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Hip-Hop/Rap: Dirty South Hip-Hop/Rap: Southern Style Moods: Solo Female Artist Moods: Mood: Upbeat Urban/R&B: Urban

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Red Sonya

This lady packs a powerful punch. Up from the depth of the sands and blue waters of the Atlantic comes Red Sonya, a femme fatale m.c. who has much flava and tells you that for her, its about skills. Rhyming for over 10 years, this Floridian beauty started out rocking house parties and battling every cat she came across in contests , even on her local radio station in Central Florida-and in over 100 situations, she has never lost one. I prefer to be called an M.C., PERIOD. She states emphatically. "Ive been doing this for a long time, since the age of 15. So its definitely about the art form, and I love what it is I do and I take it seriously." Red Sonya derived her name from a fictional character portrayed by Brigette Neilson in the movie epic, Red Sonya. Ive been called red all my life, because of my skin, so thats where the first half of my name comes from, she laughs. But Red Sonya was a warrior, a survivor. And like her Im strong and assertive-I dont take nothin off of nobody , because Ive been through it all-abuse on every level, heartache, oppression, disappointment, everything. Even not knowing where the next meal was going to come from. But Im a survivor, a fighter, and Ive made it through. She got her first break back in 91, when she recorded a small regional hit with a local Orlando company, Jericho Records. From There, she started touring with and opening up for such acts as The Fugees, Whodini , Daz [of Dogg Pound Fame], Mic Geronimo, 69 Boyz, 95 South, Mr. Mixx and the Ruffneck Posse, and the list goes on. She also recorded for a local label called Boomin/BMG Records, where she scored a international hit with Give A Dog a Bone, followed by a debut album that did very well. "The more hardcore, the better." She states. Red Sonya has that mystique, that charismatic quality about her that makes her likable and well-respected-by both males and females alike. Her undeniable sex appeal and fierce attitude is a throwback to the women before her who commanded the mic and demanded your respect whenever they step on stage-Millie Jackson, Roxanne Shante, even the boss herself-Diana Ross. Though she possess a wonderful disposition and pleasant personality, she also has a fiery temper and a take-no-shit-off-of- nothing-or-nobody attitude." I stand up for what I believe in." she states. I've been through alot in my life, and it hasn't been no easy road to travel. I speak my mind, and I really don't care what haters say or think about me, 'cause I'm gonna keep doin' what I'm doin. I come from a family of strong, assertive, opinionated women, so Ill stay poppin off till I rot in a box!" she says, laughing. I speak on things that females or guys who come from where Im from can relate to." she says. Addressing som e of those issues on her debut CD, Code Red, she gives it to you-hard. Raw & uncut, with no holds barred. One controversial track, "Murda" will be sure to raise some eyebrows. It narrates a true account of her killing an abusive baby's father-with a twist. It plays out like a suspense movie epic, and you can hear the emotion coming out of Sonya as she spits venom on this track, which is very personal for Sonya. "I know I'm gonna catch some flak for that one, but I'm an artist, and this is how I choose to express my emotions-pain, joy, happiness. It's like therapy on wax for me." she says. The album is not all somber. Sonya shines on hot party thug anthems like Can U Get Down. There's going to be hell on earth.....and hell hath no fury like a woman scorned!

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