Aliyah is no stranger to creativity. Since she was 13 Aliyah has been performing her raps over hard hitting hip hop beats and R&B sampled instrumentals. Her passion for creating started with poetry. Though she was born in California, Aliyah moved around a lot; having gone to six different schools, she always felt like ‘the new kid’. Her work addresses the importance of staying true to yourself and embracing what makes you different. Aliyah’s greatest inspirations are lyricists such as Tupac, Kendrick Lamar, J.Cole, and Mos Def as she has always found something powerful about MCs who speak their truth and stand up for what they believe in. At 17 she dropped her debut EP “Lucid Dreamz” and has been an active member of the Toronto music scene ever since. The EP consists of six unique tracks that when listened to from start to finish follow a story. Each song represents a dream and the concept of the project represents Aliyah’s decision to act upon her passion as one cannot control life in it’s entirety but what they choose to do within it. Aliyah has been performing for five years and her favorite part is the power that music has to bring people together. She creates all of her visuals and recently dropped a new single titled ‘SAT’. She hopes to make an impact in the industry by uplifting and connecting with people through her work.
May 8, 2019 9:00 pm Longboat Hall, Wednesday May 8th