I was blown away the first time I saw the Philly emcee/performer known as Joie Kathos in action. One of the first things I noticed immediately is that Kathos’ stage presence completely commands the attention of her audience. Armed with some dance moves that would make the most famous entertainers proud, Kathos give her all when she performs and will easily awe the entire room. Outside of her electrifying energy and charisma, Kathos also happens to be an extremely versatile lyricist, painting songs ranging from personal introspection to songs with could easily bang in a club or a radio mixshow. Suffice to say, any artist following her after a performance needs to be on their A-Game, because you can easily be upstaged by Ms. Kathos.
I caught up with the Philadelphia native after another stellar performance at The Fire. In the interview we discuss her influence, the legacy she wants to leave behind as well as her new sound and upcoming project.