Kat Dahlia

New Music: Kat Dahlia – ‘Gangsta’

As the new year approaches and new talent emerges, Sylvia Rhone introduces her newest artist Kat Dahlia (formerly known as Kat Hue). The music industry executive signed the Miami-born rapper-singer-songwriter to her Vested in Culture label with Epic Records after hearing her demos for the first time.

When her parents’ moving company folded following their divorce, Kat and her siblings went to live with their mother. The 22-year-old of Cuban descent reflects on her riches-to-rags childhood on her sultry single “Gangsta.”

“No, I ain’t stuntin’ like my daddy / He’s living with my grammy / Used to be a big baller / He’s surviving off of gambling / But I love him, he’s my daddy / Yeah, I love him, he’s my daddy / Put him in a big house before I ever see a Grammy,” she raps on the raw, yet infectious record.

A storyteller with the mind state of a hustler, Kat is one to watch in 2013. Check her flow below.