Hip-Hop Sensation: Barbie Doll Is Back For Good
One of the most refreshing things to hear in music is an original style. In a time when everything sounds the same, and there seems to be very little creativity and innovation in music, it stands out even more when an artist dares to be great with their own style of music that they would like to bring to the world. That type of sound is what you get from Barbie Doll.
Born and raised in Oklahoma City, Alison Richardson popularly known as Barbie Doll is a multi-talented rapper and songwriter who has gained acclaim on the music scene for some time and earned a huge fan following across various social media platforms.
At the age of 18, she met an Oklahoma City rapper named Starr Lyfe and she traveled all over the US with him helping promote shows, learning about the music industry and eventually learned how to rap.
She has been a big sensation in the music industry after releasing her first music video “Barbie world” which reached over 250,000 views on Facebook in just a couple days. Because of its popularity, the producer offered her a trip to Paris, France and Amsterdam, Netherlands to shoot another video for her official single “Barbie Girl” which reached over 3 million views on Facebook within a week of posting.
Check out one her latest release “Barbie Gang” on YouTube:
Hi there, welcome to Honk Magazine. Thank you so much for taking out time to respond to us. To kick things off, Can you tell our readers about what really inspired you to write music?
Barbie Doll – I’ve been a fan of music forever, especially rap music & my home state isn’t really known in the Industry for rap music, so I thought about trying it & it worked!
When did you realize you were going to make music professionally?
Barbie Doll – In 2017, I tried it & my 1st video hit over a million views. That’s when I knew this was meant for me.
Tell us what is so unique about you and your music?
Barbie Doll – It’s authentic & comes from the experience. Either what I’ve been through or what I’ve seen so far.
Can you share a story about the funniest mistake you made when you were first starting? Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that?
Barbie Doll – OMG! my 1st performance was so scary! I was so nervous I performed with my back turned to the crowd the whole time lol. I definitely learned not to do that again lol.
Can you tell us about your latest releases and what inspired you to create them?
Barbie Doll – My latest releases were with some female artists. Kelsey Lynn, Nayborhood Barbie & Kay Kay. I wanted to start collaborating with more female artists to show our talents, especially since we’re so dominated by men in this industry.
Can you give us a brief insight about your upcoming projects?
Barbie Doll – I have a new single entitled “Push It” coming soon. The world is definitely gonna love this one.
What do you wish you were told when you first started making music that you think would help artists just starting out?
Barbie Doll – Never stop! I wish I didn’t take that long break but it’s okay. I’m back now!
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
Barbie Doll – Keep going because the sky’s not the limit! There are so many goals out there to accomplish and you can never get enough done.
What do you do when you don’t do music (creative or otherwise) and that you are passionate about?
Barbie Doll – I’m a certified esthetician & beautician and I also love to paint. I do vlog as well.
Any last piece of advice for those artists who just started making music?
Barbie Doll – Promote, promote, PROMOTE! .. awareness is everything when it comes to music!
How can our readers follow you online?
Barbie Doll – You can find me on all social media platforms @BarbieDollOKC.
For more updates, you can follow me on Instagram – @BarbieDollOKC.
Follow these tricks to check your friend’s Instagram stories without being seen
Instagram is a widely used app across the globe, and its dominance has grown exponentially over the years. This photo-sharing app provides multiple features like the Instagram story, where you can share pictures and disappear after 24 hours.
People can only see these stories if they follow each other or if the account is not private. The person who has uploaded it can see the people that have seen its story.
For several reasons, some prefer their name to be off the seen list. While some simply like to be nosey and see what others are up to but discreetly. It’s impossible to go unnoticed if you have viewed their stories unless you follow some tricks.
So, how to one check an Instagram story without being seen? Read below to find out the answer.
Three Ways To Check Instagram Stories Anonymously
Watching someone’s Instagram stories discreetly may not be highly advisable, but then humans are curious beings. Moreover, this kind of anonymity is more prevalent among ex-lovers or friends. Also, some like to stay anonymous.
That said, there are three common ways to check someone’s Instagram stories without being seen. Check the list below:
- Instagram Story Viewer
One of the most common ways is by using IgAnony. It’s a tool or website that allows you to check someone’s story without logging in to your account.
This application is quite popular, resulting in the availability of numerous Instagram Story Viewers online. These tools are mostly free and easy to use. All you need is to download the app or visit the preferred website. After that, find the person’s profile that you want to see in the search box.
You don’t have to log in. Simply type the correct user’s name and watch their Instagram stories. Some tools also allow you to download the stories.
- Use Incognito Browser
Another way to check someone’s Instagram story stealthily is by switching to an incognito browser. This private browsing mode allows you to watch stories of your ex-lovers or friends without being seen.
Go to your web browser, click the three dots at the top right, and choose the incognito option. Here, you need to follow the account, or the user account must be in public to be able to watch the stories. Read more about viewing people Instagram stories without being identified.
- Turn Your Mobile Device To Airplane Mode
If you’re browsing through your phone, enable airplane mode. It allows you to watch Instagram stories anonymously. Note that the account you plan to spy on is public, or you follow each other.
Do you know Instagram preloads the stories automatically? So, even without internet or Wi-Fi, you can check them without being seen. Before you are in airplane mode, go to the person’s profile. Only after that enable it and then go back to the account to check their story.
Note that if the user has uploaded many stories, chances are likely that it will not be preloaded. So, this means you may not be able to view some of it through airplane mode.
Emika Love: Rising Music Artist Spreading Positivity
Meet Emika Love, a 19-year-old rising music artist from Sacramento, California. Emika’s unique sound and style are heavily influenced by her love for visuals and storytelling. In this interview, Emika shares how she tackles challenges in the music industry, her creative process, and her focus on making a positive impact on others through her music and interactions. With a big release coming up on May 19th, Emika is all geared up to bring her best self and leave a lasting impression on her listeners.
Honk: Let’s kick things off by getting to know each other a bit better. Tell us your name, age, and where you’re from—as much or as little as you’re comfortable sharing.
Emika: My name is Emika Love, and I am 19 years old. I am from Sacramento, California.
Honk: We all need good advice from time to time. What’s the best advice you’ve ever received about music?
Emika: The best advice I got from someone about music was to never stop and to keep pushing my music. One song might not be your favorite, but to someone else, it will be. It’s all about preference. The advice I would give someone is to be unapologetically yourself. It is essential to reach your highest potential!
Honk: If you could go back in time, what would you do differently based on what you know now?
Emika: If I could go back in time, I wouldn’t change anything. Everything I do, I stand by. I never have regrets, nor do I ever feel guilty. This is me, and every step and era I had and made was to make me have all the knowledge I have now. I am very blessed, honored, and thankful for everything and everyone.
Honk: We all face challenges, but what’s your biggest one yet?
Emika: My biggest challenge is that I love challenges.
Honk: What keeps you motivated and moving forward when things get tough in the music industry?
Emika: The thing that keeps me motivated is that I know where there’s good, there’s bad, and where there is bad, there’s good. Life only gets more complex, but you get stronger. Being able to do what I love is always the solution. So no matter how tough they are, diamonds need pressure. Nothing can take away from my music and motivation because, in the end, I’m doing it for myself and my people. There are going to be challenges, but bring them on.
Honk: If you had the chance to open a show for any artist, who would it be and why?
Emika: If I had the chance to open a show for any artist, it would be Taylor Swift. She brings such a warm, genuine atmosphere to the stage. Very feminine and whimsical energy, and just an all-around powerful, groovy tone. I believe we would bring an undeniable vibration to the stage.
Honk: Take us through your creative process. How do you come up with your excellent work?
Emika: My creative process is definitely all over the place and comes in so many forms. I usually start off with the visual side of things. So I will create a story visual in my head and say, “Now let’s tell the story. The visual part comes with me being a director, so it really sparks my creative process. Once I come up with the story, it’s time to tell it. I like to sit in the sink in my bathroom, look in the mirror, and sing melodies until I come up with the words. There will also be times where I will have a conversation with someone or read or hear about something that sparks it up as well. Once I come up with all of that, then the wardrobe and makeup come in to finish off the story.
Honk: We all struggle with productivity and scheduling at times. How do you tackle these issues and stay on top of things?
Emika: Productivity I don’t struggle with productivity, but there are times when I get scheduled for something, and the dates and times collide. I tackle this based on the cause. What is the job for? Is it for a good cause? Am I making an impact in others lives? It all depends on what is more effective for not just me but for others.
Honk: What are you currently focusing your time and energy on?
Emika: I am currently focusing on how to help others and have a positive impact on them. It is imperative to me that I leave a mark, add to people’s lives, and help them overcome some obstacles. I do that, whether it is to talk to them in person or through my music. I am also focusing on my music. I have a big release coming out on May 19th that has a message that people need to hear. That being the case, it is a project that holds a lot of weight in my heart. So I’m super focused on that and, all around, being the best Emika Amber Love.
Honk: Lastly, how can our readers follow you online?
Emika: To follow me online, you can find my music on all platforms as Emika Love, and my social media accounts are as follows: Instagram: eemikalove; Twitter: eemikalove; TikTok: emikalovee; YouTube: Emika Love; and Facebook: Emika Love.
Emika Love is a force to be reckoned with. Her unapologetic attitude towards being herself, pushing boundaries, and taking on challenges is inspiring. She creates from a place of authenticity, and her creative process is as unique as her music. With a big release on the horizon, Emika is focused on making a positive impact through her music and helping others overcome obstacles. Follow her journey on social media and join her mission to leave a lasting mark on the world.
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