As an artist, songwriter, producer, and DJ, Lashia Levins has worked tirelessly to climb the industry ladder.
Since both of her parents are singers, Lashia grew up immersed in music from an early age, as both of her parents are musicians. She was part of the church choir as a child and often accompanied her mother to studios and concerts, where she watched her mother sing the background music for A-listers such as Elton John and Maroon 5.
In time, she developed a passion for music as well as an innate ability to play it. Her mother encouraged her budding creativity by enrolling her in piano classes, voice lessons, and performance arts courses in order to sharpen her skills.
“She would also put me in a marching band and buy me all kinds of musical instruments for the house. I would make mixtapes that I would DJ and record music. She didn’t care what it sounded like. She’d play my music in her car,” Lashia recounted.
In 10th grade, Lashia Levins recorded her first professional song with the support and mentoring of her mother and industry professionals. Her combination of an angelic voice with her intellectual ability, confidence, and charisma make her one of the most exciting musical artists today.
Lashia’s life as a young artist, even though she made her debut as a rising star, is not all roses and sunshine. In spite of the fact that she was both the victim of abuse as well as a participant in a tragic car accident, she ended up being confined to a wheelchair temporarily, until she recovered from both of her injuries. She was able to use the time that she spent away from her family after the accident in order to earn a degree in music production and use the experience to prepare for the future, even though she didn’t let those experiences define her.
“ Without music, I wouldn’t have been able to express myself in the ways that I did. Every time I was kicked down, I was determined to get back up. Every time I was kicked down, I was determined to get back up. There is no doubt that a little bit of faith can take you further than you could have ever imagined. My belief is that there are always guardian angels around, and I firmly believe God will always plant your feet in the right place at the right time. You just have to be strong enough to take the first step,” Lashia said.
Aside from music, Lashia is also deeply involved in community development. Throughout her collegiate career, she has been actively involved with several community service events, promoting global health and education by organizing clothing drives, as well as collaborating with teachers to promote electronic music production in schools as a member of the sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA). Her military experience also means that she has worked closely with the Department of Defense and FEMA to support cities in areas that have been affected by war or natural catastrophes in the past.
As a woman in the cutthroat music industry, Lashia Levins continues to push forward in the face of challenges identifying them not as challenges but rather as motivation to keep pushing.
” My recovery and all the pain I have endured while working in this industry have helped me to motivate myself to make the most out of my career,” Ladyboomboxx said. She and her label The Formula Music Entertainment have a number of exciting upcoming projects coming up,” said Ladyboomboxx.