The Rap: Kay-Doe Rising
Kay-Doe on music: â€œThereâ€™s not a lot of females in the music industry so I tend to deal with males more and if you donâ€™t stay strong and determined they will break you.â€?
Where Sheâ€™s From: Kay-Doe, a Toronto, Canada-born artist whose sign is Sagittarius, was raised in the East Side of Toronto Scarborough. â€œMy family background is Jamaican,â€? she tellsÂ The Black Star News.
â€œI went to a lot of schools growing up just because of the life I was livingâ€”I was mainly interested in the streets,â€? she adds. â€œBut when I went to college I took something I was interested in and finished, so thatâ€™s a good thing.â€?
â€œBeing a female in the industry has itâ€™s pros and cons,â€? Kay-Doe continues, discussing the challenges she faces. â€œI feel like it has more cons than pros. Iâ€™m a very strong, smart female and I like to say what I feel. Thereâ€™s not a lot of females in the music industry so I tend to deal with males more and if you donâ€™t stay strong and determined they will break you.â€?
Where Sheâ€™s Going: â€œIâ€™m very blessed to be at this stage of my career,â€? Kay-Doe adds. â€œMy single is dropping Summer of â€™07, Make It Hot. I ran 5,000 units of my mix CD, 2 Hot 4 Da Streets, in Toronto and New York and I have a lot of people requesting me for collabs, beats, interviews, modeling, showsâ€”itâ€™s just crazy but I love it.â€?
Kay-Doe Words Of Wisdom: â€œBe determined and have confidence in what you do.â€?
Kay-Doe Secrets Of Success: â€œAlways stick to what you want until you get it, then you move on. Remember, all the things that try to come in your way, are going to make you appreciate what you get in the end.â€?
Kay-Doe Five Favorite Musicians/Entertainers: â€œ2PAC, Monica, Mary J-Blige, Mc Lyte, and Jay-Z.â€?
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