Every so often, an artist comes along who exceeds your expectations. Someone who, upon that first listen, makes you feel privy to some well-kept secret – a name attached to a voice that, unbeknownst to most, will become a constant presence. For Hip Hop newcomer Poetiic, that time is now. So as you go through the elements that comprise her story, keep in mind the words of Rich Harrison, who put it ever so succinctly, “Talent isn’t always a pre-requisite for a superstar.” Poetiic, as you’re about to witness, is the exception.
Born Shamera Reid out of San Diego California, Poetiic started off singing and dancing to hit records from the Jackson 5 to newer tracks from TLC and Monica, just to name a few. By the tender age of eight, Poetiic had already begun to experience life in the spotlight, performing in front of thousands of people at fashion shows, talent shows, Middle School Events, High School Events. Poetiic even received the opportunity to perform in front of God‘s Property back in 1996. “I honestly sang just because I was feeling the songs on the radio… in the beginning I didn’t think it would get this far to be honest with you,” says Poetiic. “Now this is my life, this is my passion I sing because I love the reactions on people‘s faces. Same goes for spittin, I feel I am bringing something different to the game something well needed. If not now then never you feel me.”
Whether it’s a pitch perfect note, or a display of lyrical fire, Poetiic not only gets the job done, but she also conjures up both the understated elegance and innocence of an era long gone (think a young Missy) as well as the youthful sheen and swagg of contemporaries like MC Lyte and Da Brat. And yet, upon listening to Poetiic tell her own stories through music, and giving GOD GRACE while doing so... you get the feeling she’ll make a mark of her own.