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Regardless of being born in Chicago, rapper Lil $o$o is a real “Florida lady” by means of and thru. She moved to the 305 when she was 7 years outdated and has been residing in Palm Seaside since.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 along with her associates 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 POPSUGAR. “We have been going to the studio, and any individual who labored there instructed us, ‘You guys ought to actually take this critically; you sound good.’ That is once I hit up my supervisor and was like, ‘I believe I wish to take this to the following degree.'”
The rapper debuted her 14-track mixtape, “$o$o World,” in Might. Govt produced by mentor and label head LunchMoney Lewis, the undertaking 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 undertaking, the album has gained recognition by none aside from actress and producer Issa Rae. Rae tapped Lil $o$o’s hometown anthem, “Florida Woman,” to soundtrack the trailer for her new HBO present, “Rap Sh!t.” The present has parallels to $o$o’s personal life as a girl rapper in Florida making an attempt to make it within the sport along with her associates. “I like Florida. It is simply totally different, the climate, the individuals, the vibes, the tradition. All people has lots of drive right here and swag,” $o$o says. “That is why I actually join with Florida lots, as a result of all people right here has that persona. They’re very sturdy minded; they communicate nonetheless they really feel.”
$o$o attracts a lot of her inspiration from different ladies artists within the rap sport. She notes, “I’ve lots of people that I look as much as which might be even up-and-coming and I actually really feel are actually proficient. And particularly proper now, ladies are taking up the rap sport, all the best way. There’s so many feminine rappers which might be tremendous dope, like Lakeyah, Latto — I like them. I like all of them, and it actually conjures up me to only be myself and switch up.”
Stream “$o$o World,” and watch the music video for “Florida Woman” directed by DrewFilmedIt forward.