What does it mean to be from Wilmington?
It’s crazy out there now, it used to be an ok city but now it's dangerous. Imma always put on for my city but I try to stay away as much as possible. Wilmington is a city you can get sucked up in if you don’t get out and stay out. I would say that one of the benefits of being from Wilmington though, is that there isn’t a lot of female competition. I'm not scared of competition though.
What sets you apart from other female rappers?
One thing that sets me apart from other females is that I'm not talking about what they’re talking about. A lot of females just sell sex, which is cool and all but most of the time if I’m rappin something its something I went through or something that I’m going through. There’s no cap in my raps. I understand there’s gonna be a point where I kinda gotta get on some sexy shit but, I mean, I’m sexy but I’m a gangster.
Who are some of your musical inspirations?
Definitely Latto, she can really rap. I like Kevin Gates too. Yo Gotti, Meek Mill, Rod Wave, I listen to a lot of different artists but those are definitely some rappers that inspire me.
What are some hardships or trials you’ve experienced while getting your music career started?
One of the lows I’ve faced is definitely staying motivated. There’s a lot outside of just music you’ve got to take care of as an artist. The business side of the music can be so stressful, you really gotta know what you doin, you can get fucked over easily… people really tryna take advantage of you. You really gotta protect yourself, brand yourself and move the right way. Making sure I stay authentic to myself is a priority for me so tryna balance that with what sells today can be tough. Sex sells and I can definitely be sexy and rap about anything but I never want that to be my whole personality.
How long have you been rapping?
I’ve been rapping since the 5th grade. I always loved music. I grew up in an artistic family but I’m the only female rapper. So I used to write raps since I was little but the first time I actually went to the studio was with my brother when I was 17. Before that I knew I could rap but I didn’t take it too seriously. Everyone said I could rap though so that was definitely something that let me know I had something special.
Anything to look forward to this year?
I keep a lot of music in my phone. I don’t drop a lot so I got a lot of stuff I haven’t dropped yet. I’m my biggest critic so if I feel like it’s not straight, I won’t release it so I've got a lot of stuff in my phone from years ago. Making music can get expensive so I’m just grinding right now to make sure the music comes out the right way. But y’all can look forward to an EP this summer and of course some new visuals so stay tuned.
Written By: Jonathan miller
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