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Meet Mimi: rapper, singer and producer from Texas

As a rapper, singer and producer, Mimi, aka Mimxi Goff, is 21-years-old and passionate about music. Since the age of 18 or so, she got serious about making beats as well as freestyling over them.

MimiInfluenced by a variety of hip-hop artists, like Biggie, 2Pac, Nas, and Dr. Dre, Mimi also counts Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, and even Frank Sinatra among her musical influences. She’s eclectic– and that’s a good thing.

At the age of 6, Mimi played the violin. Since then, she has been interested in music and art, and even took up playing the piano and drums to see what she was capable of…

Having lived in the Dallas, Texas, region all her life– calling Allen, Texas home– Mimi (born Mimoza Leshawn Goff) is currently working on her mix tape, entitled Ear Candy, right now. Though there isn’t a release date set just yet, know this: she sings and raps on all of her tracks.

Interestingly, Mimi tells the Mark Weber Music Blog that she’s “obsessed with the concept of human perception– for example individuality vs. society and objective reality vs. subjective perception.” That’s pretty heady stuff for a young mind and a young music maker to be thinking about, but that’s exactly why Mimi is someone to pay attention to, especially in an era when so much music is disposable with no real meaning.

Mimi reminds me of Oprah Winfrey, who said that the main thing she learned in all those years of doing her talk show was this: “You are responsible for you!” Indeed, Mimi takes that idea and runs with it, saying, “I want to be able to create music in a way that wakes people up and makes them more aware that anything is possible and the only person who has control over your life is you. I feel as though this definitely means that I will myself have to step out of my comfort zone but that’s okay because I welcome it all. I’ve learned in life the more you seek the uncomfortable the more comfortable you’ll be.” Very well said, wouldn’t you agree ? Pretty wise for someone who is only 21!

For now, keep track of Mimi’s music via her Facebook and Twitter accounts, and look forward to hearing Ear Candy when it’s released.

Christian Singer Julie Slih releases new EP “Whole Again”

Upon first hearing the singer Julie Slih, I noticed her vibrato. Her rich voice reminded me of Stephanie Mills.

Slih is a contemporary Christian singer from Atlanta, though she was actually born in Central Africa. It’s no wonder, then, that she sings (and posts on Facebook) in both English and French. Her new release, Whole Again, is in both languages.

Born Juliette D. Fomekong in Cameroon, Julie Slih started singing as a young child in school and church programs. Her father taught her to read and write music. Eventually, she dedicated her life to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ and became active in God’s work and missions.

“For so long, I lived an aimless life, wandering here and there, but never settling anywhere, looking for a true friend/ happiness, and still could not find it,” she writes on her facebook page. “But one day, I came across someone who turned my life around and made all things new. He gave me a new name, a new life… He made something beautiful of me. His name is Jesus.”

Julie Slih

Despite her young age, Julie Slih has lived “a lot of life” and these experiences have come to enhance her perspective and create her heartfelt and uplifting worship music.

When she’s not singing, some of her other passions include learning different languages, fashion styling, cooking, fitness/health and spending time with her hubby and their three beautiful kids.

Like most artists today, rather than releasing a full-length album she’s releasing an EP. It’s entitled Whole Again and consists of¬†five¬†tracks: “He Loves You Anyway,” “Devant Le Trone,” “Whole Again,” “Toi Seul Es Mon Roi,” and “Love That Heals.” I especially like hearing her sing in French, since that’s not something I hear everyday.

Ultimately, Julie Slih makes music to encourage and inspire people to go deeper with Jesus Christ.