2020 was a tough year for everyone, but particularly those in the entertainment industry–especially musicians. With live concerts coming to a screeching halt, many artists’ livelihoods, even major ones, took a hit. However, many more decided to use the time off stage to bunker down in the studio to let the creativity fly. And with that creativity, there were also opportunities for artistic collaboration.
Veteran Bay Area Rapper Thug Misses didn’t let the pandemic keep her from creating memorable new tracks or partnerships. In fact, it was one of her most fruitful years ever.
Now in the music industry for over two decades, Thug Misses writes, records and mixes most of her own work. As a single mother to one daughter, her purpose is to show that girls and women can do anything they put their minds to. Her signature sound is a combination of smooth sexy sounds and hardcore rap–always with a unique East Bay flavor.
“2020 was the year to really find myself as an artist, studying my craft and rebranding myself. 2021 is the year of takeover!” commented Thug Misses.
Last year, Thug Misses reconnected with JG, the founder of Sacramento-based Eargazm Music Group, known for work with Eve, Kanye West, and Common, to collaborate on her newest track YFN.
“I’m really expanding myself and digging deep into my art to push the boundaries of my music. I’m stepping out of my comfort zone and with my new singles YFN and Stand by Me creating an entire new sound for myself,” she added.
Together, Thug Misses and JG were both in a position to structure their business model in a way that capitalized on resources that each one of them possessed. This laid the groundwork for a strong 2021 presence by rebranding Thug Misses as a well-rounded artist with the ability to reach a bigger audience.
For Thug Misses, this collaboration is just the beginning of a career that feels like it’s about to take off full force.
“I have some big projects coming up with Empire but not really able to really speak on that yet, but stay tuned 2021 I have a lot of good things coming out!”
ABOUT THUG MISSES:
Bay Area rapper Camille “Thug Misses” Carlos is a black and Latina rap artist. She’s been in the rap game for over 20 years now. At the beginning of her storied career, she was signed to the West Coast Mafia/ Awol records label. Eventually she branched off into an indie artist. Camille has a bachelor’s degree in Sound Arts. She is a recent graduate of Expression College graduating 2018. Camille writes, records and mixes most of her own work. Camille is a single mother of one daughter, a strong, determined woman who wants to inspire little girls to do anything men can do and more! Camille loves mixing hardcore rap with smooth sexy melodic sounds. Her latest single with Eargazm Music Group,“Stand by Me,” features R’N’B singer L.J., and is an homage to New Edition. Her love for music has blended gangster rap with a commercial vibe. Camille has a passion for supporting the LGBTQ+ community, inspiring young girls, and spreading the West Coast vibe in the most creative ways. More information can be found here.