Guest Star: "I've Been Working On My Grind For A Long Time & Nobody Can Ever Stop That"
Friday, May 20, 2011 5:25PM
[With "Love & Hip-Hop" wrapped up and the new Go For It! film currently in theaters, actress/rapper Somaya Reece reflects on her past 12 months grinding in the streets of New York.]
The past year has been crazy because I've been working on my grind for a long time and nobody can ever stop that. I feel so blessed to have had the opportunities to continue my music and acting as well. To be able to even put my song on [the] Go For It! [movie] soundtrack and in the commercials, it's been a blessing. I feel very blessed.
I've always had a very positive brand. It's kind of weird because when I got on the "Love & Hip-Hop" show, everything on there came across as so negative but that's not at all what everybody knows me as, it's just me standing up for myself.
Coming out to New York was great. When I first came out here, it was a little bumpy at first because my producer and I were looking for a place to live and he helped me. I'm so blessed to have had him to sort of take me under his wing and produced all of my records. Now we could probably put out four albums from everything I have. So that was really exciting for me.
But what I was really excited about is how I'm just glad that everything turned out the way it did. It's so weird the way timing happens with the Go For It! movie starting right at the time "Love & Hip-Hop" [season one] is ending which is great because there's so much going on. While "Love & Hip-Hop" is airing, we are promoting Go For It! now.
Everything has been great. This is what I came out here to do. That's a big piece of my life and my fans know this already because they follow everything I do. I came out, worked on a couple of works with my new sound and all of these other really great records came out of it.
When God has a plan for somebody, no one can stop it.
Somaya Reece is a rapper, radio personality and actress who has origins from the West Coast. In addition to making music, she has taken her talent to the big screen as seen in the new Go For It! film and to the silver screen as one of the main cast members of VH1 reality series "Love & Hip-Hop." While known as a West Coast artist, Reece moved to the New York City region in the late 2000's to continue her career in the music industry.