The rapper details her rise to being “Da Baddest” in the game in exclusive “self made” interview for international women’s day
“I’M super confident, I’m not jealous, I’m not envious. Especially when it’s a woman I’m always uplifting, because I come from so many women who are like that.”
Since her iconic verse on Trick Daddy’s 1998 “Nan N*gga,” Miami rapper Trina has been redefining what a woman can be in the world of rap. In her exclusive interview with Luc Belaire CEO Brett Berish, released to celebrate International Women’s Day this Friday 9th March, she discusses her experience with successful women, and lyrics that put men in their place.
Trina, alongside piers like Foxy Brown and Lil Kim, were pivotal to telling a different story for women, one that was brash, unfiltered and commanding. Her feminism and appreciation for the women that came before her, like Janet Jackson and Salt N Pepa, “women who had their own style, their own fashion statements,” is as important now as ever. In an age where popular thought is still that there can only be one dominant woman in rap, where female stars are jockeying for pole position, Trina’s ability to credit the people that inspired her while retaining ownership of her own talent and success is refreshing.
Following over a decade of solo album success, from her launch in 2000 with Da Baddest Bitch, Trina is preparing to release her first album in seven years, The One, due this March. It’s the first project from her own record label, Rockstarr Music Group, and features 2 Chainz, Nicki Minaj, Kelly Price, K. Michelle, Plies, Boosie, and DJ Khaled amongst more surprises for her Rockstarr fans.
A new chapter as a label boss is sure to take Trina’s legendary status to the next level. She’s signed four hot female artists to her Rockstarr Music Group roster, “being (in a) a male dominated industry…I want to give back to the girls,” she tells Berish. “I have a couple of guys that are trying to give something to the label – we haven’t signed them yet. I think they need to do a little bit more work, you know?”
– Mar. 7, 2019 @ 18:39 GMT |