Interview with Audra The Rapper
Describe your sound as if we were deaf
Thunderstorm with the sun out..
What producers, songwriters and/or artists do you see as your primary inspirations?
This is ever-changing for me. It ranges from anywhere from Prince to PortisHead to Amy Winehouse. I admire and take something from every artist, not always sonically but If i admire how they walk the stage, I’m going to try it. For example, Amy Winehouse’s honesty in her music has been a huge inspiration for me. The things she speaks on are seen as taboo for women, same way my record “Hit and Run” is taboo.
Do you have a favorite musical project that you’ve worked on?
PORN, the project I’m currently working on.
Who are some people you would like to work with?
The production duo Disclosure, Johnny Rain, Hit-Boy, Kendrick Lamar and Drake, especially.
I feel the internet is forcing me to step more out of my comfort zone. Whatever I feel i may be doing that is crazy… its a guarantee someone a click away is doing something more bizarre and avant-garde!
Do you feel like what you are doing is important?
Of course. If anything, its an example that self-expression is key. I feel the music I create is important because it represents the unheard of and the unspoken for in the rap realm.
Lastly, could you talk about any long-term goals or talents you have in mind?
Music is the sole focus for me right now. Of course there are other avenues that come up such as brand ambassador, acting, modeling, and hosting, but it is all in effort to expand awareness and bring the focus back to the music.