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Miss Nana

Miss Nana

If you ever had to look up the word "BUZZ" in a hip hop dictionary,
under it you would find a picture of Miss Nana - Buzz, Buzz-ing,
Buzz-es, Verb˜ - 3 national tours,7 million youtube views, 6
Underground Music Award for Most Promising Artist,4 dvd's, selling
over 60,000 of her 10 mixtapes and co-signed by artists like Wendy
Willaims ,Bow Wow, Wyclef, Chris Brown , DJ's Kay Slay & Funk Master
Flex. Staying urban/edgy without using profanity or sexually
suggestive lyrics.

Miss Nana, born Tanyshwia D. Stokes, a native of Newark (The Brick
City) New Jersey, has been around the music business all her life. Her
father, the infamous Big 7 is the founder of "Newark Illustrated" – A
production/marketing/promotion/management company this movement for
the past 10 years has been connecting Hip-Hop, entertainment, clothing
and community pride in the Brick City.

Nana's story is an interesting one. DJ King Shameek (of Twin Hype
fame) heard Nana, who at the tender age of 10, rhyming on her Dad's
voicemail. Shameek, blown away by what he heard, suggested that she do
a promo for Wendy Williams' syndicated radio Show on 107.5 WBLS in
NYC. The promo led to other opportunities, such as opening for local
shows and recording freestyles and remixes for various radio and
Mixtape DJ's across the country. With the push of her online Marketing
Team (N.I. Marketing & Promotions), Miss Nana was BUZZING on about 3
dozen mixtapes and on plenty of mix-shows around the world, people
began to talk about this young unsigned artist. Thanks to a number of
high profile duets - on BET's 106 & Park while being interviewed -
recording artist Bow Wow invited Newark's favorite lil sista to join
him on his 2003 "Unleashed Tour." Then in 2005/2006 Bow Wow used Miss
Nana as his secret weapon, by adding her to his performance set on the
Holladay Tour.Tour included Chris Brown, Omarion, Marcus
Houston,Ciara, Trey Songz, and Da Franchise Boyz. Despite Bow Wow's
failure to execute signing Miss Nana to his 2 production deal offers,
Miss Nana still remain cool with him, citing " The deals I was offered would
have put me on hold , Bow Wow main focus is his career and I got to
respect that ".

After the completion of the tremendously successful tours with Bow
Wow, and hours of on-stage experience, Miss Nana began to kick down
doors, performing throughout the country with the likes of 50 Cent,
Mario, Lil Jon, Amerie, Lil Kim, Floetry, 3LW, Ying Yang Twinz,
J-Kwon, Rah Digga, Wyclef, Joe Budden, 8 Ball & MJG, to name a few. As
busy as Nana's been, she still manages to "make the grade" Just
entering her Freshman year at St Peter's College in NJ. Simultaneously
packing auditoriums from city to city doing School Promo Tours. Nana
Latest Cd " The Future of Hip Hop is actually a cd Miss Nana release
to help assist paying for her college tuition. " If my city officials
won't help a Newark local Icon stay in College, I know my fans got my
back".

Some highlights include a performance for Radio Disney at the African
American Festival in Albany NY, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey
Circus and a Half Time Show for the WNBA's Liberty game at NYC's
Madison Square Garden. Throughout the year Nana kept popping up with
write-ups in magazines like J-14, Right On!, Word Up! & Most recently
she Won Vibe Magazine most lyrical artist of the year in VIBEVERSES
contest. Hand picked out by Wyclef from the fugees, Miss Nana was
flown out to California to open for Wyclef's, Myspace album release concert.

One of Nana's mixtapes entitled "State of The Union" with one of her
standout quotes being "I respect all the ladies rapping' for the
glory/ But when it comes to 18 and under, that's another story" has
gotten radio play from DJ Kay Slay on NYC's Hot 97. Funk Master Flex
is also known to play a few Miss Nana exclusives.

One of Nana's many future plans include finishing College at St.
Peters College in New Jersey where's she majoring in psychology , &
branching off into acting. Currently she working hard in the studio to
record her
anticipated debut album entitled "Lil Red Rhyming Hood." Working with
platinum producers such as Soul Diggaz, Young Yonny & Prestige. No
matter the beat, Nana continues to display her uncanny ability to
"spit flows" that keeps her loyal fans wanting more. Her 2007 mixtape
hosted by Bow Wow entitled "I Got the Hood Vol 1 & 2" contains live
video footage of her and Bow on the "We Aint Done Yet Tour". Aside
from recording her debut album - whether it be at shows or on her
website, Nana continues to sell a great deal of T-Shirts, bandanas,
and other items that bears her name. "Anything that's connected to
creating and keeping a BUZZ, I'ma continue to do" said Nana. Like
having her own Saynow cell-phone(1-415-944-8048) club where 50,000 of
her fans get the latest scoop on her whereabouts or dropping mixtapes
in between tour dates.

Among the people she admirers include Lauryn Hill for not having to
dress inappropriate to sell records, Jay Z's lyrical skillz and work
ethic, 50 Cent because his climb to the top started in the streets
doing the very things that she's doing now. Nana father has prepared
her adequately for what is before her and has taught her the
importance of giving back. With the guidance, love and support of her
parents, Miss Nana is definitely the epitome of a young urban success
story soon to catapult to stardom!!