Through the midst of a turbulent upbringing, Samira has managed to keep her head above waters remaining God fearing, humble and blessed. At a young age she experienced molestation and abuse at the hands of her own father. This was the turning point in her life and the tip of the iceberg for more traumas to come. With a heart etched in steel, she fought her way through foster care, drug addicted parents, teen pregnancy, single parenthood and the system. Through it all she has remained focused and is determined more now then ever to finish her life’s dream; which is to sing. With a 2014 album release date Samira is fiercer then ever, ready to take charge of her life and laying it all out on the table. Samira wrote and produced every track off her Debut Album \\\\\\\"My Journey My Story\\\\\\\". She takes you step by step on a journey through her eyes and heart that can only be revealed through song. She is originally from Los Angeles, CA, but at the tender age of 2 she relocated to Chattanooga, TN with her family, which consisted of her father the late Butch Cornell Jr., mother and siblings. Butch Cornell was a famous Jazz Musician in the South playing with greats such as Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Stanley Turentine, Duke Ellington, Plas Johnson and more.
Founder of the Friends of Jazz in Chattanooga, TN, Samira watched her father in amazement as he performed in concert, network around the world and she knew as early as the age of 5 that she wanted to perform. Growing up Samira mimicked great singers like Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan, Anita Baker and Patti Austin, giving herself the ability to sing like anyone. At the age of 9, Samira blew her 4th grade teachers away at a school talent show, with her rendition of “Caught Up In The Rapture Of Love, by Anita Baker. Not only is she multi-talented she is a breath of fresh air to this music game. Her voice brings relevance to a music industry that has in so many ways gone techno. Her lyrics symbolize truth and wisdom beyond her years. When you listen to her you will want to dive deeper into Samira’s world because each song tells a story. After her parents split Samira relocated to Harrisburg, PA where she has made a name for herself by collaborating with many local artist such as Author Preston Dent, Aganee, Candyman, Juelz, Mike Mason, Whop, K54, Lady T, M.O.B Trapback Musik, & more.Samira was fortunate to be able to perform and work with a huge stage play in Central PA called the “Tear Jar”, written & produced by Jerry Mussuer. Samira is featured on the explosive Soundtrack “Don’t Blame Me”, on the song entitled Little Carol-Anne, which is based on the novel written by Jonathan Z. Queen.Today, Samira is working on her own novel which will be a self proclaimed autobiography of her life. She continues to write music and work within her community, promoting shows and showcases that highlight other local talent. In her career Samira has been continuously taken advantage of and used for her vocal ability but never respected due to her size.Samira was also recently blessed with the opportunity to work for Urban Formula Magazine as their Creative Director/Talent Scout. UFM (Urban Formula Magazine) will be coming to you soon and will feature Indie Artist, Models, DJ’s, Entrepreneurs, Sports, Fashion & more from all over the East Coast! She is a mother, wife, the best friend you could ever want and the love inside this girl is immeasurable. Check her out at https://soundcloud.com/samira-randolph-ali/i-gotta-take-it-personal-at.