Queen The Creator
Queen Kima was born in Dallas, Texas on December 16, 1992. She lived in Oceanside, California with her mother and stepfather up until age 8 when she and her mother moved back to Dallas.
Growing up Queen loved music and loved to perform, catching her first singing role at age 3 in a Christmas pageant. Her mother and grandmother were musicians also, so there was always a lot of encouragement around for Queen to pursue arts; whether that be singing songs and playing the organ in her grandmother’s house or being active in school plays, choir, and church choir. At a young age, Queen had always shown an interest in creating art, and once given the opportunity, she flourished. Throughout her school aged years, Queen was recognized by a series of schools, school districts, and cities for her creativity- from creating magazines, to clothes, to paintings and sculptures, she did it. While in high school, Queen was a part of theater and the top auditioning choirs at Duncanville High School. In addition to being active there she spent some time during the school year, but every summer for 8 years, in a program called “The Dallas Black Academy of Arts and Letters”, or TBAAL. Her mother had been actively involved in the program growing up and offered Queen the same opportunity.
TBAAL is where Queen really came alive; it is where she got to be introduced to and professionally trained in all areas of production; acting, singing, dancing, designing sets, designing clothes, lighting, film, directing, you name it and TBAAL had it there to teach the city kids of Dallas. On the other side of that; you name it and Queen was good at it, gaining recognition from every instructor she had, to getting lead roles in dance, acting, and singing in the musical productions the program would put on every summer, as well as designing, styling and makeup.
Now Queen has a creative production company by the name of "Queendom Arts" in which she specializes is all things creative production; including graphic design, marketing, sales strategizing, general art workings, and live productions.
Queen is also well versed in poetry, rapping, producing, musicianship, composing, performing live shows, and most importantly singing.
Artists that she looks(ed) up to are Kirk Franklin, Israel Hougton, J Moss, Andy Meneo, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, India Irie, Musiq Soulchild, Kelly Price, Xscape, Beyonće, Kehlani, H.E.R., Armon & Trey, Masego, Lauryn Hill/The Fugees, De La Soul, Nas, Jay-Z, Kid Cudi, Brandy, Jazmine Sullivan, Curren$y, Wiz Khalifa, and many more.
“Feed your mind body and soul through musical, culinary, and artistic experiences"”
— Queen Kima