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Life and Work with Kay Bee

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kay Bee.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I started playing instruments when I was in elementary school. My first was the French Horn. When I was in 6th grade, I got a keyboard. From there, I went to Lavilla for 8th grade with creative writing as my main arts area and piano as my secondary arts area. That’s where I learned my technique but I never learned how to read music. I took a break from piano when I went to high school and that break lasted for about ten years. During this time, I primarily wrote poetry and songs. When I was 22, I met someone who reintroduced me to the piano. By combining my love of writing with my love of music and melody, I was able to start recording my own songs. It’s been a steady progression ever since.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
I have faced the challenge of not feeling as though I’m good enough to create content that people would truly like. But the way around this is to be confident. Any anxieties that we have are mostly made up. Don’t let a made up feeling stop you from being successful.

Please tell us about your business.
I am a keyboard player, songwriter and singer. I am proud to make music that makes people feel happy. So much of our music today is tied to being hyper-sexual, abusing drugs and not caring about each other that people forget music is also about good vibes and good times. My music is unique in that it instead of just listening to a song, my songs are like a conversation with your friend.

Do you think there are structural or other barriers impeding the emergence of more female leaders?
Being pushed to be over sexual in aesthetic and content. I don’t have music about sex nor do I plan on making any. But it seems as though most new female hip hop artists that actually hit the charts have to flaunt their sexuality. Nothing against those women, but my brand doesnt match that route. I’m hoping it doesn’t cause too many problems in the future.

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