Meet Bre’Ashia Love, the bright, rising star who is showing up and showing out for her home town of Saginaw, Michigan!
Early on, Bre’Ashia discovered that using her music as a conduit to express her feelings and vent her frustrations was not only therapeutic, but her pain gave the music a genuine and passionate sound.
“Creating music is definitely an outlet for me. Some people scream and cry…I write. Funny, I hated reading and writing when I was in school! All of my notebooks were filled with misspelled poems instead of my assignments. (Laughing) Now writing brings me peace and hit songs.”
She has been a lover of poetry and music for as long as she can remember. “As a child I lived with my grandma. She raised me in the church where all of my family members sang, danced or played an instrument. When I was 9 years old my Aunt built this little closet studio in our house. She was the first person to put me in a booth to record music. After that studio came and went, I used our house phone’s answering machine to record and playback my music. I really had to get creative with it! (Laughing) Thankfully by the age of 14 I was recording in professional studios.”
Bre’Ashia prides herself on being original and not following the capricious trends in Hip-Hop. “I feel like there’s a shortage on real rap, especially among female rappers. We can’t all rhyme about sex and shopping sprees, DAMN! My songs come from the heart and have substance. Because of this I connect with my fans on a deeper level. I spit every verse so vividly you can almost see the video in your head.”
She plans to shift the culture and remind her peers that they can be sexy without rapping about it in everything song. “I really feel like we’re lost when I listen to today’s music. Everyone is trying to sound like whoever is popular at the moment. As female emcees, we must remember that we can be sexy as hell and still rap intelligently. We are more than sex symbols who can twerk for a BIRKIN bag. As an artist, I want my fans to come away feeling enlightened after listening to me. I don’t spend much time checking out what’s new on the radio, I prefer to bump old school Hip-Hop and R&B, Nicki Minaj, Beyoncé or myself.”
If she wasn’t making music, Bre’Ashia says she would probably be a videographer shooting music videos or a beautiful bride starting a family overseas. “I enjoy watching a video come together from start to finish, it’s so exciting. I would love a chance to be on the other side of the camera. I also served in the armed forces for a little over four years and had the pleasure of seeing different places and experiencing other cultures. One of my tours was in Korea and I loved it there! I could see myself settling down and growing a family there.”
Her biggest musical influence is Whitney Houston. “Whitney grew up in a church like I did and then became ‘part of the world’ (as the church people say when you stray away from gospel music), yet she still sang about how she loved the Lord. In my eyes she made it okay to live in my truth and still love God, and that is a beautiful thing.”
She has many other favorite artists who inspire her musically such as Lauryn Hill, Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, DRAKE, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Eminem, J.Cole and D.Smoke. Quite an impressive line-up!
Bre’Ashia Love’s goal is to be one of those artists who create timeless music and build a lasting legacy, no matter how long it takes. “I will trust GOD and trust the process. I’m closer to the finish line than I am to the starting gate, there’s no way I’m giving up on my dream!”
She is currently working on tracks for her debut mixtape, “PLATINUM PRINT”. It is slated to drop in the fall of 2021, kicked off by her new single “MMB”, which drops on September 30 ,2021. While you wait on that check out her “Lemon Pepper Freestyle” on YouTube.
Follow her on Instagram @iambreashialove and watch out for new music and upcoming performance announcements.
Bre’AshiaLove “Lemon Pepper Freestyle”: