Featured artist: Angel Farrah – La Unica – Multifaceted Musician
As part of our ongoing “Rap’s New Generation” series, today we sat down with the upcoming underground artist Angel Farrah from Adelanto to talk about her recent music, her upcoming projects, her career advice and her overall experiences being in the music industry and she did not disappoint…
Thanks for taking the time to talk with us, Angel Farrah! Let’s go back to the beginning of your career. How did you decide to become an artist?
Angel Farrah: I decided to become an artist at the young age of 11. Lisa Simpson from the show "The Simpsons" influenced me to play the saxophone due to having strong African American male mentors in my life such as Lisa did with Bleeding Gums Murphy. It really hit home for me. I took up the saxophone at 11 and never looked back. I even undertook playing other instruments such as the piano, contrabass, clarinet, and percussion. Before playing the saxophone, I wrote poetry and published a poem on a website long forgotten, but it was fun knowing I had something out there published. I was a student of literature and enjoyed reading poetry and short stories. At the age of 12 I wrote my first rap song and was inspired by artists, Tupac, Floetry, Kanye West, Jill Scott, and 50 Cent. That is when i began to explore skill, rhyming, delivery, and finding my own style. At the age of 21 singing came next and I wrote my own compositions and lyrics with my keyboard. I began to find my voice then. I was inspired by artists La Lupe, Celia Cruz, Alicia Keys, Aaliyah and Lianne La Havas. My love for music settled it all!
Don't let anyone tell you who you are and what you should be as an artist. Find yourself and do it on purpose.
What about concerts? Do you play live?
Yes I do! I have and still organize and promote my own shows whenever I have the chance.
Best punchline you ever wrote?
I've been getting recognition good and bad
the bad coming from them niggas feeling spite
'cause they ain't used to seeing a queen operate.
-"Torn In 2"