This project was originally written strictly for placements in TV, Commercials and Movies. " I would just watch TV and come up with songs that would relate to what I was watching" Says Retina about what inspired her on some of the song topic's." Every song was inspired by my interpretation of art" says Retina when asked are these songs personal? One song on this project is super personal to Retina. BORN INVISIBLE is a song about her life growing up with a drug addicted mother and a father who abandon her to be a great father to three other children. BORN INVISIBLE is an R&B look into the early life and pain of a child who felt invisible. This project is fun and relate-able the title says it all. When asked about her choice for the title of the project Retina responded " I've lived my life so afraid to be seen or forced not to be seen, I wanted to ask CAN U SEE ME NOW? Fun love and real life this project is all that. Love yourself!"
Retina hogue aka RetinaMC is a Female Rapper, Song Writer, Author, Director, Script Writer and Lover of 90's music. This song writer/MC has had hundreds of placements on networks like....BET, ESPN, ABC, VH1, MTV etc. Retina is also a first time author, her book THE INVISIBLE DAUGHTER is available on amazon. Retina has also made her directorial debut directing her documentary THE INVISIBLE DAUGHTER as well. Between song writing and book signings Retina spends time with youth who feel invisible like she did as a child. " All it takes is for one person to see a kid who feels invisible to change their path of self worth" says Retina. She splits her time between ATL, LA and the place she calls home Charlotte NC. Retina's latest project " Can U see me now" is a collection of music for the soundtrack of this thing called life.