Dymes In Music:
-By Michelle Dawson, DYME Magazine
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Where are you from? I’m from Springfield, Ma
What got you into music?
I got into hip hop music at a young age. In my household, hip hop music was always playing. I
was fascinated with the culture, clothes, lyrics and flow of many artists.
What makes you different from other female artists?
I think I understand the history of hip hop and embrace the culture to create my own style,
whereas many upcoming female emcees emulate an artist they want to be like. I may flow a
certain way on one track and totally switch up the flow on another track. When I rap, I want the listener to replay my verses like “did you hear what she just said”. Many female emcees lack creativity in their verses.
Who is inspiration in hip hop?
I’m inspired by anyone who came into the game and did things on their own terms. I like J. Cole, Rapsody, Nicki Minaj, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, just to name a few.
Who would you dream of doing a rap song collaboration with?
A dream collaboration would be with Jadakiss. I think he would push me lyrically to go hard on a track.
Your energy is very catchy, is it something you have to prep for or is it off instinct?
The energy is off instinct. If I’m not feeling it from the beginning, then I don’t do it. Even when I listen to beats, I rap off the ones that make me flow soon as the beat drops.
What is your favorite track that grabs people's attention?
I think Creamy really grabs people’s attention because it offers that nostalgic hip hop feel. It’s a homage to Wu-Tang’s track C.R.E.A.M. with my own little flare added to it.
What producer would you love to work with?
Definitely RZA and Havoc.
Does being from Massachusetts put pressure on you as an artist?
Not at all.
Who are some of your some of your biggest influences in music?
Honestly, my friends are my biggest influences. I really make music for them. They like it when I’m rapping about things we do or places we know or go. Everybody else can get the picture through the music and say OK, I respect her.
What projects do you have coming up your fans can look out for?
So, I’m wrapping up my EP entitled 'Stone by the Way'. That will be out in March streaming on all platforms. I also have a collaboration project coming out the Don Mully and Joe Mack. We are going by the name M.D.S. We have a track out right now featuring Fred the Godson called 'No Remorse.' The project will be dropping in Spring 2020.