If Beyonce says that girls run the world, then it must be true. Women can do it all and it is delightfully satisfying to see more and more make their mark on the world. Their willingness and innovation builds communities and empowers others along the way. Their fight for equality and representation is an ongoing one and every step they take creates a better future.
One of the many forms of transmitting that power is through music. Songs and melodies shape our life, they mark important moments and amplify our emotions. Therapeutic, motivational or just plain fun, it is a great way for an artist to express themselves and share their thoughts to an audience.
As a single mother to one daughter, Camille Carlos, A.K.A Thug Misses, has a purpose to show that girls and women can do it all. Realizing that nothing is impossible and that they can achieve anything they put their minds to is what she is all about. If not through her songs, her career and presence in the music industry is inspiring as is.
From the Bay Area, she has been in the rap game for over twenty years now and hustled to get to where she is today. Graduating with a bachelor's degree in Sound Art, she keeps in line with her philosophy and is a one woman show as she writes her own music, records and mixes. She used to be signed with West Coast Mafia and AWOL Records but took the path less traveled to become an indie artist, feeling it better represented who she was.
Since then, each track she puts out is filled with what can only be described as impact. As a Black and Latina artist, the influences and melodies that she carries mesh perfectly with the strong character she possesses. Her signature sound is an combination of smooth, sexy sounds and hardcore rap--always with a unique East Bay flavor.
“I’m really expanding myself and digging deep into my art to push the boundaries of my music,” says Camille.
Not sitting still, she has many exciting things in store this year. With over twenty-five thousand monthly streams on music platforms such as Spotify, this is only the beginning of more wins and successes to come.
She has a knack for bringing depth to her lyrics. She’s raw, she’s self assured. She is her own woman, what you see is what you get. She is ready to take on the world with full force while balancing home life and her passion.
“2020 was the year to really find myself as an artist, studying my craft and rebranding myself. 2021 is the year of takeover!” she commented.
Collaborating with some of the best in the industry, such as Hitta Slim and Mistah F.A.B, her new single "99 U Ain’t 1" is a gritty rock ‘n’ roll rendition of Jay Z’s "99 Problems." Her versatility and knowledge of music shine through every song she puts out.
She leads by example and hopes to reach girls and women who, like her, continue to dream big.
For more information about Thug Misses, visit therealthugmisses.com or follow @dathugmisses on Instagram.