04.13Nefertiti Interview on Lyrical Venus! Tue 4/13
When Decatur, Georgia songwriter Nefertiti wrote an email of introduction, she described her music as “Acoustic Gangsterism” and went on to explain that the style “is a mix of reggae, hip-hop, folk, rock, soul, and blues. The music comes out sounding like Kanye West and Jill Scott’s love child had a love child with Lauryn Hill and Lil’ Wayne’s love child, all grown-up.”
I was instantly intrigued! Further exploration of her links and sites quickly showed that Nefertiti is a highly passionate, soulful and creative individual who is completely true to herself. The world definitely needs more of those kind of people!
It is fascinating to find out that Nefertiti actually started out on brass instruments in school, playing trumpet at the age of 12 and being in honors bands from that first year up through her senior year. At 15 she started writing poetry. In 2005, her poetry and music worlds collided after a few guitar lessons, and Acoustic Gangsterism was born.
Between Nefertiti pounding the Open Mic pavement and being gifted a laptop in college, Acoustic Gangsterism got a chance to grow up from being a baby. Nefertiti and the nefTUNES have played all around Georgia and have lots more dates coming up this year. I have a feeling Acoustic Gangsterism is going to end up having a few babies of it’s own.
In the meantime, check out Nefertiti’s websites so you can say you knew about it way back when:
Tune in to Lyrical Venus from 9-10am Central on KRUU-LP 100.1 FM here in town, and at kruufm.com online from anywhere for your weekly dose of female singer-songwriters. Nefertiti will be calling in at 9:30!