Stage Name: Nyemiah is my real name. My actual first rap name was ‘Supreme’ which means the highest in authority; but, the name Supreme in Southside Jamaica, Queens [NYC] where I’m from is associated with a lot of negative things. I decided to merge it with my 1st name to give it my own flavor.
Age she wishes to remain forever: I think I would stay 5 years old. I feel like life is so easy as a child. Dreams were so pure and there was no such thing as fear which I think comes into play much more as you get older. I vividly remember the 1st day of kindergarten. It was just the true feeling of free and fearless.
Insteresting Facts about Nyemiah: I eat lemons like someone would eat an orange and I am a complete computer geek. All my friends and family always come to me to fix their electronics.
Dream Collaboration: Definitely Kanye West. He’s an incredible creator and visionary. I absolutely love the energy he brings to his music, interviews, and just his overall art. I think collaborating with him musically would be amazing.
Her sound: I would call it hip-hop 2k13 and it will keep evolving. It’s not the original 90’s feel but there are hints of it through out my music, whether it’s in the beat, the lyrics, or my flow—90’s hip hop and r&b is a huge inspiration for my sound.
Musical Inspiration: Truth. My favorite topic to write about is love and the truth about the pain and happiness it brings. I like to rap about the issues between men and women, double standards, and relationships. Although music can be used to distract us from reality, so many people love it when it’s about something real and honest that can be related to. If I can spark a feeling of passion, I’ve done my job.
Her style: “Sexy-tomboy-cute”. It’s like a fusion of how ever I feel when I wake up. I love colorful sneakers—Jordans, Adidas, Converse—Timberlands and Doc Martens. I wear one piece jumpsuits, cat suits, cut up jeans, flannel shirts, cropped tops and accessories! I like dope chains, name plates, rings, and my gold grills. But my coolest and signature accessory is my long blonde ‘supremacy’ braid.
Her story: I started entertaining by background dancing when I got the opportunity to go on a Chris Brown tour when I was done with high school. After that I got to a place where I didn’t wanna stand behind someone anymore. I wanted to be the entertainer in front. I always loved hip hop and being on stage so, I made my decision to do just that. In a nutshell I started writing lyrics, picking out production, and booking studio time. The day I started, it became an everyday job for me. My big break was when Jim Jones asked me to do the hook on his song “Everybody Jones” and I’ve been going hard ever since. That moment really gave me the push I needed to get going.
On Fans: I want loyal and honest fans. I want them to ride with me through my ups and downs. If my song is whack I want that honest response and if it’s great I want them going crazy. When I perform I love crowd participation so I need my fans to be there turned up, dancing, and yelling in the crowd. I represent the supremacy, which is basically what I refer to all people who aren’t waiting for anyone’s approval or co-sign to do what makes them happy.
What she wants you to take from her music: The diversity and the message. I don’t want to be an artist who makes the same song over and over. Your gonna be surprised every time your hear and new Nyemiah Supreme track. I rap about being in charge and knowing what I want for myself as a girl. I want my female listeners to feel the same—it’s your world girl, own it!
About her EP There can be more than 1: The title is personal for my view on life and female hip hop. I’m very open minded and I consider every option before I make a decision. I hate to to be stuck in one way of thinking when there is more then one way to think. Also I feel like hip hop is an one-track mind when it comes to femcees. The theory that there can only be one at a time is bogus to me. At one point there were multiple females in hip hop—Missy Elliot, Foxy Brown, Lil Kim, Lauren Hill, Left Eye, and Da Brat. I feel like now is the time for that again, since we have so many new female MC’s emerging. I hope my EP title is thought provoking and every one realizes its time to open your mind.
The legacy she wants to leave behind: I came. I saw. I conquered. I tried and I accomplished. A lot of people talk about it but, they are not really about it. I’m really about my dream and I go hard every day to make that happen. When I’m no longer here I want people to say, “Nye put that work in like no other.”
Linking with Timbaland: My manager met with him about a year ago and played him some of my music and videos. He thought it was cool until he saw my “Aim, Shoot” video which really impressed him. He said “that’s it right there, this is the one”. Timb had me come in the next day and start writing and recording to his beats less then 10 mins after meeting him. It was mind blowing because I’m such a huge fan of his production. Getting to work with the producer of Justin Timberlake, Missy Elliott, Aaliyah and Jay Z is incredible and still somewhat surreal to me.
Learning from Timb is really dope. At first I was quiet and observant, watching how he creates and seeing the masterpieces come to life. He showed me how to take my time when creating a song, be free and push the limit, and not to be afraid to stop and start over 10 times if necessary. Every single time you are creating, create like this is the last thing people could hear from you. He told me “you want the music to be for everybody, even the people in the farthest places of the world”. So I started creating from a place any person could enjoy.
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