Interview with Sasha Renee, Louisville, Kentucky

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Sasha Renee
Sasha Renee (Louisville, Kentucky) 

Sasha Renee is a rapper based in Louisville, Kentucky. Sasha Renee recorded her first song in 2010. By 2011, she was under the management of Double A Entertainment and released two underground mixtapes. A Proper Introduction and the Yearned Presence mixtapes were both released before 2012 and hosted by DJ Genius. Sasha Renee was nominated for #1 Female Hip-Hop Artist at the Kymp Kamp awards in Kentucky in 2013 and 2014. “Love Lost” was released as her first official single. She continued to record and release new music including a compilation album. She launched her weekly soul based open mic event The Vibe, which became a staple in the Louisville music scene, with artists, poets, and creatives traveling from surrounding cities to be heard. Sasha Renee released the EP I Am Sasha Renee in 2017 and won the KUEA award for Best Female Hip-Hop artist in Kentucky in both 2017 and 2018.  

Interviewed by Tamar Sella, 11/30/2020.
Tamar Sella
Music; United States; Covid-19 Pandemic
Louisville, Kentucky
Musicians in America during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Society for Ethnomusicology

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