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Octavia Harris

Octavia Harris
Country:United States
Website:http://www.octaviaharris.com
email:info@octaviaharris.com
Releases:[Octavia Harris Exclusives Download] [The Free Mixtape] [Radical Sabbatical] [Inspired By God] [4 The Children] [Walking On Water]
Info:Octavia Harris is from Portland, Oregon. She evolved from being the tough-talking pioneer of Portland's underground hip- hop scene as "151" to "Jymini" - one of the West Coast?s most highly respected female lyricists/producers.

Alias
After establishing herself as a premier artist and creative force, Octavia Harris has come full circle. Like the decision to drop aliases and use her birth name.

Brothers
Octavia was raised in a home full of music and activity. While her older brothers introduced her to rap music and the hip-hop culture, her mother took pains to instill discipline and traditional values. The incredibly talented youngster displayed a creative genius at an early age.

Piano
She taught herself to play piano from watching musicians, sang in the school choir and would astound her teachers with poems and compositions that rang with vision and maturity. Octavia Harris began rapping in the third grade under the name "Baby D". She says "rap gave me another form of expression, a way to entertain and address issues". Throughout her teen years, Octavia was a local talent show favorite.

Debut
In 1994, she debuted on the growing Portland rap scene with the CD "Drank, No Chasa". By now she was "151" also known as "Octavia, the Mic Strangla" - a razor-sharp wordsmith with beats and flow that shook the city's most respected male and female MC's. The CD became an instant classic, helping to establish Portland, Oregon in the growing network of urban rap communities like Compton, Oakland, Houston and Seattle.

Walking on Water
In 1999, long before Kanye West was honored with a Grammy award for the religious- themed "Jesus walks", Harris released "Walking On Water" under the name Octavia, The Mic Strangla - an ambitious double CD that explored social and spiritual issues that were yet to be addressed by the hip hop community.

Oakland
After defying expectations with the groundbreaking "Walking on Water", Octavia moved to Oakland, California. Her production skills were now widely known and she quickly became an even hotter name on the independent rap scene. She released a compilation CD and 2002?s "The Solo Child" which featured some of the Bay area rap's biggest names (Suga-T, 3xKrazy's Agerman and Assassin).

Live performer
The femcee continued to be a popular live performer, opening for Montell Jordan, Spearhead and others. Octavia Harris amassed an impressive list of credits - appearing on compilations and producing/performing on soundtracks for film, animated DVD and games. She took over for Queen Latifah as guest MC on Meredith Brooks' song "Lay Down" and she made a special appearance on Myra?'s "Quit Chasin' Me".

Christian Female Rap Network
Octavia Harris started the Christian Female Rap Network in Feb 2007. The Christian Female Rap Network (CFRN) is an inspirational support system and resource for female rappers worldwide: "As a group, we intend to use our gifts and talents to build and breed Godly examples, mentors and models. Unified as one, we will show God's Love through us by supporting each others ministries, honoring the Savior, and glorifying God."

Awards
At the Carolina Holy Hip Hop Achievement Awards 2007 she won the "National Female Rapper of the Year" award.

Videos
Octavia Harris features for the first time as a christian hip hop artist in the video "Bring it On" of the album "Radical Sabbatical" (2007) in March 2007.

Albums
Octavia released two albums in 2006, first "Inspired By God" and then "4 The Children". The Free Mixtape is released in January 2007.

New project
The MC released her album "Radical Sabbatical" in 2007. On this album she commemorates, with the special track "November 04", as she puts it: "celebrating 3 years free from homosexuality: I can hardly believe this November 3 years has passed since I was involved with the homosexual lifestyle. I am celebrating my deliverance and God's transforming power. It truly is a miracle for me to look in the mirror and know who I am with a relationship with God and really like what I see inside and out."

Exclusives
On January 26th, 2008 she releases an album with exclusive tracks.

Release:Octavia Harris Exclusives Download
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Media:[Digital Download]
Released:2008
Recordlabel:Music 4 The Soul Ministries
Info:The exclusive tracks are released on January 26th, 2008 as a download only. The songs can be downloaded per track or as a whole:

1. Nasty
2. Hey (this is Not a game)
3. Lost and Confused
4. Bout my bread
5. 2 Fingaz Up - featuring Excelsius & Semaj
6. Love Some Body Else
7. Boy I Think I...
8. Feelin Good - featuring Hood & Lunie 3:80
9. Free Yo Mind
10. So Much More - featuring Lunie 3:80
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Release:The Free Mixtape
The Free Mixtape
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Media:[Digital Download]
Released:2007
Recordlabel:Music 4 The Soul Ministries
Info:The album is released on January 31st, 2007. The mixtape can be downloaded for free.
Production by Octavia Harris, Sharp Soundz, Ansane, Kris Minter, Clockwork, Mike Lightner & Mad Skrewz.

1. Whiter Than Snow (Intro)
2. It's Ova
3. Call Tha Pastor - featuring G-Quin The Crucifier
4. That Body
5. N2Existence - featuring Hood & Dae-Lee
6. Rum-n-Coke
7. Single Life - featuring Prozpera'D'
8. All The Way!
9. Proud 2 Be a... - featuring LaQuisha Hankens & Cameron
10. Watch These Moves
11. Make U a Star (remix) - featuring Excelsius & Hood
12. Right Here - featuring RO The Disciple
13. Alright
14. Burdens Light
15. O's Promo Intermission
16. In The Middle - featuring Hood (bonus track)
17. Us Girls - featuring Zeeda, Samantha Coleman & Mystyc (bonus track)
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Release:Radical Sabbatical
Radical Sabbatical
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2007
Recordlabel:Music 4 The Soul Ministries
Info:The album is released on October 31st, 2007.
Production by Al Fraser, Doc Sizzle, Sharp Sounds, FMajo, Ansane and others.

1. Radical Sabbatical
2. Enjoy the Sun
3. God in U
4. Different Kinda Luv - featuring D.Reed
5. For the Ladies
6. Sum Encouragement
7. November 04
8. Back 2 Tha Crib
9. All Around the World - featuring Serenity
10. Put U 1st
11. Bring it On
12. We Came To - featuring Hood
13. Wita Combination - featuring K-Drama
14. Everything - featuring Sista O
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Release:Inspired By God
Inspired By God
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2006
Recordlabel:Music 4 The Soul Ministries
Info:All songs written and produced by Octavia Harris

1. Intro
2. Fellowship Wit Me
3. Aint Yo Show
4. Give It All
5. Up Until Now...
6. Fiyah!
7. Dat Good Stuff
8. Send Love
9. Make Sum Noize
10. On My Knees
11. Ultimate High
12. Temporary Resident
13. Hold on (Y.N.O.T.)
14. Powers In The People
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Release:4 The Children
4 The Children
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2006
Recordlabel:Music 4 The Soul Ministries
Info:1. 4 The Children - featuring Da Chosen 1
2. Make U a Star - featuring eXcelsius & HOOD
3. What it Iz
4. One I Love
5. They Still Yours - featuring Lil Ash & Brothatone
6. Grind
7. Sista 2 Brother - featuring Soul P
8. Slippin Slippin Slippin Slippin
9. Brother In Christ
10. Putcha Head Up - featuring YSG-Timothy
11. Coolin Out
12. Deeper - featuring D.Reed
13. Passin By (R.I.P my brother Joe)
14. Bonus Track 1
15. Bonus Track 2
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Release:Walking On Water
Walking On Water
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:1999
Info:This double album is released under the name Octavia, The Mic Strangla or OTMS.

Disc 1
1. Welcome
2. Walking On Water
3. Eyez on the prize
4. My Daddy
5. Waterface - featuring Q7
6. Good Musik
7. Not Ashamed
8. How We Roll - featuring Q7
9. 360
10. Rekindle The Flame
11. Turnin' Point
12. 4A-Lifetime

Disc 2
1. Trapped Up
2. Sweet dreams
3. Blood On Your Hands
4. End
5. The Enemy
6. Lil' Chief
7. Pick Up The Phone
8. Get In The Groove - featuring Q7
9. When The Beat Drops
10. World II Know
11. Soldierz
12. Bonus Track
13. 5Gey Representin'
14. nationwide
15. Really, Really
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