It’s quite clichéd now, but I literally started singing in a recording studio in my parent’s basement. I can remember being exhausted staying up all night, repeating verses and harmonies over and over again. My cousin was a music producer and a perfectionist, so the vocals had to be perfect.
I transferred from the basement studio to Columbia College in Chicago, IL, a Performance Arts College, where I studied acting and theatre. During my studies, I continued working on my craft, especially song writing. While in Chicago, I was featured in a commercial for Aczone Skin Care, and was a guest on the nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Show.
After college, I moved back to Atlanta feeling very creative. I put together a voice-over reel and was signed as a voice over artist with the Houghton Talent Agency located in Atlanta. I booked a radio jingle for the Georgia Lottery and recently recorded a voice over commercial for Publix, a nationwide chain of grocery stores.
"Atl Girls" is the second single off of my upcoming debut album “Thriving in a World of Dangerous Men.” Don’t let the title scare you off! As women, if we are to be successful, we must learn not just how to survive, but how to thrive in a world of dangerous men.
I wrote “Atl Girls" after having a conversation with a group of men about women in Atlanta being overly aggressive, etc. I said yeah, that might be true of us, "but you're still trying to date us." It's a fun, catchy record that hopefully listeners will instantly like.
Yani X Queen of the South