She was born and raised in Maryland and parts of Washington DC. Rachel started out singing with her family often at church and in performing arts grade schools. In 2010, Rachel gained some mainstream popularity by releasing ‘The Luv Exposure’ featuring artists, producers, and singers from around the country (and beyond) that united to make great music. The lead single was featured on a Major mix release which included Chris Brown, Ace Hood and Tyga.
In the summer of 2013, she released a track called “High” that went viral in the independent music world, garnering over 100,000 listeners and 20,000 downloads.
The 90s-styled instrumental is credited to the late J Dilla. In 2014, she released a full album called “Reminiscent that appeared in many outlets including Pandora and Boohoo clothing magazine advertisements. In 2016, she collaborated with EDM producer Eli to create the viral track “Just Wanna Love You” which hit over half a million plays between Spotify, Youtube, and Soundcloud.
Rachel graduated in 2012 from Jacksonville University with a degree in Music Business. She currently spends her time engulfed creating and marketing new music.
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