hip hop madness

Ever since I was a little girl I loved listening to hip hop… anything that had a good beat.



“These rhymes [in Tangible Dream] were written in economy class seats, these beats were produced on long bus trips & these songs were recorded in airbnb apartments. All I want to do is make music for a living so that I can live to make music [and] perhaps the world may never know of my accomplishments, but accomplishments they are nonetheless.”

[Thanks to Hillydilly for the recommendation.]




“You don’t really get why I’m so pissed? Understand this: I’m an artist, and I’m sensitive about my shit. Yes I’m fragile. I never thought I’d be so fragile. If it didn’t break before, it’s about to. I don’t ever want to change. I don’t ever…”




“This was the closest thing I could get to a RZA beat at the time. I felt like it was an unorthodox beat that required me to really rap. And I figured that’s gonna set me apart from what’s going on in music, cause I don’t believe people are like, really, really rapping. It’s polarizing. You hear it and it’s gonna be like I don’t know how the DJ’s gonna mix that in his set and that was the goal.”

[Interview with NPR]




“I executive produced my pop’s [E-40] last double album and now we’re going back in on this new one. So that’s really my main thing right now, working on his album. Everything I’m doing is just genuine. If you notice the features I create are with people I really know, I’ve known for years…I’m a genuine person. So the people I wanna work with, I want them to wanna work with me, too. I want it to be a mutual respect. I got this Pablo Picasso complex, where I always strive to be original and do something different. So we’ll see how that works out.”

[Interview with XXL Magazine]

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