The Chicago Journal

Up-and-Coming Millennial Artist Hylynd Produces Intimate Passion & Nostalgia In Latest Singles

The art of song-writing and music production on the level that Hylynd does it is not easily attained. He is no mere “bedroom producer”. The collection of skills this seasoned recording artist possesses has developed over the course of two decades and it’s a current you feel and hear in his work.

Born and raised in North Carolina, Hylynd is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist whose passion for music manifested early. At two years old, the musician was already playing drums, showcasing his talent and foreshadowing his later career. He would grace the stages in singing competitions by thirteen, winning at state and national levels. Hylynd would take his talent to clubs, festivals, and venues, performing and engaging with crowds. While other musicians rely solely on their talent and ability to play instruments, Hylynd has centered himself on mastering various branches of music production and is a highly sought-after vocal producer and arranger. When it comes to music directing and putting together his live shows, Hylynd has an intriguing & lively approach where you will find him moving seamlessly from the mic to piano, guitars, and synths. Hylynd truly is a Swiss army knife.

As an artist, Hylynd embodies the soul and energy of your favorite 90’s artist with a collection of sonic characteristics from pre-millennium arena pop to early 2000’s smooth r&b with a forward leaning finish. While his base isn’t inherently religious, they carry a sense of spirituality that listeners can feel within the melodies and colors of the sounds. This is especially felt in his newest single, ‘Crossfire’, where he paints the picture of loved ones & battles lost and how it feels to carry what feels like the weight of the world but refusing to give up, with a simple directive to himself and others: ”you can find me in the crossfire”.

Hylynd has worked with many talented individuals in the industry throughout his career. He has worked with Grammy-nominated and Hall of Fame vocal coach Jan Smith, who calls him, “a ridiculous talent and vocal athlete”. In the last two years, Hylynd signed non-exclusive publishing deals with Sonata, a branch of Soundscape Agency in London, 411 Music Group in Los Angeles, and Audiio Music Group in Nashville. 

Hylynd is currently collaborating and co-producing new music with Grammy-nominated King Michael Coy, who has worked with Dr. Dre, H.E.R., Anderson Paak, and more. With more than 50,000 monthly online listeners, this is an artist to watch in 2022.

Evette Vargas Reveals Her Journey From Struggling With Her Identity to Finding Refuge in the Arts

Before becoming an award-winning writer, director, producer, and storyteller, Evette Vargas was just another girl finding her place in the world. Born in the Boogie-down Bronx, she would later move to New Jersey at seven years old. Her family settled into the heart of a white suburban neighborhood. There she struggled to find comfort in her Latina heritage. Evette wanted to fit in with her friends who were predominantly white and at some point wanted to change her name to Jenny. However, she was never white enough for her white friends. Eventually, Evette lost her hood accent and found it difficult to be around other Latinos.

As she struggled with her identity, Evette Vargas found refuge in art. Her hobbies of drawing, painting, writing, and dancing once again became an outlet that lit her up and helped her find her voice. Evette was finally able to stand out. Her creativity expanded, and she would gravitate towards the urban scene with graffiti and deejaying. It was no different at home as she and her family allowed imagination to rule, and stories were loudly shared at the dinner table.

After high school, the highly-gifted Evette would delve into graphic & fashion design and spend a semester abroad in Paris, where she started a long-distance relationship with a French pastry chef. She would later work for Calvin Klein and Donna Karen as a fashion designer, but she yearned for her greatest passion — storytelling. Fortunately, Evette found herself attending NYU Tisch on a scholarship. There she was able to utilize her talents to their full extent, directing music videos, commercials and working as an advertising art director. Evette’s senior thesis film won the best of NYU, generating a lot of buzz and bringing her to Los Angeles.

Finally earning the opportunity to live out her dream, Evette Vargas utilized her skills to secure work in several major studios’ digital departments. A few years later, she would create a digital production company with her husband. Business was going well as many major names became their clients. The work allowed Evette to be creative, but she could not find the time to write her own stories. Yearning to share her stories once more, Evette went into grad school and earned an MFA from UCLA in Screenwriting and Television Show-running.

In 2019, Evette Vargas started mentoring five diverse screenwriters who dreamt of breaking into television. She organized a writer’s room setting where they broke a season arc of the Killing Eve series, wrote an episode of the arc, and concluded with a table read. While the breakthrough was something she already expected, the actors’ reaction during the table read was nothing short of positive as they shared their thoughts about the writers’ unique point-of-views. The writers and actors praised and encouraged Evette’s mentoring format, and she was excited about the prospect of making it come true, but at the time, her schedule left little room for her to invest in the project. Even when she had set up a series at MGM, Evette received support for the experience she gave the writers and actors. As an inclusion activist, she wanted to break down the barriers for underrepresented storytellers at all levels, creating The Writers Room 5050. 

Since creating her foundation, storytellers of different backgrounds were able to thrive in the writer’s room. Evette Vargas hopes that she will finally take her stories to the next level by showrunning her ideas and directing episodic television.

Learn more about Evette Vargas and The Writers Room 5050 Foundation by visiting their website. You can also find them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Tyrone Evans Clark: Creating Success Despite Adversity

“Over time, grit is what separates fruitful lives from aimlessness,” said John Ortberg, a renowned Christian author and speaker. Life has never been smooth sailing for Tyrone Evans Clark. Still, with no small amount of determination and hard work, he overcame any obstacles that life sent his way and created his own path to success.

Tyrone Evans Clark is a multi-award winner entertainer, actor, executive producer, writer, and director famously known for his work on Homeless Sam & Sally – The Movie (2020) / Homeless Sam & Sally (2019), a story with a premise influenced by his personal experiences. In addition to the Homeless Sam & Sally franchise, some other titles he worked on or appeared on are Reverie (2018), Netflix’s Velvet Buzzsaw (2019), Netflix’s Magic for Humans (2020), Lifetime’s Seatbelt Psychic, E! Entertainment’s Dating #NoFilter (2019), BET’s Running Out of Time, AXS TV’s Women of Wrestling (2019), MTV’s Flex on My Ex (2019), FOX’s Phone Swap (2018), Awesomeness TV’s Tri Me (2019) with Rickey Thompson (and SUNKEE ANGEL), Face The Truth (2018) with Vivica A. Fox, and so much more.

Homeless Sam & Sally is a TV series about a mother-and-son tandem who ended up on the streets due to life’s unfortunate happenstance. Homeless Sam & Sally – The Movie was directed, written, and executively produced by Tyrone Evans Clark (Tyrone Evans Clark Inc. / Tyrone Evans Clark, LLC). It received 22 awards, six nominations, and has been officially selected from various prestigious film festivals from all over the world.

Like his titular role Sam, Tyrone Evans Clark has spent a considerable amount of time in homelessness. Born in Chicago, Illinois, and later moving to Berrien Springs, Michigan, his family was devastated by a house fire that took the life of his two-year-old brother Carl, as well as most of the family’s possessions. His family moved to a homeless shelter in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

They were later able to move into their new home, but as his father grew increasingly abusive, violent, and drug-dependent, he opted to leave home and take his chances on the streets. Despite the hardships of being homeless, he graduated from Benton Harbor High School with honors and a number of scholarships (Horatio Alger Scholarship, Gates Millennium Scholarship, etc.) years later.

Deciding to pursue his passion for gaming and technology, Tyrone Evans Clark worked to earn his college degree. He graduated from the Art Institute of California in Los Angeles with a bachelor of science degree in game art and design. After came the foundation of Tyrone Evans Clark, LLC (a.k.a Tyrone Evans Clark Inc.), a technical, interactive media and entertainment company with an emphasis on advanced technology and entertainment.

Tyrone Evans Clark has been making a lot of noise in the technology industry as well. He implements state-of-the-art programs and practices to create interactive and fully immersive experiences for his players. Working as an augmented reality developer in the past eight months, he has created impressive VR/AR scenario games in Unity and Unreal Game Engine at Beckman Coulter Diagnostics in Miami, Florida.

The entertainer and game developer has an impressive resume on the tech side with over ten years of experience under his belt. He is highly proficient with programming languages Python, C++, and C#. In addition, he does 3D modeling, animation, and game content creation.

Tyrone Evans Clark does just about everything from teaching, acting, singing, directing and producing, writing, podcasting (CALL TYRONE!!!),  to working in technology. Tyrone is even creating a few young adult fantasy science-fiction novels with illustrations (His personal creations, all of TEC Inc. brands) that will be coming out to the public soon on just about every platform, such as Barnes & Noble, Amazon Prime Books, etc. With his success story and each milestone that he achieves, he inspires people to respect adversity as it can only serve to strengthen one’s virtues. Today, he continues to impress people with his outstanding work ethic and client-centeredness when it comes to business and working in the film / television industry. 

Learn more about Tyrone Evans Clark on his websites: and Check out his profiles on IMDB and

Srikar Karra Shares His Secrets to Success Through His Digital Marketing Agency

Srikar Karra is knee-deep in multiple online disciplines, and he has found a lot of success in all of them. He is an American entrepreneur, brand strategist, marketer, content creator, and writer. Karra is one of the most prolific digital marketers in the world, and several media houses have a high level of respect for his craft.

He has built a network of millions of followers on his TikTok channel in a matter of four months, which is an impressive feat, to say the least. To this day, Srikar Karra has amassed over 3 million followers on his TikTok account after building it up during four months of quarantine. He has managed to accrue thousands of dollars in revenue each month due to his TikTok account, which he initially started as a dare.

Srikar Karra has worked with Fortune 500 Companies, helping them grow their social media pages and drive more revenue. It’s undeniable that the internet holds a lot of power and influence in this modern-day and age, and channeling that requires a surefire digital marketing strategy. Fortunately, Srikar Karra knows all the ins-and-outs of digital marketing and social media.

He established his own digital marketing agency aptly named Karra Media. As the CEO and founder of the agency, he plays an integral role in how the company operates and how they strategize to help their clients succeed. They fully assist their clients in breaking the code of social media, allowing them to unlock great opportunities through their tried and tested strategies.

Karra Media has helped many clients achieve success through their services. One notable client of theirs is a bracelet company that grew by 750 percent in under a year. The leading digital marketing agency has also helped transform a tutoring business into a six-figure business in just eight months. Srikar Karra and his team of experts have managed to grow brands and companies from over 34 countries worldwide.

Karra is exceptional at what he does, and much of it comes from his passion for helping businesses and entrepreneurs scale their brands and grow. He has applied everything that he has learned from all his mistakes and all his success, allowing him to build a clear blueprint for success.

Aside from being a digital marketing consultant, Srikar Karra is also a celebrated author. He wrote the Amazon bestseller entitled “Best of Life Hacks,” which has garnered a lot of attention from many audiences and publications since it started publishing.

Srikar Karra is a true inspiration to all entrepreneurs out there. With all the success that he has achieved, he envisions a world where he is able to scale his company so he can help more people and serve those that are less fortunate. He knows full well that anyone is capable of achieving what he has achieved, which is why he is always there to help them take a leap of faith in their respective journeys.

To know more about, make sure to check out his official website. Follow him on his TikTok account and subscribe to his YouTube channel for more content.