get to know: daisha


she’s a serious triple threat.

Name: Daisha
Occupation: Recording Artist/Actor/Dancer
Hometown: Columbia, MD
Current City: Brooklyn
1) How long have you been dancing and singing? When did you decide to start developing your own solo career?
I've been singing my whole life! Always involved in school chorus, plays, shows—it's always been a passion. I used to give performances to my family with my toy echo mic (classy). After I worked as a backup dancer for several years, I realized I had much more to give, so for the past 6 years my focus has shifted from dance to music... although they will always coexist.
2) Who have you danced for in the past?
So many amazing artists! Beyonce, Rihanna, Diddy, Jill Scott, Santigold, Pittbull, Janelle Monae, Kelly Rowland, 50 Cent, Luke James, Jennifer Hudson, TLC, Ryan Leslie, Letoya Luckett...and so many more! Very blessed.
3) You've built a large following on Instagram, why do you think you've had such success in creating a fan base online?
The social media world is still a big mystery to me! Haha, I think I've gained a following though the dance world, also through my music and being out and about. I have a bit of a following from natural hair lovers and I'm also proud of my selfie skills which may or may not have something to do with it ;) Jokes jokes.
4) Do you have any current projects you're working on?
I am currently working on my debut album with my management, MBK Entertainment. It is set to be out next year, we've already shot several visuals and viral videos to release at the top of the year, (2015). I'm so flippin excited! Y'all ready?
5) Anything else we should know about you?
I love fashion. I'm delving more and more deeply into it! I'm inspired by street style the most. I'm a tomboy at heart but I still like to be sexy. Clothes really are the extension of your personality. Love affair with fashion!
Shop Daisha's looks at NYLONshop

jawbreaking: ride or die sports bra -- $44. chaser: faux fur color blocked moto jacket -- $196. quay eyeware: venn a sunnies - beige mirror -- $39.95. (available here.)

Cardi B, Avril Lavigne, and so much more

Every weekend, we bring you #SOUNDCHECK—your destination for the best of the best new music that hit the web over the course of the week. Because you should always be prepared when someone passes you that AUX cord. This week's round features 21 of our favorite emerging and established artists including Cardi B, Avril Lavigne, Tacocat, and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.

"Please Me" - Cardi B and Bruno Mars
"Please Me" will pair perfectly with all of the Valentine's Day candy you just bought on clearance. Trust me, there couldn't be a more perfect time to listen to this ultra-'90s R&B track.

Head Above Water - Avril Lavigne
I'm honestly jealous of whomever Avril is singing about on "Goddess."

Tacocat - Grains of Salt [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

"Grains of Salt" - Tacocat
When I realized Tacocat was back, I literally turned around at my desk and yelled. It's a miracle.

"Can I Talk" - Caleb Steph
Caleb Steph's debut single proves that he's ready for the spotlight.

Betty - Betty Who
"You better recognize/ That you're wasting all my time" from "The One" is my new favorite response to every "photographer" on Tinder.

"Butterfly" - Kehlani
The only thing more beautiful than this cover art is Kehlani's voice.

SASAMI - Free (feat. Devendra Banhart) (Official Video)

"Free" - SASAMI feat. Devendra Banhart
I would have never predicted a SASAMI and Devendra Banhart collaboration, but I am 100 percent not complaining.

Rex Orange County - New House

"New House" - Rex Orange County
Alex O'Connor never fails to impress me with his soulful bedroom pop, and "New House" is no exception.


"Cuz I Love You" - Lizzo
Distorted guitar paired with Lizzo's belting vocals? Chills, literally. She did that!

"Heads Gonna Roll" - Jenny Lewis
Like if Stevie Nicks' voice met Father John Misty's lyrics.

"Get Well" - Donna Missal
Donna Missal tells me everything I needed to hear about breakups on "Get Well."

"Patient" - Monica Martin
Sultry and sweet.

"Whorey Heart" - TeaMarr
TeaMarrr's bouncy new song is an excellent roast of the kind of fuckboi we all know and hate.

"Ice Me Out (Remix)" - Kash Doll
Kash Doll shows that she knows her way around a beat on "Ice Me Out."

"Lips of Lips" - Tiffany Young
Definitely catch me driving around with my windows down this summer blaring "Lips on Lips."