"It don’t take a prophet to see the young girl is gifted/either hate it or get wit it/ I am what every brilliant mind envisions..."
Brooklyn, New York, home of some of entertainment's most gifted and vibrant superstars also gave birth to this 21st Century rap phenomenon. She is intelligent. She is fascinating…She IS Hip Hop.
Known to the industry as Candis, this burgeoning female artist has the lyrical poise to fall in line with some of the greatest of MCs, both male and female. With more than a decade of caressing line paper with an ink pen, Candis is solidifying her spot as one of the best to emerge out of the Big Apple. Compelled by the likes of Jay-Z, Notorious B.I.G, Nas, Foxy Brown, Lil Kim, Missy Elliott, DMX, and Tupac, it is her very own life experiences growing up in Brooklyn’s Farragut & Fort Greene Projects that allow Candis to demolish any microphone she encounters speaking truth whenever she breathes air into the mic.
It was in 2003 when Candis composed a tear-jerking number in reference to her years growing up and the loss of her grandmother, titled “It’s OK” that she started to see hard work and dedication pay off. The song earned her a $10,000 college scholarship in the annual BMG World of Expressions songwriting contest. Candis has a message in her music that separates her from her peers — a “heart-felt” message that captures the essence of hip hop. Candis is a constant reminder of what the entertainment world is missing.
Given the AKA “SheIsHipHop” by a former business partner after seeing her work in the booth, the moniker became a no brainer! Since the 2011 release of her self-titled mixtape “@SheIsHipHop“, Candis has performed at some of the hottest spots along the East Coast, as well as appeared on internet radio shows throughout the world, gaining fans on every continent. While most suffer the loss of their mixtape buzz after a while, Candis continues to reign. Her work has landed her appearances on MTV’s RapFix Live and on Shade 45’s “Sway in the Morning” show.
In 2012, Candis received three major award nominations including Most Original Female Artist and Best Female Rapper of the Year, which proves that this young lady is already making her mark in the game. Her website SheIsHipHop.com also received an award for Best Artist Website within 6 months of its launch. Candis not only uses her website as a platform to promote her music, but she also blogs about community issues and promotes other artists as well, including the “Queen of the Month” section that honors other women working hard at pursuing their dreams.
In 2013, Candis formed DreamHouse Entertainment LLC with the vision of not only creating great music, but also with the intention of using her influence and experiences to make a difference in the lives of others. She volunteers her time regularly as a mentor and leader in youth-focused programs, proving that just as much as she breathes music, her passion to make a difference is just as great.
Candis is currently a nominee for Best Female Lyricist of the Year in the Youth Gospel Entertainment & Arts (YGEA) Awards and is definitely the Artist to Watch in 2015 and beyond!
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