Given her name because she can “ride over any rhythm,” Poni Capri has come a long way since growing up in East London but her birthplace continues to influence both her music and how she lives her life. Preceding her EP Dark Candy, Poni Capri releases “Expensive”.
Determined to escape the cycle and launch her own musical career, some ingenious detective work led to Poni finding where 50 Cent and D12 were staying when performing in town, and hand-delivered her CD to every member. The ploy worked and she ended up befriending many of the team, leading to her working with the Shady Records team and flying to America. Poni’s music spread and got interest from the team working with Jay Z, recording in Roc the Mic Studio NYC at the same time Beyonce was recording in the next room.