Sheikia S. Norris, lyrically known as Purple Haze was born in The Bronx, NY. Currently residing in Newark, the Brick City, NJ, Purple’s performance experiences are dynamic and unforgettable! This independent international performance Emcee & Goddard Grad Institute student rock with funk & soul to naturally connect with ease to inspiring movement, both hearts, and minds. Haze has mastered her own rich style of balancing power and substance in classrooms or boardrooms as the founder & former Director of NJPAC’s Hip Hop Education Program. Enthusiasts appreciate her energy, impeccable flow, and clever deliverance of truth. Acknowledgments as a trailblazer are from piloting programs at Bergen PAC, Newark Public Schools, The Grammy Museum (Newark), Hip Hop Cultural Center (Harlem), and Next Level Hip Hop Diplomacy Team India. This “Lady’s First Fund” recipient is curating transformative experiences for communities with Hip Hop art, education, and performance. Purp is a diversified talent poised for success in a host of areas.