Kat Dhalia is known for keeping things real and letting us know exactly what's on her mind. Her debut single "Gansta" created a storm of interest earlier this year and this week the Miami, FL rapper returns with her new mixtape "Seeds." With this release, Dhalia further details her developing brand of pop and hip hop that is fierce, personal, always colorful and authentically raw.
Raised by Cuban-born parents in Miami Beach, Kat began singing when she was 8 and started writing songs at 15, ripping instrumentals from YouTube in lieu of a band. "I write my own music," she says. "If you want to break it down, I’m just being myself."
Saving money from a waitressing gig, Kat moved to New York in 2010. She was almost derailed by what she describes as a "toxic relationship," but she got herself out of it, and emerged fired up as a writer, with new insight and a deepened commitment to uncompromising emotional honesty. Coming up with the funds to finance studio time, Kat released a music video and an EP, and signed with Vested In Culture (VIC) shortly thereafter.
Check out some exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of her "Happy And I Know It" that she shot in Miami and has her unique signature all over it. The song is taken from "Seeds" that is available now.