For this MusicMaker post, we were lucky to track down Boston’s Shea Rose and chat with her about Story and how her personal journey helped her to rediscover her own voice. Shea is a personal friend and a huge inspiration - so I’m honored that we can feature her on our FIRST Podcast. I met Shea Rose a few years ago at a Heavy Rotation (Berklee School of Music label) showcase at CMJ in New York City. My wife, Melissa Archie (AE at Hot97), and I totally fell in love with Shea's music and her vibe as a creative force. SO -- Thanks a million for checking this out!!
Shea's Bio: Since graduating from Berklee College of Music in 2011, Shea Rose has been celebrated for her contributions to music, fashion, and philanthropy. She has won multiple awards, was hand-picked by Queen Latifah for a CoverGirl music campaign, and gave a TEDx Talk in 2014 on her journey to re-discover her voice after turning down a major label deal. Shea is currently in the process of releasing her D.T.M.A. (Dance This Mess Around) EP as a six-part music, fashion, and video series that explores her journey and the universal topics of identity, judgment, and self-acceptance.