There is no shortage of crossovers between music and screen. From Ice-T making the jump from hip-hop to acting and appearing in nearly 500 episodes of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” to Dwayne Johnson going from being one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood to rapping a guest verse on Tech N9ne’s “Face Off,” numerous artists are testing their range.
Miriam A. Hyman endeavored to make the same jump as she adopted the musical moniker, Robyn Hood. Her Twitter has nearly 5,000 followers (literally one away at the time of this article), and her YouTube has 656 subscribers and growing. Her latest release, called “VIBIN,” was released on YouTube on October 3 and had over 43,000 views and counting. On the cut, she collaborates with four artists from different cities (Philadelphia, Oakland, Atlanta, and Chicago), all of them bringing their own unique sounds. It was produced by Truth Teller Productions and has over 105,000 listens on Spotify.
“As a conscious female lyricist, I’m constantly being told that my music won’t sell if I don’t promote sex, violence or provocative language,” Hyman told Parade. “I disagree with that whole-heartedly and that is how my music is born. I believe if you stay HOT—honest, open and truthful with yourself and listeners, they will be intelligent enough to see and hear your art. And that is what my goal was with bringing Alter Ego to life.”