Growing up in the inner city of Detroit drugs, addiction, violence & incarceration are a part of everyday life.Melody Renee had to endure many circumstances which were not in her control. At the tender age of 4 she was put through tests that no child should have to experience. With the coming of Age, Melody decided to make a better way of life for herself & to "Stay Focused" on the things that really matter. Influenced by the poor decisions of her parents & her peers, She encouraged herself to never give up give up hope & pursue a career in music. "Stay Focused" is an intimate look into the life of young girl as she over-comes tragedy and defeat to become a woman & follow her dreams. Everyone knows somebody who has had to overcome circumstances that seem impossible to defeat. Maybe you are that person and have transcended limitations to become an inspiration & a success story to others. "Stay Focused" is the first single off of the Album "My Life, My Truth" available on iTunes .