THE WORD IS OUT
Firespitter is seldom used for any female in the music game, yet Stephanie “Diverse” Whitaker is bringing pure heat. A rising music producer from Flatbush, Brooklyn, this lady beatmaker seized first place at both the International Producers Association (IPA) Beat Battle 2006 and the MTP Beat Battle Invitational Ladies First 2005. Once the judges heard an inferno coming from a small 5’4 frame they knew that she was indeed a force to be reckoned with.
Impressing music lovers with her eclectic mix of Asian sounds blended with Dance hall, hip-hop mixed with Dance hall, and straight up hip-hop, confident and poised - Diverse utters, “My talent is going to bring good music to the industry. A producer is a producer whether male or female and it shouldn’t be oh she’s a female and she does beats. There are a lot of women out there who have great talent – better than just shaking their asses on the screen.”
There’s no doubt that this curator puts in work. She is used to long nights – creating beats with her Yamaha Motif keyboard, MPC 2000, Protools, Cubase, and other programs from 6 pm in the evening till 7 am the next morning.
Originally from Panama Colon, Diverse is what the names implies “a multi- talented young woman” who infuses hip hop, Latin, R & B, soul and whatever moves her to create unforgettable tracks that make the head nod. At the tender age of five Diverse was already mimicking music heard on the radio and located the notes on the piano. It was then that her family knew that she had an ear for music.
“At age seven my father's late best friend Franky Murray bought me my first keyboard the Casio SK 5. I started creating my own music,” she reveals. By age fourteen, Diverse knew that she had God given gifts and began taking her talent more serious and started recording her beats.
Diverse has worked with the likes of rapper Sean Watson, who is about to change up the rap game from her label, Dymond Cutz Records, Desiree, R & B sensation from Hush Hush Entertainment and hip hop soul singer Tachelle Shamash from Femmixx.com. Diverse is also featured on the upcoming documentary Lady Beatmakers: Volume 1, slated for release the summer of ’06.
The music game has been starving for new energy and Diverse is that missing link. She’s gonna change the industry in a big way. “I want anyone who has great talent! It's all about getting my name out and skills to the greatest,” she expresses. Knowing that this young lady can rival the boy beat makers the streets will be watching.
For interviews and serious inquiries please contact Tachelle at 347-613-6332 or Tachelle@femmixx.com