Hello Ieisha Marie! How are you?
“I’m great living and loving life for real!”
Tell us about your background and what has gotten you to where you are today.
“After my mother abandoned me at 2 days old, I was a child in Detroit suffering from mental, physical and sexual abuse! I have survived all of this, including being a suicide survivor. I got over all of this and became an artist, then Wjlb, a very popular radio station in Detroit, gave me a shot. I have a popular song on Detroit’s iheart radio station, Wjlb. The song is called Tell The Teller. I have also opened for great artists like Bun B.”
When did you start with music?
“I started writing music when I was 10 years old.”
How did you get into music?
“When I fell into a deep depression at the age of 10, other people’s music was my outlet, so I wanted to be that same outlet for myself and others.”
What is your biggest inspiration for your music?
“My biggest inspiration is my past, all the horrible things I’ve been through inspired me to be as great as I am today. But also GOD and the family that I have created.”
Who inspires you the most musically?
“Musically NBA Youongboy is my absolute favourite, we were both Libras and have been through some of the same things so I get it but growing up Drake, Wale, Nicki Minaj and Cardi B.”
Are you currently signed or independent?
What do you want people to take away after listening to your music?
“I want people to listen to my music and see what I’ve been through. Everything is like them and I survived. My odds were the lowest. So if I can do it, they can too.”
What is your greatest achievement as a musician?
“Writing all my music and hearing myself on the radio knowing that millions of people heard me.”
What are the challenges of being an artist?
“Being a woman artist. They expect you to rap about body parts, sex, or crying over a guy 24/7 (no offense to those who do it because sometimes the music is cool), but if you don’t, no. they are trying to listen to it. It also can’t be too skinny, too big, or too “fat.” Fans think that once you become an artist they dictate every move you make. I am a natural woman, I have never had surgery and they criticize me for saying no.
Anything else you want to share?
“I love all my followers. They’re great. I am me and that is what I will always be. I’m never interested in being the baddest, I’m easy going and laid back. One day I can look the worst and the next you will see me very ugly. My music is what affects you, not me so much.”
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