By: Joseph Cunningham
It is her desire to be remembered with the admiration and awe that follows the name Bob Marley, and other international musical icons. Natalie Storm says, "I want to be a Reggae ambassador who takes Reggae music to places where Reggae does not exist." And it is no surprise that she admits to having listened to every genre of music since a very young age.
"I grew up listening to everything imaginable: Percy Sledge, Skeeter Davis, Smokey Robinson, Janet Jackson, Madonna, Aerosmith, all sorts of dance music and of course, crazy Reggae and Dancehall."
Making her sojourn into the Dancehall six years ago as a member of the
girls' group, Make Boys Cry (MBC), Natalie delivered the hit "Real Badman" on the Swatch International Label within that union. MBC made appearances on major Jamaican shows like Champions in Action and Teen Splash, and traveled on tours to Japan and Miami, USA.
"I separated from MBC in September 2006, after a six year stint, and that move was strictly a business one. It was not due to any fallout with the other two members of the group. I really thought that the group was not fulfilling my musical ambitions," she revealed.
Natalie Storm's solo career started in January of this year, with the release of "Best Friends," a collaboration with female "heartthrob" Cezar. The song and the video displayed a singer and performer, cute sex appeal and a refreshing lyrical flow.
Since then she has recorded "Gettin it" and "Saga", in collaboration with fellow young sensations, Timberleee and Tifa. Further, there is the song, "Anuh My Fault" on the Gyal Dem Sittin rhythm, produced by Ward 21. The medley also features Timberleee and Tifa.
Natalie Storm says she will be focused on completing her debut solo album in 2008.