Get to know more about our 2021 Destination to Summer Jam semi-finalist!
Stage Name: Kyah Baby
Birthplace: Jamaica Queens, NY
1. Describe your sound.
- Unexpected , indescribable honestly not to be cliche but I have a sound of my own so it"s hard to describe. You would have to listen for yourself.
2. Who are the Top 5 artists (dead or alive) that inspires you as an artist?
- Mary J Blige, Missy Elliot, 50 Cent, Nicki Minaj, Lauryn Hill
3. How did you know this is what you wanted to do?
- I came to a point in life where I literally lost it all doing all the wrong things in life, at that point I realized music is all I wanted to do and I was willing to risk being broke doing that. That's when I realized I was in love with this.
4. What’s the name of the first track you ever recorded? What was your inspiration behind it?
- The first track I ever recored was a freestyle to Joe's "Baby Where You At" lol. At the time I was with a rap group called Team Lite Werk. They embraced me like a little sister when rapping was just a hobby to me. Being it was a remix the inspiration came from the original track; basically a love song.
5. First person you ever saw in concert & where.
- The first person I ever saw in concert I believe was Usher lol I don't remember where it was.
6. Tell us about your first performance.
- My first performance was at a college. I was nervous as hell because I had literally just started rapping I had never performed live before. I remember passing gas like crazy but I got through it lol.
7. What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
- Sky jumped off of the 5th tallest building in the United States (The Stratosphere) or maybe went to jail that was real ghetto and crazy
8. What has been your favorite quarantine hobby?
9. What Made You Submit Your Music To Who’s Next?
- Any opportunity I can make to better my career I'm going to take full advantage of it. Hot 97 Who's Next has been providing me with opportunities for some years now and I've been blessed to touch the SOBs stage, Enuffs Freestyle Hot Box & Out The Box as well as Flexs Freestyle. Now I'm seeing to it I grow to that next level which is Summer Jam Festival Stage!
10. Let us know why YOU are Next.
- Everything's all about timing & my time is NOW. I'm well prepared, I'm a seasoned artist and there's not many who have kept pushing and going for as long as I have. It's time for that new sound in music, not just for females, but for music period. I'm here to bring that feel back. My only way to go from here is up !
11. Shout out your social handles & where people can find your music.
- My Instagran handle is @Kyah_Baby. You can follow my linktr.ee/KyahBaby that's in my bio and it will take you to all streaming platforms where you can find my latest project P.S. It's Not About You along with latest videos "Love Story", "Timing" & "Go Savage" as well as my other social media handles.
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