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A Conversation with Jazzy Tha Rapper

Jazzy Tha Rapper is a 21 year old Hip-Hop artist that seamlessly blends sounds of nostalgia with timeless subject matter, creating her own visions for tomorrow. Now residing in Atlanta, she was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Kennesaw, GA. With family roots in Guyana and Alabama, Jazzy utilizes her deep lineage to craft detailed timestamps of the events in her life. Her debut EP, “bbygirl” gives us a glimpse into her relationship with self, romantic partners, and the world itself. Transparent in her music, you clearly see how these relationships can change from day to day. That’s probably what’s most relatable about Jazzy Tha Rapper - she’s vulnerable enough to be real about the good, the bad, and sometimes even the ugly.

The single from the project, “Unsaved” is a direct reflection of the times. Young, carefree, meeting new people with no expectations that the acquaintance will amount to anything substantial. Thus, not saving their number. It’s always funny when the main one you didn’t expect to hear from is the first to reach out and you can’t even remember their name. bbygirl is so much deeper than one song, but instead of doing a full review of the EP, we decided to sit down with the star of the show and get into how it all came together. If this conversation is any indication of things to come, we certainly believe Jazzy Tha Rapper has what it takes to make a big impact on the music industry in the coming years.

To kick things off, let’s get into your origins. You were born in Brooklyn, raised in Kennesaw, GA and have family roots in Guyana and Alabama. Can you share with us how they’ve all created Jazzy Tha Rapper?
I feel like having roots in all of these different places allows me to remain versatile within my music. Jazzy Tha Rapper has a really complex style that can’t be boxed in because I’m pulling from such diverse influences.

Your latest EP “bbygirl” is very intriguing. The songs explore your femininity and sexuality while sharing your honest perspectives about relationships without being raunchy. Your lyricism and sense of humor is also on display. What would you say is the overall concept of the project?
“bbygirl” is my coming of age story. I wanted to introduce myself as Jazzy Tha Rapper but I also felt like I needed some pretense to allow people to really understand me as a person before they can understand me as an artist.

The sound of the EP has a very chill vibe and doesn’t cater to current trends. What was the process of curating a unique sound?
Honestly I wouldn't say that I had a specific process for curating the sound of the project but I did have a feeling that I wanted to accomplish. I really wanted the project to be healing for my younger self and my current self.

How would you describe your experience as an independent artist?
As an independent artist you are expected to wear many hats from writer to graphic designer to engineer to head of marketing. It can be super taxing and expensive but it’s beyond rewarding when plans get executed properly and honestly it makes it all worth it.

We were blown away by the fact that you’re 21 years old with such an in-depth perspective and understanding of songwriting. How did you develop your own style?
Over time I've made many changes to my style. When i first started I used to get compared to Nicki Minaj, Remy Ma, and Missy Elliot a lot. I used to hate it not because I didn't like those artists but I felt like I had no individuality with my sound. I spent years attempting to expand my musical taste and preference. It wasn't until about 2019 when my team and i started to develop “bbygirl”, when this sound and perspective really came together.

What can you tell us about your upcoming short film and single “Run?” And what’s it been like pushing forward with your career in the middle of a pandemic?
I wasn’t even supposed to be doing a short film to be honest. Run came together to initially act as an extension to “bbygirl: the series” but due to the pandemic I ended up with more time on my hands and a longer project. It’s going to be different from “bbygirl” for sure but i believe that people will appreciate the growth. The pandemic has shown me that everyone works differently and regardless of the circumstances, if you want it you’re going to go get it.

Please let us know what else we can expect from you this year.
This year, I have a new project, more YouTube content, the short film Run, and more creative content coming in general. Im super excited for people to see who bbygirl has become.

For more information about Jazzy Tha Rapper, follow her on Instagram.

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