Hi, I'm Emma... (or Emmy or emma white-tee to some:) I love hip hop, r&b, pop, funk and country. I'm a singer & songwriter- aspiring entertainer. i like good music, chai's and being with my friends and family. First, thank you so much for visiting my site. It means so much to me- for coming here, listening to songs and seeing any of you at shows. Without your support none of this would be possible!! So thank you for joining my page & I owe you big time. I'm just beginning.. and I'm freaked out from time to time, but my whole life I have just loved music, loved singing and I feel so lucky to be able to share it with you.
I can still remember feeling my knee shaking uncontrollably the first time I sang in front of a group of people. It was opening day for the little leagues in Baltimore and I was 8. I was so freaked out by that experience, I told my parents "I am never doing that again and I don't want to ever talk about this."
lol that didn't last long. I guess that must have been when I got "bit" and I fell in love with the whole idea- it was so terrifying, but I wanted so badly to do it for some reason. So ever since, that has been the goal- to not let my fear get in the way and just do it (even though it still does sometimes). From the little league to singing the national anthem at Oriole Park, to writing my first song, auditioning for Berklee (not getting in the first time!!..it took me 2 times) that reminds me, I was cut from my high school musical. haha i love saying that for some reason- every step has been terrifying and wonderful at the same time.
I literally can't decide on one genre to do. I grew up listening to everything, my parents loved James Taylor and Jackson Brown, and I grew up in Baltimore where Hip Hop and R&B were just as popular Country music. I love country lyric writing but I love beats... so I don't know. People are always asking me "what's your sound" and I feel like asking that question limits whatever you're doing or what you could potentially do- by naming it. So now I say.."just listen." I think whenever you're feeling something and it's honest, it doesn't matter what category you put it in.
I typically go from "I don't know what I'm doing" to "okay, you might know what you're doing" but I guess that's life. and maybe everything doesn't have to be figured out. Just what feels right.
I believe in the potential every person and the freedom and the right to express oneself's truest essence and highest aspirations.