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Jackson native, actress, model releases debut album

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Jackson native, who has acted and walked the runways of L.A. and Paris, has now debuted an album.

Rahkua Ishakarah recorded Love,Loss, Lies in Jackson, Memphis and Los Angeles.

The Jim Hill High School graduate was raised on Capitol Street and left Jackson to venture to New York University and pursue her dreams. 

Ishakarah says, " My parents have always cultivated a desire for the arts and appreciation for the arts. My father is an artist. My mother is a poet and artist as well and they just always instilled that appreciation for the arts for me. So now I've been working on my debut album Love, Loss, Lies. It released on Tuesday, May 21, 2013."

The 25-year-old describes her style as R&B with influences of Hip Hop, Jazz, Pop and Soul.

"I went to New York University of college. I went there for Theater Arts for Acting. It's definitely a journey. It's not something that's gonna happen overnight. If it's something that you really want to do, you have to put the work in because it's not going to be handed to you," Ishakarah added.

"You're constantly working all the time, building your image, building your brand, letting people know who you are, making sure that you're doing the right type of music," Ishakarah explained.

She wanted to give one final message to the youth.

"For all the youth that are trying to do it, just know that you have a dream and if you pursue it and believe that you can do it, it might sound cliche at times, but it's definitely achievable," Ishakarah said.

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