Get To Know: Doll Phace
The face of a doll with the mind of a businesswoman.
From: Baltimore, MD
Why You Should Get To Know Her: Because Snoop already does, so why don't you?
When Monica Floyd made the move cross-country from Baltimore to Los Angeles, it wasn't just to start some singing career; it was to build a brand. Enter Doll Phace, the storytelling songbird who has everyone from Snoop Dogg to E-40 swooning over her smooth style. But there's way more to her than just a pretty face and a sweet voice. Prior to picking up a mic, Floyd was on track to becoming an engineer, having studied at Baltimore's renowned Polytechnic Institute. She then headed to California for a five-part degree at Cal State - Northridge. Fluent in French, Russian, and Arabic and the founder of her own entertainment company True Vision Media Group (TVMG), Doll Phace is unstoppable. She breaks down her networking skills and love of the craft in her interview with Groove. Like her aptly titled EP Get Used To This states, get used to this new face in music.
You have some strong co-signs for a new artist (Snoop, E-40, etc.). How did you link up with these rap veterans?
What was your initial motive for moving across the country?
Did your family support your pursuing of music even though you have such a strong academic background?
What has your journey in music been like thus far?
You also have a heavy hand in the business side of entertainment. Do you feel that's been a valuable asset in your own artistic endeavors?
Absolutely! Understanding any business, making contacts and building relationships is extremely important and valuable.
What's the greatest lesson you've learned so far in music?
Which side in music is easier to pursue: creative or business?
Do you plan on singing in the other languages you speak?
If you weren't here doing this, where do you think you would be?
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