Continuing our routine of keeping our hand on the pulse of the up and coming, we recently caught up with DMV artist and native Kiara Simone, to chat about social media, her influences and of course, her music. Drop below for all the details …
What’s your name and where are you from?
Kiara Simoné: Alexandria VA
How would you describe your sound?
I have my own lane, but I’d say a Female Drake- I can go in and rhyme but then out of no where bust out a melody
How long have you been doing music?
Since I was 14
What artist would you like to collaborate with now?
Do you think his heart is for females to break through the music business?
Is it hard? Yes definitely. Nobody takes us serious. A lot of girls fall into that “he just tryna hit” trap to get on… so the ones about their business never get taken serious until we become a “BOSS”
How important is social media to you?
Very. Love connecting with my fans. Instagram is like a portfolio as well.
What are your goals for the next five year?
To pull a J Lo.
In the music business you have to have a strong sense of fashion as well how would you describe your personal fashion?
Bomb AF! I wear stuff girls would be scared to but after they see me wear it they feel like they can try it now! I love it. I love a lot of demin! (:
Who are some your favorite artist today?
What rapper or rappers have inspired you to rap and do music?
Biggie, Nas, Jay, Kim, Nicki, Fox
Who are some of your favorite artist from back in the day?
Big Jay Nas Kim & Fox
What kind of advice would you give any up-and-coming artist like yourself?
You will go through many set backs. It’s mandatory. Learn from them, grow from them, and don’t be out here losing cause a n***a dun told you some cute sh**.
Take a listen to her “Litty” freestyle below to hear this young femcee get busy.