20-Year- old New Orleans Native Kourtney Heart performed live with her band in the Ford Super Lounge this past 2013 Essence Fest, for those who couldn’t catch the show here is the performance in it’s entirely..
Kourtney is the youngest performer to consecutively be invited 3 years in a row to perform for the star-studded Essence Festival event.
The very talented R&B/Pop singer Kourtney first caught popularity with her first hit song “My Boy,” featuring the late New Orleans rap legend Magnolia Shorty, and later a remix with Soulja Boy would follow. Her single lead to a deal with JIVE Records.Her most recent independent project A Gemini’s Diary features stories that she wrote about her experiences as a growing young woman. This summer she will be releasing her newest EP entitled “Pharaoh.”
MyHellOfALife.Com had a chance to ask Kourtney a few questions on her career check it all out below..
Q: How does it feel being one of the youngest performers to continue to have Essence ask for you to perform?
A: I’m honored! To be honest, I am still in shock because so many people are telling me that I am making history. I’m just excited to be able to grow with Essence because I grew up reading their magazines. It’s just a big deal for African American women and the fact that I am one of them is phenomenal.
Q: With Essence being held here, in your hometown speak on what that means to you?
A: I love my city, and I appreciate the fact that Essence has been in New Orleans for so many years. Being able to perform for such a huge event in my hometown makes me feel amazing. I just continue to have fun because I am surrounded by so many people who know me.
Q: If you can tell fans the inspiration behind new EP Pharaoh? And why that name tittle? Release Date?
A: I will reveal more information in detail about the release date for the EP after Essence, but the title came from my weird obsession with Egyptian paraphernalia as a child. I love their clothing, and I began to learn more and more about their culture. I believe that it is just beautiful! I’ve always studied their history, and I love their style. I have a dream to visit Egypt before I die. I guess right now I am going through the phase of studying something I love and trying to create my own. When I refer to myself as pharaoh, it’s not because I am saying I am a god. It is just that I believe I have so much power thus far in this industry because of what I have to bring to the table. I am not being arrogant or cocky, but I truly believe in speaking success into existence. Everyone respected the pharaohs, and I just believe that my true fans respect me. Not to say that anyone is beneath me, I just look at myself as a pharaoh of the industry.
Interview Conducted By: Mario “Yoey” Martin
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