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Sharaya J – “Takin’ It No More” / “Shut It Down” (Video)

It’s like Missy Elliott puts a stamp on her work. You can tell when she drops a hit, writes a hit for someone else… or directs and exec produces visuals complete with some of the most stunning choreography! You know, like she does for the Sharaya J “Takin’ It No More” / “Shut It Down” video two-fer above.

(Think Sharaya is leaning on Missy to get/keep her position? Nah… her father was a member of 90’s Hip-Hop group Double XX Posse; so the pedigree is already there. Learn more about the up-n-comer after the jump.)


Screenshot 2014-10-15 00.18.56A native Hawaiian, but raised in Jersey City, New Jersey (USA), Sharaya has always been an artist at heart. Looking up to superstars like TLC, AAliyah, Biggie, Wutang Clan, Mary, Janet Jackson and more, she was a true fan of Hip-Hop and R&B. With a very successful career in the dance industry working with the likes of Diddy, Rhianna, Alicia Keys as well as great choreographers like Laurianne Gibson, Fatima Robinson and Jamaica Craft; Sharaya is no stranger to the spotlight. Now is her time to take center stage as Missy “Misdameanor” Elliott’s new recording artist. She has a fresh new sound and style, inspired by true Hip-Hop and underground dance music. She has also spearheaded The “Banji Movement” which encourages the masses to embrace Uniqueness and Originality, thus birthing the acronym Be Authentic Never Jeopardize Individuality (BANJI).

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