Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

My government name is Erica Monique. I was born in a little town named Fort Pierce, Florida on October 5th. Childhood experiences were a bit exhausting. Surrounded by spite, envy, and confusion mostly dealt at the hands of your own extended family. I was blessed with awesome parents though. I’ve always felt safe, so I guess things could’ve been worse; but, dealing with the daily struggles of growing up in impoverished neighborhoods can be tough on any kid.

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Tell us about your music career, band name, musical background, experience and skills.

I started as a published poet and then it shifted to songs. I signed with two independent labels between the span of 04-08. Those two separate journeys taught me a lot about the ins and outs of the music industry, as well as, where I envisioned myself in this male dominated league. I began to take music seriously in 2009. My name shifted from Ms. Monique to Beema. Beema fitted me so perfectly. Not only did I have a thang for the high quality, German-engineered vessels– I also considered myself to be sleek, luxurious, sexy, top-of-the-line, fast and desirable. I now go by Beema Monroe, Beema MThree, Beema ThaCodeine, Beema Del’Fuego.. . The list will probably continue to grow! Just know that whenever you hear the name Beema.. . It’s a problem or rather problem solved.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

My primary genre is rap, hip-hop although I may occasionally dabble into r&b or pop culture. I love being unique & unpredictable. The concept behind “Greek Life”, to me, is so exciting. It’s groovy, metaphoric and has a creative double meaning like no other. Within “Greek Life”, Beema seizes the opportunity to salute historically black Greek organizations, while paying homage to phenomenal female greats who’ve paved their own roads to success just as she’s independently attempting to do along her lyrical path to greatness. Using the inference of telling her haters and nay-sayers to ‘step like the Greek-life’ if they’re not truly for her being victorious.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

I vowed, as an artist, to always remain true to myself, my thoughts, my values, and my morals regardless of who I offend. No amount of monetary gain will force me to sell out my beliefs. I embrace the culture of hip-hop which was founded upon bringing attention to social issues/injustices. I will not limit myself to just one aspect of rap. I want to be an agent of change and awareness. Majority of the downs experienced come from males trying to objectify me or my music. Although I love her, I am so much more than my pussy. I graduated from Florida State University, I have beauty and brain.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.

I am a solo artist. I’m not closed to idea of being a part of a group, I have yet to encounter any artists worth giving the idea any serious thought. I often work hand-and-hand with super producer Kandi Dady. He’s known for having jumping, up-beat tunes which, I would say, is missing from mainstream music today. “Greek Life” was recorded at Kandi’s studio, as well as mixed/mastered by him. Usually when we collaborate, it’s epic.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

8 years. I’ve performed throughout Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama. My future goal is for my music to be internationally renowned, creating the opportunity for me to pave a way for deserving others as well as rebuild impoverished communities.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

Writing is so peaceful for me. I can put into my own words what’s currently going on, how I feel, how I felt, or how I would feel. Your creativity is totally up to you, and when others listen, they’re stepping into your world and you owe it to them to make the visit worthwhile to where they can’t wait to come back again.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

I believe it’s making a song that’s catchy, to a certain extent, which can cater to the emotions of the masses. People will forget what you told them, maybe even forget what you did for them, but people will always remember how you made them feel. People want to feel good and music has the power to do that.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

Thanks for your support. Contrary to what other artists may say, I do my music for me. I feel liberated when I write and I feel amazed when I hear the final product. I am a fan of my creativity. So when people tell me how excited my music made them feel… . I feel grateful that others respect my mind. I share that excitement with them because; I too, once had that same feeling. I’m honored that I can help people through situations and emotions with words, or contribute to their vibe with melodies.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

Stay true to yourself, this industry is very expensive, don’t burn bridges and don’t count on overnight successes– you must put in the hard work, time, and dedication.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

I’ve released a total of four mixtapes: Beauty & The Beast (2009), Beauty & The Beast II (2012), Scuse Me (2013), Scuse Me 2wice (2016). One album: I’m a G.a.W.D. (2014). I have over 100 songs, and have won multiple awards at various underground award shows, including mixtape of the year, female artist of the year, new breakout artist of the year, etc.

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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform.

X102.3 in West Palm Beach, Florida, Wutz Hood Radio, iMoveiLive, She Bops, Buck it or Love it, 99 Jams, 91.1fm, Broadtube Music Channel and a host of others over the years. I thank each of them individually for supporting and believing in my movement, I shall never forget and will be forever grateful.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

I write my lyrics before I go to the studio, to avoid wasting time and money. When I go to the studio I like to be strictly in Beema MThree mode.. . That means we ‘on go’. I’m fully prepared to release pressure.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

J. Cole, Jeezy, T.I., Plies and Rihanna.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.

Burga, Mike Smiff, Tarvoria, Star Easy, Monica, Trina, Beyoncé, T.I. Jeezy and Rihanna.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

http://www.BossBabyRecords.com

 http://soundcloud.com/beemaonline

https://open.spotify.com/artist/7JxUGJsHHHW5pSXUyMmmSe?si=wa8a7hOfSMSQyj4UaZUILg

http://www.youtube.com/mademissesmissmo

https://twitter.com/MsBeema

https://www.facebook.com/BeemaMonroe/

http://www.instagram.com/beemaonline

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.

https://beema.bandcamp.com/releases

Scuse Me 2wice: League of her Own (Explicit) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0727R1PYN/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_yZ4eAbEYCWH7Z

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/scuse-me-2wice-league-of-her-own/id1154841656

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

My happiest day was my first day as a parent. My saddest day, ironically, was the day I graduated from college.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

I would square all my debts, pay off home, buy a nice ride, give my close family members a few dollars, then pursue a few good investments. I’d link with the local boys and girls club to organize quarterly resourceful community events throughout the year.


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