines.
WORDS BY KYLEE CONEY
Brandon Hines is a young multi-talented artist with plenty of passion. His sultry, smooth voice and passionate lyrics on love’s trials and tribulations create the perfect combination for the amatory appetite. Hines developed an early love for music and embarked on his career at a young age—he was previously a member of a Detroit singing group, Vybe. But his music career as a solo artist began when he entered Howard University.
Brandon Hines may be following in the footsteps of famous alum like singers Donny Hathaway and Roberta Flack as well as music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs, but he is paving a path of his own in R&B.
At Howard, Hines collaborated with other artists and producers to form Heavyweight Entertainment. His first single, “Overdose,” off his album Love Music: Fallin In…Fallin Out, was very popular in the D.C. area. The album was released in 2005 and sold over 7,000 copies.
Hines was also showcased on “MTV’s Total Request Live” as an “Unsigned Artist to Look Out for in 2008.” He later collaborated with R&B heavy-hitters such as Trey Songz, Troy Taylor and Johnta Austin. Currently, Hines is active in his efforts to conquer the music industry with his two new music projects, In Search of, which was released last February, and Higher Learning, which has yet to be released.
Read more as Kylee Coney spends seven minutes in heaven with Brandon Hines and chops it up on love, family and relationships.
Brandon Hines: I have one younger brother, Chris Hines. He’s a musician as well. He’s very talented. We used to butt heads when we were younger but now that’s like my best friend. Yeah, he works really hard to perfect his craft. I try to encourage him to not make some of the same mistakes I’ve made [in the music industry]. It’s always magic when we get together to create. We feed off of each other.
BH: It’s to be true to myself. To be real. I’m a human being just like the rest of us; I’m working on personal growth. I want to bring about persistent and great music.
BH: Well an irresistible woman who challenges me; who I can learn from; who’s very well cultured and well versed; a woman who is not afraid to let me take control but not afraid to speak her mind either. I usually like some type of conflict. I like a debate (laugh). Someone who wants to see me at my best.
BH: There are always two sides to the story. I’m definitely more of a romantic relationship type. I can go with the flow, but I’m in search of love. You may fall through different things, but you’re searching for your soul mate. I’m very passionate kind of guy.
BH: I would have to say my pops, my father. He’s very supportive. When I first came to my family like “I want to leave school,” my father could have wrote me off or discouraged me. But my father stuck by me and believed in me. My family provided me with the support to grow in my field and feel confident.
BH: I’m definitely looking. I’m still in search ladies.