Khalilah Rose
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Khalilah Rose

New York City, New York, United States | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
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"Bob Marley Tribute"

Reggae music powerhouse Khalilah Rose, and Big Boss Band. - New York Times


"An amazing new comer named Khalilah made her debut as well, and captivated the audience with her beautiful music."

"An amazing new comer named Khalilah made her debut as well, and captivated the audience with her beautiful music." - Jamrock Magazine


"12/30/2010 Interview with KHALILAH "HUGE Talent BIGGER Heart""

DJ Logo-- When did you 1st start doing music?
Khalilah-- I started really doing my music seriously like for four years now.
DJ Logo-- What made you start?
Khalilah-- I always wanted to do this. It was a burning desire. Like an obsession. I couldn't take it anymore. It was
driving me mad not being in the studio, not being on stage. I wanted to relay my message to the world.
DJ Logo-- And what message is that?
Khalilah-- I knew you were going to ask me that (smile) I actually have many messages. Like being positive and not promoting violence and sex. Even though this is life, it seems like that is all music is about these days. Hopefully, I can inspire other artists like myself to be strong and a role model for society.
DJ Logo-- Like the song "No Gunz" you just shot a video for? Is that song for any current project your doing?
Khalilah-- "No Gunz" is a song that basically licks out against those politicians in many countries such as Jamaica
that put these guns in the hands of young men to kill each other. It is apart of my EP releasing early 2011.

- C.Y.P.H.E.R Magazine By DJ Logo


Discography

"No Gunz" recorded:
2009. It was produced by Carl James and written by me Khalilah herself.
"Your Eyes" released:
Khalilah recorded in late 2009 and was released as a single October 2010 by house of Riddim in Austria. It was written by creative Khalilah and recorded at Phillip Smarts studio in Freeport Long Island, NY. Video was early 2010.

Capelton:
Shared stage in 2008
Luciano:
Shared stage in 2007
Gyptian:
Shared stage in 2009
Yami Bolo:
Shared stage in May 2010
Kymani Marley,India Irie, and Gramps Morgan:
Shared stage in 2009. Khalilah opened up for these atrist at SOB's rock with Squeeze
Etana:
Opened up for NY shows while Ethna was on her tour for her debut album in 2009.
Yami Bolo may 2010 shared stage.

-Completed a duet with "Lutan Fyah" 2010 called "Jah is Living". Produced by "House of Riddim".

Album coming out this summer!

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Bio

"The hotter the battle, the sweeter the victory." With the upcoming release of my sophomore album, "Zion's Lullaby" I am ready to have every listener hear my story.
My life as a performer started very early. Or at least I tried. I remember when I was 6, I begged my mom to bring me to an acting agency. Not knowing much about the entertainment field she brought me to a local Long Island racist agency that turned me away with the excuse that I needed to fix my teeth. That let me down but didn't stop me from rising. Instead, I turned to music and was involved in the school choir, band and started song writing when I was 12.
Acting was still on the radar for me. In college I acted in a few productions, took classes and even scored paid gigs writing, producing and performing skits for grade school students against high-risk behavior. I was ready to soak up any great opportunity I could get. That didn't work out, so here I am writing my music bio.
I had many disappointments early in my music career. Met crooked people who wanted to take advantage of me. I decided to finish my master's of education in college while working in a homeless shelter. Music rang in my head. I couldn't oppress the urge. I started recording again and completed my freshman album that never launched.
A little while later, I started working with Purpose in which I recorded my first single for my sophomore album entitled "No Gunz." This song attracted many individuals in the reggae scene. I was given the opportunity to host a t.v show directed towards the Caribbean community in NYC. The urge to be the star started to kick me. I had no choice but to STOP interviewing these "BIG STARS OF REGGAE." Jah was calling me.
I reached out to "the who is who" of roots reggae in NYC to be the opening act for their shows but was constantly denied. I continued to record with Purpose and prayed the Most High will open doors. I was not giving up & I stayed focused with a solid meditation. I said to myself, it is all or nothing. So with no management & very little support from the roots reggae circle in NYC, I had to prove that I am here to do Jah work. I continued to work the underground circuit and was given opportunities from New York underground promoters. Eventually, I reached out to LUTAN FYAH to collaborate. With all Rasta love & support he was happy to voice a song with me called "Jah is Living" produced by House of Riddims, out of Austria. I also recorded "Your Eyes" with them out of Phillip Smart’s studio. " Your Eyes" is making a great impact worldwide.
With my drive and energy to be heard, I was getting to know more of the "serious individuals" who saw something special in me. Unfortunately, many came & went. Many gave me offers. Many wanted to change the way I dressed, told me they wanted more sexiness or that I should let my hair down. Some just wanted to be my man. But there is no price tag on my soul. I make music to uplift the masses. I strive to make today better for the children. My album "Zion's Lullaby" is more than music. It is my experiences, my struggles, my joys, and my hopes for the world. The album features Turbulence, Lutan Fyah & productions from Carl James (Purpose), House of Riddim, Fifth Element Records & Dean Fraser. .... Google Khalilah Rose for more info & new music... Album drops November 2011
Call 347 382 4295 for bookings and info...