She decided to pursue her passion at the age of 12. Today at 22 years old Kendra Black is striving even more. She's got a single featuring Snoop Dogg, “Rude” from her debut EP, The Edge. She's armed with LA’s Trend Def Studios (French Montana, Rich the Kid), as producers, style and looks that kill.
I had the opportunity to chat with her at Hypr Media studios in New York City and got to know her more and hear her story. By the way one of her favorite snacks is avocado!
Kendra Black to me examplify everything about what it takes to be a creative entrepreneurs. She is a dancer, a singer, a songwriter and a business owner. I mean really? That's just amazing.
During the interview, Black touched upon some of her biggest milestones that have lead to where she is today and helping her achieve even more greatness. See, Black grew up studying music as well as acting and ballet. She trained and performed with teachers from the Music Conservatory of Cannes (France) and from The Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan. After graduating from the Kirov Academy of Ballet of Washington DC in 2012, Black relocated to New York City where she put together her team of producers and band members. She collaborated on song co-writes with Bravo’s Platinum Hit finalist Nick Nitolli and Grammy-nominated singer/producer Lachi, and teamed up with the producers at Trend Def Studios in Los Angeles. The resulting product is Black’s new five-track EP, The Edge.
Black has performed on stages in France, Monte-Carlo, Italy, Egypt, the Caribbean, and the US. Her most recent performance was headlining at Webster Hall Studio in NYC, which was hosted by Hot 97’s Laura Stylez. The Hot Zone USA described Black as “an up-and-comer to watch for,” while AXS called her live performance “smoldering” and her voice “intoxicatingly sweet.”
Kendra Black followed her passion and had the support from her parents to support her. This girl knows what it takes to brand! I am really impressed and I look forward to seeing her perform live! Check out my interview with her and ensure to follow her on social media so you can attend her latest gigs and find out about her new songs!