BY HAIKEEM STOKES
Any excuse to visit planet Brooklyn is as good as any, as today is motivated by business. I’m allotted a fair amount of time to tool about before meeting up with today’s Brooklynite. After seeing some new sites, the time comes for me to meet with local royalty, Queen Lexii. This Guyanese-born artist is slated to take 2022 by storm with her uniquely clever interpretations. Arriving at Negril BK Restaurant located at 256 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, I’m shown to the table where Queen Lexii is seated. After exchanging pleasantries, we sit then she orders the Jerk Salmon with rice and peas, and I get the Negril BK Jerk Rotisserie Chicken with rice, peas, and collard greens. After a bit of small talk, we began our interview.
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“How did you come to be crowned Queen Lexii?”
That came about when I was in search of a more mature DJ name. In my early teens, I went by the moniker DJ Wa Wa, which of course, was a play on my first name. But going into my early 20’s, I decided to obtain something sexier yet classy and purposeful. After much contemplation, I went with DJ Queen Lexii, which also serves as my alter-ego. I did this so that the public could distinguish between the music and the artistry. Although music is deeply rooted in my DNA, especially Caribbean rhythms, art is my first passion.
“How old were you when you realized that art was your calling?”
I began so early that it wouldn’t surprise me to know that I was scribbling artistically as an infant. Seriously, I can remember doing finger paintings and things with chalk and coal as early as kindergarten. I’ve always been creative and extremely interested in all forms of art not just my expressions, but all extensions of it. Music, dance, singing, fashion it’s all a wonderful celebration of what’s inside that we’re allowing to come out.
READ FULL INTERVIEW IN THE NOVEMBER ISSUE OF INTELLECTUAL INK MAGAZINE
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