Published on July 13th, 2017 | by Just Jay0
Who is Mobile Alabama’s Bianca Clarke?
Bianca Clarke is an American singer, songwriter, and rapper, born in Mobile, Alabama. Bianca always knew music was her calling, at a very young age started honing her skills by singing in her local church’s choir. As a result of her love for all things music, she naturally started writing poems and her own songs. Throughout her youth, Bianca continued to listen to great artists such as Missy Elliott, Lauryn Hill, Trina and Lil Wayne, which helped her to further understand the makings of a hit record. After graduating high school, Bianca decided she wanted to round out her musical skills by merging her natural talent with a formal education in the art of music.
In 2012 Bianca starting attending the Art Institute of Atlanta, where she studied music production and sound engineering. Quickly making a name for herself around the campus. By the end of her first year Bianca decided it was time to pursue music full time. Bianca independently released her debut mixtape “Triple Threat” producing the local hit “Tattoo,” which caught the ear of the music director at the Cumulus-owned radio station, 93BLX, in Mobile, Alabama, and was instantly added into rotation. With her record blasting on the airwaves and her name buzzing in the city, Bianca began to invade the open mic circuit of Alabama performing at every showcase, industry function and local venue with an audience. Bianca’s relentless approach garnered even more exposure, as she was labeled the “Rising Queen of Mobile” by the Alabama Press Register.
To follow up the success of her debut mixtape, Bianca headed back into the studio, to work on her next project, “Direct Message,” which she dropped in October of 2015. The release was met with high praise and once again became a local favorite receiving more acclaim than her previous release. Direct Message was filled with hits, two in particular, “Queen” and “Neva Know,” becoming instant street anthems and mainstays on Mobile’s own, 93BLX and 100.3 The Beat. The success of this release bolstered Bianca’s career and played a huge part in her being the exclusive opening act for female rap sensation, Dej Loaf at the Soul Kitchen in Mobile, AL. Bianca’s stage presence and energy caught the eye of Dollah Dae, owner of Splash Life Booking, who ended up signing Bianca to his booking agency, giving her a major platform to showcase her one-of-kind talent.
This magical partnership has afforded Bianca opportunities to open up for some of the hip hop’s hottest stars like Gucci Mane, Boosie, Young Dolph, Lil Uzi Vert & Chanel West Coast. In addition to single performances, Bianca is currently touring with Hip-Hop legend Trina. During a sold out show in Florida, Trina personally co-signed Bianca live on stage.
Bianca Clarke’s buzz continues to grow at a rapid pace, with numerous electric performances under her belt, a few tour placements, two well-received musical projects, and being the recipient of a total of 14 awards, given to her at five separate Gulf Coast Music Award shows, Bianca is ready to take her career to the next level as she preps the release her debut album “Holy Trinity”.
As you see your self, who is Bianca Clarke?
I am a God fearing, passionate, talented woman.
What brought you to the entertainment industry and music specifically?
I always used to sing lead in my church choir growing up, as well as excelled in my reading and writing skills. Once I got to high school, I got into the honors chorus. I knew then I wanted to go to college for music. Once I graduated, I attended the Art Institute Of Atlanta for Audio Production. It was then when I knew I wanted to pursue a career in music.
What and/or who influenced the sound you bring today?
I’m highly influenced by Trina, Nicki Minaj, Missy Elliot, Mia X, and Monica.
What’s happened in your career that makes you feel this is the industry for you?
God gave me conformation that this was for me at one of my shows with Trina, she told me in front of a sold out crowd that I was amazing and told everyone they should support me. I’ve always looked up to her, so that was motivation for me.
What was the biggest obstacle in getting to your current career phase?
The biggest obstacle I’ve had so far is not really getting the credit I think I deserve. This is a male dominated field, so sometimes females get overlooked. I’ve learned to stand my ground, and demand respect.
What do you want people get from your music?
I want people to hear the realness in my music. My music has a feeling because it comes from a real place, I’m very relatable.
Tell us about your current project?
I just dropped my new mixtape ” Queen Of Tha South”, it was inspired by the television show. I feel like the industry is wide open for a new female from the south. I’m claiming the title.
What do you feel has been your greatest life achievement so far?
The biggest achievement I’ve had so far is when I performed at the biggest club in America and rocked out “Club Lavela”
If you could collaborate with one artist, living or dead, who would it be and why?
I would love to collaborate with Monica.
If you had to pick one song of yours, that really explains YOU, what would it be?
My song “Queen” really shows my personality. The lyrics show how i really feel about life in general.
Last but not least, HYPE wants to know…What’s your CRAZIEST “Where they do that at?!” moment…
Lol, well a fan just recently followed me home. I think that topped all the crazys!!
Interviewed By: Just Jay