The mold for female musicians is pretty much a set template. When a female artist steps into the music scene, almost automatically, a “sexy” image gets imposed on her. This stereotyping didn’t work well with rap sensation Voruche Quinzel.
As an artist and a person, Sharvae Neal, AKA Voruche Quinzel, always felt that she’s someone cut from a different cloth. Everything about her is different: her sound, personality, background, and even her look. Where most female rap artists would be dolled up and polished, Voruche has an aggressive and almost rough look on her. That feel translates entirely also to her sound.
The 27-year-old musical artist has always had a love and passion for music. She started singing in a church choir when she was five years old. Sharvae spent most of her life performing music at Faith Tabernacle Church, the community that her family was part of. Voruche’s most early musical influence was her brother, Jae Neal, who got into music production. Jae spent most days making beats and singing, rubbing off on his sister, who made a resolve to pursue a career in music. She started rapping when she was thirteen years old. Her brother spotted potential and encouraged Voruche to continue pursuing that direction.
Voruche grew up listening to rap icons like Queen Latifah, Da Brat, Ice Cube, Eve, and many other rap artists from that era. People have always told her that her sound was unique in many ways. Her sound mostly has a loud and aggressive sound to it, which Voruche shares are an extension of her life experiences.
The rap artist dreams of making it as a rap star one day. Her greatest motivation is her family. She hopes that by pursuing her passion, she would reap the benefits and seeds of hard work planted through the years. Voruche doesn’t think as most would. She has a determination to turn her dream into a reality and won’t stop until that happens.
Voruche records and mixes most of her music. The artist has published some of her original tracks, including “Bird and the Deuce,” “Show Up Show Out,” “Look Out, Here I Come,” “I Can’t Lose,” and “Hurt (My Story).” On YouTube, she’s seen a rising level of success. Her solo track “Pipe Down’s” music video has seen the most success as it has been viewed over 3,700 times in a matter of two months.
As far as production is concerned, Voruche has fixated on doing things her way. In the past, she’s had offers and opportunities to work with studios in developing music. Still, many would force her into the “sexy rapper” stereotype, which she never felt was ultimately her. Her aggressive and forceful sound embeds into her identity. So when she couldn’t find a product that could support that, she decided to go independent.
“I want to encourage people to never give up on what they love doing, no matter what people say. There is no wrong way to be discovered,” declares Voruche. “They told me I wasn’t doing enough, like putting out official videos and performing on stage! I’m living proof that you should never underestimate someone because of the pace they’re going in life. Anything could happen.”To follow Voruche Quinzel and her music, visit her Spotify.