Official Biography (courtesy of Mocha B)
Still in the beginning stages of her career, Mocha B is not one to be mistaken as a beginner. At the age of 7, she realized she had a unique voice and could sing while on the schoolyard during recess. While playing with fellow schoolmates, she was also singing a Toni Braxton song. To her surprise, her schoolmates began to compliment her on her beautiful voice.
Growing up in church, Mocha B always looked forward to the music and hearing the choir. During services, she read the hymnbook instead of the scriptures. So it's no surprise that by the age of 14 Mocha B decided she would take her God-given talent and pursue a singing career. Not only because she was good, but also because it made her happy and always felt right. No matter what was going on, she could wrap herself up in a good song and sing her heart out. Sing out her pain. Sing out her joys. Just sing!
However, singing is not all she does. Mocha B also writes the most beautiful and poetic songs. We all remember what life was like in our early twenties. The life that Mocha B is experiencing right now. The life of young love. Falling in love. Falling out of love. Breaking up to make up and all of the feelings that comes along with this stage of life. These experiences are the inspiration she draws from.
Mocha B says, "I want my music to transcend time and be classic. I want my music to touch people no matter what race or culture. I want you to be able to hear and feel my feelings. I want to touch you. I want you to be able to get into the mood of the music."
She is certainly off to a good start to accomplishing those goals. Having worked with some of the best producers and fellow artists, Mocha B has certainly gotten her feet wet in the performance arena. She has worked with Sixela Inc., was featured on Andujuan Jackson's album, a fellow Sixela Inc. artist. She's worked with producer/rapper Swanni Swish, reggae/dancehall artist J-Luv, sang background for Nikki J. Crawford and gospel artist Neesa Shenay, and wrote songs and recorded for Barry Brewer of GF Productions.
Her current album, Call It Love, was produced by Ryakin Rip, with three tracks produced by d.C. She is with a new label, Black Lotus Entertainment, and this current release puts on display the maturity and presence she has developed over the last four years since her debut release, Coming of Age.
Throughout her pursuits in her career, Mocha B draws from many of her musical influences. She takes qualities from each of them and packages them for her own unique style. Mocha B takes the hard work ethic and consistency from Beyonce, while drawing on the sultry and seductive voice of Anita Baker. From Ella Fitzgerald, she claims the vocal flexibility and allows her voice to become one with the music yet stand on it's own. And from Brandy, she embraces her dark chocolate complexion and distinguishing voice and uses them to her advantage.
And with all of these qualities you only have one Mocha B.