Refugee, War Orphan, Immigrant – Shirena Parker Breaks Out In Hip Hop Telling Her Story Of Survival And Pain.
Shirena Parker shatters stereotypes as an immigrant refugee and war orphan born in Iraq but raised in California. Beating the odds, Shirena aims to tell her story of survival and hope while also advocating for change by making waves in hip hop in the US.
Her powerful vocal performance brings her new single “Keys” to life as she takes us on a melodic journey through her past.
Check out “Keys” on every major platform.
We had a moment to sit down with Shirena Parker to talk about hip-hop and more…
1) What keeps you motivated when it comes to your music?
I’m not sure if I’m ever really motivated or unmotivated …..music is more of a form of self-expression for me so I’m honestly just grateful to have it as a way to process. Music is medicine.
2) When you think of “Vintage Media Group”, what comes to mind?
Hip hop Magazine supporting up and coming artists.
3) Being that you are from Sacramento, what is the state of Hip-Hop there? How would you title your style of music?
I was actually raised in San Jose CA so coming up as an artist I was influenced by all the Bay Area legends. But I guess I found my home in hip hop mainly for the storytelling aspect. And also I felt like the emotion in my voice needed a heavy 808 to support it. If I had to describe the style…? Different. For sure.
4) With your most recent music single “Keys” which is fire, by the way, I Really Like It… can you give us some details on how you came up with that song?
Appreciate you. I wanted to give you a window into my life and also offer hope in the form that anybody can chase their dreams…that nobody holds the keys to the kingdom … it’s 2020, tell your story & post your music!
5) Where can your fans & supporters find you online? Via Twitter, Facebook, etc.?
Instagram – @shirenaparker
Twitter – @shirenaparker
Facebook – Shirena Parker
6) Who are some of your influences?
Juice Wrld, Rod Wave, Derez De-Shon
7) Any Last Remarks?
Thank you for the interview. Subscribe to Spotify- that’s the best way to get updates on when music is dropping.