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Borough of Queens, NY | Established. Jan 01, 2017 | SELF

Borough of Queens, NY | SELF
Established on Jan, 2017
Solo Alternative R&B




"WPGM Interviews: Poiison – ‘Unemotional Freak’, Church Roots And Unorthodox Playlists"

Poiison is more than a star in the making. The Queens native independently released her first EP titled Unemotional Freak on February 4, but she has more experience in the music industry than just one mini-album. “I started doing music at church, my sister a professional drummer and I just fell in love with music. My mother was a singer at church and it started there”, she says, reminiscing on her early beginnings.

Althought her roots are in church music, when she was asked about her influences as a kid or teenager, she says, “I grew up on 2Pac, Lil Wayne and Britney Spears. I loved them, very unorthodox playlist”. Poiison proves once again that she’s an unapologetic.

She has graced the stage of Good Morning America with well knowns artists, and supported the likes of Ciara and Robin Thicke on tour, “I opened up for them at concerts, it wasn’t like a long term thing. But Ciara was hella sweet to me”, she says about her support performances.

About two years ago, Poiison released a single on Soundcloud called “Pills For The Pain”, which initially attained viral internet popularity. Eventually, it reached almost 20k views. “Pills For The Pain” dives into the deep oceans of young love and pain; which shows there are no easy remedies but only temporary fixes.

Speaking about her dark experience and inspirations for writing such a strong, vulnerable song, she shares her thoughts, “I only write about what I live. Although it’s a beautiful gift to write in other perspectives I haven’t reached that point yet… so whatcha think?! No fairytale”.

She also collaborated with the Brooklyn native rapper better known as Fireman Band$ some months ago. The misty track called “Greedy”, which was produced by Nicodemus, gained impressive numbers on Soundcloud with almost 990k views, and the whole album BANKROLL$ & $TRIPPER POLE$ was a huge success itself.

Poiison is constantly collaborating with fresh artists from New York and cities around. She has even been working with young hip hop upstart Dillon Cooper, but it seems like they’ve known each other for a long time. “Dillon and I had friendship so I had to show him my work ethic before he actually took a chance with me musically… It was magic though when it happened, nothings changed”.

In November last year, Poiison shared a video for her The-Weeknd-influenced song called “12:54”. Speaking about shooting the music clip, she says: “Honestly the song was a freestyle and my boy Taylor Flash and I woke up and said let’s do a video we always preplan shit… We decided to just not even think about it… Posted it on Facebook and bunch of homies pulled up… We literally improvised the whole video. It was just a fun thing like the song”.

As many people believe, 2017 was the year full of respect for female rappers, as they deserved. Cardi B was breaking records, Lady Leshurr continued her Queen’s Speech series, and we had some new dope names in the game, such as Stefflon Don and Ms Banks. “I think it’s just opening doors… I’m extremely excited… I don’t really focus on what others are doing but just lets me know the world is willing to open doors for other women”, says Poiison.

We were also witnesses to the biggest beef in female rap game between Nicki Minaj and Remy Ma, since the Foxy Brown and Lil’ Kim disagreement, but Poiison is not the one who is going to fire up the conflict: “Nicki and Remy Ma beef is something I know nothing about, they are both dope in their own worlds…”.

Speaking about Poiison’s recently music inspirations, she reveals: “Honestly on my playlist right now is Kevin Gates, everyone knows this”.

Unemotional Freak is a mini-album collection of six tracks by Poiison – including “Pills For The Pain”. The headliner of the EP seems to be melancholy, trap-led closing track “#Feelins Off”. And as for future plans, the Queens rapper says, “I’m gonna drop some visuals do some bigger shows and see where things take me”. Poiison is ready to leave her mark on the rap game.

Poiison’s Unemotional Freak is out now, purchase it on iTunes and stream it below. - Julia Borowczyk

"Artist Spotlight: Poiison “Unemotional Freak” EP"

Hailing from Queens, New York the “soulfully ratchet” artist Poiison, is more than a star in the making. Poiison has graced the stage of Good Morning America with well-known artists such as Robin Thicke, Ciara, Dillon Cooper, & Rich The Kid just to name a few.

Her “soulfully ratchet” sound is a mixture of infectious melodies along with soulful grit that assists in summoning the listener into a grasp.

Her single entitled “Pills for the Pain” is what got people to really pay attention to the up and coming wordsmith. Her sound dives into the deep oceans of young love and pain; which shows there are no easy remedies but only temporary fixes. Recently she has gained the likes and attention from legendary artists such as CeeLo Green.

Her goal is to create her fan base and open up the minds and hearts of people through her music. Poiison is an artist that you won’t ever be able to get enough of.

Stream her new EP here - Jay raw


2018 Unemotional Freak Album



Anilorca “Poiison” Guzman is a Queens, New York raised artist and songwriter. Poiison breeds her sound from experience and an intrepid written transparency. Her unique voice scored her the opportunity to open up for well known artists such as Robin Thicke, Ciara, Dillon Cooper and Rich The Kid just to name a few. Furthermore, she’s recently gained likes and attention from music industry legends such as CeeLo Green along with Hot 97’s DJ Big Reef, bloggers and the list continues as the awareness rises.Her infectious melodies partnered with a mixture of passionate grit, lack of genre confinements and an undeniable aura assist in summoning the listeners into her grasps– coining her sound as "soulfully ratchet.”Poiison’s popular single “Pills for the Pain” garnered some much-deserved attention from the masses. With the early 2018 release of her debut EP Unemotional Freak the waves only heightened. Her goal is to create ageless music and tap into her fans subconscious through her own tales of this thing called life, pain, love and the pursuit of happiness. Poiison is an artist that you won't be able to get enough of and luckily, she’s not letting up anytime soon!

Music has the power to transport us to another time and place. Poiison loves to harness that power with a broad audience of fellow music lovers and passionate musicians alike. Ever since a young age, Poiison has found great joy and satisfaction by being involved in the creative music process. Take a look around the site to get to know more about Poiison.

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