Remedy would be the first to admit that she’s somewhat of an outsider in the world of
rap. With mainstream hip hop evolving into a male dominated, image-obsessed, sexually exploiting industry, how could she not be? Born Kiombre Clark, May 5, 1989 in Hartwell, Georgia, her parents witnessed her love for hip-hop at an early age, when the eclectic sounds of Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B-I-G would play throughout their home, and young Kiombre desperately trying to mimic their hypnotic flows. “ As a child I always loved music and wanted to be on 106 & park. My childhood friend Alicia Jimson and I used to pretend we were performing around the house all the time. Unfortunately I didn’t pursue music as early as I should have, but I feel blessed that I have the courage to do so now.”
Some may not believe that Remedy has only been officially rapping for 2 years. “I realized I have a lot to say. It became a passion of mine when I realized I could express myself creatively after joking around for a short period of time. Words are powerful and I feel as though I can be influential in a positive way when I share my music with the world. Music is a universal language. I am music and everyday is truly a song.” Influenced by her predecessors Lauryn Hill, Tupac, and Missy Elliott, just to name a few, Remedy decided to take the rap world by storm, releasing her debut, “The Resistance (2013)”. In it, the young MC showcases an arena of soulful melodies and in depth profound lyrics that strive to contravene the widely held stereotypes of women in hip-hop. From its first track to its last, the album announces itself as something different; from the raw, emotional narrative of “Comfort Zone” to the caressing essence of “Drowning”. While the album IS born of Remedy’s artistic vision, it benefits from the collaboration of varied producers such as Omito Beats and 010DA, and artists Symphoni, Grace Period, Ro, and Cherelle.
Don’t think for a heartbeat you’ll be hearing the last from this Master of Ceremonies. Although currently not signed and a few shows under belt, Remedy sets her hopes high towards the future. “I’m greatly moved by music and its often all I can think of. I feel music keeps me alive and gives me hope. If you don’t have hope, you don’t have anything to look forward to. That’s what music does for me. I think it takes courage to express yourself. I used to be one of those people that held things inside, but now I feel free ….music sets me free.”