Musical artist checks in with F-M French students

To learn more about the life, struggles and aspirations of an emerging hip hop star, a group of Fayetteville-Manlius High School students went straight to the source.

On April 11, members of the F-M High School French Club got to virtually hang with Vancouver-based bilingual soul artist and “femcee” (female emcee) Missy D, who joined the club’s meeting via video conference. 

Students have been learning about the artist and recently featured her music during the club’s “March Madness” music competition.

During the video chat, Missy D shared with students her journey of being a young, Black, female hip hop artist, and the challenges that she faced while trying to break into the music industry. Recognized for her fast-driving rhythms and soulful melodies, Missy D, who performs in French and English, told students that she creates music as a form of therapy.

The virtual meeting was sponsored by the F-M High School Arts in Education program.

Hip hop artist Missy D is on a video screen behind a group of high school students