What is your artist name?


Explain what your name means?

The definition of caramel is a heated liquid that is formulated from sugar or syrup that is used to provide flavoring or coloring to a food or drink; once it changes colors. With this said, my name Cara-Mel reflects not just the complexion of my skin, but demonstrates the versatility in my musically flow while having the adaptability to create music with a purpose.

What city and state are you representing?

I currently reside in the Baltimore, Maryland area. So, I represent the DMV.

Describe your style of singing or rapping?

My rap style can be best described as a blend of Hip Hop, Down South, and Dance meets Trap.

Who inspired you to pursue a music career?

At an early age, I quickly fell in love with R&B and Jazz artists like Stevie Wonder, Al Green, Kenny G, and Najee. This lead to writing songs by the age of eleven and picking up the saxophone. I really didn’t get into Miami Bass, Down South and Hip Hop music until the age of fourteen; and some of those influences include Luke, Salt-N-Pepper, MC Lyte, and 69 Boyz.

What challenges did you face as a youth in pursuit of your music dream?

Growing up, I didn’t have the family support like I do now when it comes to my music. Back in the day, my family figured it was just a phase and that I would eventually graduate from college, get a regular nine to five, and wait for retirement. Also, having the lack of finances and resources made it harder to pursue my passion. However, I love this new era of independency that is arising for the indie artist. The various social media platforms that are available nowadays are definitely a great way to gain exposure and build a fan base.

Describe your feelings when you’re recording music in the studio?

Music provides an outlet for my conscious. When I write a song, I want to let the fans know they are hearing me. When I go inside the booth, I feel energetic and motivated to give that 200% so I can share with my fans a reflection of myself as we build a relationship together on this musical journey.

What is the message behind your music?

If anything, I want the people to take from my music the message to stay true to themselves. No individual should be afraid to rise up to make a difference if it’s change that they seek.

What do you fear the most in this business?

I fear losing sight of my purpose in this music business. I feel an artist needs to be careful as to whom they allow within their realm. Some people are truly genuine; but watch out for the fake ones.

Are you excited to be featured in RNH Magazine?

Yes, I am very excited and feel it is an honor to be a feature in this magazine. With so many avenues to go nowadays, an indie artist can be very successful without a major label. That’s why I appreciate organizations such as RNH for giving artist such as myself these opportunities to be heard.

How can people reach you on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook & etc?

Anyone can reach out to me via my website at www.iamcara-mel.com (“Racial Profile” available for free download) as well as connect with me on Twitter and Instagram.

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No Justice No Peace

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