Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Imani Blair (She/Her and I'm an entertainer.

How did you get into what you do creatively?

I've been doing music since I was 10 years old and it's always been apart of me. I was blessed to perform at Showtime at the Apollo at a very young age and I've been in love with the stage ever since.

What themes do you pursue in you work?

Honestly, I'm very multifaceted. I may talk about getting my ass ate in one song like "Lena the Plug" then talk about human trafficking in another like "Shoot Em". I have a lot of thoughts, ideas, and feeligs and I want to talk about it all in my music.

What memorable responses have you had to your work?

With my new video "Shoot Em, a lot of women have reached out and thanked me for discussing human trafficking. A lot of the stories and events are going under the radar and I don't know why. The Human trafficking epidemic is very dear to my heart and I'm blessed that it's touching other people the way it's touched me.

What/who influences you?

God, My mom. I love real life stories and hearing about different walks of life from different people. I visited the National Museum of African American History a few days ago and was so inspired from it. I feel like I owe it to my ancestors to be the best I can be and to spread a dope message.

What makes your work necessary (to you, to others, to the community)?

"Shoot Em" is necessary because it definitely tells the story of the human trafficking epidemic. I have another song called "June 1st" and it's pretty much my life story. Then I have fun club tunes like "Heels On", and "Lena The Plug" just for when you want to have a good time. I think all of those are very necessary at different times. 

Where can we find you?

@imaniblair on IG and Twitter for more info.