Hailing from Bed-Stuy Brooklyn, New York Cocoa Sarai's diversity is called "Pop-soul With influences such as Prince, Billie Holliday & Mary J. Blidge she colors outside the lines and pushes the envelope of creativity. As an amazing songwriter, she adds a new dynamic to an era where great music is lost in meaning.
With several accomplishments to her name, Cocoa Sarai is moving full throttle towards a very successful music career. Her first single "Ring" and her second single "Camera's On" is receiving much praise from numerous outlets including recent 5 star DJ reviews on Hottwax.com and Digiwaxx.com. Trevor Gale, Vice President of Sesac, notes Cocoa Sarai as “One of the best new songwriters on the horizon.” Cocoa started gaining recognition at an early age by being the youngest member of the The Hip Hop Project a documentary that was executive produced by Bruce Willis and Queen Latifah. She has traveled the world sharing her talent and serving as a pillar of inspiration to the nation of Guam. She recently toured Southern Europe (France, Hungary, Spain and Italy) with the world renowned “Harlem Gospel Choir” She has also received numerous nominations including “Best Female R&B Artist” at the 2007 Underground Music Awards along with an impressive Grammy nomination for the song “Treat You Better” which featured her vocals. More recently Cocoa delivered an incredible performance on BET’s 106 and Park and was invited back for a 2cnd performance within just 6 months. Cocoa won the 1st Place trophy for "Best Female R&B" at BET & Hot 97 Presents: "Blaze the Stage". Her debut LP "1/2 Past 7" was released on March 2cnd, 2010 on www.CocoaSarai.com This 15 track, no skip LP is receiving praise on numerous sites and throughout NYC & the surrounding area. Cocoa is currently working with Grammy Winning producers “The Buchanan’s” (Jay Z-"What More Can I Say" Beyonce’ “Hip Hop Star” Amerie, Lupe Fiasco, Dr. Dre etc. on her debut album