To show Kansas City and the world that she’s ready to step into the music industry, up-and-coming Latin pop and hip-hop artist Laura Noble, has released her new single “Ready for This,” featuring Kansas City native and rapper Tech N9ne. The single and the music video were released June 1 and can be streamed on all services including Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal.

Noble, who is originally from the Dominican Republic but grew up in Kansas City, was introduced to music at an early age. She grew up singing around her home, church and for her high school pep rallies. Eventually, she sang at Kauffman Stadium for the Kansas City Royals and at other sporting events. Noble has also gone on to appear in television shows like “Tengo Talento Mucho Talento” in LA and “Dos por dos,” in the Dominican Republic.

Last year, Noble started pursuing her own recording career, teaming up with Emanual Dace to create Noble Nation Records, and kicking off with her “Ready for This” single. To win over Kansas City, she knew she had to have Tech N9ne on the track, and he agreed.

In the music video for the single, Noble is training for an MMA fight, which she said represents herself in real-life fighting for her music career. She actually trained for three months at an MMA gym and learned real fighting techniques to use in the video, which currently has more than 800,000 views.

“Even though the training was really hard and I didn’t like it at all at first, I’m really glad I did it because I feel a lot stronger,” Noble said. “It was a great experience.”

Noble also released another single on July 10, “Love Ahora,” meaning “love now,” which Noble said is meant to be a worldwide anthem about unity and working together as humanity.

“It’s good for the time we’re in right now,” Noble said. “This is a time for all of us to come together, so I wanted to release something that was positive.”

Looking ahead, when the world opens back up, Noble hopes to join a worldwide Latin tour, expand farther than music and make her way into the makeup and fashion industries.

To stream Noble’s music go to: linktr.ee/lauranoblemusic.

For more of her music updates follow, Noble on Facebook and Instagram: @lauranoblemusic.

Jazzlyn Johnson is a Report for America corps member based at The Community Voice covering Kansas City’s African-American community.

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