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Gifted independent hip-hop artist Cleva Thoughts continues to be a musical force to be reckoned with as she dominates the industry with her music, songwriting skills, and entrepreneurial skills. She recently released her album Real Life, including the songs “Since I Been,” “Katty,” and “Dream of Love” featuring Young S.H.O. On top of growing her personal career as a hip-hop artist, however, she has been successfully lending her songwriting skills to other artists to help them bring their vision to life.
Born Chantilly Kornegay in The Bronx, Cleva Thoughts is considered to be one of this generation’s most dynamic artists, having made music in dubstep, R&B, EDM, and Techno, among others. She moved to Maryland at ten years old. She is currently signed under Strength Power Loyalty Entertainment with Young S.H.O and Trap Religion. She is also independently growing her brand and label, Box the Mic Entertainment. The rising songwriter has been playing a significant role in the careers of aspiring music artists like her who wish to produce quality hip-hop music that speaks volumes of their insights, perspective, and creativity. By putting into words the essential thoughts of artists, she helps them express their artistry in a way that will touch lives.
“I’ve passed a million streams worldwide. Delivering top-notch vocals and working with customers to make sure the product is their vision,” Cleva Thoughts explained. “There are over 200+ reviews that give insight on the feelings I leave after we have worked together. I can take a life story and customize it by putting it into a song format which is relatable,” she added.
Her rare gift in songwriting and lyricism is quite admirable. She pairs it with her 15 years of unmatched experience in sales and marketing and three degrees in Information Technology. The results are explosive and out of this world.
“We can go from choosing a beat from the network of producers I have built relationships with. Then collecting information about a life story,” Cleva Thoughts revealed. “Educating on the process of how to get started with putting music on digital platforms and then marketing that song to see eventual success. The overall goal is to be the voice of the voiceless. Many people can write a hip-hop or rap song, but they may not have the ability to deliver those vocals. This is where I come in to assist.”
She knows how to make clients say yes to her ideas, and she also knows how to keep them engaged, satisfied, and happy with her output. By being able to write their story and transform it into a song that is memorable makes her one of the most promising songwriters in the industry today.
Cleva Thoughts was motivated to develop her personal brand after understanding that entrepreneurship provides a kind of freedom that many professions are not able to. Being an entrepreneur, apart from being a thriving music artist, affords her limitless possibilities. She understands that times are changing, and she should also focus on achieving a solid future, including attaining financial freedom to be able to provide her child a good life while also enjoying time together. Ultimately, she is not drawn to the idea of being famous. Instead, she would rather be someone who is interconnected with people who share her passions and ideals. This, for her, is more fulfilling.
In the coming years, Cleva Thoughts hopes to be able to build a respectable name, one that is synonymous with excellent songwriting and superb musicality. To further expand her reach, she intends to form a team of reliable and highly skilled individuals that will help her bring her songwriting services and music across the world. As she reveals her story as an independent artist, she hopes to inspire musically gifted individuals to never give up, to never be afraid to pursue their dreams, and be the person they are meant to be. These are the kind of people she hopes to collaborate with as she continues to navigate the music industry.