The evolution of Musical Queens in Hip Hop is now highlighting the center stage in Its ever changing sound. New Orleans rising Icon Tatyanna XL is strutting her way up the streets of Mainstream music. Her soulful sassy sound is what you should want to listen too. Ears are now buzzing in the media over her soulful rap tunes. Check out MMCREW latest interview with the authentic Hip Hop Diva.
Where did your stage name come from?
"My middle name is Tatyanna and I just added XL to the end of it, just to let a nigga know that it might look like but it’s heavy tho. I’m little but I do everything big, Xtra large, XL"
When did you start rapping?
"I’ve always been a writer in a way, always used writing as a way to express myself. It’s my way of screaming out fucking loud, without screaming outloud. Then when my best friend was murdered by her dad, I started writing more and more.. then one day I was in the studio with my producer, I starts rapping on some play shit and it’s been up ever since".
Describe your style of music?
"I think my music comes from things I’ve experienced personally a lot of times, maybe once in a blue moon what a person around may have experienced, but it’s definitely from things I’ve seen and lived thru or vicariously through my people around me".
What inspires you to rap?
"My inspiration life shit lmaooo
I think my style is boss, hood, but pretty and savage. It’s for the ladies that REAL life got they own everything and got that off they own muscle in whatever way.. what my separates my music I think is my sound and what I rap about. It’s not about what you say it’s about how you say it."
Name your Top 5 Artist:
"Nas, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, Starlito, Nipsey Hussle, J Cole, Common, TI, Drake,
I’m often compared to Lil Kim, Trina, MiaX, Foxy Brown."
Describe the background of your hood.
Uptown is the home of the stunnas, fly niggas and all the pretty girls that got that sprinkle of hood LOL
Uptown is fast, just like any part of New Orleans it’s crazy. Best second lines go down uptown.
What are a few trials and tribulations you faced?
"Two of my biggest trials/tribulations losing my best friend, Arielle, she was murdered by her father. He went crazy off Heroine killed her and her mom. Then killed himself. Our moms were pregnant together so we were best friends before we knew it. Literally Day 1s. April 5th and April 7th. We did every birthday together since babies. March 25 she left, we were planning our birthday. I don’t celebrate birthdays anymore.Another was losing myself and finding her again. That shit was so damn hard."
What are your goals in Music?
"Inside the music business to STAMP XL. Outside STAMP XL. I want the whole world on my wave I wannna be able to feed my people and possibly feed some other people cause that’s how you get blessed and I want all that lol
Something about me that people wouldn’t know: that I’m a cry baby, a brat, spoiled, I look mean cause I am mean but I’m cool."
"I crave education I love to learn and gain knowledge... but my heart needs the music and they always say follow your heart. My mission: Put my city on the map."
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