Life has taught the bold new rapper La’Mariona that what you put into it comes back around to you, whether that’s good or bad, and she’s passing that message on in her new single, “Boomarang.”
“Boomarang is like it says, what goes around comes back around, whatever you put out in the world it comes back to you, whether it’s good or bad,” La’Mariona said in a recent interview. And look for more life messages coming out in La’Mariona’s next single coming out in July called Neva Tru$$.
“Neva Tru$$, it’s telling you who you can trust, and watch out who you trust. When growing up in school, I used to get in a lot of fights, like lots of fights,” she said. “In middle school I used to fight through all those years and that kind of influenced my music too, especially with this next single coming out, Neva Tru$$.”
The Boomarang video comes out hard with one-minute short story that La’Mariona said is based on the true experiences of a friend, then it breaks into a rap that makes sure the listener understand whatever goes out, life will “throw it back like a Boomarang.”
La’Mariona said making that video was an emotional experience. “Knowing someone went through that, it was hurtful to make that video, but making the video was fun,” she said. “All the people I had around me, making it with me, we all had fun. It was stressful and fun at the same time.”
La’Mariona grew up in Norfolk, VA., and she gained a love for music as a child.
“Growing up I used to go to my grandma’s house and I used to sing in a choir, so from then on, I loved people hearing me sing and watching me,” she said. “I guess when I came to Philly, that’s when I started rapping, and it went on from there, I’m here now.”
She moved to Philladelphia about six years ago where a friend helped her get her music career started. La’Mariona said she listens to artists like Beyoncé and fellow Virginia native Missy Elliott as well as some male artists like Jay-Z, but she’s working to build her own sound in the business. “There are female artists out there now, but I’m different because I’m talking about life,” La’Mariona said. “I’m not a sexual person, I want to talk about life, what you can really get something from. Kids, teenagers if they’re listening to it, I want them to understand that, as they get out there and get out on their own, life is hard. It’s not as easy as they think it is.”
Boomarang and Neva Tru$$ will be part of a 12-song album that continues to explore the ups and downs in life.
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