Today we’d like to introduce you to Melah Deuce.
Melah, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
At two years old, my mother was murdered, and as a kid I always tried to find different way to express myself. I discovered my love for music after I heard Eves song “love is blind” I was so intrigued by her storytelling through music that at just 11 years old I wrote my very first song. It was so effortless to put my emotions on paper it just flowed. Eventually, I started recording my songs and then performing. My first time getting on a stage was nerve wrecking but once that music dropped I knew where I wanted to be, who I wanted to be and where my life was supposed to be headed. In the prime of my career, I got pregnant with my daughter, and put music on a hold for almost six years. I guess it’s true what they say “you can run but you can’t hide” because no matter how far I ran or how long I went without doing music I was constantly reminded of where my heart belongs.
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?
Absolutely not. Far from smooth but very much so worth it. Many times I lost my faith and even my passion. I saw other people passing me up and I just didn’t feel it was fair. I worked hard, blood, sweat and tears and still felt like I was running in place. It’s not a good feeling. But I chose to get up and continue on instead of laying down defeated. I’ve always been stubborn, so you better believe I’m always ready to put up a fight for what I believe in. I’m a strong believer that anything worth having is worth fighting for. There have been times where my financial situation wasn’t the best, you will hear about those situations through my music because I use every obstacle I face as material. I know the crowd is gone feel me because we all been broke and down on our luck before! I just try to keep it as real as possible, I don’t wanna fake it till I make it. I just wanna make it so I never have to fake it.
We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I’m a rapper out of Cali, my truth is in my music. I also sing, arrange and write my own music. I can definitely say I’m most proud of myself for not giving up even though life’s trials. Just this year alone I’ve dropped a mixtape, two singles and three music videos and a hat line on my own, no sponsors just me. I’m currently working on starting a non profit organization for foster youth that might be interested in writing music . I know it can be therapeutic, so I wanna offer those services to kids who might need it. Nothing sets me apart from others, I’m just like everybody else and that’s what makes me so relatable. I’m not here to convince you I’m different, I want you to know I’ve been in your shoes, I’m not perfect, I’ve had my bad days. When you look at me and what I’ve been through I want you to see yourself ! I want to be a living example that anything is possible
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
Losing my mom will always be the worse thing that ever happened to me, but I find beauty in knowing I can continue to keep her alive through my music. At some point, I didn’t know how to express my feeling but music had given me the chance to let the word in. And it’s a relief, I can’t even explain the release I feel when recording. Sometimes I cry, but it’s never tears of sadness anymore it’s more of a relief. To carry what feels like the weight of the world on your shoulders for so many years, and to finally be able to drop it off and never pick it back up is a blessing.
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