Interview with Performing Artist / Brittany Street | Edition X
What is distinctive about your sound?
I live off of faith and love, off the pure fact that things happen for a reason and sound a certain way for a reason..as crazy as that seems. I speak from my heart…so I think the distinctive sound comes from me taking no type of sound from anyone else… I tell my story and the story of many others like me. I think a lot of artist are missing truth… there’s a lot of melody and no real truth and that right there divides the line. sounding good is one thing and really feeling it and being touched is another.
What producers, songwriters and/or artists do you see as your primary inspirations?
As far as hip hop goes I definitely love the brand of Jay-Z I think he’s kept longevity that a lot have not been able to conquer & of course… I was a big fan and still am of Michael Jackson. I respect a lot of artist and gain a lot of inspiration from everyone… everyone that has made it has had to make sacrifices and no sacrifice should go unseen, this music business is tough… so I show support to anyone that is trying to make it and making a positive effort.
Do you have a favorite musical project that you’ve worked on?
The project that I am working on now is by far my favorite . Progress and time are their own reward… and im being rewarded. I have grown a lot since my last mixtape… and i know the sound that I want to take and give to the world and the reactions have been without a doubt unbelievable. So my ep, “SOUNDCHECK” I think will gain the ears ive been missing and give everyone who has heard me a clear understanding of me!
What was the main factor for launching your career when you did?
Management…. from time management to the actual bodies being in place. You never really understand until you know but having people with like minds and people that support you and believe in you the same way you do… can hurt or help your career. In mine, it was a blessing. I think my management has taken me places that my selfish ways couldn’t and my career is in growth because of it.
Who are some people you would like to work with?
Would love to work with artist like coldplay, Jay-Z , Lupe Fiasco, Lauryn Hill & Ryan Leslie… amongst many others.. but those will always be at the top of my list.
How is the Internet changing your craft?
I think the Internet outlet has its ups and down. I mean.. given its helped a lot of artist and music creators to reach beyond their city limits. Without a doubt it would be harder without that.. and I think with time it will become even more effective. But then there will always be a flip to every side… being able to see your competition before they realize it is awesome… but then you have thieves … artist that can take your style and music you put out there before you can even shine.. and the list goes on.
Do you feel like what you are doing is important?
Very. I think the music I give to others can inspire and heal and from day one and that has been my ultimate goal. And given their aren’t to many young women out there that are going the same way as me.. I think it holds more importance and value.
Lastly, could you talk about any long-term goals you have in mind?
Of course, my first goal in this business is to change the minds of many on women in hip hop. I think.. well actually I know we are perceived in a different light.. and I know a lot of women look beyond and past it for a check or enhance their “brand”. Harsh right? I think not…. we have more say than given credit for and we should want to be known as artists … not just female rappers. You ever see a female on the list of the TOP MC’s? I think we can compete. There’s sooo much work to be done but regardless who knows, there is work being done to move toward this. GOOD music should be exactly that…. GOOD music, male or female. Part of my goals is to make this happen.