By Janice Malone
Special to the NNPA from the Tennessee Tribune
BATON ROUGE. La.– Morgan and Tyler are two teen sisters who have a lot to celebrate. During the recent spring break, the talented duo didn’t bask in the sun on a beach nor spend hours on their social media pages. Instead, they collaborated on music for their upcoming debut CD, with legendary music producer, Charlie Singleton, one of the original members of the R&B funk group Cameo.
In addition, they collaborated with Felton Pilate, a member of Confunkshun and writer/ producer for MC Hammer. Morgan and Tyler were introduced to producers Singleton and Pilate by Adrian Taylor, a top entertainment and finance executive. Adrian says, “When I saw Morgan and Tyler, I called two of the best guys in the music business, Charlie Singleton and Felton Pilate. Both producers have signed on to produce the girls.”
Felton launched MC Hammer’s career by being instrumental in helping Hammer secure a $40 million deal with Capitol Records. The award winning producer also wrote, produced, and sang most of the hit songs for ‘80s R&B Group Confunkshun. Tyler and Morgan recently traveled from their Baton Rouge, La. home to New York for meetings with their agent, and later to Atlanta to begin recording. While in the Big Apple, the sisters had a chance to meet with legendary singer/songwriter Valerie Simpson.
Singleton, also a native of Baton Rouge, wrote most of the hits for R&B funk group Cameo. There’s a long list of music producers who are ready to work with the young sisters. Two 15-year-old songwriters are submitting material for the talented sisters. In addition, record producer Angelo Remon has signed on to add his talents to the sisters’ debut project. Angelo was the producer of Keith Sweat’s last album. He’s quite impressed with the music style of Morgan and Tyler.
Adrian Taylor says he is trying to get a song for the girls that Angelo Remon wrote for Usher that he did not use. “Morgan & Tyler will have a big hit with that song,” said Taylor. Seventeen-year-old Morgan co-wrote one of their dance songs, “Fooling Myself,” along with Felton Pilate. Once their album is complete it will be distributed by Universal Records.
Morgan, a junior at Woodlawn High School says, “So far I have learned how to perform in the studio, which I didn’t know anything about before. I like artists like Alicia Keys and Beyonce. Maybe one day I will get to meet them both.”
Tyler age 14, who attends Woodlawn Middle School, says that she is not afraid to sing. She says, “I find a lot of comfort in singing with my sister. It’s a bond that no-one can break.” In Tyler’s case, she likes such artists as Whitney Houston, and Christina Aguilera.
In addition to music, Morgan and Tyler are equally as talented in the area of acting. They recently signed with The Carson Adler Agency in New York, for theatrical acting and also signed on with The Brock Agency for regional acting and print commercials.
To follow Morgan on Twitter @morgan_pricee. To follow Tyler on Instagram @tylerpricee.