Snow tha Product Rhymes of Life as a Real Girl in a Fake World, Talks Atlantic Deal
Snow tha Product's forthcoming mixtape, Beauty and the Beast, is aptly titled. The Texas native (she was born in San Jose, Calif.) is pleasing to the eye but it's her lyrical ability that gives her a fierce advantage over competitors. The project, her first as an artist signed to Atlantic Records, will showcase her versatility in delivering records full of hip-hop spirit and those with some pop flair.
Fresh off performing at a slew of shows at SXSW in Austin, Texas, last month, the rap upstart is back in the studio crafting material for her new mixtape as well as her major label debut album. She's also leading her own movement (she's the head of her imprint Product Entertainment, and leads the Product Pushas street team).
Read on as the southern spitter, who's of Mexican heritage, divulges her favorite MCs, the "normal" things she does like dress in animal costumes, blasts those who don't think she pens her rhymes and gives backstory to her upcoming track "Real Girl Fake World."
Before you performed at SXSW last month you were on vocal rest. What happened?
A few months back when I dropped Unorthodox 0.5 [mixtape], which a few of the tracks were really aggressive, and I had a lot of ad-libs that require me to yell. I've never had any vocal training because I rap, I don't really sing that hard. But I found out there's techniques and when you're on your vocal cords that much, you need to give it a reast, and I never really did. I was just work, work, work. Your body lets you know you need to chill out. My throat was hurting, and I let my manager know. He said I should get checked out, and it went from there. I didn't realize it was bad until I ended up on steroids, and I'm like, "what is going on?" So I