Badia, Philadelphia born and raised, is an independent hip-hop soul artist that expresses herself through rhyme and song. Her God inspired lyrics deliver a practical message influenced by her daily walk and topics of women, family & community. Badia's journey has made her a poised emcee. Her lyrics “move the crowd” as she emerges from the underground to set the bar and reflect hip hop culture in a more positive light. Her first CD entitled "God's Woman", produced & arranged by critically acclaimed musician Kevin Arthur, was released in 2004. Kevin Arthur, formerly Common’s musical director, has played for Jill Scott, Jeff Bradshaw, Les Nubians, Christina Aguilera, Macy Gray, Glenn Lewis, and Cross Movement. He is currently bassist at the Potter’s House ministries in TX. “God's Woman” featured Da' Truth and the Phanatik (Cross Movement Records), R. Swift, Ericka Arthur, Tasha Montfort, Common’s DJ Dummie, and Junius Bervine.
Badia has also worked with Tony Moore and Jehovah's Chosen of Philadelphia. From 2007-09' Badia worked with playwright Garrett Davis as an actress, songstress and stage manager. She toured as Stage Manager with the stage play “God will make a way” starring Ann Nesby (‘Sounds of Blackness’), Lil G (Silk), Calvin Richardson, Scott Savol (American Idol), and Tony Terry. She has performed at the legendary Black Lily & Warm Daddy’s in Philadelphia. Badia currently resides in Harrisburg, PA and is devoting her time to be an advocate of “good clean music”. She is looking to once and for all make music she enjoys, in hopes that others will find it refreshing.
Badia's latest project is the highly anticipated “HomeGROWN”, her 3rd and most complete album. “HomeGROWN” features 5 guest producers including Magnedo 7 who produced the new single “Definition of Sexy” for 50 cent in addition to hits for Eminem, Ice Cube, Jim Jones, Young Buck, Hot Rod, and the Teriyaki Boyz in Japan. Other producers include Todd 'Neophyte' Thompson, Jlin, Prem Touch, and Montrez 'TNYCCE' Fowler. Aspiring young in-house producer Elias of Enuff Beats produces 5 songs with the versatile Badia producing the remaining 8 of her 19 tracks. Look out for the new project "HomeGROWN", set to drop on April 30th, 2013…..food for ya mind, body, & spirit, right at the heart of Hip-Hop Soul.