An artist with a story as powerful and compelling as her music,
Persia was born in Isfahan, Iran and raised in San Jose, CA. An
"every woman" who is currently a wife, a mother of four
children a veteran emcee and performer with over 20 years
experience in emceeing and performing under her belt. Her
lyrical delivery is described as exceptional. Her stage presence,
beauty and precision all captivating to her ever expanding market.
Persia is a legend in the South Bay with strong bay area following
that she has acquired over many years of honing her skill and
understanding. Persia is poised to release her long awaited
collection of songs on her debut album "American Me" which
consists of hard hitting production, high quality guest appearances
and the sleek, steady stead flow of one of the South Bay's dopest
emcees. Her versatile flows command the head nods of backpackers,
clubbers, and gangsta rap listeners alike.
Although begining her career and spending most of it as solo artist,
Persia is also one half of the powerhouse duo The Mamaz with her
partner in rhyme Aima the Dreamer. Persia has rocked many stages in
the Bay Area, as well as performed at, thrown or helped throw well
over 100 shows and is a well respected lyricist. She has been featured
on tracks with world known DJ BassNectar on his single "Bomb da Blocks."
This track spun a music video off Om Records as well as a featured
vocalist on his track "Kick it Complex".
She's featured with the Mamaz on J-Boogie's Mixed Cd (J Boogie's
Dubtronic Science on the track "Revolution" which also features
Lyrics Born as well as DJ Vadim's "Talk to Me" remixed by J Boogie.
Beyond being a dynamic family woman, Persia is married to her long
time producer and rhyming partner Warren Blackwell. Together known
as Testostregon, they create music simply for the love of
Hip Hop. She says, "Because there is no pressure to 'make it' in
the music industry anymore in our life, our music comes from the
most loving and creative place. I just want to make great music to
share with the world. Now that the music industry has changed so much
over the years, I can travel the world and share my passion online
and still be able to be the best mother and wife I can be."
Her musical influences include Black Star, Slaughter House, Busta Rhymes,
Nas, Jay Z, Old School Lauren Hill, Bahamadia, Queen Latifah, Rage,
Lil Wayne, Outkast, as well as a host of talented independent Bay Area artists.
Even with all this, you can tell when listening to her album that you can identify
her style and sound with a very distinct voice which sets her apart from others.
She's distinct in so many different ways, and at the same time has an approach that
is best described as universal. Persia's story alone is remarkably compelling.
With "American Me" Persia has brought a product that is certain to make every
listener a fan.