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Born and raised in the Bronx, NY, IMNOTARAPPER., 20, has always had a love for music. When she was younger, she played congas, piano, clarinet, but eventually stopped. Yet, her creativity remained. "I always thought I had a talent. I just could not put my finger on it when I was younger," she said. Moving into middle school and high school, she started writing, and singing. By 15 she was writing raps. "My biggest inspirations are Nicki Minaj and Eminem and when I had first heard Roman's Revenge in 2010, I said... I wanna rap like that." It took her a while to start creating her sound, and as most teenagers, she eventually experienced her first heartbreak. This sent her into a writing frenzy. "The emotions were so overwhelming, at this point I was like 17 so I thought it was the end of the world." From there she only progressed. "I don't want to be compared to anyone. I'm not trying to match up to anyone. I wanna make the music I like and that I think other people will relate to. I'm a storyteller and writing is the best way to convey my tale. Individuality is something missing in this industry these days, and being a Black gay woman at that, I'm already under scrutiny, but all I can do is be me and inspire others."



Mixtapes Featuring IMNOTARAPPER.

Performances for IMNOTARAPPER.