We had the good fortune of connecting with Amirah Kane and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Amirah, what do you attribute your success to?
Due to the fact that what I do is for a much larger cause than myself, gaining success would greatly impact not just me but the whole world. As an artist and a promoter of authentic art, I strive to uplift good intentions through my brand. Art allows us to connect with each other. My art inspires my people to want better for themselves and our culture.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I have always dreamed of creating something I can call my own. I had two bullet points on my list: start a family and start a business. Working a regular 9-5 schedule was not my cup of tea since I couldn’t be creative. Being creative meant taking risks. It’s never easy to work against the grain and make decisions the majority opposes. My rebellious zeal was fuelled by hearing “no” so often, so I quit my job and started my own company. A challenge I encountered once my journey began was re-discovering my creativity. Music has always been an integral part of my life. When I was a teenager, I wrote poetry and sang. After getting married and having a family, I left those things behind. For me, my family was most important, and they still are. Somehow, I wanted to reconnect with my artistic passion through writing. Lyrically Stated is the name of the writing service I created. I have always enjoyed listening to music and giving my unique perspective on songs that appeal to me. I believe that art contributes to society’s healing and unity. Sharing my views opens the door to further discussion on issues we face in society. I now have a platform where my perspective is respected. I became more successful when I found my voice in the words I wrote. I help independent musicians tell their stories and spread their messages through my interpretations. Sharing my perspective helps their fans to connect with them beyond the surface.

The priority of my brand is to keep dope music and creativity alive. Taking “no” for an answer would have prevented me from helping others in the way I do. Risk-taking to me is finding the margin and busting straight through it. As a black woman who is an entrepreneur, my opportunities are very marginalized. We live in a society that expects us to stay complacent and comfortable. As a creative writer, I use my art to change the world’s perception of women’s intelligence. With my art, I break barriers that are holding women back from prospering creatively.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If my best friend were visiting the area and wanted the best time ever, I would set up the dopest itinerary. The must-go local eateries to me are black-owned establishments like Wilson’s Restaurant & Live Music, Relish, Amari’s, and Black’s Blues Social. These places will be worth going to because they offer great food, fantastic music, and keeps the vibes right with their hospitality. In the words of Mary J. Blige, I love sharing my world to the people who are closest to my heart. I would expose my friend to some of the behind-the-scene experiences in the music industry. We’d visit some open mics, hit up a studio sess, and go to a poetry jam. I have a bit of a righteous and competitive spirit so I would also take her to this dope arcade in the area called Round 1. Lastly, would then take her to the Jazz in The Park concert series that takes place every Monday during the summer in Camden, New Jersey.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
First and foremost I would like to Shoutout to my beautiful family who supports my hard work and dreams. My husband goes way beyond what is expected of him when it comes to supporting me. My children, Amala and Tafseer, they give me the motivation and energy to keep going. My mother has become my best friend throughout this journey. Secondly, I want to shout out to my hometown Camden, NJ. Every ounce of swag in me came from that beautiful city. Lastly, I want to send out a shoutout to my team at Jersey Watch Blog. My business partner Cutty has shown me so many things and has taught me so much that has helped improve my brand! Oh, and shoutout to Shoutout ATL for doing this interview with me. It was a pleasure.

Website: www.LyricallyStated.com

Instagram: amirah.noi

Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/amirah-kane-222907232

Youtube: https://youtu.be/YblZ_5j0RrE

Other: https://www.weonjerseywatch.com/2022/02/arnetta-johnson-gives-us-taste-of-what.html

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