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NEW NOISE: LIL $O$O

The rapper talks her attitude-packed track, “Woo Tang”, and the influence motherhood has had on her life.

Woo Tang
Woo Tang

If like us, you are looking for that Friday afternoon pick-me-up to usher you into the weekend, rapper Lil $o$o has just the track for you. With lyrics brimming with attitude and the artist’s unapologetic energy rippling throughout every bar, “Woo Tang” becomes a cut sure to jolt you into high gear, as well as an electric ode to musicians of the past. And, with a bombastic music video featuring the dripped out rapper serenading the camera alongside a group of high-energy dancers, the track’s come-up theme is confirmed.

When discussing the filming process behind the music video, “Every video shoot is fun, dope and full of creativity, so it was just a room full of talent and good vibes. I always have a great time during every video shoot, but this one was special. I’m young, so I didn’t really know much about the Wu Tang Clan, but both Lunch and Mel made sure they fed me the knowledge throughout the entire process. We mentioned both Method Man & Ghost Face Killah in the song, I had the Old Dirty Bastard Braids in one of the scenes in the music video, and the one white contact look that Method Man did in the Mary J Blige “All I Need” remix video. And of course, you see a lot of the black and yellow representation within the visuals, also. We accomplished five different looks in twelve hours, and everyone had high energy the entire time – I can’t decide what’s a better feeling, the day we film it all or the day we see the video fully executed. Ha!”

Upon the release of the “Woo Tang” music video, the artist sat down with us to discuss how motherhood had changed her life and being discovered by LunchMoney Lewis. Head below to enjoy our interview with Lil $o$o…

Heya! How are you? How has this past year been?
This past year has been super amazing and eye-opening. You can do anything you put your mind to with consistency and dedication. I am living proof of that.

With everything that happened last year, was your creativity affected?
During the pandemic is when I felt the most motivated to work and be creative. It slowed us all down and gave us time to sit with who we really are.

How did you first get into music, what sparked the interest?
I have loved writing since I was young, but I never knew it would lead to music. Someone jokingly told me to get in the booth, so I did it – it was fun and felt natural! Then it became addictive!

You were discovered by LunchMoney Lewis, how did that happen?
I met Lunch through a mutual, Melissa Marin. She discovered me at my local mall when I was 14 years old; she literally walked up to me and said, “you are a star.” But I wasn’t ready back then; she definitely saw the vision. We kept in touch with each other, built a great bond and she’s actually my manager now! We are a great team and we have some fire synergy. Nothing can stop us!

Talk us through your single, “Woo Tang”. What was filming like?
Every video shoot is fun, dope and full of creativity, so it was just a room full of talent and good vibes. I always have a great time during every video shoot, but this one was special. I’m young, so I didn’t really know much about the Wu Tang Clan, but both Lunch and Mel made sure they fed me the knowledge throughout the entire process. We mentioned both Method Man & Ghost Face Killah in the song, I had the Old Dirty Bastard Braids in one of the scenes in the music video, and the one white contact look that Method Man did in the Mary J Blige “All I need” remix video. And of course, you see a lot of the black and yellow representation within the visuals, also. We accomplished five different looks in twelve hours, and everyone had high energy the entire time – I can’t decide what’s a better feeling, the day we film it all or the day we see the video fully executed. Ha!

And now, you’re dropping your debut EP, talk us through your mindset going into it?
With my new EP coming out soon, I feel excited and anxious because I have put my all into every song, and I’m still pretty new to rapping. So, I know there will be a lot of judgment and criticism, but I’m ready for it all and the growth has been crazy. The only way is up!

What do you want people to take away from your music?
I want people to see my personality through all my songs because I really am myself and I protect who I am at all costs. I want to show people that they don’t need to be scared to be their authentic selves, no matter the circumstances or negativity around them. Keep growing and flowing.

You’re a mum as well! Do you think having a child changed your perspective on how you create your music?
Having a child hasn’t really changed my music, but it has changed who I am as a person altogether. So, I guess you can say that falls into my music!

Who inspires you?
Truthfully, I inspire myself every day. I mean that in the most humble way. I just overcame every obstacle in my life and it has made me feel like I can handle anything in my life.

What are you most excited for? What’s next?
I’m most excited to see what’s next in my life. Every year, every month, every day, life blesses me with new ideas and opportunities that always come to life because of the mindset that my team and I have. So we’ll see what’s next to come! Life is unpredictable! Like this interview with Wonderland Magazine! Thanks for your questions and I appreciate the recognition I’m truly honoured.

NEW NOISE: LIL $O$O

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