BRANDYWINE— SPOKEN WORD ARTIST; THE FEMALE DOLEMITE
Brandy Latrice White, better yet BrandyWine, is smooth and yet an acquired taste.
Corsicana, Texas native, she recognized poverty and racial oppression was high there.
Early on she was placed into the foster care system, until she was finally emancipated
at the age of 17, legally becoming an adult in the state of Texas. As far back as she can
remember, she was nicknamed BrandyWine as a little girl by her Aunt Juanita. So,
BrandyWine always existed. She was strengthened in it, under the direction of her
beloved grandmother—"Momma’s momma; Grandmother”. Grandmother didn’t play
“that” or with anyone; teaching her early, supposedly “she had no feelings”. At the age
of 2, she visited the East coast with a close uncle and cousins here in Dallas. Some of
her first musical deposits came from sounds of Cameo, Earth, Wind, and Fire [EWF],
Renee and Angela, the O’Jays, The Chi-Lites, Teena Marie, Rick James, Patti Labelle
and Quincy Jones, and The Dells. Being in Foster Care and still unable to express
herself, she eventually felt compelled to write (age 14), opening the door to her silent
talent and powerful gift, poetry.
Over time, things became worse, becoming quick to anger because everything she ever
felt was bottled up. Inexpressive, she became a challenged young adult, experiencing
great amounts of abuse and drifting down the wrong path. She was later incarcerated,
now longing for her children, and clinging to her faith. She was later released and
eventually she and her children reunited.
Fast forward-- For her 40th birthday, she and her once lover of many years attended an
open mic, where she performed her very own poetry (“Words Never Spoken”). Soon
after, she built a family-run business in Dallas, the Food for Soul Experience [FFSE] (an
Indy/Underground Spoken Word Showcase). Raw MC, she hosted every show with
zeal, never making it clear that she in-fact-owned the successful showcase. Inclusive as
she is, each of her children and even her mother created a pristine process and
supported the initiative. In the next 4 years, FFSE became one of the most popular live
entertainment companies delivering high-quality entertainment, while spotlighting artists
from all genres.
Socio-economic, racial, and COVID-19 happenings led to the execution of The
BrandyWine Project—a compilation of emotions and things that warranted
BrandyWine’s expression, as a solo artist. With the experience and assistance of 9-time
Grammy Winner Bobby Sparks II and engineer Mason McCall, The BrandyWine Project
was birthed. Full of Funk, Jazz, R&B, Neo-Soul, Gospel, & Spoken Word, this powerful
collaboration resets soulful music and poetry, making them essential to live
entertainment and urban art.
BrandyWine-- in every gulp, she is a different taste. High-level and open-thinker, she’s
elusive in thought. Collected collector, she is collective, faithful, clever, eclectic, artistic,
unapologetic, lyrical, raw, fluid in character and sharp in her tongue;
quality surpassing tastes like that of Courvoisier. The sounds of the artists showcased on BrandyWine’s
extended play are distinguished, apprising who she is as an artist, detailing her
experiences. The instruments used leave a sense of nostalgia too, as they are
consistent with classic influences. The BrandyWine Project is intended to promote
mental wellness and evoke positive change in the African American community, as
silence continues to divide us in more ways than one. Philanthropist, mother of 7,
nurturer, lover, an activist, BrandyWine uses the music to speak on love, injustices,
importance of education, experience, wisdom, and real-life happening to her. She’s
since prevailed. Here’s to The BRANDYWINE Project...
Written by Robyn Easley, MOL of Pineapple Grenade Enterprises, LLC
She is an amazing person, host, poet and friend. Her poetry is an inspiration and her story makes all that she does so much more important to young women like myself. - Ashley Bryant
She is a AMAZING host ! Best host I ever seen in Texas . - Mahogany Shaw
Outstanding tracks!! - Kendra Williams
She put the FUNK back in FUNKY! - Roderick Bazzle
An album worthy of being on soundtracks, independent films and movies - Tudda Bear