UP & COMING ARTISTS TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2020 – MIA NALAIDE
ABOUT MIA NALAIDE
Mia Nalaide was born in Paris Tennessee. She moved around when she was younger, Mia went to middle school in Murfreesboro Tennessee.
At the age of 19 she packed up everything that she thought was important to her & moved to California to chase her dreams. “I’ve been here for a year and a few months now, I have moved from city to city, & neighborhood to neighborhood, but Paris will always be my home.”
WE ASKED MIA, WHAT MAKES YOUR MUSIC STYLE DIFFERENT?
She replied: “I don’t have a particular style of music, although I to like to set the mood or the vibe for any occasion.”
Mia grew up appreciating many styles & genres of music.
“I want to incorporate everything I’ve learned & grew from into my music because in some form or fashion it is a part of whoI am as an artist.”
WE ALSO ASKED MIA, WHEN DID YOU START COMPOSING?
Can you believe Mia has been singing in church since she was 4 years old!?
“I started actually making music in my senior year of high school, but i was not taking it seriously.” I was kind of testing the waters to see if it was something I could do, I’ve always loved music! My earliest memories are writing stories, poetry, & lyrics.”
WHO ARE SOME OF YOUR EARLIEST INSPIRATIONS?
Mia says: “It’s hard to say who inspired me the most or who was my earliest inspiration. I would probably have to say my little sister! She is always singing no matter how much it got on my nerves! But her voice is beautiful & she had so much joy in doing it! I wanted to feel that same joy, but I just couldn’t find it in the music anyone else wrote.”
Once Mia began writing her own music she couldn’t see herself doing anything else.
ARE YOU INVOLVED IN YOUR COMMUNITY? IF SO, WHAT IS YOUR ROLE?
“I wouldn’t necessarily say that I’m involved in “my” community. I’m not even at home. I’m in a land that I am very unfamiliar with, but a land that I have gained so much respect and love. I can say I’ve found a community in Leimert Park that makes me feel more at peace and at home in the sense where I would love to turn it around into the Afro-Centric utopia I feel it has the potential to be. I voluntarily help people around the area, but nothing that has really made any dramatic difference.”
HOW CAN THE FANS TUNE IN?
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO TELL YOUR FANS?
“My homie King Vibe recently told me “You’ll never know how great you are if you stay in the same place” and that hit me deep because I over stand what he means. I had to leave Tennessee to find myself. I was going through a lot there and I still am to this day. What I want to tell my fans is that When you’re lost and you feel like you have no purpose, remember what it is that you passionately love to do and DO IT! That is your purpose. When you can’t eat, sleep or dream of doing anything else— do what you love. The one thing people can’t take from you is the knowledge and talent of doing what you love.
People will tell you that you shouldn’t be doing it and to stop dreaming. Life is a dream. You control everything that happens in your life, in your dreams. Dreams are just that until YOU make it a reality. Nobody can control that except you. You are your own hurdle. Do you want to finish the race or do you want to bust your ass in front of everyone and let them see you walk away in shame? The prize is already yours, but you have to wake up everyday and work hard to claim it. It’s only given if it’s earned.”
No matter how bad I want to give up, this mission is a journey. I appreciate everyone who shows love and sends good energy my way. I need every bit of support being given. Sometimes I wake up and question whether or not I can keep going. Life is the limit— it’s infinite.”
– MIA NALAIDE
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