When did you start doing Music?
I’ve been singing since I could speak but I my first professional show was at the Apollo when I was 16. That was an amazing experience and what really pushed me to pursue music fulltime. My first body of music I’ve ever created was Black Pearls, which debuted June 2013. That was really exciting for me because now I have recorded music I can call my own.
Tell us a little about your childhood?
I was born in Brooklyn NY and lived there for about 12 years. I have 2 younger siblings and lived in an apartment on Flatbush with both my parents. I am of Panamanian decent so there was never a dull moment in my household. Who wouldn’t miss salsa being blasted on Saturday mornings? Musically I held my talents in for the most part. I was such a shy child it was ridiculous. People are surprised to this day that I perform in front of large crowds. I remember while I was living in Panama (1 year) I got in trouble because I didn’t want to tell the class good morning. Don’t get me wrong I was and still am a kind hearted girl but speaking to strangers freaked me out. Fast forward a few years, I attended a performing arts school in Brooklyn as well for 6th grade. That was the greatest experience of my life. I truly fell in love with music then. Throughout high school I focused on 3 things: academics, music and basketball. Those three things occupied my time. So no there’s was no room for boyfriends because of that and also because my father said so *laughs*. As my life went on I began making music the most important thing for me, besides God and my family of course.
Which artist do you share similar styles with?
There’s not one particular artist that I share similar styles with. Growing up I listened to a lot of Whitney, Mariah, Toni, Luther and a plethora of other powerhouses. I’ve been told I have smooth tones similar to that of Toni’s voice but for the most part I have my own sound.
Who’s your Favorite singer of all time and Why?
My favorite singer of all time would have to be Whitney. She hit notes so effortlessly. My favorite entertainer of all time would have to be Beyonce. She serves every performance and I really appreciate that artistically.
How did you feel when you won you Hip Hop Seazon title?
I was overwhelmed to say the least. I walked into the show with the intention to perform to the best of my ability not to win. Winning is great don’t get me wrong but win or lose I would have loved the experience the same.
Who was your Toughest competitor At a Hip Hop Seazon Showcase and Why?
Everyone for the most part turned up the competition. Everyone is extremely talented so there was a lot of competition throughout.
Who’s your celebrity Crush?
I don’t have a celebrity crush however I wouldn’t mind sharing one of those city horse rides with Mehcad Brooks *laughs*.
What was your most memorable moment at a Hip Hop Seazon Showcase?
The most memorable moment is after the show when everyone told me how much they enjoyed my performance. My ultimate goal is to satisfy my listener and I achieved that.
Where do you see yourself 3 years from now?
With hard work and perseverance I see myself on top of the charts!!
Any shout outs you’ll like to make?
I would like to shoutout everyone that has supported me thus far: family, friends, sorority sisters. I also would like to send a huge shout out to the Forthelovers team especially Hazali! He was the executive producer on my project and I am forever thankful! And of course my one true love my Lord and savior.