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She had this innocence about her, but it was genuine. Let's make it happen.' She said, 'I love the opportunity but before I can say yes, I would like for you to meet my mom and her dad.' I think she was only 11-years-old. Now there are MCs who can go at one another lyrically, and it's respected as just that.
You can tell she was a beast; She was that girl that was emerged with talent. But then when it comes out of the record, it's when it becomes an issue.
The crew of people that I'm working with, called the Natives, have been able to tap into a sound that's great for me.
There are eight musicians that are varied in age, so it lends itself puling in everything that's happening that's going in music today."Lyrically, a lot of it has to do with love: be it looking for it, being misguided, being disappointed, being hopeful...
Hip-hop is a tough game in which only the best survive.
From the early days of the male-dominated genre, female rappers have proved that women, though few in numbers, are fearless, strong especially when unified and are not only capable of standing as tall as the next man but also of outshining them.
She just came off the Apollo but don't hold that against her.' She didn't win the Apollo. If you went to her house, she had a room full of vinyls of classic soul music. They didn't know they were naked until they ate the food of knowledge; Some interpret that as the first time they had sex. That's what happened when I really first heard her sing it. I remember standing on the stage, playing the keys and she sung the first line. Back then, I had only met Antoinette once, and never seen her again except at the World but nonetheless it ['10 % Dis'] was done in the spirit of hip-hop. If you don't think you're the baddest MC then you might as well just sit down cause that's what hip-hop is all about. You can come up and win a different type of way, but you stand the chance of your ground being shaken.
Back in those days, when something came on television you had to catch it in that moment. I was like, 'Don't worry about it.' I went to a part of Jersey where she lived [and] met her.""She was this young girl. She had all this knowledge.""After I met her, right on the spot I decided, 'She's the one right there. I told her parents, 'I'm going to make your daughter a star.' I felt like it was magic."The Making of "Blunted on Reality""We were young kids. We felt like we wanted to do something that can inspire people. I grew up listening to pop-rock because that's what my mom let us listen openly. When we got to making the first album, I felt like I was back in school. You have to put your stakes in and say, 'I have to come at you some point.'"That was then.
Strong bass lines really work well with my delivery.
When ‘Boy’ was released, rumors swirled that the two R&B newcomers did not care for each other, let stand to be alone in the same room together–these reports were later fueled by their refusal to perform the song or even promote together.
Their feud allegedly reached a fever pitch during the MTV Video Music Awards when a verbal argument backstage turned dangerously physical.
I'm sure there were other guys around who pushed and promoted that to happen.
I hope the same for the ladies, if given a space where there's an altercation that's able to be worked out."Advice To One's Younger Self"I'd tell myself, 'Don't be afraid to ask questions.