Ya'Asante ft Raydhar - Royal Sh t

Melinda Berko a.k.a. ? Ya?Asante? was born in the Bronx, New York. At the age of seven Melinda?s family began moving due to her parent?s jobs. From Ghana to North Carolina, Aurora, Colorado, and finally landing in Michigan, Melinda is no stranger to new beginnings. Her parents were born and raised in Ghana, and her father was her first introduction to music.

?My passion (for music) started when I was 3 years old, my father listened to so many different styles (pop, rock, gospel, Ghanaian, French, country, etc), you couldn?t help but to be intrigued. I believe that is the main reason why I can listen to any song now and not understand the words but always feel the vibe.?

Her musical interests range from Soul, R&B, hip hop, pop, country, rock, all the way to reggae and foreign music. She not only is a performer, but has been writing music since she was 12 years old. Her goal is to perform in front of people who understand where her music is coming from. Melinda not only would like to sing in English but is beginning to expand into other languages as well. Her song entitled, ?Royal Sh*t? is featured with the Twi (Ghanaian) language and in English. She states that the idea of her writing ?Royal Sh*t? came from the beat she received a year ago by a upcoming producer, Reynolds. She states, she wanted a way she could introduce herself and still reach fans from all sides. ?Although the beat is not an afro- beat, I believe with the lyrics, people will understand I am from the motherland?.

?I love music that I can zone out into my own world and act out in my own space. ?I love the vibe I get while I?m in the studio, If I had a choice, I would live there and come out when it was time to perform.?

Melinda currently is completing her B.A. degree in Criminal Justice. She is also an active member in Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. In five years she envisions herself still entertaining and staying true to her beliefs of making music that people can relate to.

Her new single entitled ?Royal Sh*t? is the first look we have into her story, which is currently available on You Tube. She truly is one of the rising icons for the future. Be on the lookout, Ya? Asante is coming for your EAR DRUMS, get ready to ?Rrrraarr?


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