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Brooklyn, NY | Established. Jan 01, 2016 | SELF

Brooklyn, NY | SELF
Established on Jan, 2016
Solo Hip Hop Reggae




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Album Black Royalty 2016
Fine Life
Va Ca
Can You Feel It
Shut yo Trap

Single Da New 2017



D-Andra​ was born Diandra Farquharson, a reggae baby​ born in Brooklyn but spent her early childhood in Jamaica. One of five children, she was raised by her grandmother in Vineyard Town, Kingston. Daughter to reggae legend Sammy Dread, she attended Vaz Preparatory School by day and sat in on afternoon studio sessions with her father. By the age of 17 she graduated from Wolmer’s High School for Girls with an overall understanding of her Jamaican heritage and culture she maintained a strong affinity for music and sports.

Switching gears from her childhood ambitions of becoming an accountant, her musical abilities, family background and creative interests in school, lead D-Andra towards starting her own band in 2009. The band called “AGuynAGirl”​ has regulary enjoyed opportunities to play for local New York City news stations and has taken stage in some the city’s well-established bars​ and restaurants. During her time with AGuynAGirl, D-Andra enjoyed the opportunity to develop her skills and began branching out into more solo projects by late-2016.

In late 2016, D-Andra also had the opportunity to collaborate with another Brooklyn-based artist named Noel Black (of Corvus Entertainment). The collaboration resulted in a socially charged EP entitled “Black Royalty.”

Most recently, D-Andra has been working on a new album entitled “Soapbox Electra.” The first single "Da New" was released in spring 2017, earned her a spot on AfroPunks Battle of the Bands contest that summer, where she placed as far as the semi-finals. The album is shaping up to be a rhythmic, and lyrically poised collection of tracks from eclectic influences. On it, D-Andra is creating a sound all her own, highly influenced as much by her Jamaican roots as by her families’ musical legacy. She also draws influence from artists like Kanye West, Missy Elliott and Vybz Kartel. The album is expected to release in 2018.

Band Members