Queen Philly Rises Above Toxicity
Snake in the grass. The snake in the garden of Eden. Beware the serpant. While in reality most of these reptiles are harmless and non-poisonous, the creature is synonymous with treachery and betrayal, of stabbing a trusting individual in the back.
It’s no wonder that rising hip-hop/rap star Queen Philly finds release in her single “Snakes”, where she raps about the vicious people who have tried to destroy her. The message is one of constant wariness – she knows that people are jealous, angry, and envious of her hard-won success. “Snakes gonna creep on me,” she snaps into the mic. “Never fails. I keep my aim ready.”
It’s a message anyone who has been betrayed can understand.
With an ever-changing fashion profile and a sick, fresh sound, Queen Philly is the next big thing for fans of artists such as Megan Thee Stallion, Da Baby, and Nipsey Hussle. Her songs range from catchy and radio-ready – think Lizzo and Doja Cat – to hard, fast, and destined to be club greats.
Growing Up in Turmoil
Queen Philly, real name Khadijah Comeger, is the very definition of strong, modern, independent woman. She owns multiple businesses, including a tax company, a hair salon, and a popular Kansas City nightclub called TheRoyal Playhouse. She also works as a club promoter and has worked with artists such as rappers Boosie Badazz, Philthy Rich, Big Boogie, 2Time, and T-Rell.
But she wasn’t always the successful, confidant women she is now. Life was hard for her growing up. She had her first child at only fifteen, and struggled against the system to fight for custody of her beloved son James. She never gave up, even when outside forces tried to tear them apart.
And this beloved child, her whole world, her reason for living, was brutally taken from her on April 7th, 2019, her wedding night. The atmosphere of love and celebration turned to tragedy the news came that her son James had died in a horrific house fire in Chester, Pennsylvania. The little boy was only seven years old. After the tragedy, Khadijah was so overcome with grief that she turned away news reporters trying to interview her.
James loved music. In her sorrow, Khadijah found comfort in music and it helped her to remember her son. Although at times she felt she’d hit rock bottom, she began to sing, and creating her own music paved the path of healing. Once she discovered her own voice, in more ways than one, she began to soar.
Family First – Always
Nothing is more important to this talented artist than family. Her single “Mama” reflects the pathos of her long-suffering love for her mother, who neglected her in her childhood. Queen posts pictures of her beloved children on her social media accounts, sending a clear message that she isn’t all late-night rowdiness at the clubs she promotes.
She isn’t lost in the party lifestyle. It’s her job, and she takes work very seriously. Now she’s applying her hard-won work ethic to her music career.
“My music is pain,” she says. “My music is reality,” she says, “You’re gonna get a little bit of everything.”
In the end, all she really wanted was to tell her story – a story of love, loss, and overcoming life’s challenges. “You have to lose before you win, whether it’s family, whether it’s friends, or even money,” says Queen. “God will throw you into a storm knowing you’re gonna come out mighty and ready for your blessing.”
Queen Philly is the real deal. Her music is fierce, passionate, and speaks of real-life trauma and drama. Her advise to young artists: “Success is not about being famous. Success is about finally being heard.”