Jazzmyn RED is a passionate, driven artist hailing from Taunton, Mass. who blends her talents of poetry, singing, and rhyming to create music that has a message, but is rooted in strong songwriting.
No surprise, then, that her influences include the late great Tupac Shakur in addition to Lauryn Hill, Queen Latifah, and Alicia Keys. Like her heroes, Jazzmyn knows that it’s not just what you’re saying, but how you say it. And it’s through her mixture of Hip-Hop, and Neo-soul that her socially progressive words can genuinely resonate, be it through a catchy sung chorus or tack-sharp set of 16 bars.
Also like those musical icons, Jazzmyn shares an affinity for boldly sharing stories of truth about our communities, families, relationships, and society as a whole. Often, these reflect her struggles and tragedies, which she has fought to transform into triumphs. Growing up, she moved with her mother a total of 15 times in just 25 years between small urban centers in Massachusetts and New York. During that time, she both witnessed and had personal experiences with racism, substance abuse, and domestic violence.
Jazzmyn also comes from a home where her father “earned his degrees from the streets,” while her mother did so from universities. That combination helped shape her unique perspective on life because she says “both sides of the tracks sharpened my mental.”