What's up Leafers? Welcome to the latest edition of On the Rise where we interview upcoming hip hop and R&B talent. Today's guest is Karma straight out of Memphis, Tennessee. Karma is comprised of two best friends KB and Miesha drawn together by their aligned values and true musical passions. They don't associate with a particular genre but instead tap into any and all music styles, choosing to express their feelings and
thoughts onstage like it's their personal playground. The rising artists are making moves in her city so we had to tap in. Checkout the interview below!
Westleaf Staff: What's up y'all? When did you start making music?
Karma: We begin as a group in 2012. This rendition of the group, just the 2 of us officially started November of last year.
Westleaf Staff: Nice! So how did your early life shape your interest in music?
Karma: Miesha - Our momager which is my mom is actually an international recording artist herself, so I grew up watching her. and she inspired me want to carry the torch
KBb- I always knew I wanted to entertain I just didn’t know music would be the way to express myself through the arts. God led me, my manager, & my best friend together at an acting studio I was taking classes at in Memphis. From there I went through the process of artist development & training. This is where I discovered that music was truly my passion.
Westleaf Staff: That's dope. Shoutout to your Mom! What city do you represent?
Karma: Memphis, Tennessee is our city! BORN & RAISED.
Westleaf Staff: Memphis is a dope place. So how did you create your stage name?
Karma: We came up with the name Karma when we were kids. It was initially suppose to be a rock band with just the two of us.
Westleaf Staff: That's cool. So who is your biggest Musical influence?
Karma: KB - My manager Mrs T. is my biggest musical influence & inspiration with so many odds against her she always finds away to prosper & beat all odds & doubts. Her talent, beauty , and drive speaks volumes & she continues to inspire me on a daily.
Westleaf Staff: That's dope! Got to love a great manager. What's been the defining moment in your music career thus far?
Karma: Just being able to perform & being received by the smallest & largest crowds in our career make us happy. Getting that validation & getting great feedback from our fans keep us going with our music.
Westleaf Staff: That's real! So what does music mean to you?
Karma: Music means the world to us , it is our life. Our purpose from the time we wake up to the time we go to sleep is striving to be the best artist we can be for our family and fans! We want to change the world with what we are doing with the Art of Music.
Westleaf Staff: Dope! Where do you see your music career going over the next few years?
Karma: The goal has always been to pack out Madison square Garden! Our favorite part about doing music is being present with our fans and preforming so we can’t wait to be in an arena with them and having a good time with them!
Westleaf Staff: Facts! You got this! So what makes you a unique artist?
Karma: We strive to give our supporters the concert experience no matter how big the crowd is. At a Karma SHOW, we don’t just rap , we sing, dance, incorporate crowd participation & acting every time we hit the stage, our manager taught us to leave it all on the floor.
Westleaf Staff: That's super insightful. Before we go, describe music in three words.
Karma: Fun, Family, & Love
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