Rapper Lil $o$o Discusses $o$o World Mixtape, Rap Sh!t

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Regardless of being born in Chicago, rapper Lil $o$o is a real “Florida woman” via and thru. She moved to the 305 when she was 7 years previous and has been dwelling in Palm Seaside since. It was there that $o$o found her pure expertise for rapping. When her friends have been going out to the golf equipment or bars for a superb time, $o$o would head to the studio together with her mates to cross the time, freestyle, and simply have enjoyable.

“It was simply one thing that I used to be doing with my homegirls,” $o$o tells hollywoodnewsflash.us. “We have been going to the studio, and someone who labored there informed us, ‘You guys ought to actually take this critically; you sound good.’ That is after I hit up my supervisor and was like, ‘I believe I wish to take this to the subsequent stage.'”

The rapper debuted her 14-track mixtape, “$o$o World,” in Might. Govt produced by mentor and label head LunchMoney Lewis, the venture delivers an ideal synergy of easy flows and balanced collaborations that includes Bobby Fishscale, C Glizzy, and Savannah Cristina. $o$o explains, “I by no means actually knew them personally or ever labored with them. However as quickly as we met, we had that connection, and the songs simply have been actually good.”

Though that is solely the rapper’s freshman venture, the album has gained recognition by none apart from actress and producer Issa Rae. Rae tapped Lil $o$o’s hometown anthem, “Florida Girl,” to soundtrack the trailer for her new HBO present, “Rap Sh!t.” The present has parallels to $o$o’s personal life as a lady rapper in Florida attempting to make it within the sport together with her mates. “I really like Florida. It is simply totally different, the climate, the folks, the vibes, the tradition. Everyone has a whole lot of drive right here and swag,” $o$o says. “That is why I actually join with Florida quite a bit, as a result of all people right here has that character. They’re very robust minded; they communicate nonetheless they really feel.”

$o$o attracts a lot of her inspiration from different girls artists within the rap sport. She notes, “I’ve lots of people that I look as much as which are even up-and-coming and I actually really feel are actually gifted. And particularly proper now, girls are taking up the rap sport, all the way in which. There’s so many feminine rappers which are tremendous dope, like Lakeyah, Latto — I really like them. I really like all of them, and it actually evokes me to simply be myself and switch up.”

Stream “$o$o World,” and watch the music video for “Florida Lady” directed by DrewFilmedIt forward.

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