Tuesday, November 11, 2014

PHN FemCee-Vember Edition | Amanda Diva – ’40 Emcees’, ‘Trendsetter’, and ‘Catch Me’ [VIDEOS]

Amanda Diva 

Amanda Diva (born Amanda Seales on July 1, 1981) is a multi-talented artist from Los Angeles CA that spent most her life in Orlando, FL. As a teenage she appeared onscreen, including in Nickelodeon’s short-lived My Brother and Me, but she still decided to study theater at a university. During college, upon the suggestion of a friend, the she first began to write her own spoken word work, and by 2002 she had appeared on Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam.

In 2004 Amanda Diva debut mixtape, It’s Bigger Than Hip-Hop, Vol.1, a combination of her rhymed and sung material, hit the streets, and soon she had lined up a gig on MTV2 and Sirius Radio hosting the daily Hip-Hop Nation show, plus joined the DJ/Don Cannon/DJ Sense-helmed Aphilliates crew, and published a book of poetry, as well as obtained her master’s degree in African-American studies from Columbia.

In 2007 she took over for the departed Natalie Stewart in Floetry’s tour, put out the ‘Mick Boogie’ mixtape Still Sucka Free, Vol.1, and in December she released Life Experience, the first of a planned EP trilogy, with Love Experience and Live Experience set to follow. ~ Marisa Brown, Rovi

Source: Billboard,  YouTube


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