REVA is a female rapper who is changing how ''femcees'' are viewed. Her lyrics and flow are unlike anything in the Hip-Hop scene, Underground or Mainstream.
(Music is now on PANDORA! Type in "REVA" to listen to the channel and look for me on other stations)
REVA released "Not a Tape" Mix on 2/8/14 which is available for Free download here: http://reva.bandcamp.com/
She occasionally mixes other genres into Hip-Hop, including acoustic guitar and samples. REVA bridges the gap between fans of other genres who might not have liked Hip-Hop before.
Her voice commands attention, and is crisp and clear. With over 15 years of experience in writing music, she is a true lyricist. She also has been sought after as a ghost writer for others. REVA incorporates her life into her music with an Urban meets Southern, meets intelligent rap sound.
Born in Northern Kentucky (Elsmere), to hard working blue collar parents, Reva Reisenbeck grew up in a trailer park. Poverty, violence, drugs, and struggles were predominant.
Exposure to Hip-Hop goes back as early as age 8, where she would listen to Snoop Doggy Dog in her brother's hoopty. Because of her brother, and the 90's surge of Hip-Hop, she quickly became an avid rap fan. She started writing and rapping at 11 years old. Her first recording was on sound recorder using Windows 95. She used a computer mic with pantyhose wrapped around it as a pop blocker.
As a teenager, her family and Reva moved to Lawrenceburg, KY, right outside of the capital of Frankfort. Here she experienced a more laid-back, country atmosphere. She currently resides in Frankfort, KY. Now more than ever, REVA is writing with intense purpose and drive to make a name for herself in the music industry.
''For the people who never felt accepted, who always felt neglected. It's our mission to prove we're a force to be reckoned with.'' -REVA
REVA goes by her first name, meaning ''revived'' or ''star''.