Biography

There are at least two MOCHAs. One is Mocha, from USA, and another one is momo “mochA”N, from Japan.

mochA is a Japanese singer/songwriter based in Tokyo. Born in Kobe, she spent her early childhood growing up in Hawaii. mochA started songwriting at the age of 16, performing in various venues during her student years. After university, she moved to Tokyo to pursue her career as a professional singer/songwriter. Since then mochA has established her name as a songwriter for many popular artists in the Japanese music scene.

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Aleesha J. Rivers a.k.a. (Mocha) or AJ Rivers is an African-American rapper. She has worked with Missy Elliott numerous of times. In 1997, She signed to Missy Elliott’s “The Goldmind Inc.” label. In 1998, Mocha appeared on Nicole Wray debut album “Make It Hot”. Mocha appeared in tracks of “In Da Street and Make It Hot”.

In 1998, she appeared again in Timbaland’s solo album “Tim’s Bio”, MC Lyte’s album “Seven & Seven”, “Why Do Fools Fall in Love Soundtrack” and a collaboration with Missy and Nicole on DJ Clue’s “The Professional” album. The collaboration of Missy Elliott, Nicole Wray, and herself had proven to produce a ladies third hit. In 1999, Mocha stepped in spotlight by herself. She wrote songs by along with “Missy Elliott, Timbaland, and Brian Morgan”. Her debut album, Bella Mafia was suppose to release in 2001, although Mocha left the label because her album was under the shadows. In 2002, Mocha retired from rapping and started writing books. In 2005, Mocha appeared again along with Nicole Wray in Lil’ Nikki’s first album “The Prelimaries”. The track was called “Rich Girlz”.

Albums

* 2001: “Bella Mafia” (Unreleased)

Other Songs

* 1998: “Hit ‘Em Wit da Hee [Remix]” (Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott featuring Lil’ Kim, Mocha, and Timbaland)
* 1998: “In da Street” (Nicole Wray featuring Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott and Mocha)
* 1998: “Make It Hot” (Nicole Wray featuring Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott and Mocha)
* 1998: “I Can’t See [Alternate Version]” (Nicole Wray featuring Mocha)
* 1998: “What Cha Know About This” (Timbaland featuring Mocha and Baby Blue)
* 1998: “Why Do Fools Fall in Love” (Gina Thompson featuring Mocha)
* 1998: “I Like Control” (DJ Clue featuring Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott, Mocha and Nicole Wray)
* 1998: “Want What I Got” (MC Lyte featuring Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott and Mocha)
* 1998: “Do Something” (Total featuring Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott and Mocha)
* 1999: “Even Cheaper [Cheapskate Remix]” (Sporty Theivz featuring Mocha)
* 1999: “I Still Believe [Steve J. Remix]” (Mariah Carey featuring Mocha and Amil)
* 2000: “Runnin’ Shit” (featuring Timbaland)
* 2000: “Talkin’ Crazy” (featuring Timbaland)
* 2001: “The Streetz” (featuring Lil’ Mo)
* 2001: “Mardi Gras” (featuring Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott and Lil’ Mo)
* 2001: “I Know What You Like” (featuring Petey Pablo, Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott and Lil’ Mo)
* 2005: “Rich Girlz” (Lil’ Nikki featuring Mocha and Nicole Wray)

* Mocha now goes by the name of A.J Rivers.
* She is now an author.
* She appeared in Nicole’s album “Make It Hot” three times.
* Mocha still raps.
* She appeared in a song with Destiny’s Child entitled “Stimulate Me”.

Edited by niiwa on 19 Oct 2011, 00:05

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