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Amanda Diva
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Background information
Birth name Amanda Seales
Born July 1, 1981 (1981-07-01) (age 37)
Origin Los Angeles, California
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper, Radio Personality, Poet
Years active 1994-present
Labels Divaworks, Inc
Associated acts Floetry, Lupe Fiasco, Q-Tip, Johnny Polygon

Amanda Diva (born Amanda Seales; July 1, 1981) is a female rapper, actress, and former replacement of the musical group Floetry[1].

Personal life Edit

Born in Inglewood, California on July 1, 1981. Amanda Seales spent most of her life in Orlando, Florida with her mother. Attending SUNY-Purchase, Seales studied theater, and began writing poetry after a friend suggested she write her own spoken word book[1]. By 2002, she appeared on Def Jam Poetry to recite her original poem, "Hot Shit"[2].She is also Grenadian American.

Career Edit

In 1994, Seales made her debut at the age of 12 on the Nickelodeon sitcom My Brother and Me, the show was a big hit on the network but was eventually canceled due to disagreements between the producers and creators of the show, during this time Seales took a hiatus to focus on her education. In 2004, Seales who was now calling herself Diva, released her debut Mixtape entitled "It Bigger Than Hip Hop, Vol 1". After landing a job hosting MTV2, Diva began hosting a radio show on SIRIUS, the Hip-Hop Nation Show. She also joined the DJ Drama/Don Cannon/DJ Sense-helmed Aphilliates crew, and published a book of poetry, all before receiving a degree in African-American studies from Columbia University. In 2007 her career took a surprising turn, when she was asked to replace Natalie Stewart of the musical duo Floetry, on tour.[1]. December of the same year, Diva released Life Experience the first EP of a trilogy[3].

After being released from the emergency room for a spinal tap, Diva continued to promote her sophomore EP, Spandex, Rhymes and Soul, which was released June 24, 2008. Amanda also provides social commentary and updates on her projects on her blog[4].

In 2009, Diva was a guest commentator on VH1's 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s. Amanda is also featured on Johnny Polygon's 2010 mixtape Rebel Without Applause on two songs entitled "Blvd Broad" and "Get Right". [5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 All Music Amanda Diva Biography
  2. You Tube - Amanda Diva- Hot Shit
  3. TSS Presents Fifteen Minutes with Amanda Diva
  4. Amanda Diva Blog
  5. http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/mixtape/id.1032/title

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