Monday, Jul 06, 2020

Gemini Porter

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Edgar “GEMINI” Porter  Edgar” Gemini” Porter, is a young, talented, and versatile artist. At the age of three,  Gemini knew singing would be his vibe.

“His singing has always been the positive pull in his life”.

No matter how drawn to the negative he was, the music kept bringing him back. It was one thing that kept him striving.”  Throughout his career he has been inspired to sing by the late great R&B sensation;  Donnie Hathaway, and R&B balladeer; Luther Vandross, & Brian Mcknight, just to  He has made a name for himself as a member of the platinum R&B group Men At  Large. The R&B group Men At Large has obtained notable recognition in the music industry. In 1993 they received a Grammy Award for Song of the Year.

Also, the group has to its credit #1 platinum album and a Grammy nomination for best R&B single by duo or group. While traveling with Men at Large Gemini continued to work in other areas of music.

The group was originally discovered by the late great Gerald Levert,  who's a musical style and versatility of how big brothers could be sexy and appealing to an audience, along with big vocals, can make such an impact showing its true and historic nature.  Gemini personal experience with Gerald was always a positive and encouraging one,  and just to study and absorb his physical attributes, as far as musical style and vocal aggressiveness and overall stage presence and the essence to make a woman lose herself for a minute, taking control of the stage has always been factor that will never be taken for granted, and truly a blessing to have learned from him.  Gemini is an accomplished songwriter with such a song as “Now that you’re gone” from  The “Love, Struggle, and Progress” album (2000).

Another would be “My Homie’s”  from the self-entitled “Gemini” album (2005). And also wrote a song called “I got your  Back” from “Back on Top” album (2007). And is currently recording his 1st inspirational album entitled, “Guess u didn’t know (About my Father)”, that was released in  (2009). In 2010 “In The Key Of G” debuted at #20, and was nominated for the Chicago  Music Award.

Be on the lookout for New Hit R&B Single “If The Shoe Was On The Other  Foot” due to be released in mid-summer 2012.  Gemini also composes songs for stage plays, most notable song “Here For The Long  Haul”, featured in John Ruffin’s “All For Love” starring Gemini, Johnny Gill, and  Shirley Murdock and Love the Hurt Away, also staring Gemini who held a lead role,  sharing the stage with, Bobby Brown and Bernadette “Thelma from Good Times”  While taking his acting abroad Gemini has appeared in several other stage plays, "Stop  Cheating On Gods Time" & “Will A Real Man Please Stand Up’ Written and Directed By  Dwight Baxter, other stage play experiences that Gemini has had is leading roles in John Ruffin’s “Sometimes Love Hurts”, & “No More Sheets”. Ms. Shywanee Manson’s  “My Brother I Apologize”, and “When U Cry/I Cry, Featuring Lil “G” from Silk BET’s Da  Wildcat, & Bernadette Stanness, in 2014, And Gemini along with his Men At Large  Group Member Dave Tolliver, has just been cast to appear in the upcoming stage play  “Baby Hold On To Me” The Gerald Levert Story, by K.T. Price & V.J. Banks, expected to start touring in fall 2014.

Overall his experience has 22 plays, 4 independent films under his belt.  While increasing the Gemini, portfolio he as began writing House, Dance, Disco,  Cadence Music for the Oversees Market. Most notable songs “Thinkin About” #36, and  “Addicted” #7, produced by Deep House Music Icon Ron Carroll currently continues to climb the European Market. Be on the lookout for Omni Music’s new hit song “You  Are” Written and Recorded by Gemini, that daubed in the too 10 for 12 wks 2012, in the UK. Has taken him to another lever of "House Records" working within South  Africa to complete his solo album dropping in Sept 2015, entitled "U Are Magnificent  To Me", is his next level of vocal accomplishments to come.  As a composer, Gemini has ventured to many profitable avenues such as commercial writing. The 1st, and longest, running public service announcement, Don’t Drink, and  Drive (featuring the Rap Artist’s Da’Brat, Funkdified). He has been apart of commercials for Amhizer-Bush and Miller Beer companies. He has also composed jingles for companies such as Nextel, and Five Star PC.com (Home Phone Service).  

Gemini is famous not only for his silky smooth voice he is also well known for his love for food and all that comes with, but it was also no surprise when he began writing commercials for Dock’s Fish, Uncle Joe’s Jerk Chicken, and Woo Woo’s Bar-B-Que.  Radio Station WGCi, ‘Don’t Drink & Drive’ Campaign.

Along with being a spokesman and role model towards the violence & crime that the City Of Chicago is Facing, Being a voice of the “Put The Guns Down’ Cease-Fire, Peace on our streets, to try to end gun violence in our city. Gemini has also ventured into movies, and film, laying the role of a juror, in the Independent hit comedy “Let’s Go To Prison”, BET comedian B- Cole, “Send Me A Shout out”, once again showing Gemini’s versatility.

Gemini has shared the stage with such R&B artists as, Uncle Charlie Wilson, Silk,  Keith Sweat, and the late great Gerald and Sean Levert. such Gospel greats as, Donald  Lawrence, Fred Hammond, La’cresia Campbell, Yolanda Adams. Comedians such as Michael Collier, La’Vell Crawford, Steve Harvey, and the late great Bernie Mac, just to name a few. And Gemini has set his name in history for his multiple appearances on Showtime at the Apollo, hosted by; Steve Harvey. He also hosts an Open Mic Thursday with a live band at The Family Den in Chicago, been going strong for 8 years, as the longest-running Open Mic in the City, giving new and upcoming talent a platform to showcase their talents.

Gemini is so well rounded in his roots and love for music, that he has put himself behind the scenes as a businessman, as CEO of, Inimeg Publishing and Entertainment,  Vice President of World Class Media Group Inc., (Promoting Hair, Music, and Fashion).  A&R Rep for IMG RECORDINGS, Northwest Region.  

 

Gemini is an overall hustler of the music game, his motto is, (IT'S WHAT WE DO). Talk about a hustler, Talk about getting it in. Attributing his ability to persevere in the music and entertainment industry the large man, bows down, and give thanks to the man upstairs, while he continues to take large steps in a positive direction. There’s no dought about it; Gemini is phatter than ever. Be on the lookout for the New Men At  Large Album entitled "Men At Large 4Ever" set to be released in 2015, along with the new launching of "Men At Large Upscale Suit Line & Accessories".  

 

EDGAR “GEMINI” PORTER  708.935.7051  Twiitter: Gemini Porter @BigGemini68  Facebook: Gemini Porter E  Instigram: Gemini_Porter  email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

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