This months feature is an artist from up state New York a femcee that is determined to properly rep the culture……..lets slide out with Miranda Writes
Mistajay: What is the story and conception behind your emcee name?
Miranda Writes has a few different means. First, it is a clever play on the whole Miranda Rights concept.. You have the right to remain silent! I liked the vibe of this because I always had a real laid back approach when it comes to the culture of music. You don’t always have to like something, but that doesn’t mean you should show a certain level of respect. Second, I love to write. That’s my favorite part! I love being on the mic, I love performing, I love video shoots and all that good stuff but my greatest happiness comes from writing. It’s such an ill vibe to freely express myself through words and transform it into art.
Mistajay: What area are you reppin? What is the hip hop scene like there?
Miranda Writes: I currently reside in Upstate NY. Scenery wise it’s different from the city, but people still love Hip Hop here. It’s a cool middle ground being only an hour from NYC yet residing in the mountains.
Mistajay: Heavily influenced by classic hip-hop and current legends alike, you relentlessly fire your message “Light Prevails Dark” What are the specific influences of your music? And what inspires you?
Miranda Writes: Life influences and inspires me. This whole music vibe is a journey full of ups and downs. I believe music and art organically comes from our feelings and experiences. I’m all about showcasing the positive, and figuring out ways to take the negative and flip it.
Mistajay: How do you describe your style?
Miranda Writes: I like to speak about a lot of different topics, but my music is definitely uptempo, fun, yet passionate. You know, like a Missy Elliot with a Lauryn hill kinda vibe! Peace to the Queens
Mistajay: You advocate for the genre and its elements: peace, love, unity and having fun claim to break the mold for modern day rappers…..speaking of which how do you feel about the state of the game and the existence of “mumble rappers”?
Miranda Writes: I think we’ve gotten lazy when it’s comes to the amount of things that we accept. I mean, I understand that there’s a time and place for each style of music… but where is the balance? If we saw a combination of raw emcees, with conscious soulful emcees, mumble rappers, and whatever other categories we could make.. then maybe it wouldn’t be so bad. But I feel the state of the game is real disappointing to myself and those who want to spit real bars on major platforms. We need to stop accepting just the icing, when we should be digging in on a full cake.
Mistajay: What is your best song recorded to date and why?
Miranda Writes: hmmm that’s hard, but I guess I could pick my top two: “Fuse Em” & “Slopes”
Miranda Writes: I really enjoyed making these records because they’re easy and fun to listen too.. but if you really dig in and break down the lyrics there’s a pretty dope message in both. One thing that makes me different as well is I am the first female emcee to cross over into the snowboard market….I love to shred the mic and the mountains it is such an amazing feeling and my forthcoming song “Slopes” really captures the message of the freedom when I ride.
Mistajay: If you could share the stage with any 3 artists or bands who are still around and touring, who would they be and why?
Miranda Writes: Thats also a hard one, but I’d say Eminem- he’s a creative genius. In terms of talent, he dominates his competition and his raw talent and skill level is just ridiculous. It would be an honor to share the same stage.
Beyoncé- Queen Bee, I mean she’s just on a certain level of empowerment especially for the ladies. It would be sick because I feel we could team up on something incredible, reach tons of people with an opportunity to leave them with a message
J.Cole - I love his message and how he built his movement. I could see us teaming up and doing something powerful for both our generation and the younger generations.
Mistajay: A lot of artists come into the game with a lot of ambition but don’t spend time learning the business side. How important to you is learning about publishing and royalties?
Miranda Writes: To me, it’s important to learn about publishing, royalties, and the business side in general. There are a lot of loop holes in every business and the music industry absolutely sucks! Lol. It’s important to know who and what you’re dealing with. We all know there’s very few nice smiles when it comes to the game of money.
Mistajay: Where do you see the hip hop going in 2017? How do you see yourself fitting into
Miranda Writes: I think it’s going to keep going in the same direction… BUT more and more people are speaking out on all this nonsense. The art of emceeing is not going anywhere, it’s just about giving the credit it deserves… Real Hip Hop needs to be placed on major platforms and stop being pushed to the back burner.
I just really want to get my feet wet and be the voice that I think needs to be heard. I feel all the music now is so programmed and sounds similar.. whatever just happened to making great music? I think we need change and I plan on being part of that change.
Mistajay: What are your future plans?
Miranda Writes: I definitely want to make strides in my music career before venturing off into other things. However, I would definitely love to act, clothing and snowboarding lines, and be my own base of operations in the world of business and music.
Mistajay: Any last thoughts?
Miranda Writes: yeah… Thank you guys for this interview! It’s really important we all branch together for the good of our culture and music. It sounds corny, but it’s true… We really must be the change we wish to see.
Mistajay: Where can fans follow you and get your music?
Miranda Writes: Twitter : @MirandaWritesMc
Facebook : LPD Entertainment/ Miranda Writes
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