I love all the talent this young girl has. Plus, can't we all remember when we were 16?
An excerpt from her bio on hip online:
Karina Pasian’s song “Sixteen” is a song of independence and admiration. “Ain’t no daddy’s where I’m from, its just mad mothers…why am I disrespected by someone I should call brother,” she sings in a pristine voice. “I wanted to do a song about what teenager girls go through in urban areas. It’s not cool that boys think they’re being cute when they say nasty stuff to us on the street.” Written and produced by The Dream and Tricky Stewart, best known for their work with Rihanna’s “Umbrella” and Madonna’s “Me Against the Music,” the song “Sixteen” reminds one of vintage Brill Building girls like the Crystals or Little Eva with an electro-groove.
Talk about inspiration - in this video, ten-year old Karina meets Alicia Keys. I don't know what makes me happier - seeing a girl's dream come true, how Alicia Keys is just so sweet, or seeing the joy in her little sister's face.