Maiysha Defies Genres With Soulful Debut : News & Views Grammy-nominated artist Maiysha performs her debut single, "Wanna Be" live at NPR West.
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Maiysha Defies Genres With Soulful Debut

Minneapolis-born songbird Maiysha is a true blend of beauty and talent. The graduate of Sarah Lawrence College is a former model and teacher.

Now, Maiysha is a Grammy-nominated artist — recognized for her single, "Wanna Be." Her debut album, This Much is True, is a genre bender, mixing hip hop rhythms with jazz and funk grooves.

She spoke with host Tony Cox on today's show. Listen to the full interview, and watch her live, in-studio performance of "Wanna Be."

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