Sheikia “Purple Haze” Norris was born in the birthplace of hip-hop: the Bronx. Currently residing in Newark, New Jersey, Purple Haze challenges audiences with a natural ease and a voice that inspires audience movement and positive thoughts. Purple Haze has mastered her own rich style of spitting lyrics with both power and substance, and she is recognized as a skilled performing and teaching artist.
She has been a Ladies First! Fund grant recipient, a lead artist in NJPAC’s Hip-Hop Institute Summer Program, an Edutainment Program Facilitator & Recruiter for the Hip-Hop Culture Center, a member of the Toni Blackman’s Rhyme Like A Girl Collective (Freestyle Union), and an up-and-coming curator for hip hop art and performance.
She is currently recording her highly anticipated EP, “pH Balance”.
Sheikia was on Next Level Team India.