In the spotlight: Redz

We introduce to you: Redz. Everyone’s favorite Dominican Princess and Philly’s own #1 Afro Latino. But who is Redz?

Diane Isabel Torres was born in 1986 in Lawrence, Massachusetts. She was the middle child to five siblings. Diane has always loved music. From taking piano lessons at age seven, to performing in school and talent shows. Because her parents were from the Dominican Republic, growing up in New Hampshire was a struggle for her. Diane’s first language was Spanish. She learned English at the age of eight. She formed dance clubs and started dance battles in underage night clubs.

Diane always had a vision of the limelight. Her vision of becoming a dancer was short lived, for unforeseen circumstances. Being a young mother, she took on odd jobs and at the age of twenty- seven, she moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She caught her big break when she performed her first single, La Negra. From there, she began her career as a Afro Latino performer in the United States. Diane made herself known throughout the underground music scene and on the indie circuit throughout her early career. She’s now making waves with new music with a sassy sound and a grown fan base. Her goal is to expand her brand in music and mentor the youth of the future.

Her song La Negra is, like all her songs, focused on the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual state of dealing with everyday life experiences and circumstances. Redz writes all her music by herself. Of course other artist, engineers and producers help her to inspire her sound, like ThaiBeats, Ghetto Ress, Deuce Wellington and Mantra.

We end with a personal message from Diane to all of you. “Keep going and never stop. And have a child like mind”.

twitter: @IamRedzLaColora

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