We had the good fortune of connecting with Miszs B and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Miszs, how do you think about risk?
When working to become an artist, risk-taking is one of the most difficult things to do. Although it is tough, nerve racking and scary,it is one of the most prevalent key factors to your success, and financial freedom. As an independent artist, all I’ve done is take risk. Some of those risk were definitely risky, and did not have any weight or merit to helping me achieve my goals. Unfortunately some of the rest that I have taken have led to dead end endeavors.However the key to being successful is never given up or giving in. The best investment you can make is in yourself. At some point you have to trust someone, so if you do decide to take a risk make sure that you’ve done your background work and have credible sources to help you with making that risk. I also think it’s very important to have a team of individuals who believe in you and your dream, because there will come a time when you stop believing in yourself, but is it is that light that others are attracted to a that keeps you going. 💋
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I have not had the most glamorous life. Growing up, I faced very unique challenges. My mother was a teen mom. She gave birth to me in January of 1986, and graduated high school a few months later. She was 17 years of age, and was born with Sickle Cell Anemia. My father, slightly younger, 16 years old, spent most of my young life, in and out of prison, and battling his unique challenges and drug addictions. I had to grow up fast! I did not have they typical childhood. My days often composed of me taking care my mother, her medical needs, laundry and occasionally grocery shopping and cooking dinners. I started my first job at 14 years of age. My mother raised me to be very independent, as she knew her life on this earth would be short. She passed away, the summer before High School. I was 14 years old. My grandfather raised me in Denver throughout the school year, and I spent my summers in Arizona, with my grandmother. She taught me how to cook, and cater to being a young woman. My grandfather was my best friend. He passed away a few hours before my birthday, January 6th, 2021. I learned so much from him! Education has always been big in my family. My grandfather insisted that I attended. I began my college career at Tuskegee University. Being from Denver, I wanted to gain the ” Black experience.” if you would. Tuskegee was a wonderful HBCU, I experienced many love hate relationships there. I also made lifelong friends. I graduated from the University of Northern Colorado, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, After, I went on to get a Master’s Degree in Counseling. I am one credit away from obtaining a second Master’s Degree in Business. I am most excited about my children and family. I love being a mother. They are the joy of my life! Music has always been my passion and outlet. When I had no one to turn too, I had music, my voice, a way to get out all of the madness happening in my head, or the environment of myself and others around me. I have learned so many life lessons on my journey, the greatest lesson I’ve learned is to always have faith in God, and trust and believe in your dreams. When you believe in yourself, you will prevail when others do not believe. I want the world to know that being yourself, and making it out of a tough situation is your testimony and fuel to be great. Never, ever, give up on what you want. Work hard, pray, trust and believe, and watch things begin to happen for you!!!!!! Miszs B
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Due to Covid-19, I have not been out, but when I was able, some of my favorite places to go are, The Tavern downtown, I love the ambiance of the city and the roof. I am also a huge sports fan, so depending on the season, we would head to a game- at the Pepsi Center, if the nuggets are playing, Sports Authority Field at Mile High, if a football game, or maybe catch the Rockies playing at Coors Field. If it were the summer, we would attend the annual Jazz Festival in Winter Park. We would end by catching a few great places to shop in Aspen Colorado and enjoy the mountains.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to give a big thanks to my late mother, Monica Trotter, and my late grandfather, Jacob Trotter Sr., Without these two angels, and my grandmother of course ( Ida Trotter-Jeffery) I would not be the person that I’ve become. They are all truly inspirations and pillars of courage, strength, integrity and hard-work. They have instilled values of dedication, and chasing my dreams. Thank you for putting up with me. I love you!!!!!!!
Website: Soundcloud.com /MiszsB
Twitter: Miszs B
Facebook: Miszs B Music
Youtube: Miszs B
Other: Reverbnation- Miszs B Miszsb1@gmail.com