Who’s Sharaya J: 10 Things about ‘The Four’s Rap Artist
If there’s one contestant that’s made her presence known on Season 2 of The Four, it’s 34-year old Sharaya J. This American female rapper is no stranger to the music and entertainment industry and is a multi-talented performer who has wowed the judges, despite her personal struggle with Breast Cancer. So who is this fearless woman?
10 Facts About Sharay J
- Sharaya J is from Jersey City, New Jersey and grew up in a hip-hop household
- Her father was a member of the 90s Hip-Hop Group Double XX Posse.
- Sharaya is not just a rapper, she’s also a talented dancer, choreographer and has performed with celebrities like Ciara, Alicia Keys, Rhianna and Diddy himself.
- Missy Elliot was her mentor and she was a part of Missy’s Label, The Goldmind until 2016.
- Sharaya J launched her own production company Banji Entertainment that is based in Brooklyn, NY, and represents her “Banji movement”. The word BANJI is an acronym for what she stands for which is, “Be Authentic Never Jeopardize Individuality”. In case you are wondering, yes, you too can become ‘Banji Certified’.
- She says her dream collaboration would be with Kendrick Lamar.
- She’s appeared as a dancer in the movies Step Up 2: The Streets and Step Up 3D.
- She’s a beauty ambassador for Alexander Wang’s T by Alexander Wang Campaign, so she’s basically a model.
- She has been battling Stage 2 Breast Cancer for the last several months between her performances, inspiring people that they can still chase their dreams despite their circumstances.
- If all of her accomplishments aren’t impressive enough, she also was a screenplay writer and executive producer for the short, The Real T.
Sharaya J’s Journey On ‘The Four’
Sharaya J successfully defended her seat on ‘The Four’ on episode 2 of season 2 on ‘The Four’ . She will go against a young female rapper Lil’ Bri in an epic female rap battle on episode 3. Expect fireworks. Check out our exclusive sneak peek of that battle HERE.
Be sure to tune in to ‘The Four’ on FOX Thursday night to watch Sharay J fight to defend her seat against hungry rap artists coming to challenge her.