Lauryn Hill, MC Lyte, Bo$$
Blaq Carrie - vocals and writer
Lauryn Hill, kanye west, Jay-Z
Blaq Carrie is an explosive new artist set to set to make a massive impact on the music scene. Hailing from Harare, Zimbabwe the Rapper/Singer began a love obsession with hip hop at the tender age of 12. Through sheer determination Carrie has perfected her skills as a lyricist since she started rapping and writing at 15. Being in one of the most competitive and challenging industries in the world not scared to the performer away. She’s single-handedly putting in a tremendous effort to fund her recording and production while constantly improving her musical abilities at the same time. But Blaq Carrie wants people to know she’s different from the ordinary wannabe performers in the music game. Rather than superficial champagne music her work aims to reflect on big issues and the important things in life. “I’m not just a rapper I’m an artist,” she explains. After releasing her first mix tape Training Session in 2008 Blaq Carrie is taking her game to a whole new level. Although her career has just begun she has already started to work her way to the top, performing at the opening night for Brisbane’s premier cultural venue The Edge. Now she’s teamed up with Music Producer/Songwriter Josh Travers and Singer/Songwriter Adam George for her debut single "Let There Be Hope" which will be part of her EP/Album with no title set in stone yet. Already the trio are excited for the release of Carrie's brand new single "Let There Be Hope" out in May on iTunes. As her new project starts to take shape Blaq Carrie is ready to unleash her potent lyrics on an unsuspecting audience. With music influences including Kanye West, Jay-Z, Aaliyah, 2Pac & Lauryn Hill it seems her dream of winning a Grammy is not only possible, but inevitable. Join her on a quest with music right now before it’s too late. Check out her new Mixtape #LaborOfLove_True Grit at http://www.sharebeast.com/l9ivyfd708c0 Debut single: "Let There Be Hope" (Single) Blaq Carrie Feat. Adam George Release Date: 17 April 2013 Written by Blaq Carrie, Adam George, Josh Travers Recorded by Josh Travers Mixed by Josh Travers Produced by Royal Audio Tunes Co-produced by Josh Travers"
Blaq Carrie is a Zimbabwe-born Brisbane-based rapper and the winner of our Sprung Festival competition. She'll be opening the festival at Victoria Park, Brisbane on Saturday 21st September.
Tell us about your music - how did you develop your sound?
My music is all about “Keeping it real”. I developed my current sound through trying out different styles and flows until I found one that matched and delivered my passion better.
You’re one of the winners of our Sprung Festival competition and will be playing the event in Brisbane on Saturday, 21 September. What are you most looking forward to about Sprung?
I am mostly looking forward to connecting and capturing peoples hearts with my music.
What ‘s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
Learn to enjoy and appreciate life regardless of your 'haves' and 'have-nots', and do what your most passionate about. Those were some wise words from my late grandmother.
What else is coming up for you in 2013?
Stalk me on my Facebook page to find out :)
Australian music is…?
…AWESOME!!!View Profile Hide Interview
Am cool,very passionate about my music especially hip hop, want to win a grammy for new act one...