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Conversations with the Inspiring LaDiamond Blue

Today we’d like to introduce you to LaDiamond Blue.

LaDiamond, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I’ve always loved to sing, ever since I was a little girl. I would sing at church, school, wherever I could to feel the passion I get from it. Once I got to college in 2012, singing became more serious and fun at the same time. I would sing for small events, and I was asked to write and sing hooks for rappers on campus that needed a vocalist. From there, I wrote and recorded my own song, and was encouraged to release it as my first single in 2014 “With U.” That moment opened up many doors and I was able to fly home to Cali with my friends and shoot my very first music video. I then knew I wanted to create for the rest of my life. With the help of my team, I now have four music videos under my belt, 1 short film, and 1 project. This is only the beginning. I can’t let my “BlueSouls” down.

Has it been a smooth road?
The road has definitely been bumpy and can be discouraging at times. But then, I have to remember my goal, stay focused, and remind myself that it’s in me and I can make it. Being in a “mans-world” industry is definitely hard. Be nice but not naive, be stern but not mean, be cute, but not flirty, be open, but never vulnerable. These are things, as a young woman, that I had to learn or I would be easily broken. Traits on becoming a businesswoman. If I was to give any advice to young women in this industry, I’d tell them to be about their business, and to treat themselves with the respect they want to receive. Once you master that, the music part is easy.

Please tell us more about your work, what you are currently focused on and most proud of.
I am an Artist. Which Intels: singer/songwriter/performer/editor/director/dancer/actress. I pride myself in my team. I have the most amazing team. My mom, brother, sister, best friend, boyfriend, engineer, etc. in my field, you can’t accomplish greatness without a team. I believe what sets me apart is my aura, my vibe, my image, my flexibility, character, persistence, my team, I mean the list goes on.

What do you feel are the biggest barriers today to female leadership, in your industry or generally?
The biggest barriers to me are letting go of myths. Letting go of the myths that women can’t lead, that this is a mans world, that women are “too emotional to make decisions.” Those women are supposed to stay in the kitchen, have our babies, and clean. That we are supposed to just look cute and stand by our man. Those days are over! Particularly in my industry, I’m tired of the notion that female artist has to have a banging body or they won’t make it, have to sleep their way to the top, and if there’s another female artist as good as you-you have to feud. These rules are unrealistic, cruel, and made by men for men.

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G’Diamond, Ronell Martin, Maneva Currie, Miranda White, Sara Currie, Jazz, cruise

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1 Comment

  1. Von

    June 10, 2019 at 18:51

    Great article! We love her music and style!

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