Thursday, December 2, 2010
HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL MY READERS!
I had the pleasure of speaking with an up and coming femcee. She's from the Boogie Down Bronx, and her name is J LA P.
We had a chance to discuss how she began rapping, who she would love to do a song with and her qualities in a mate.
What made you pursue rapping?
I've always been a fan of hip-hop, from a young age. I listened to Biggie, Big L, Jay-Z, Big Pun and Remy Ma. I started writing when I was 13 and writing was my hobby until I turned 18. Then I met an aspiring artist who suggested I pursue rapping professionally. I've been rapping for 2 years now.
You wrote on your fist blog: "Superb*tch is a name I earned this far"....
Many times as a female, being opinionated and driven is viewed as a b*tch. Trying to take the negativity off the word. Also people can't disrespect me by calling me a b*^%h, if I call myself a superb*tch.
Would you consider yourself to be a fan of the feminist movement?
I am a fan of being treated equally. Now a days "feminist" gives off a certain stereotype. I am for and support women being in more control and empowerment.
What is your view on female emcess today?
It's difficult to make it as a female artist. If you are trying to do anything other than fit the males perspective of how a female rapper should be. Examples such as being oversexed and falling back on lyrical creativity.
I also feel like female artists should support each other more. Or be more diplomatic towards each other in order to open more doors.
There is alot of labeling in our society. Would you respond to female rapper or white female rapper?
I view myself as a female rapper. I speak more for females than just Italian-American female. I do understand that the industry does not work like that. Also, outside of NY is less diverse. I would probably be viewed as a white female rapper at first, but I move to inspire females as a whole. Not just separate myself into one category. I don't want to be looked at as a gimmick, just respected for my talent.
Name your top 2 female/male emcees.
Lauryn Hill and Remy Ma
Eminem and Styles P
Who would you like to do a collabo with?
Christina Aguilera. I admire her talent and her amazing voice. I also admire her going from a mold of what her label wanted her to be and creating her own name. Not many artist can do what she does as far as changing up her style from album to album.
What does J LaP do in her spare time?
I like to go tanning and workout. I'm a homebody, I just like to chill.
What qualities do you look for in a mate?
Someone who actually has a personality. (laughing) These days alot of people think they can rely on looks or what they own to make people want them.
But i just want a genuine dude who takes care of himself and keeps it real with me. Of course there needs to be a physical attraction, that's a given, but as long as you're down to earth and treat me as more than arm candy, we're good.
The Superb*tch mixtape COMING SOON