Nadirah X is a rising talent in the music business who is creating waves with her explosive lyrics, wordplays, and punchlines. She lives in Los Angeles and is a singer, songwriter, and rapper.
Nadirah’s musical talent is unmatched, and she has made a name for herself as one of the best female MCs in the business. Her position in the business has been firmly established.
The journey that Nadirah has taken with her music has been nothing short of incredible. She is the first rapper in the history of the genre to have collaborated with the great Annie Lennox in terms of songwriting and performance.
In the movie “The Women,” you can hear the pair perform their version of “Womankind” which is included in Annie Lennox’s solo album “Songs of Mass Destruction.”
A number of Nadirah’s songs have reached number one on the charts in the past, including “Nobody’s Coming” with Olaf Blackwood and “Brainstorm” starring Chali 2NA of Jurassic 5, both of which were released in the past. “Let Love Surround You,” her most recent studio album, is a powerful emotional outpouring that shows off her skills as a singer and composer.
Ned Douglas made the album, which features the singing and songwriting skills of the Russian musician Galina Bosaya. The song “Let Love Surround You” is the album’s first single, and it is a slow-paced yet emotionally charged piece with a powerful ethereal hook and chorus performed by Bosaya. Bosaya’s voice is featured prominently throughout the song.
The bonus music video, which was directed by Cindy Gomez and shot by Vadim Zariuta, is a simple but stunning piece of art. It shows Bosaya performing in front of beautiful mountains and a gorgeous sunset.
The music of Nadirah X is not only creative, but it is also a reflection of her own personal experiences, which helps listeners connect with the music on a deeper level. Her music has the unrivalled ability to connect with listeners on an emotional level.
Because she has a unique way of singing and is very good at music, she is quickly becoming one of the most anticipated performers in the music business.
Who are your biggest musical influences?
Peter Tosh, Queen Latifah, Nina Simone, Tanya Stephens, and Jimmy Cliff, to name a few.
What inspired you to write your latest album/song?
I’m always writing, you know, there is a lot going on, on this planet. I enjoy observing not only society but also myself and where I am as a human being as I move from one situation to the next. I believe that shows in the presentation of my music. I try to write from an honest place. So living itself is my inspiration…
What message do you hope to convey through your music?
Love and self-reflection, striving to be a better person, while maintaining strength and patience….
What was the most challenging aspect of recording your latest album?
This project moves with great ease, I’m in no rush. I’m making the music I want and collaborating with my dear friend and super producer Ned Douglas. Having a lot of fun. So far recording with artists I am a fan of like Olaf Blackwood, Chali 2Na, Bosaya and a few more surprises on the way.
What has been your favourite moment or experience as a musician so far?
So many. It’s difficult to narrow it down, hahaha… I’d say performing, recording, and writing with Jimmy Cliff are up there.
How do you balance your personal life with your music career?
I’m the same person, always. So I don’t really have any major balancing acts, lol. It’s a smooth merge.
How do you handle negative criticism or feedback on your music?
I really think when you make authentic art, something that you need to express it’s counterproductive to sit in the moments of someone’s disconnect with the art you’ve created. Some will gravitate because it speaks to them and some won’t and that’s quite fine.
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians trying to make it in the industry?
I don’t have a formula for “success,” but I would say enjoy what you’re doing; the process should be enjoyed.
Do you have any upcoming projects or releases that you’re excited about? Yes. A few things are in the pipeline that I’m working on…
Do you have any plans to branch out into other genres or styles of music?
I think over my career so far I’ve touched on quite a few genres, I love collaborations so I’m always open to making different types of music.