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- Posted on Mar 15th 2010 12:49PM by Shyema Azam
Describe your sound in your own words.
It's New Orleans. We're just trying to make it bigger and give people the flavor of bounce. New Orleans created that flavor and we just want to make it worldwide where other people can really get to know our style and how we keep our bounce.
How did you come on the rap scene?
I knew since I was 6 years old, watching videos on Channel 10 "The Box," that I wanted to be a rapper. I've been rapping since I was 12 years old. I was working on mix tapes and my verse while rapping at block parties. I eventually got introduced to Cash Money Records and we just went from there.
What are your musical influences?
People say my sound is like Foxy Brown. I'm very influenced by Michael Jackson, SWV, Beyonce, and Eve.
What can we expect from one of your shows?
I put all my emotions out there on stage. People can expect to dance, a lot of energy and just me giving them my all. I would expect them to want to come again.
How did you come up with your band name?
Magnolia Slim, who was also known as Soulja Slim, gave me the name Magnolia Shorty. We both lived in the Magnolia Projects in New Orleans.
What's your biggest vice?
Eating. I like pastas, mussels and crawfish. New Orleans is known for their crawfish.
What's in your festival survival kit?
My flat iron. I like to be pretty.
What are you most excited for at this year's SXSW?
It's my first time there and it's a big opportunity for me to get my verse heard and really let people to know who I am.
Who was your first celeb crush?
What's your musical guilty pleasure?
Love songs. Keith Sweat. I Can't ever turn Keith Sweat off.
What's your favorite part of the whole musical process?
Being myself and believing that people came out to see me. Pleasing my fans makes me smile.
What inspires your lyrics?
My life, period. It's about how women are towards other women, things that men do to women that hurt them. I just give a woman a message that she can relate to.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I'll be in Hollywood.
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