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Ms. Jade recently had a conversation with SUAVV.COM about the state of female rap and the battle between skills and sex appeal in female rap. Ms. Jade seems to be a firm believer that the looks attract the attention and then the skills keep them, I tend to agree. I mean, you can look good all you want but unless you have something special along with it…people won’t stick around too long. Read the full interview below:
In your career, have you ever felt the pressure to release more suggestive material?
“I definitely have felt (and kind of feel it every day) the pressure to release more suggestive material. I think it can be done, it just has to be honest and presented in a non-trashy way. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with being a little raunchy, or “ratchet”, or whatever, it’s just figuring out a clever way to do it, so that later on down the line, I, my kids ,or family for that matter won’t be embarrassed. That’s just my personal take on it. You have to do what works for you”
In your opinion, for a female emcee, is it about looks or skills?
“Well, to be honest, even though it shouldn’t be like this, it’s the world we live in, looks get the attention, skill keeps the attention”
You mention M.C. Lyte is your idol what about her style made you her fan?
“MC.Lyte is definitely my all-time favorite along with Queen Latifah. It was her voice. It commanded my attention and then the things that she said made me happy to be a girl. I would listen to her every day and it ignited a fire in me. I was just this little girl from Nicetown, fresh off the step, no squad, no crew, no hype,0 just me and my little skill.”
Last, what do you think the future holds for the female emcee? Meaning do you think it (rating) will ever return to just skills?
“I think the future looks great, honestly. We will always have those barriers to break. I think that it’s more of the listener’s responsibility to demand that skill, if that’s what you listen for. If you want to listen to abc, 123 you can listen to that too. It has to be more of a variety because sometimes you don’t want to be on no deep shit. Sometimes you want to just party, sometimes you want to be moved and feel like the artist feels ya pain. It’s all about options so the more females out here that stay in their “own lane”, the more choices the audience and fans will have…I think anyway”
Must Be The Music is coming to a city near you very soon as a ‘Belly’ of this era as sorts with a ridiculously star studded roster of Hip Hops artist including atleast four of our very own female rappers, mixed with elite actors and actresses. Charles Dutton and Tasha Smith star in this movie with our very own Brianna Perry, Trina, Ms. Jade and Allie Baby. You can also expect to see Jadakiss, Freeway, Snoop from the wire and many more. This movie will also be set in Philadelphia. Watch the Trailer Below:
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[WOHH Exclusive VIDEO] Ms. Jade talks New Music, Split from Missy and Timbaland, Female Rap and More!
July 27, 2012 in Ms Jade
Ms. Jade recently sat down with us for an exclusive interview. Ms. Jade is one of the most well known and respected Female MCs out of Philadelphia and after a long hiatus She’s finally back on the scene for good with a straight fire release with her “Straight, No Chaser” Mixtape she just released. She hadn’t just been sitting around fiddling her thumbs though, She’s been putting her talent to use writing songs for others. Ms. Jade shares the difference between Ms. Jade then and now, revealing the reasons behind her split from Timbaland and Missy Elliott and where they stand now. And, We candidly discuss 3D Na’Tees “Shot Caller” as she explains why she didn’t take it as a diss. Watch the full interview below to see what else we talked about and check out her exclusive freestyle for us below:
Ms. Jade recently sat down for an exclusive interview with us. But, what you didn’t get to see was when She revealed that she will have a small role in the upcoming “Must Be the Music” Film directed by Charles Denton. While Ms. Jade says she has a very small role in the film she’s very excited about it. When asked If it would be a ‘Straight- To – DVD’ or of it would be released in theatre She admits at first she thought it would be straight to DVD, it became a bigger film over time and believes it will not only be hitting the theatres but be huge..something like the next “Belly”. The Film is set in Philadelphia and She revealed it has a star studded cast including but not limited to the likes of Trina, Snoop from The Wire, Tasha Smith, Jadakiss and Freeway. And, recently Brianna Perry revealed in her interview with ThisIs50 that she will also have a role in the movie. Sounds like we have another hood classic on our hands and we can hardly wait!