Blaq Carrie is a Hip Hop artist musician, religious music lover , and good music follower. Born and raised in Harare, Zimbabwe, the artist fell in love with hip hop and began writing and rapping at the age of fifteen, drawing inspiration from influences like Lauryn Hill, Kanye West and Nas. Upon landing in Australia, BC set about making her mark, being nominated in 2012 and 2013 to participate in an independent music research project called the 100 Song Project. It was also in 2013 that the artist experienced a breakout year, winning the Triple J Unearthed Spring Hip Hop Festival competition and seeing her single, “Let There Be Hope, feat. Adam George,” win the Queensland Music Award ‘Best Urban Song’ and the Australian Independent Award and Music Video Award as well. Zan Rowe and Richard Kingsmill both gave the track a 4/5 rating on BC’s Unearthed page. In 2014, BC continued the momentum with the release of a free project titled 'Best Wishes' which was a mixture of 6 songs with both original production and mixtape raps. This year saw BC perform at the Australian festival Big Sound and The Guardian named Blaq one of the 10 Buzzy talents from Big Sound to watch.
Born in Harare, Zimbabwe, BC was influenced from a young age by musical artists such as Aaliyah, Lauryn Hill, Kanye West and Jay Z. Succeeding with originality, BCâ€™s story reflects a background of passion, positive energy and grounding support. At the age of fifteen Blaq Carrie began writing and rapping, where she recalls her first memory of performing in front of a live audience as â€œabsolutely terrifying, it was completely the opposite of the expectations I had in my head.â€ With the music industry becoming increasingly saturated with talent, BC believes the only way to stay relevant and originalÂ is to remember â€œstay true to yourselfâ€.
Over her career BC has achieved opening for Allday, 3Sixty, as well as being nominated and participating in the 2012 and 2013 QUT 100 Song Project. In 2013 she won the triple j Unearthed Sprung Hip Hop Festival competition, the Queensland Music Award for Best Urban Song, and the Australian Independent Award for her single â€œLet There Be Hope, feat Adam Georgeâ€.
Brisbane QLD, Australia