As part of Cricket Wireless and Muve Music’s inaugural Muve First Artist Challenge, seven hip hop and R&B artists will compete for your votes for six weeks until one artist is crowned the January 2013 Muve First Artist. To help you decide which artist to vote for, we’ve provided profiles on each of the artists so you can learn a little more about where their music is coming from.
Meet 3D Na'tee, one of our seven artists.
Samantha ‘Na’Tee’ James is all too familiar with having to survive hardships, from dealing with her father committing suicide to helping her mother raise her two younger brothers. 3D Na’Tee has used her art to talk about what she saw day to day in her neighborhood and to thrive as a lyrical scene-stealer. At age 25, the New Orleans native is at the beginning of her career grind but uphill battles don’t scare her; she’s been fighting to win her whole life.
Na’Tee has been rapping since elementary school when she recalls battling boys in the back of classrooms. “I was always conscious of the fact that I wanted to be a rapper,” she admits. “I don’t remember saying things like I wanted to be a doctor or anything, I always just wanted to rap.”
Na’Tee is a long way from elementary school and others have begun to take note of her rapping prowess. She’s been covered by MTV, The Source, XXL, Fader and RapRadar among others. Her current mixtape is entitled “The Coronation” and her goal is to finally receive much-deserved recognition for what she does. She asserts, “I’m going to continue to prove myself and show you why I’m the queen.”
If you like what you’ve read, be sure to visit the Muve First Artist Challenge tab and vote for 3D Na’tee.
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