What was it like growing up in Glasgow and how has this influenced the music you make?
Growing up in Glasgow was rough. There wasn’t many things for kids to do. We were 90s kids with a lot less to deal with than the kids of today, they have the internet we had the streets. I started listening to Hip-Hop around the of age of 9 or 10, I remember discovering Eminem and just being in absolute awe of that time in his life. He had issues and I had them too. It was relatable and I aim to be the same.
How did your experiences growing up lead you to Hip-Hop, and when did you first realise your rap skills?
Music has always been a go to when I’m feeling some type of way. The pain, hurt and happiness I experienced as a kid/young adult I now use to tell my story in my raps. I always knew I could rap to other peoples songs but the beauty to create your own is truly on a much deeper level.
Hip-Hop is an influential tool for change, how important is it for you to use your music to create awareness or social change?
It’s very important. When you are building up an audience and they’re listening to every word you’re saying it would be very silly not to use it to your advantage. You can make a bigger impact if your words are clever and they resonate.
As a female rapper, do you feel that Hip-Hop is a male dominated industry? Has there been barriers?
Yes. Its a very dominated territory especially in the Scottish music scene there is only a handful of female artists and if you were to ask majority of the men they would say they wouldn’t rate them. An example of a barrier is I’ve been told I would be the female on the line up as there were limited female acts but no limited male acts.
Tell us a bit about the music you have released so far, are there any tracks that are particular favourites of yours?
The music I have released so far more feels like stepping stones to define who I’m becoming. I tried to keep my first EP as diverse as possible but with no expectations. I put a lot of things I normally wouldn’t talk about in this EP leaving me feeling very vulnerable. Gone Now and Heartbreak are definitely favourites of mines because its raw and real.
Talk us through your creative process, when do you find yourself writing lyrics? What are your freestyle skills like?
I basically just look for beats that I vibe with. I then sit down with said beat, play it on repeat and freestyle while writing it down and then switching what I need to switch for it to sound they way I feel that it should. That way its authentic to that beat and the direction it takes me in.
What have you got coming out music wise over the next few months?
I’m now working on my second EP release with hopefully more features and an even wider range of Hip-Hop. I’ve also been working with a tonne of artists on their features so people will not go short as I work.
Who are your biggest influences in Hip-Hop or music in general?
My biggest influences in Hip-Hop are Eminem, Nicki Minaj, Little Wayne, Joyner Lucas and Tory Lanez. I think they all have a big part to play in why I actually started.
What do you want to achieve with your music? What are your biggest goals?
My biggest goal is to reach a wider audience. I want to show Scottish children and people that just because your Scottish doesn’t mean there’s limitations. I want to leave behind a legacy.
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