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Layton Greene made her way on the map late 2017 after releasing a homemade remix of Kodak Black’s “Roll In Peace” and going viral gaining millions of followers overnight. Now, she is signed to Quality Control Music and pushing her buzzing new single “Leave Em Alone.” Recently, she stopped by Power 106 for an exclusive interview with DJ Felli Fel.
Born in Nashville, Greene moved to East St. Louis with her mother and stepdad at the age of 2 years old. She had always had a passion for music and was blessed with quality vocals at a young age but wasn’t able to pursue it till later in her life. Growing up, her family didn’t have the resources to provide her with opportunities to work on improving her vocals. Nevertheless, she had always surrounded herself with music and was put on legendary music icons by her father such as Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige, Tupac, Nas, etc.
“The only thing I had in my room was a radio, we couldn’t afford anything else so that’s literally what I would do all day: listen to music,” she said.
When she was 18, Greene met G-Styles at WingStop and started making music at his home studio. She states: “I was working at WingStop and I actually met a producer that walked in. He was on the hollering stuff trying to get my number. We was on FaceTime and I was humming, he’s like ‘hold on you can sing.’ I was like ‘some some nothing serious,’ he was like ‘sing.’ I sung for him and he’s like ‘I make beats, I produce. I can get you free beats. I got studio equipments, we can record.'”
At one point, she stopped working on her music and had to focus on getting her bread. She worked multiple jobs to support herself and family, from retail to even waitressing at a golf course to make more tips.
“I couldn’t focus on music like I wanted to because music wasn’t bringing me enough cash, I was in survival mode,” she said.
Greene began making videos of herself singing to popular tunes and posting them on social media. After a snippet of her “Roll In Peace” remix caught the attention of people beyond her family and friends, she reconnected with G-Styles who produced and helped her record a more professional version of her remix. Greene then released “Fed Up Remix,” also produced by G-Styles, and blew up even bigger.
Keep an eye out for her EP Tell Your Story and stream “Leave Em Alone” featuring Lil Baby, PnB Rock, and City Girls!.
Watch full interview with DJ Felli Fel above to find out who slid into her DMs and got her signed!