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Queen Philly: A Royal Discovery

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“You always gotta watch the company you keep, ‘cause the MF’s you think is down for you, be the MF’s you stab you in your MF’in back.”

She knows pain. She knows war. She knows life. Her pain comes out in raw beats like “Pop My Sh*t”, where she takes on the violence of the streets. In the visceral music video, she stands up strong, armed with fellow female hiphop/rap artists, LadyKilla and Bodi, as they talk about leaving drama and fighting behind in favor of seeking personal fulfillment and success with their music. A news headline flashes on the screen – “U.S. CITIES BREAKING MURDER RECORDS”. The struggle is real, and Queen Philly is here for it.

With an ever-changing fashion profile and a sick, fresh sound, Queen Philly is the next big thing for fans of artists such as Megan Thee Stallion, Da Baby, and Nipsey Hussle. 

From the Ashes of Disaster

Queen Philly, real name Khadijah Comeger, is the very definition of strong, modern, independent woman. She owns multiple businesses, including a tax company, a hair salon, and a popular Kansas City nightclub called TheRoyal Playhouse. She also works as a club promoter and has worked with artists such as rappers Boosie Badazz and Philthy Rich.

She started writing and performing music after a massive loss rocked her life on April 7th, 2019. It was her wedding night, but the atmosphere of love and celebration turned to tragedy when her son James died in a horrific house fire in Chester, Pennsylvania. The little boy was only seven years old. After the tragedy, Khadijah was so overcome with grief that she turned away news reporters trying to interview her.

James loved music; Khadijah’s nickname was Kiki at the time, and James would run around the house singing “Kiki, do you love me?” from a popular Drake song. In her sorrow, Khadijah found comfort in music and it helped her to remember her son. Although at times she felt she’d hit rock bottom, she began to sing, and creating her own music paved the path of healing.

Finally Being Heard

Queen Philly, as she’s known now, feels passionately about garnering inspiration from personal pain. There can be no pain like a parent mourning the death of a child. But instead of letting the pain destroy her, she chose to let it strengthen her.

“My music is pain,” she says. “(My music is) love. … My music is reality. You’re gonna get a little bit of everything.”

This Queen believes that success isn’t about being famous – it’s about finally being heard.

“You have to lose before you win, whether it’s family, whether it’s friends, or even money,” says Queen. “God will throw you into a storm knowing you’re gonna come out mighty and ready for your blessing.”

Queen Philly is the real deal. Her music is fierce, passionate, and speaks of real-life trauma and drama. You can hear her music on YouTube here (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuG0ijFBxTzYJGWfqILjPvw) and catch her next show (MORE INFO NEEDED).