Karima Boyd's debut single "Ready" will be available on Monday January 23rd, 2017 at www.karimaboyd.com! Produced by Rodney "RJ" Young, Jr.
I met Karima Boyd at the 2016 Selah Worship Conference this past summer.... an event I "wasn't supposed to be at" to begin with. She was singing prophetically at the morning Harp & Bowl session, and we ended up chatting with Aaron Franklin afterwards... and then missed the entire next session talking about her musical journey!
After talking with her, my first thought was, "This chick is cool than a mug!" lol I thought she was very down-to-earth, and soon after found out she was just a lil' crazy! The coolest thing about her is that she consciously pushed past a ton of fear and doubt to get this single out. She's an amazing vocalist who has been doing it for years, and never released anything. She's that girl that you're always telling, "You should record something!"
What pushed her? It was a decision to stop being led by fear and passionately embrace the purpose God put her on earth to do! AND... she got a little... not-so-little push by her equally cool husband Marquis! When I talked to Karima at Selah, she said, "You gotta meet my husband tonight. He has been ON ME constantly to put out some music!!" She wasn't lying! He's more than supportive.... he's empowering! Kudos to husbands who aren't intimidated by their wife's gifts!
The production process with Karima was pretty dope! We really collaborated and made this one happen. From the arranging all the way to mastering, she was involved. And not in an annoying, micro-managing way, but bringing valuable insights to the table. The fact that we went from Neo-Soul to Rock to Raggae in one song proves we tried a ton of stuff!!! Definitely a first for me!
What's the point? KARIMA SHIPPED. SHE SHIPPED HER PROJECT. SHE CREATED SOMETHING AND PRESENTED IT TO THE WORLD.
Learn from Karima. Be like Karima. SHIP your music. Don't just record it... share it!
This is only the beginning for Karima... because she pressed past fear and shipped, she'll be able to do it again and again and again. All it takes is that first release, and you're off and running.
SALUTE to Karima Boyd, an #ArtistWhoShips.
Download Karima's debut single "READY" on 1/23/17 at www.karimaboyd.com.