BY: GABY MORENO
Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,
I am proud to present my first audio interview with the humble and talented Cheryl Key! As Queen Latifah raps, “Ladies first!”, who better to start off my audio interview series than with this beautiful singer and person. Cheryl is a talented singer who I met by going to Black Xpression Open Mic on Fridays at La Bodega Gallery in Barrio Logan. I know you might be thinking this is a Hip Hop and Horror blog, but I believe R&B and Soul music are an extensions of Hip Hop/Rap. Actually Soul music precedes rap music! Just wanted to get that out of the way lol. Cheryl is an amazing performer not only does she sing, she also writes poetry and has a lot of love to give! She is a genuine human being!
Earlier this year she was the featured artist at Black Xpression. If you were there you know it was an unforgettable experience! Cheryl is one of my favorite performers to watch. She literally pours her soul and emotion into every song or poem she performs. She radiates love! I have included a clip of that night so you can witness a glimpse of her star power! Without further a do please listen to the conversation we had about her journey as a singer/poet, why she fell in love with music, what the word “love” means to her and amongst other topics.
Thank you Cheryl for your time and being open to do this interview! I truly appreciate you!!! Also a special shout out and thank you to the Black Xpression family! Thank you for having the platform for individuals like myself and Cheryl that allow us a safe and supportive environment to express ourselves. As well as a dope place to build friendships with other creatives! Will forever be thankful with you all! To my readers and supporters hope you all enjoyed reading this interview! Until next time horror fiends and hip hop heads. While you’re at it please feel free to follow my blog on social media @7octoberz and Facebook!