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16 and she sings, raps and writes, this Jersey City talented teen is coming your way with her take charge confident persona. Who is she? She goes by the name of “Mirah Supreme” checkout my Q&A with her.
What was your inspiration behind becoming a young female hip hop artist?
-I’ve always had a passion for music. Me and my mom lived with my grandmother until I was about 7yrs old. I was always inspired by the music she played around the house. There was alot of Phyllis Hyman, Whitney Houston, and Etta James etc. Everything about music kind of came naturally with that kind of atmosphere. I walked around just singing a lot, then family and friends started to tell me “hey your really good” so I was inspired to sing as well as rap. I joined every performing art class or school choir I could to help me along with that part of my craft. The rapper part of me was kind of a suprise. The first time I rapped I was pushed by a group of friends into a all guy rap battle in my school yard. I freestyled a little and lost that battle (lol) but held my own. I knew from that day on I wasnt trying to lose any more battles and thats when I also realized I had a passion for rap. I went home and I’ve been writing all types of music ever since. 😉
If you could record a song with any female hip hop artist who would it be?
-I would love to work with some of the “rappers before my time” such as Mc lyte and Queen Latifah etc. Through youtube and other radio shows I stumbled across a lot of their work and I just loved the confidence and the empowerment they were expressing. It encouraged me to be more expressive and confident. I immediately knew I wanted to be this type of artist.
Would you say as a young female it’s hard to get noticed in the industry?
-Absolutly, there are alot of talented artist’s out here. I know im unique and I have raw talent. However, it’s a must that I constantly show how versatile I am as an artist and in this industry your quickly put into a category. (I write/I sing /I rap from what I’m experiencing) people quickly judge a book by its cover (shes too girly looking or diva-ish to hang with the fellas). People will compare me to other females in this game or underestimate my abilities just because I’m a female or because of my age. I feel like I have to go extra hard when I’m compared to the male rappers in my city alone. I can only imagine how it will be once I’m officially in the industry. My plan is to go at it with no acknowledgment what so ever toward gender or appearance. I’m going to say what I feel on topics. I think people relate to experiences and what you speak from the heart. So hopefully the industry will be picking up and noticing all this realness soon ;).
How do you balance being a student and an artist?
– Well I must say it’s difficult at times but I know it is necessary. If I had a choice I’d be an artist full time. Music is always on my mind it gets hard to focus in school because I want to be in my room focusing on music( lol). However, I know that to become successful you cannot be uneducated. My mother is always pushing me to be well rounded, intelligent and I also know I need to have a back up plan.
Who is the most positive role model in your life and why?
-Of course my mother because she is so supportive in every way. She has done everything it takes for me to follow these dreams of mine regardless of how crazy they get ;). Nevertheless I’m learning what my mother means when she’s constantly saying ” it takes a village” between my family ,friends and even extended family members I have so many positive role model’s that encourage me and guide me daily. All my life I’ve been told your beautiful, talented, and that I can be whatever I want to be. I’ve seen my mother in the pass be a strong confident single mother and make it happen for me. I’ve truly always felt like a spoiled rich kid (lol). I’ve always seen her put her children first, she makes the impossible happen, I’m rarely told “no” lol. She makes me feel fearlessness and confident out of this world. Self esteem and confidence goes along way in this business so thanks mom ;).
Where do you see yourself in the future!
– Hopefully very rich! We don’t know what the future holds but I’m sure of one thing I will have success. whether its through singing rapping, writing or just getting my education I know my future is bright!
What words of wisdom do you want to give to your peers?
– No dream is too big, people will either love what you do or dislike it but you have to believe in yourself be confident be you be a “swag monsta”!
Fan Page: Mirah Supreme
Manager/PR: Shakeema Bryant
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