Today we’d like to introduce you to The Homegirl Monie.
Let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I started writing poetry in Junior High. Growing up on Hip Hop and already loving to rhyme and sing from such a young age it was a natural transition into song/rap writing. The hardest part was actually having enough confidence and self-love to commit to the dream.
I was in and out of abusive relationships, gained enough weight to reach 300 lbs., and I hated myself. Confused about growing up in a strict Christian household where everything I was and loved was sinful. I remember washing dishes and coming to a big butcher knife, on the verge of cutting myself. That’s when I knew I needed to make a change. I decided to go to therapy at 21, which ended up being one the decisions that saved my life. The 2nd was having sleeve (weight loss) surgery.
The transformation of soul and body has been extreme. And continues to be the struggle I’m most proud of. If it wasn’t for these decisions I’d never have enough self-love and confidence to commit to this music journey.
I moved to LA from Covina and never looked back. Some would say it’s a sick obsession, I’d argue that they have never known the definition of dedication.
Has it been a smooth road?
Nothing that really matters. All the personal work I accomplished before music has made it so much easier. I genuinely feel unstoppable. The only thing I’d say, as every independent artist would, is the lack of money or resources. We really wear all hats, for me anyways. I don’t have a team or a manager and am still working fulltime so it can be a lot but no complaints here. I chose this life and am proud to live it.
We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I’m a rapper/singer/songwriter. I’m proud of my ability to really make any song, any genre, and it still be 100% ME. I feel just being myself is so diverse and encompassing that I don’t worry about gimics or “going viral”. I’m smart. Very smart. And it’s this aura of power that exudes from my music and me personally.
How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
Sure. I see me blowing up! I see me getting into acting, stand up, fashion, and being a humanitarian. My purpose is to use my God-given talents to create opportunities for others. To put my people on. To change lives! This isn’t all about the money but having the influence and ability to create positive change in this world.
- Website: https://www.thehomegirlmonie.com/
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thehomegirlmonie/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thehomegirlmonie/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/HomegirlMonie?s=09
- Other: song.link/Thecalixy