1) How long have you been doing what you’re doing and how did you get started in the first place?

I started writing music around this time 2 years ago, and I only started recording this year. One day I kind of just decided I wanted to write a song and two years later here we are.

2) What sort of hurdles and obstacles did you face to get to where you are now?

My biggest obstacle was myself. I was unsure of my myself so I procrastinated recording music all the time until I just dragged myself into the studio and heard my voice on the speakers… It changed everything.

3) What’s the hardest thing about being an independent artist?

Hardest part about being independent for me is the fear that music won’t take care of me, that It won’t feed me. And that’s scary because it’s all I know.

4) Are there any independent hip-hop artists out there who inspire and motivate you?

Fucking Lucille Ghatti, is responsible for the awakening of my musical spirit. She’s a phenomenal artist look out for the colab EP this summer. Kaliuchis is dope and two 9 is like my little obsession at the moment those kids are dope as hell. I love the new wave.

5) Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

In 5 years I better be looking like a milf with a catalogue of albums/mix tapes and a couple classics. I hope I’m not smoking cigarettes anymore either.

6) Who were the first influences on your music and style?

My mom. She’s so fly it’s ridiculous. She used to take me to get Fabric in the city so she can get outfits made for us. She used to crotchet stuff for me all the time too.

Both my parents have amazing taste in music, they never censored anything, gangsta rap, jazz, rock, reggae, dancehall, chants, I’m telling you I’m straight out the womb with this. I’m the real deal.

7) If you could choose to collaborate with 3 other artists on the same track – who would they be?

I would want to be on a track with Guwop and Flocka. Hands down. Gucci Mane is my favorite artist. He’s so groundbreaking, his chemistry with Flocka was like magic I would kill to be a part of that. And then I would want another princess on there with me like, Erykah Badu or something. Ha imagine that.

8) What makes your music different to other artists?

My music’s different because it’s genuine. Period. It’s coming from the essence of my being… It’s the verbal manifestation of who I am. It’s not just for aesthetic purposes, it’s not a get rich quick plot, and the energy I put into it can’t be duplicated.

9) What are you hoping to achieve with your music?

I just want to reach the corners of the world. Every nook and fucking cranny. I want my music to be heard by all the Shea butter mamis across the globe. That’s why I do this… I want to connect with the other souls like me, from different regions.

10) What do you think is the biggest barrier an artist like yourself has to overcome, to gain commercial success?

I think it’s gonna be hard to tone down my weirdness. HA! And staying independent is also going to be hard, I don’t want to be “marketable” which is why I’ll never sell out. That shits corny.

Written by Stop The Breaks
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