Model Turned Rapper, Allow Bombshell To Reintroduce Herself
What drew you to the music industry?
Family ties, I was birthed into a creative musically inclined family. My grandfather use to play with a local band back in the 60’s in Polk County when Blacks couldn’t get in the club. As a teenager in the early 70’s my mother would compete every year for years in the Kiwanis Club Talent shows. She went on to be a part of a Group in Birmingham Ala. called The Melodettes, they would travel to sing and sing at local church programs, I’m just next generation. Growing up I was the only girl I had to do whatever my brother Thomas did; we were only two years apart eventually I followed his footsteps in almost everything. He’s the one that exposed me to the music game, he started rapping in the 90’s and went on to sign his first deal in 2006, so I was always exposed to the creative process 1st hand. But my junior year of high school he asked if I wanted to perform with him and the guys at the Talent showcase, I had never rap before at this point. It took me less than an hour to write my first verse and we were the only rappers to bring home a trophy, we won 3rd place. This experience is what fully drew me to the music industry, I fell in love with it and started to tap into it.
Tell me about your In His Mouth Record, how would you describe that?
I created In His Mouth at one of the hungriest times of my career. When I finished it, I knew it was a hit record. I describe it as aggressive but Riveting. Reading the title, you would think the record is vulgar. That was just marketing.
What inspires you?
(singing) “Who are the haters in your neighborhood” (in Master P voice) My haters inspire me. It’s motivation to know where I’m from guys are some of my biggest haters. It’s at an all-time high right now. I’m living proof that women can outwork guys at this music shit.
Who are your biggest influences?
I’m born and raised in central Florida Trina was my biggest inspiration growing up. I remember the first time I heard “The Baddest Bitch” I was in 9th grade riding with my older cousin he had it playing slowed down it fucked me up. I became a fan after that.
What’s the biggest problem you’ve had to overcome?
Being a woman in the industry. You must learn to navigate through the bullshit.
What jobs have you done other than being an artist?
I use to work in Property Management for years, my last position I worked for The Sanoba Law Firm in the Real Estate Department as a RE Closing Coordinator/Closer. I’m a licensed Hair Braider as well.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
Be yourself, don’t blame anyone and no excuses.
Is the music life lonely?
The music life is not lonely for me now. Last year 2018 was a super lonely year because I was on the road a lot by myself. I did a lot of networking to expand my brand due to me re entering the music game. But overall, I’m a loner. Because of who I am, who God called me to be my path is lonely and I’m okay with that.
How have you developed your career?
I started performing at clubs and venues in 2009. Back then I opened up for Blood Raw, Plies, Trina & Khia to name a few. But for years I was just creating music performing not making money, I’ve always been independent no management, so I had never had the guidance I needed. In the recent years I started to study the business side of the music industry to get a better understanding of how the system worked, because everything has a system. Now that I have the Blueprint, I launched my own Label Bombshell Entertainment Music Group. I offer Business Branding, Music Marketing and Public Relations to indie artist, indie labels and entrepreneurs.
Music link https://soundcloud.com/user-394248653/in-his-mouth Company Website www.bemg.company