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)?
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.