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Alicia Cinnamon: is a native Torontonian, who grew up in a small community located In the metropolitan area before moving to Scarborough, where music and entertainment were a big part of everyday culture. She started performing at local block parties at the age of seven as a member of a music duo. Her musical ability was soon enhanced under the influences of artists Lauryn Hill, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Faith Evans, Tupac, and SWV.
However, unsure of what to do with her unique, mature sound and messages, Alicia Cinnamon stayed behind-the-scenes writing over two hundred songs until a local rapper discovered her in a karaoke bar. She then started singing hooks for his record label, Time Wasted.
In 2011, Alicia Cinnamon decided to further her career and began performing at local clubs, weddings, and birthdays, which eventually landed her showcases and media attention. She was featured by CBC News as one of ten Black Canadians making a difference in the community, after hearing a powerful song she made dedicated to Tyson Bailey, a young man who was gunned down in the Regent Park area in Toronto in January 2013.
Furthermore, with a number of over twenty songs recorded, Alicia's debut mixtape titled, A Dash of Cinnamon, is set to drop this fall. Her fans still continue to connect with two of her most popular songs “Liar's Game”, a catchy track about the relationship of a scorned female, and “I Can't Breathe”, the emotional tribute song to the young murder victim.
Now, with her fan base growing around the local Toronto music scene, anticipation is also building for Alicia Cinnamon’s upcoming mixtape, which features production by Alex Villasana, Jay Beatz, Franchise, and DJ Laz Vagez.
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