TJF Interview with Lil V
Most people say “girls are made up of sugar, spice and everything nice”. As far as LiL’ V is concerned, thats BULLSHIT. Especially when your a female artist coming up in the Hip Hop game.
Anyone who knows V either loves her or hates her, there’s no in-between. This probably has to do with the fact that she won’t tolerate ignorance; always speaking her mind and speaking up about the foul actions of others.
Rising from the Underground with ambition and hard work since 2009, V strives to be on top of the music industry no matter what YOU think. Having only been in the game for a couple years, V made her debut with Sicknasty Volume 1 in August of 2009. Staying on her grind doing shows and constantly recording new music she dropped Sickasty Volume 2 summer 2010 and is currently working 2 more releases this year; Deep In the DIRT and Heel Turn.
The versatility in her rhymes allows V to appeal to many types of fans. She loves and hates everyone, so get ready and come for the ride or MOVE THE FUCK OUT THE WAY!! There’s no stopping anyone whose as driven as LiL’ V!!
TJF: Who are your major influences?
LilV:ICP, Twiztid, and well actually all of Psychopathic come first. Also Necro, Pantera, Slaine, Ill Bill, LCN, Immortal Technique, Wu-tang, Eminem and tons more, but those are the basics. I was never into that R&B love music shit like most females. lol That shits stale and corny! I like hard music that makes you want to rip someones face off!!
TJF: When did you start rappin? What inspired you to make music?
LilV: I started rappin a few years ago but I’ve always been a writer. Ever since i was 15 i loved writing Poetry and Reading a lot. Idk what really made me start rappin, i guess cause I’ve always loved hip hop ever since i was 12 and i knew a lot of people who rapped; so one day i just tryed it and recorded some shit, let my homies listen to it and one of my friends that raps said i was dope and if i don’t start rappin he was gonna fuck me up cause i was too good not to. HAHA Also i love being creative, i would never be happy living a normal life. I don’t give a shit about getting married and having kids. I want to travel and experience life as much as i can. I want to be able to do what i want and express how i feel everyday! I also like to speak up about topics that alot of people don’t know and or understand. I’m into a lot of conspiracy stuff and i like to spread the knowledge to people that feel what I’m feelin or introduce to people that don’t know about it, so what better way then music? So that’s what made me do this shit and here i am!
TJF: What can you tell me about your mixes and beats? (Who does em, what program you use, etc)
LilV: My boy Scamrock makes my beats he does it all on a motif. Here’s a link to his reverbnation to check out his beats..
TJF: Who writes your songs? What are the main themes or topics for most of your songs?
LilV: I write all my own music, i would never ever let anyone fuck with my rhymes unless it was someone who really really really knew what they were doing. But everything that you’ve seen so far i wrote all by myself with NO ONES help.
I like to write about anything really, i don’t stick to one subject cause i think that’s boring. If someones pissing me off ill write a song or verse about them, if i see something on TV that makes me upset i write about that, whatever I’m feelin i write about and that’s why theres so much emotion in my music. I also read a lot of government conspiracy so you will hear a lot of that in my music, but the most important subject to me is to speak for the underdog. The person who no one understands or ever will is V. I don’t fit in anywhere or with anyone cause i don’t try to be anything I’m not and if i got something to say you, you will hear it, even it it does piss you off. I DON’T GIVE A FUCK!
TJF: Do you have a record label?
LilV: I rep Frontline its my label.
TJF: Could you briefly describe your music-making process?
LilV:My boy gives me mad beats i listen to them and whatever I’m feelin i write. That’s pretty much it.
TJF: How has your music evolved since you first began playing music?
LilV: I think I’ve become more comfortable with myself but i still haven’t fully evolved yet. Ive only been in the game for a few years and i have a lot more to learn.
TJF: What has been your biggest challenge as a artist? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?
LilV: I think the biggest challenge as an artist is that your competing with SOOOOOOOO many people out there right now that you have to be working everyday! This is such a hard business you never ever stop or get rest you have to constantly stay on your grind or people will step over you in a heartbeat. I think that the most challeging thing for me is that im a female in a male dominated industry. Its hard to get respect even if other artist think your good a lot of them dont want to give a bitch props. But on the other hand i have got props from some dope artist in the game and to me that is the best feeling ever! But i also think that being a female in the game i have more options then the guys, i can expand more and do a lot of different things that they couldnt do. Theres not a lot of female rappers out there so that also gives me an advantage becuase im competing with so few of them.
TJF: What advice do you have for people or specifically women who want to start rappin?
LilV: Well first off even though you have a vagina you have to have a lot of balls to be in this business. Its not for the weak at heart people are going to stomp all over you espescially because your a female. If this isnt truely what you want to do then just move on because you have to put your heart and sole into this business. Dont plan on getting married or having children because your music comes before anyone! If you have a boyfriend you better hope that hes not jealous because it could ruin a lot of things for you along the way. Not only do fans constantly hit on you but other artists will too. Its way harder for a female. You really have to want to do this and scarifice your life for it. Just think about it, what guy is going to want to stay home and watch the kids while your traveling all over the place with a bunch a guys? Not many.
TJF: How can fans-to-be gain access to your music? Do you have a website with sample songs or a demo CD?
TJF: You did a set before Ill E. Gal at the gathering 2010 – howd you like the ladies night setup? what would you change? and any comments about the whole thing you want to put out?
LilV: Ahhhhh Ladies was a great idea that got fucked up! I was so happy to be apart of it but at the same time i was really disappionted about what happened. Everyone was so concenred about throwing shit ( and i mean literally shit) at Telia Tequila that the crowd was just pissed off to begin with. It was my 6th Gathering and i was so happy to be apart of something that big, but there just seemed like there was mad negative energy in the crowd when i went out there. I was literally watching people hold stuff in there hands waiting for me to fuck up so they could pelt me, BUT i did get mad love into my set and im proud that i changed the energy to something positive. I love Juggalos A. cause i am one and B. cause they are honest! I think that the fam seen that i was there to spit and put my all into, not to just be some dumb ass hoe like Telia taking my clothes off. I think she fucked that whole shit up and shouldnt of went out there to begin wit, she is why females like ME get no respect! If you want to take your clothes of on stage, go to the titty bar and dance on a pole!! She really pissed me off! If people are booing you and throwing shit at you; how could you take your top off and show your tits?? PATHETIC!! Really? Im trying to get respect and bitches like that totally ruin it. Theres nothing wrong wit being sexy but when your a dumb ass hooka bitch writing shitty ass music talking about you want to fuck the DJ, while your getting shit logs thrown at you, you prolly just deserve being treated like a PIG! The only thing i would have changed about that night would be take Telia OFF the show! Shes a hoooooooka and dont deserve respect! As far as that night i was just happy i got to perform in front of my fam and they showed me love!
TJF: What artists have you worked with, any fun stories about them?
LilV: I’ve worked with Sean Strange, hes thrown me on a few shows and NY and hes mad cool, hes def on his grind and doin his thing in the game. He also threw me a beat for Sicknasty Vol. 2 the song “Embrace ME” which is one of my favorite tracks. Ive also worked wit the Durty White Boys there on Sicknasty Vol. 2 the “Money” song, and Nalls formly in DWB we’ve done mad tracks together and see each other all the time. Ive also worked wit Tonez hes a really cool dude and shows me mad love and respect. Weve done a few songs together and will do more in the future, hes also on Sicknasty Vol. 2 “Am I” and im also featured on his album Happyland pt 3. So check those out! But the one artist that i am most proud to be working with right now and was in the studio the other day with is Slaine. Im currently working on a track with him for my new album and its such an honor to be working with someone like him. He definently is one of the dopest artist in the game and i have nothing but love and respect for him! So that track should be done soon and it will be on my Album to be released in a few months titled “Deep in The Dirt”. I might have a few other collabs on that so definetly watch out for that release this year. Also with “Deep in The Dirt” I will release “Heel Turn” for free download which is an album with all sampled wrestling beats to all you wrestling fans out there, its some fire! I love pro wrestling its been such a big part of my life growing up so i wanted to do this album in honor of that. Thats one thing i always loved about ICP that they are die hard wrestling fans like me and its definetly something that i love!
TJF: “She loves and hates everyone” – awesome line in your bio – this really does appeal to many type of fans, There is a lot of hate in your lyrics that I’m really diggin, can we expect something on the upcoming album or mixtapes thats a lil softer, kinda like “Lovely”?
LilV: Ummm maybe like i said depending on the mood im in is what i write about. Lovely was my song to world about what it should be but what it really is. Thats more of the poetry side of me, about how i feel about this world, sometimes its lovely but most of the time its really ugly. A lot of people really like that song, so yea maybe ill try to dabble more into that when im feelin in that mood again. Like i said i like to try different things so anythings possible wit V.
TJF: Any Last Words?
LilV: Thanks for the support and spread the word about LiL V!! LILV401.com!! I got mad love for the fam!! MMFWCL!! WHOOP WHOOP!!