Check out the new song from Miss Koko Loko – You Oughta Know
Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
I hail from beautiful Miami, FL. where I was born and raised. All Dade Every Dade! I began formal dance training around 2½-3 years old and fell in love with performing. Over those next few years I honed my craft in dance, writing, and other art forms; that eventually took me around the world. After several years of touring, learning the business, and working alongside music and entertainment vets I began making the transition into my solo career. I paid my dues, so this is the next phase for me.
Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
“You Oughta Know” is one of my craziest records to date! It’s a sample of Billy Joel’s hit “Movin Out.” I’m a huge vintage rock fan so this cut is one my faves. I showcase my wordsmith and agility on the mic, plus it doesn’t hurt that it appeals to a wide audience. I consider it my emancipation song.
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
So far it’s just been the constant juxtaposition to other femcees. I had an exec say, “do we wanna listen to you or such and such?” Then my question is, “why does there have to be an either/or situation when it comes to females?” Especially if one package is completely different from another. It is what it is though. I can only do what I do to the best of my ability.
What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
Let’s revisit that one in about a year or so.
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
Always get it in writing!
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Distinguish yourself with a strong brand. And it might sound cliche’, but always believe in yourself. If you don’t believe your hype, no one else will.
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
The internet has been key thus far. I’m receiving a pretty decent response.