Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Artist Spotlight: Adrift Da Belle

I've been listening to Adrift Da Belle for a minute now. She's one of those dope female emcees that I've been telling you about. I hope you have your listening ears on and are paying attention. The Atlanta based rapper by way of New Jersey is currently working on DNA (DRUGS n Adrift) a project produced exclusively by DRUGS, scheduled to drop September 2011. But she's not trying to leave you without music until then. Check out "More" from the project and get to know Adrift a little bit below.

Adrift Da Belle (BKA Driftee)
Location: Atlanta, GA (NJ in my heart)
twitter: @adriftdabelle
website: adriftdabelle.blogspot.com

Discography: Da Threat, LP (2006), Garden State Parkway, LP (2010) DNA, EP (Scheduled for release Summer 2011)

Your music described in one word: Universal

Musical Influences: Jadakiss, Jay Z, Kanye West, Stevie Wonder, Angela Winbush, Lil Kim, Salt n Pepa, Mc Lyte, Lauryn Hill, Rah Digga, Queen Latifah, The Outsidaz, Outkast, Goodie Mob, Dungeon Family, Beres Hammond, Sanchez, DRUGS, Jah Prince & DJ Rasta Root

What's On Your iPod: A little bit of everything, mainly R&B. I just got back from NJ so I'm listening to a lot of club, reggae and 80's R&B right now.

If you were stranded on an island, which ONE record would you bring with you and why: Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life. Everything is on that project. He captured the entire human experience in one project.

The track that best showcases who you are as an emcee: The title track of my second LP, Garden State Parkway. It showcases my lyrical style and gives a listener a good glimpse of who I am as a person.

Biggest Moment So Far For You With Your Music: There have been so many professionally. However, I'll stick to what was big to me personally. Last December my little brother saw me perform for the first time. He had pudding face the whole performance. I pointed to him from the stage - he pointed back at me. That was dope! It's big because I started performing when he was 12 - so he could never come see me but he kept a CD with my songs in his stereo. Since the performance he's hired himself as the official A&R to Adrift Da Belle. He sends me beats to keep me abreast of what’s out there and critique's all of my new music. It's really cool because he's very honest when he critiques my music. He'll say things like "stop playing with them sis". It’s cute. That's big to me.

Impact You Want to Have on Your Audience: I want my audience to be inspired to Be Blessed - Be Brave and Be Great. Whatever it is that they really want to do, I want them to do it. Don’t back down and don’t give up. I want them to be inspired by my perseverance and faithfulness to my dream to produce music. If I can chase this dream down - they can chase their dreams down. I am no different than anyone else. In fact people are more alike than different. I'd also like to help them realize that no dream is too small or too big. God is faithful. If your dream is to be a firefighter - take the steps to be a firefighter. If your dream is to open a business - do the research to open your business. If you dream is to raise a great family - fill your home with joy, love your children - take the steps to do that. We are here to live and to have life abundantly. Not just to live. We can do all things if only we believe.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks Q!!

    Here's the link to the song