Being that she was born & raised in Texas, and Selena was a huge influence on her as a child growing up & now as an artist, Nubia Emmon took on doing a tribute featuring J King titled “Fall In Love”. We Also Had The Opportunity To Sit Down With Nubia And Find Out What’s Good With Her.
1) What keeps you motivate when it comes to your music?
First, I love music and music is in my heart—that’s the #1 thing that keeps me motivated. In addition, my mother keeps me motivated—she lost her battle to Breast Cancer in 2013 and she really wanted to see me make it in this industry. Also I’m not a quitter and I have an awesome team behind me.
2) When you think of “Vintage Media Group”, what comes to mind?
I actually researched you guys and I like what you stand for; supporting genuine hip hop and music that has substance in it—music that has meaning. I’m down with that.
3) Being that you are from Austin, TX what is the state of Hip-Hop there? How would you titled your style of music?
The state of hip hop here and everywhere is everybody is trying to keep up with the trends and then you have a few, such as myself, who go against the grain. I think Hip-Hop has been underground for a while but now it’s coming back. My style of music is similar to the 90’s Hip-Hop/R&B with a Texas edge to it. I’m that artist who is bringing back the era when R&B and Hop-Hop dated each other and was in love with each other.
4) With your most recent music video “Fall In Love” is So Smooth, I Really Like It… can you give us some details on how you came up with the visual?
“Thank you! Coming up with the visual was pretty easy and not complicated at all. First, it’s Selena and so we let the song speak for itself. But my manger who is also my father and Smackola (the videographer/director) and myself sat down for many nights and just pitched idea after idea. It was only right and a no brainer to shoot it in Corpus Christi because that is where Selena is from. We wanted simple, not too much not too little and so the ocean scene fit. To get the Austin edge, we filmed part of it in Austin where there’s a mural dedicated to Selena.
5) Where can your fans & supporters find you online? Via Twitter, Facebook, etc.?
6) Who are some of your influences?
Some of my influences would be my father and mother first, it all started at home and watching them—especially my father, Karriem Williams Sr., who is a musician and comes from a musical family. Artistically, Beyoncé; her stage presence is phenomenal and Mary J Blige, I loveee her swag and her growth from the hardcore “What’s the 411” to becoming a beautiful woman. Finally, Etta James, her soulful voice has brought out the soul and emotion in me when I try to imitate her. Those are some of my influences.
7) Any Last Remarks?
I have a new video that I’ll be dropping soon and I’m working on my first EP. Also watch out for some singles, mixtapes and features I’m working on. I also want to thank everyone who has been so supportive of me! I wouldn’t be where I am without you!