DeemiDeemi (born Tahu Jessica Aponte on December 2, 1980 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York) is a female R&B singer\rapper\songwriter\record producer from the 2000s. She is also known as “The Hoodz Princess.”

Deemi first began singing as a young child. When she was 7 years old, she won a neighborhood talent show, singing Whitney Houston’s song “Greatest Love of All.” In her teen years, she attended Manhattan’s Talent Unlimited High School.

When she was just 17 years old, she gave birth to her son, Nathan & transferred to a new school. A year later, Deemi gave birth to her daughter, Felicity and ended up dropping out of school, but later returned to get her GED.

In 1998, Deemi met with music producers Chris Styles and Bruce Waynne, who helped her create a demo. She later relocated to Richmond, Virginia with her children’s father where she encountered verbal & physical abuse by him.

In 2000, she and her children moved back to New York. Four years later, her children’s father was shot to death after being released from prison on drug charges.

Deemi later met with producer Waynne “Bruce Waynne” Nugent (of music production team Midi Mafia) and signed a record deal with Atlantic Records.
soundtrack of my lifeIn 2007, she released her debut single “Soundtrack of My Life” which didn’t appear to make any music charts, but received radio airplay & was even featured on Wendy Williams’ mixtape “Brings The Heat Vol. 1.”
on the radioA follow-up single “On the Radio” peaked at #113 on Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart.

Deemi’s debut album was supposed to be released in July of 2007, but due to unknown reasons, the album was shelved & she left Atlantic Records, seemingly fading into obscurity.

In 2013 (after taking a long hiatus), Deemi began uploading new songs of her YouTube account, but it’s currently unknown whether or not she plans on releasing an album.

To see Deemi’s YouTube page, go to:

To see the music video for “Soundtrack of My Life”, go to:

To see a fan-made video for “On the Radio,” go to:

To see a video of Deemi performing on “Showtime at the Apollo,” go to: