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Obstacles: a word that Ricky Bernard has had to deal with all his life, is now ready to take on his biggest challenge; building a dynasty that will take care of the family for generations to come. Born the first of three to Bernadette Bernard and Ricky Wingate, he was forced to grow up fast. He had to care for his siblings due to the situation of his father leaving early in his life and his mother taking on the streets to make ends meet. Against the odds, Rick still managed to finish Booker T. Washington High School and go on to attend Tyler State University, where he played football on a scholarship. Confronted with a few racial issues, he decided to change his major to Business Administration and come back home to Houston where he would attend Texas Southern University.
Rick B, alongside Bernadette Bernard, the President of Street Vibes Music, has huge plans for the future of S.V. He plans on building a dynasty that will aid the development of people with fewer opportunities. Growing up as one with limited opportunities, he was humbled. By believing in God, keeping positive energy around, and having a love for life, fueled his goal to give back to the community and create change.
Bernadette “Sky The Goddess” Bernard
She was born and breed from the mean streets of Houston, Texas. Bernadette Bernard-Wingate, a sharp, independent, strong, and spiritually charged soul that is set on making a difference for both the community and the entertainment industry. With decades of blood, sweat, and tears in entertainment, she has built quite an impressive resume. Mrs. Bernard has worked behind the scene with some legendary names including 8-Ball & M.J.G., Snoop Dogg, U.G.K., Al Haymon, Wes Crockett, Cash Money Records, Lil Troy, and even Destiny’s Child on both national and international tours.
Street Vibes now has a powerhouse roster that includes hip-hop artists, R&B singers, players of various instruments, and producers that are all in-house. Now SV has over five members on the roster including such acts as Juice J-ULA, Bacdoe, Poppy Chulo, Icey Water, Get Money Gorilla (GMG), and many more.
“Sky the Goddess” and her Street Vibes group don’t only plan on building their brand by producing hit after hit musically; they also have developed their own clothing. Also, already in the works, the distribution of Street Vibes water and energy drinks will reach all corners of the globe. Most importantly, Mrs. Bernard also plans in the near future to start educational classes to provide knowledge to the community. Class subjects will include Black history, self-awareness, sex education, music education, entrepreneurship, and more.
The streets of Houston, Texas or also known as simply “H-Town” may never be the same after Reginald Dwayne Wingate who goes by recording artist Juice J-ULA is finished making his mark. Juice (for short) grew up in Studewood known locally as “The Heights”. He hails from a musically inclined family and started composing music in 2005. He would as a child often sit in on studio sessions with older uncles and other relatives, so when it came time for him to start expressing himself musically it was natural.
Juice J-ULA’s music inspiration growing up consist of the legendary Houston artists Geto Boys, U.G.K., and Fat Pat. He was also inspired by Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, and the 5th Ward Boyz. In his career he has worked with a collection of established artists including Lil’ Keke, J-Dawg, Boo Rossini, Mike D (from Houston’s respected Screwed UP Click), Trae Tha Truth, Chris Ward, and OG Ron C. To date, Juice’s most cherished moments musically, is opening up for Lil Wayne at a sold out Reliant Arena and being an opening act for Soulja Boy at the Verizon Center in Houston.
Juice J-ULA is one of the foremost acts on the record label Street Vibes Music and plans to soar to new heights in the near future. When it is all said and done, Juice J-ULA’s main goal is to leave wealth for forthcoming generations, proving he stands by his motto “Family always comes first no matter what!”