The CoKo Cure

Yahoo! Chat with Coko

yahoomusic: hey there chatters...welcome to Yahoo Chat!
yahoomusic: we're getting ready to chat with Coko.
yahoomusic: who as as you all know, is the former lead singer of SWV.
yahoomusic: she has recently released her debut solo album
yahoomusic: called Hot Coko
yahoomusic: and here she is ladies and gentlemen...
yahoomusic: the woman you've all been waiting for
yahoomusic: Coko!
coko_live: Hello - what's up everybody!

Ryman_13 asks: How are you?
coko_live: I'm doing fine.

bigtrina_98 asks: Is SWV still together or are they all going solo?
coko_live: We're not together and I don't know what the other two girls are doing, but I've gone solo.

manolis_varnassinger asks: what is your favourite song from the album
coko_live: I guess I would have to say Sunshine
coko_live: since I dedicated that one to my son.
coko_live: Jazz

millie215 asks: I SAW U ON MOTOWN LIVE U LOOKED SO NICE TELL JAZZ N MISS.TIBBA I SAID HI
coko_live: Thank you.

manolis_varnassinger asks: what is your most favourite song and album in the 90s
coko_live: Well right now, my favorite song is by 112 - "Ain't Nobody"
coko_live: My favorite album right now is by Shanice.

SIREN8780 asks: how do you feel about your transition from gospel music to secular music
coko_live: I started singing in a gospel choir.
coko_live: It's been a pretty cool transition.
coko_live: I'm about to make that move again and go back to singing gospel.
coko_live: I'll probably do one more secular record.
coko_live: One more R&B record then I'll probably go back to the gospel thing.

manolis_varnassinger asks: coco in what age did you start sing and did you always wanted to be a singer
coko_live: I started singing at the age of three.
coko_live: I didn't always want to be a singer.
coko_live: I had a lot of other things that I wanted to do.

peds28 asks: coko is that your son in the sunshine video
coko_live: Yes, that's Jazz. He's 4 years old.

thedopestfly asks: hi coko . i just wanna say i am so happy for ur success . god bless u and jazz . i wanna know , since u wrote several tracks on your album , do u have any tips of ur own about songwriting ??
coko_live: Songwriting is definitely a plus.
coko_live: That's how you make your money really.
coko_live: Be true with it.
coko_live: Write from the heart
coko_live: or from what people around you are going through.
coko_live: That's how I did my writing on this album.

bigtrina_98 asks: When is she coming to Baltimore?
coko_live: I don't really have any tour plans. So I don't know when I'll be in Baltimore.
coko_live: There's nothing set up yet.

manolis_varnassinger asks: what it was like workin with eve in your song Trifflin
coko_live: It was cool.
coko_live: She's a down to earth person.
coko_live: It was a really nice experience.

SHORT_N_SWEET_99_USA asks: DO THE SWV GROUP STILL COMMUNICATE?!
coko_live: I speak to them every now and then.

thedopestfly asks: hi coko , what was it like working with missy elliott ?
coko_live: Missy is just one of the greatest females around.
coko_live: Real cool. Down to earth.
coko_live: One good point about her is that she never changes.
coko_live: She's the same with everybody.

al_cool_b asks: Do you plan on doing any producing n the future
coko_live: Probably on my next album. I plan on producing a few tracks on my next album
coko_live: Eventually I'll get into producing other people.

bigtrina_98 asks: is those nails hers
coko_live: Yes - the nails are mine!
coko_live: They just grow like that.

vocally_talented asks: I WANT TO ASK COKO IF SHE WOULD CONSIDER DOING A SONG WITH MARIAH CAREY
coko_live: Oh yeah. That would be great.

millie215 asks: I LOVE COKO WHEN R U COMING BACK TO PHILADELPHIA
coko_live: There's been some talk about me coming back to Philly. But I don't know the date yet.

manolis_varnassinger asks: how do you plan to spend the millenium
coko_live: I'll be in church.
coko_live: That's where I am every New Years.

thedopestfly asks: coko , hows nikkie ya cousine ?
coko_live: Nikkie is fine. She'll be coming back over to my house tomorrow.

lilblack26 asks: COKO WILL THE SONG YOU DID WITH TYRESE BE A SINGLE?
coko_live: We haven't yet decided.
coko_live: But the way it's looking, it may become a single.

jrwade124 asks: What are the pros and cons of being a solo artist as opposed to being in a group
coko_live: You have a lot of freedom to do what you want to do, but then again it gets lonely at times when it's just you as a solo artist.
coko_live: Overall, I like being on my own.

mr_gold02 asks: Where Coko at?
coko_live: I'm in New Jersey.

manolis_varnassinger asks: your album is beautiful my favourite song is everytime do you write the lyrics of your songs
coko_live: I've written some. I co-wrote 5 songs on this album.
coko_live: And Everytime might be the next single after Triflin.

tiwowo asks: have u ever consider been an actor
coko_live: Yeah, but I'm a little shy for that.
coko_live: I have to come out of my shell first.
coko_live: I sing okay, but when it comes to talking and other things . . .

thedopestfly asks: If there is an artist out there that u like to record a duo with , who might it be ?
coko_live: Michael Jackson, Celine Dion

lilblack26 asks: WHAT GOSPEL SINGERS WOULD YOU LIKE TO WORK WITH?
coko_live: Twinkie Clark

manolis_varnassinger asks: would you consider of makin any guest appearace on a hit tv show and play your music live
coko_live: I just did Motown. Jenny Jones and the Apollo are coming up.

mose_bag_lbi asks: HOW LONG DID IT TAKE TO MAKE IT INTO THE MUSIC BUSINESS?
coko_live: It didn't take long.
coko_live: Maybe a year.
coko_live: I had a demo tape and a manager who shopped it around and got me the record deal.

ekogirl asks: what is the next single off the album?
coko_live: Right now we're considering Everytime.

manolis_varnassinger asks: coko why did you leave the band sww
coko_live: We weren't getting along anymore.

millie215 asks: HEY COKO MEMBER ME MILLIE FROM PHILLY WE SONG FINETIME OVER THE RADIO HEY GIRL
coko_live: Yeah!
coko_live: I remember that.
coko_live: Whats up?

who_n_da_hell_left_da_gate_open asks: YOU HAVE ALWAYS BEEN ONE OF THE FINEST MOST TALENTED WOMEN TO GRACE A MICROPHONE
coko_live: Thank you - that's really nice!

manolis_varnassinger asks: coko what kind of music do you listen to
coko_live: I listen to a lot of gospel music right now. I love Kim Burrell.
coko_live: I listen to R&B. I like 112 and Space.

thedopestfly asks: hey coko , what do u think of missy,s new album ?
coko_live: Oh, I"m loving it.
coko_live: I really like All My Girl.

ekogirl asks: tell us about your album. I haven't had a chance to hear it. Are there collaborations with other artists?
coko_live: I have a duet with Tyrece and a song featuring Eve.

ladyn85 asks: so coco i think that your very pretty
coko_live: Thank you!

ghettogirl_22 asks: HERES A REAL QUESTION,HOW DO YOU DEAL W/PEOPLE ALWAYS TRIPP'IN ON YOU
coko_live: I just learn how to block some things out.
coko_live: Not everybody is going to be down from you. So I know what to expect and how to handle it.

manolis_varnassinger asks: coko how do you usually like to relax after a hard day on the studio
coko_live: I like to read a lot and hang out with my friends.
coko_live: And I love to sleep!
coko_live: I just finished reading James Patterson's latest book, "Pop Goes the Weasel."

erica_n_99 asks: what was your inspiration for the song rain??
coko_live: I didn't write that song. It was written by Brian Morgan.
coko_live: But when I heard it, I thought it was really beautiful so I wanted to record it.

ryan_rico1 asks: Coko you plan on doing any songs with any rappers
coko_live: I don't know yet. I'm still thinking about it.

ekogirl asks: who produced on the album?
coko_live: I had different producers. I worked with Ronny Jerkinn, Brian Morgan, Michael Powell and Damon Thomas and Lyndon Roach.

kevin_69row asks: will you marry me?
coko_live: Oh yeah! Sure.

CaliBaybie asks: What do you think makes a great boyfriend? (please answer!)
coko_live: Someone who's honest.
coko_live: Someone who knows how to handle responsibility and who has a job.
coko_live: Someone who doesn't need me to take care of him.
coko_live: Someone outgoing.

free_little_whore asks: Can you give me some advice on starting in music?
coko_live: I don't know what you do, but you have to have a demo tape.
coko_live: Get a good manager, a good lawyer and a good accountant.
coko_live: That's a start.

lilromeo_13 asks: Coko what was the hardest thing that you had to deal with in the music biz
coko_live: People always want things and to be in your business.

da_emcee asks: HEY COKO IT'S ME BOBBY HOLIDAY A DJ AT PHILLY 103.9 REMEMBER ME?
coko_live: Yeah - I do remember you! Hey!
coko_live: I went to Philly and got a lot of love.

divajennings asks: i heard that you and Mya were doing a song together is that true
coko_live: No - that's not true.

feliciaeverett asks: What do you do to your hair to keep it loving so good?
coko_live: I don't do anything special. I just make sure I wrap it every night.

thedopestfly asks: COKO , DO U HAVE ANY CHARITY PROJECTS IN THE PIPELINE ?
coko_live: Not now.

playa_04_69 asks: DO YOU HAVE A BOYFRIEND?
coko_live: Yeah, I have a boyfriend. He takes care of himself!

iillya asks: I like hearing you sing cause you make me smile. Thank you for your music...don't stop anytime soon
coko_live: Thank you!!
coko_live: That makes me happy.

coko_brightens_up_my_day asks: Remixes are so important why didn't Sunshine and Triflin come with Remixes?
coko_live: Triflin has a remix. It should be out soon.
coko_live: I didn't feel like Sunshine needed one.
coko_live: Swizzbeatz did the remix for Triflin.

CaliBaybie asks: what fragrances do you wear?

CaliBaybie asks: what's your favorite clothing label?
coko_live: Right now I'm wearing the perfume by D&G. I like Gucci Envy.
coko_live: I like Guess.

staci7411 asks: Are you planning on having any more children?
coko_live: My Mom helps me out a lot. I'd like to have more kids, but I'd like to be married first.

lilblack26 asks: WHAT'S YOUR FAV. T.V. SHOW
coko_live: I like the Parkers.

thedopestfly asks: COKO , will there be a video compilation of ur videos and all out soon ? do u plan to release one ?
coko_live: I don't know about that.

divajennings asks: before a performance how do you get ready
coko_live: I don't have a ritual. I'm just ready to go. I don't do anything special.

wildman_227 asks: can i be on your next album
coko_live: What do you do?

bigtrina_98 asks: would you ever sing with whitney houston
coko_live: I haven't but it would be cool to.

ekogirl asks: what's the last concert you saw and enjoyed?
coko_live: Maybe the Puff Daddy concert. I was backstage.

CaliBaybie asks: What kind of sports are you into?
coko_live: I like basketball.

da_emcee asks: DID YOU EVER OR PLAN ON WORKING WITH BABYFACE?
coko_live: I've worked with Babyface already. Actually he sings background on one of the new songs on my album.
coko_live: "Hard to Say Goodbye."

CaliBaybie asks: Have you ever met the Backstreet Boys?
coko_live: No.

manolis_varnassinger asks: coco why hot coco
coko_live: That was the label's idea.

muzicman2000_2000 asks: COKO U R THE BOMB!

shkysi asks: coko I am a Reggae artist from Bermuda ..would you ever consider doing a song with a reggae artist
coko_live: Yeah, that would be cool.
coko_live: I just want to say thank you to all my friends that asked me questions.
coko_live: I want to say hello to Lil Red, Basil and everybody in the Coko clan.
coko_live: Thank you for all the love and support!
yahoomusic: and thanks to all of you chatters
yahoomusic: and of course to the diva
yahoomusic: Coko for taking time out of her schedule to be with us
yahoomusic: be sure to check out the new album
yahoomusic: Hot Coko
yahoomusic: which is in stores now
yahoomusic: for more info on Coko or her new album you can visit
yahoomusic: her website
yahoomusic: www.peeps.com/coko2/

Coko_Online asks: Someone please tell Coko that "CK" says hello!

ill_ma_ma asks: my song is youre the one

manolis_varnassinger asks: my most fav is rain

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