- Posted December 2, 2013 by
Beacon, New York
Charlie Kelsey-Lady Raps The Blues
Upstate New York's best kept secret is a diamond hidden ready to shine. Female Hip Hop artist Charlie Kelsey, Born Charisma King in 1986 in Sacramento, California is the youngest daughter raised in a single parent home in Newburgh, NY also known as Murder Capital. She witnessed unruly drug violence, murder and criminal activities throughout her entire life.
As a outlet to the horror she's saw, she began writing poetry at the age of seven years old, in which these pieces of work turned into rap writings.
The Golden age of Hip Hop influenced her writing extremely. She was particularly smitten with the music of the female artist such as MC Lyte whose stories and punchlines gave her much satisfaction as she related those writings to her own life as a child. The story lines of that old school rap vibe provoked an unstoppable quest to further her passion of poetry and rapping to musical renditions of hood conscious messages.
In 2013 she dropped her first mixtape, entitled "Lady Raps The Blues" where she shared insights of poverty, crime and the uplifting of personal insecurities she endured throughout her life.
During her teenage years she appeared of the Ricki Lake Show where she tied in first place in a freestyle rap competition and won ten hours of studio and an audition at Showtime at the Apollo. After her stint on air for the first time she noticed that an industry professional single and underhandedly stole one of her writings which later topped the Billboard charts and made millions of dollars. After many years of self evaluation she suffered depression and use this struggle to educate herself with the music industry and business so that she may once again triumph. Charlie Kelsey is a upcoming hip hop artist on the rise who raps her blues to a different beat so that she can tell her stories of the ugly truth of humanity and at the same time educate her peers to limit pain that others may one day have to foresee.