FKN Exclusive – Mimi Storm
We always love to introduce you to some very talented individuals. Today we have a very talented singer from London by the name of MiMi Storm! Check out this FKN Exclusive with MiMi Storm and see how she started out in the industry!
Artist Name: MiMi Storm
City/State: London, UK
So tell us a little bit about yourself?
- I am a Hip Hop/Grime recording artist and songwriter. I’ve always had a passion for music, writing my first song when I was eleven years old. When I was twelve, I was part of an R ‘N’ B group. By thirteen, I had the pages of A4 notepads packed with full length tracks. At the age of fifteen, I was rapping over UK garage, grime and drum n bass with my crew ‘Partners in Rhyme’. In 2007, I launched as a third member of female rap group ‘DaddysGirls’ releasing our first mixtape “Life Begins with Lyrics” August 2010. In September 2011, I launched my first solo mixtape “Storm After The Rain”. This sounds cliché but I know this is my calling and I believe if you want something bad enough work hard and you can achieve it. “I can’t” doesn’t even appear in my vocabulary!
What inspired you to start rapping?
- I love Lauryn Hill, Foxy Brown and Lil Kim. I grew up watching their videos, writing their rhymes and learning them. I recall spending many hours as a teen listening to my parents’ old R&B records, which gave me an appreciation for the likes of Gladys Knight, Curtis Mayfield, and others.
Were there any hard challenges you had to face in the industry?
- I’m a female artist from London on the come up and I’ve experienced my fair share of knock-backs. I can recall a certain producer airing me (not picking up my calls) before the launch of “Storm After The Rain” and even after a remix I did of ‘The Motto by Drake’ however, I recall after launching ‘Swagga Jack’ receiving calls at 2am and watsapps, pings… It’s laughable! “Air me now, chase me later” is the motto and knock backs are necessary, they motivate me to work harder! I think the females are making movements and we have some major homegrown talent here and now we’re really getting the recognition we deserve. I think as a female we had a lot to prove and we have done extremely well but I think there’s more to come. I’m here now! There’s always going to be barriers to get over and I think we still got a long way to go.
What ways have you found was the best way to promote yourself?
- The launch of the ‘Storm After The Rain’ mixtape November 2011 really helped to put my name on the map, with no promotion I’ve got a great response from it. I have done four net videos since the launch of the “Storm After The Rain” mixtape and I’m currently working on my second mixtape. With each video I get more love and support so the plan is release a net video at least every 6-8weeks, this will help to generate a buzz for the upcoming mixtape. When the mixtape is launched this time around I will really push it and keep pushing until the wheels fall off literally! Then onto the next one!
What would be your most memorable moment while rapping?
- If I could dream of one moment it would be performing alongside Lauryn Hill. My most memorable moment while rapping thus far was being on stage with Snoop Dogg, I must admit I was not performing with him but that was an amazing experience!!
Are there any goals that you would like to achieve?
- I want to be successful. I don’t just want to represent the UK, I want to be known worldwide. I want my name to stand amongst the greatest!!
What can we expect from you in the future?
- Expect the unexpected!
Are there any upcoming albums you are releasing?
- I’m always working on new material and with every new track and get a buzz to explore a different sound. I’m currently working on my second mixtape, and leading up until the launch I plan to release a net video at least every 6-8weeks this will help to I hope, generate a buzz. When the mixtape is launched this time around I will really push it and keep pushing until the wheels fall off literally! Then you work on the next one!
What do you think of FKN Famous?
- Firstly, I love the name it’s bold, catchy and in your face!! I like that FKN Famous give females the platform to expose their talents to the masses, I’m from the UK so it would be amazing to build a fan base in North California.
Any last shout outs?
- I’m here to rep for all of the females. Shout outs to all the females doing their thing! I know one of us has got to get a number one in the charts this year baby!!
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