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  • I have 2 questions. First is it hard to find Rnb beats ( it seems like everyone is either doing trap or EDM nowadays) and 2ndly,what are your views on the current state of Rnb music?

    I suppose it depends how you classify RnB beats… I don’t feel like I have trouble finding music to write to, but I don’t necessarily seek producers who make a specific genre of music. I think this is an exciting time for RnB, because there seems to be a paradigm shift in the genre. A lot of experimentation, but more importantly, a lot of open mindedness about what constitutes good music. I’m most excited about the blending of influences and the new narratives we see from more subversive artists who don’t want to just talk about the expected love/sex/heartbreak/etc… 

    I recently discovered you since moving to the west coast. Enamored with the diction, thoughtfulness in imagery and references, strength in femininity and unashamed use of your studies and intellect. Keep it coming, and bring up some young ladies behind you. Since I am supposed to ask questions here, I would like to know what is the goal of your music? I am not an artist and I know that not everything has to have a goal, but you strike me as a purposeful person, so I figured I'd ask.

    For me, writing is a means to process through my past experiences in an attempt to understand myself and the world around me better… I also want to challenge people to think critically about our culture.

    I talk a lot about my desire for influence, to leave a legacy, and to use music as a spring board for a larger vision of what I hope to contribute during my lifetime. But, I think at the heart of it, I make music because it makes me feel invincible. When I tell these stories, challenge gender norms, or stand in front of thousands naked on a YouTube video, it makes me feel like nothing can break me. As close as some things may have come, nothing has broken me. I’m here now, doing this, and successfully carrying out my vision. It’s a declaration of my presence and the value I’ve recently decided I bring. No one else is going to tell my story — and no one has yet — so, I guess that’s at the heart of what I’m doing. 

    “ I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. ”

    —    Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods (via observando)

    (via unspoken-melody)

    I'm in love with your music. Can't wait for Thesis to drop. Your lyrics really get to me. Feels like I'm reading a diary. And your producer(s) are doing you justice. I'm interested in your story. I hope hear your music for years to come!

    Asked by newdeezy

    thank you! I hope I get to continue making music for years to come. :)