Hip Hop Siren: Rita Ora

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Hip Hop Siren: Rita Ora

 

This Kosovan beauty, the latest signee to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation music label, has combined her European charm and female swag to build a strong music career. Pacing herself since her signing, Ora has only released a select number of songs and instead spent time meticulously working on her debut album (set to be released at the end of the year). Her biggest influences include Beyoncé, Gwen Stefani and Mariah Carey.  I would say that her voice combines the maturity and depth of Jessie J and Joss Stone with the spunk of Rihanna and Katy Perry. Working with top-notch producers and popular musicians such as Drake, Will.i. am, and The Dream, she should have a strong entry into the music world. Furthermore, her soultry neo-pop voice should definitely have international appeal. Big things are in store for the 21 year old and I look forward to watching her as she enters the spotlight.

Until the album debuts, click here, for a taste of Rita Ora.

-Nanette Nunu

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