BRUNSWICK - Eight months ago, Brunswick High School sophomore Georgiana Hasrouni grabbed a microphone, walked on stage at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and became the first rapper to compete in the Tri-C High School Rock Off's 22 years.
Videos of that performance, with Hasrouni performing under the name Little G Fresh, show a young MC working to command the stage as she shows off her talents as a lyricist, rapidly spitting out the words to her song "Feeling."
Wearing a red and black T-shirt emblazoned with the words "Hustle Every Day," Hasrouni did not win the yearly competition the pits the best high school acts against each other for top honors.
Losing has not stopped her passion or quelled her love of hip-hop.
Hasrouni, now 15, who said she raps about her life, has written more than 120 songs to date and just released her latest album, "Boss Moves."
"All my life, like, since I was very, very young I listened to rap, but I hadn't started rapping until I was in the sixth grade," she said.
Hasrouni's first song was one she made up in her basement with her brother as a joke. But something meant to be silly got her hooked on making music.
"From there on, it progressed into a passion," she said.
On Thursday, when most teenagers her age would be sitting in class, Hasrouni was in her home basement studio working on her music.
She attends Brunswick High two days a week and is a full-time student at Cuyahoga Community College. The flexible school schedule allow her to focus on her music, much of which she produces with her own recording equipment that allows her to writes and create music from her home.
"I've been rapping since 2012 and it's been tough, but I'm planning to go step-by-step and rise and try to get in," she said. "But lately, it's been pretty good. Lately, I've been getting more shows."
Hasrouni is a regular at Brunswick High and local restaurants, where she has developed a following.
"Boss Moves," is a 10-song album featuring tracks like "Run Up a Check," "Patience" and "Won't Give Up."
She draws her inspiration from Eminem, the Detroit megastar that also started rapping as a teen.
Hasrouni said that while he is her inspiration, her motivation to keep moving comes from her own fan base.
"Honestly, I think the people around me. My fans, the people who support me, is what makes me motivated and makes me want to keep doing this," she said. "Now, people found something in me, I want to give back and do more music."
Hasrouni's father, George Hasrouni, said that his daughter is dedicated to her music.
He said that she writes about what she and her friends are going through.
In addition to her talent, her father said he is proud that she's able to keep her music appropriate.
"She's truly in love with her music. She creates her own music, creates her own beats. To her, its super fun, she puts in a lot of time and effort," he said. "We support her fully."
Her stage name, Little G Fresh, began as a joke but ended up sticking.
"I thought of it and it was a joke at first," said Hasrouni, who also said that the G comes from her first name, Georgiana.
Hasrouni has an online store with Little G Fresh merchandise including hooded sweatshirts, backpacks and phone cases. Merchandise can be found online.
Her album is available for sale on iTunes, which was released on Sept. 28.