She holds the key. Mysteries of talent locked behind closed doors. Without hesitation she takes out her key to unlock this door, boldly stepping through to create a new sound, revealing what was inside her all along. It has been said that some visionaries are put together piece by piece by fragile piece, but this visionary was not made nor forced together by hands of negativity or lies, yet she was molded, crafted in skill. She transcends through the ages with her rhymes, she creates hooks that overshadow the challenges of everyday life. Why do so many people fail to see what God had prompted? Janie B. Carter a.k.a “Lil Lady Carter” is more than just her physical appearance, she shows that she is more than just a beautiful black woman who can spit rhymes and lay down poetic justice. Born Dec. 20th, 1988 in High Point, NC Lil Lady Carter felt the bite of the music bug at the age of 10. She itched at the chance to get her lyrics down on paper. At the age of 13, this visionary took control and got serious about her music. Going through school she took the opportunity to learn how to play the cello and viola; most recently she is learning to play the guitar. By age 8, Lil Lady Carter had lost her mother and father. Pain surfaced and nothing helped to soothe the tears that ran down her face, soon music became that outlet. Singing and rapping, turning her dreams into music reality. Her lyrics became the therapy she needed. Ever the visionary, Lil Lady Carter has put her all into becoming the best female entertainer she has framed herself to be. “I want people to listen to it (my music) I believe people would have someone that’s been through the same situations or experiences, I’m like their diary set to music. I believe I am writing my own music, regardless if someone thinks its right or wrong, that’s how I feel. My lyrics come from everyday life when I am happy, sad, when I’m in love…things or situations like that.” Placing everyday experiences in her songs have brought about powerful lyrics such as: “Haters like ‘no way’ peepin me like they da feds, I stunt real smooth, as if my goal was to turn heads”- Real Smooth ‘08 “I’m tired of talk, I’m ready for some action, I get my respect, I be damn if I’m askin”-Real Smooth ‘08 “The Indian giver government complains about the 2% of handouts they hand down, it don’t really make sense or dollars, why bother, only acceptin Euros cause if you know like I know, we ain’t worth our weight in gold”-Respect ‘08 Soaring over what society may think of her, Lil Lady Carter is here to change stereotypes and encompass a new brand of talent. While she keeps striving to make it, Lil Lady Carter does have set backs. One big fear that she holds is the thought that she would never be able to do something great, do something good for others. “I fear dying without impacting at least one person’s life.” But always in the back of her mind she keeps this quote: “Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences- - all events are blessings given to us to learn from.” Elizabeth Kubler-Ross So each and everyday she presses on making sure that her legacy will be one talked about through the ages, she hopes to pass on her key, so that more visionaries will be molded, shaped and created in an image that is breath-taking, inspirational, and in the end sensational.
by: Treva M. Carter