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Meet GEM’N.I. of Good Soil Entertainment

Today we’d like to introduce you to GEM’N.I..

GEM’N.I., can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I’ve been writing music and rapping since I was 10yrs old. Growing up, I was heavily influenced by the music and the artists that helped to shape hip-hop culture. More specifically my influences were West Coast artists like NWA, Snoop Dog, YoYo, Spice 1 etc.

When I was 18 yrs old, I began to search for meaning and purpose in life. That lead me down a path of deep soul searching and ultimately finding spirituality. During my transformation, I found it hard to write and rap about the things I now consider meaningless and foolish. I stopped pursuing music for many years. I found love, got married, had a family, and began to pursue the “American Dream”.

After experiencing the hard knocks of life, I was lead back to my first love of writing music. I began to use those difficult seasons in life and make music about them while staying true to myself. After making a song titled My Soul Cries Out and seeing how that song resonated with women from all walks of life, my husband and I began to get serious about making music that feeds the soul. We started our company Good Soil Entertainment and haven’t looked back since. My story is definitely one of suffering, faith, and perseverance.

In 2017 my husband passed away at the young age of 44. As I struggle to embrace my new life of widowhood and being a single mother, life is putting a new song in my heart, one of hope and triumph. Although grief is a very real part of my daily life, I have resolved to not give up on OUR dreams of giving people something meaningful and fulfilling when it comes to being entertained.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It has not been a smooth road. I began to make music again because after being married for 19 years, my husband and I experienced much heartache and pain on the road to discovering what true love is really about. Some of the best songs come from the worst challenges. I was at a point where I hadn’t rapped in so long that I was left without an ounce of confidence. When I decided to give music a try, again, others believed in my gifts and talents so much that I did. They were invested in my dreams more than I was at times and that kind of support kept me going.

Most recently, with the passing of my husband, there have been many days I did not have it in me to write a song, perform at a venue, or connect with fans. It has been the love and support of others that although they gave me my space, they would not allow me to give up. For that, I am truly grateful.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
Good Soil Entertainment is a company driven by its passion to provide entertainment for people that desire something deeper and more meaningful. Like many startups, not having much but a vision to be and to do something life-changing became our mission.

With GEM’N.I. as its debut gospel rap artist, Good Soil Entertainment strives to bring a healthy dose of music and spirituality to a world that is desperate for hope, healing, and happiness.

What were you like growing up?
Growing up I was very shy, quiet, and a complete introvert. I was very insecure about the way I looked, the dynamic of my family, and the ability to find lasting friendships.

Because I was shy, I loved being around people that were the “life of the party”. Urban communities are portrayed with so much disparity but life was fun. I loved my neighborhood, my friends, urban culture, movies, parks, summertime, writing, and dreaming!

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2 Comments

  1. Saundra Marie

    July 12, 2018 at 22:17

    I have had the wonderful pleasure to work with GEM’ N.I. at various House Shows and Events! Her Team and Professionalism work with a level of integrity thant is priceless. If you are wanting to entertain a social group or have an event that is looking for a Faith-Based Performer, GEM’ N.I. will get the job done!

  2. Devin

    July 14, 2018 at 23:30

    I’ve had the wonderful pleasure of watching GEM’ N.I. perform at a few house shows now and have fell in love with the woman she is. Her walk with God comes with no judgement towards anyone and she’s able to fill the room with her love for God & passion for music that will truly make your speakers bump. Her West coast flavor intertwined with the Holy Spirit is truly unmatched! Can’t wait for the next show !

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