Simone Kimbrough, also known as Mone Symone, is an amazingly multi-talented artist originally from Chicago. Among her many talents are rapping and singing. However, the hats don’t just stop there. Mone is also credited for being a skilled entrepreneur, manager, community organizer, and civil rights advocate. Born and raised in Chicago, Mone’s love for music began at a very young age. By the age of 10, Mone performed in various singing and modeling competitions and wowed the crowds with her raw talent. However, her dreams were sidetracked by the birth of her daughter, who now took center stage. To make ends meet, Mone immersed herself into business to cater for her daughter.
She moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where she currently resides, to expand her business. She also started making music again
full time and organizing her music events. Shortly after, she also launched her own management company and scouted for talent for her events. Her meteoric rise in the music industry can be attributed to her grit and determination to provide a good life for her daughter. Mone’s experiences are reflected and expressed in her artistic and soothing lyrics. She dropped her single, “need somebody”, and recently released a music video, “New Thang, ” available on all streaming platforms. Check out our interview with Mone Symone below.
HHW: First, we need you to introduce yourself to the readers who may not be familiar. Tell us a little about you.
Mone Symone: Im Mone Symone, originally from Chicago, Illinois. I currently resign in Atlanta Georgia. I have a beautiful daughter, named Naomi.
HHW: When did you first fall in love with music, and how long have you been actively pursuing your dreams of becoming a music artist?
Mone Symone: I first fell in love with music at the age of 10 years old. I started singing in the choir at a young age. It wasn’t until I was 17 years old when I really took my music serious. I starting doing shows and became a recording artist.
HHW: What differentiates you from other artists?
Mone Symone: I’m not only talented in the booth but I’m an active community leader. I didn’t come from a privileged lifestyle, so i love giving back to my people.
HHW: Are there any artists in the present day or before you that musically inspire you? If so, who and why?
Mone Symone: Lauryn hill is one of my inspirations, music wise. I could really relate to her! Her music helped me get through some rough times.
HHW: What motivates you in and out of the booth?
Mone Symone: My daughter Naomi is my motivation in and out the booth. Without my daughter I wouldn’t be the woman I am today.
HHW: What are three things about you that would shock the public?
Mone Symone: The first thing that would shock people to know is that… I’m pansexual. I don’t see gender. I love people, I love good energy. The second thing is that I use to want to be a gospel singer. Who knew I would grow up and start rapping (laughs). The last thing is… while I’ve been a foster parent before I’ve always dreamed of adopting a few kids.
HHW: What do you feel you contribute to the culture as an artist?
Mone Symone: I feel like I bring natural talent. Not saying there isn’t a lot of talented artist out here.
HHW: How do you balance your career with your home life? Family?
Mone Symone: Even though I’m always busy running my businesses or doing shows, I always make time for family. My immediate family are my biggest supporters, so they pretty much hold me down and Vice versa.
HHW: What’s next for you? What should we be on the lookout for?
Mone Symone: I have two new songs that I’m dropping by thanksgiving. One is a song i wrote for my daughter, so stay tuned.
HHW: How can those looking to book you make contact?
Mone Symone: If you’re looking to make any bookings you can contact my team at email@example.com.