Azjah (pronounced Asia) hails from one of the most legendary cities in America — especially when talking about hip hop culture — Compton, CA. Dubbed the “Princess of Compton,” Azjah’s roots in the city run deep. She went on to attend nearby Paramount High School, where she began to write songs. Although she hadn’t realized that she could rap yet, she was into writing because putting rhymes and patterns together came naturally to her.Azjah’s family is undoubtedly her greatest influence. She’s close to both of her parents, both sides of her extended family, and to her two brothers. Azjah describes her sound as ‘Pain Music,’ because through the emotion in her voice she makes the listener feel her lyrics and brings what she’s saying to life. Azjah’s diverse list of musical influences include Lauryn Hill, Maxwell, Lil Durk, Dej Loaf, Teena Marie, and her favorite song — “You’re Beautiful” by James Blunt.