IAA: What is your music background
XANDI: I was surrounded by hip-hop and R&B due to a family that was full of djs, rappers and dancers. The soul influence came from my grand-parents and attending church with my aunt. The pop influence came from me stepping outside the box and exploring different kinds of music.
IAA: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
XANDI: It’s my calling! I like to record a lot. It helps to relieve pressure in this everyday struggle called life. I want to release my music to the world so they can hear my story and laugh dance, love, and cry with me..
IAA: What are your songs about
XANDI: My songs are about my personal life experiences with friends, families, and relationships. My music is about enjoying life and doing what I love.
IAA: Who is your fan base directed towards
XANDI: My fan base is directed towards teenagers and young adults.
IAA: Who are your musical influences?
XANDI: My musical influences include Michael Jackson, Aaliyah, Chris Brown, T.I. and Whitney Houston.
IAA: How would you describe your music to people?
XANDI: My music has a “feel good” vibe that makes you dance, laugh and reminisce.
IAA: What makes you stand out from other artist?
XANDI: My colorful dreads and perseverance make me unique.
IAA: What are some upcoming projects, you are currently working?
XANDI: My upcoming mix tape drops February 23 2012and a video is coming soon!
IAA: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
XANDI: My goal is to change the music industry by bringing back “real hip-hop”. I want to teach people that it’s okay to express yourself in a positive manner. My number one goal is to finish high school and attend one of the best colleges for music. In ten years I can see myself being happy with or without money, giving back to my community and touching the hearts of fans.
IAA: How can your fans access your music and contact you
XANDI: You can hear my music via:
Twitter @cmgfirstlady #pheenix
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