While most 22 year-olds are dreaming about love and happiness, Kat Dahlia (born Katriana Huguet and formerly known as Kat Hue) is living it, and is happy to share her story. At 18 she moved from Miami to New York to pursue her dreams of making it big as a singer/rapper. And so far so good.
The Cuban-American songwriter has rubbed shoulders with Timbaland and Salaam Remi and she just released her second single, “Fireman,” which was preceded by “Gangsta” her lead single that provided her big break.
Kat has been through it all (at one point she lived in a hotel room with her mom and three siblings) and her music evokes her diverse emotions. With two songs on iTunes, she’s primed more than ever before for the release of her debut album, My Garden to be released next February via Vested in Culture/Epic Records.
“The Garden is a plethora of sounds, not unlike a garden of flowers,” Kat says. “You have daisies, sunflowers, willows, thorns—all evoking different emotions, expressions and meanings. I’m inviting everyone into my garden, my mind, my music.”
As she takes a moment out of her hectic schedule to talk music and her plans for the summer, we learn two things: Kat is a bona fide hustler with a huge heart.
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