Becky G – The New Girl From The Block

The saying “everyone likes someone who can rise from the ashes” seems to be quite accurate with this one. Growing up in Los Angeles, Rebecca Marie Gomez’s parents were under financial struggles, which led them to sell their property and flee to Inglewood, California when she young. Living out of their Grandpa’s garage with her family, Rebecca, better known by her stage name Becky G, started rapping. Who knew that another rising Latina rapper/singer was about to make her mark in the music industry? Apparently Jennifer Lopez did.

After getting recognition, in 2011, for her well thought-out remix mixtape to famous songs, titled @itsbeckygomez, caught the eye of one veteran song- writer, Dr. Luke. Her cover to Kanye West and Jay Z’s song “Otis” led her to a fruitful career path with Sony Music Entertainment imprint label Kemosabe Records.

In 2012, she collaborated with Cody Simpson, released her first original song, even co-wrote and featured in Cher Lloyd’s single “Oath”. This single sold 140,000 copies in the United States, and this was just the beginning of a glorious music career for her. Later on that year, Becky G had the honour of working with big names, such as: Will.i.am, Ke$ha, Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa and the one-and-only Pitbull.

Musical talent wise, she is not your generic I-can-sing-so-I-can-make-it-in-the-
music-industry artist. She has fire. She can rap like the old Nicki Minaj and sing like a young Jennifer Lopez. Her lyricism is quite impressive for her age.

By the way, she is 17 so give her a year, guys.

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( Picture source: www.thewomenofhiphop.com)

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