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The Mickey Mouse has got Woke! Introducing Regan Aliyah, Club Mickey Mouse’ first rapper
By Darralynn Hutson, Contributing Writer
Published December 7, 2017

Introducing Regan Aliyah, Club Mickey Mouse’ first rapper (Photo Courtesy:Disney Digital Network)

The Mouseketeers are coming back for the first time in almost twenty years. Disney revived the Mickey Mouse Club as Club Mickey Mouse, a digital and social-media variety program on the Disney Digital Network platforms; season one wrapped October 24. Part of the new crew of eight new Mickey Mouse Club members is conscience writer and spoken word artist, Regan Aliyah. After rescheduling the audition four times, Regan Aliyah, 18, nailed it with her singing and rapping. “They said, ‘We Love you!’ remembers Regan. She’s a fourth-generation entertainer, lyricist and MC. Drawing inspiration from the community around her, Regan prides herself on being a socially conscious artist and creator. “I’ve been rapping and doing spoken word since I was 12-years-old,” remembers Regan. “It was Lauren Hill that I give credit for inspiring me. The MisEducation album was everything. All of the music that I write has a message.”

She is best known as a member of the dance and R&B girl group Urban Xtreme, which performed on Disney Channel’s “Make Your Mark; Shake It Up Dance Off”.

18-year-old Regan Aliyah is the newest Mouseketeer. (Photo Courtesy: Regan Aliyah)

Club Mickey Mouse is one of the first programs developed entirely for social media feeds. The new Mousketeers were digital-first creators who documented their experiences on set and writing songs via Instagram stories, Boomerangs, and Facebook Live.

The new class of Mouseketeers includes: Regan Aliyah, Jenna Alvarez, Ky Baldwin, Gabe De Guzman, Leanne Tessa Langston, Brianna Mazzola, Sean Oliu, and Will Simmons.

Each week concluded with a musical performance and new music video, and the original music is available via Walt Disney Records at online music stores.

“Being able to be myself and inspire others is my message,” believes Regan. “Always striving to be the best without anything holding me back. My mom always said … think there’s no box.”

Regan and her sister Ryan Asher (Photo Courtesy: Regan Aliyah)

(Photo Courtesy: Regan Aliyah)

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