MUSIC ASSENT’S FEATURED ARTIST OF THE WEEK…Lil Keisha from Chicago, IL ♫
Recording Artist Lil Keisha, born Keisha Coleman, was raised on Chicago’s West Side. From a young age, Lil Keisha was a music enthusiast with influences including Missy Elliot, R.Kelly, 2Pac, Lauryn Hill and other greats. At the age of 10, Lil Keisha formed a music group with her younger sister, and called themselves, Unique.
In an industry that’s extremely challenging for young women to move beyond stereotypes, she has embraced her own unique style, setting trends and earning the respect, admiration, and loyalty of her fan base. Lil Keisha took matters into her own hands, creating an all female series called the Chicago CYPHER in 2016, bringing Female Unity to the forefront.
Lil Keisha has taken on a philanthropic role as well, organizing community events, feeding the homeless, and recently created a Back to School book bag giveaway. In her own words, “Put the guns down and get your hustle up!”
Lil Keisha began taking the internet by storm, creatively utilizing the power of social media, garnering the attention of Platinum Recording Artist Monica, with the #SoGoneChallenge submission video being reposted by the famed singer. Lil Keisha has released a multitude of videos on YouTube and a series of mixtapes, entitled RBM (Real B**** Motivation).
She’s performed at shows throughout the Midwest, while also opening for popular mainstream artists such as Dej Loaf and Migos. In the fall of 2017, Lil Keisha brought her own seat to the table debuting her highly anticipated EP, “Bride of Chucky,” featuring Chicago megastar Shawnna.
She turned it up another level with the release of her single “Waves.” As she displays her versatility rapping, writing, producing, and now adding singing to her vocal arrangement, Lil Keisha is the powerful new wave of the music culture.