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Vanessa V stopped through the Power 106 studios to officially checc in with DJ Carisma to discuss her current single with Bay Area legend E-40, the pressure of being a female rapper, her top influences in the game, and much more.
Although the Modesto native says she might not be from the Bay, she’s still heavily influenced by the Nor Cal icons like E-40 and that it was a blessing to collab with 40 on her single “Me And My Booty”, which is a revamp of 40’s hit single “You And That Booty”. Vanessa’s currently pushing her new single and the accompanying visual, but the talented singer/rapper has a lot in store that she’s been working on.
As she’s put together a collection of songs that looks to the past for inspiration for her sound today, Vanessa details that she began initially writing poetry, which turned into complete songs and admits that although she loves both, rapping allows her to be a bit more free as opposed to the emotions and the technique she focuses on when singing.
Vanessa goes on to speak with Carisma about the pressure to stand out in the game as a female rapper, talks working with Nick Cannon, names Mariah Carey and Smokey Robinson in her top influences and more.
Watch the full interview below!