San Francisco, CA – After closing out 2010 on a high note, Grammy-winning, Atlanta based rapper, Killer Mike, is set to unleash PL3DGE, the magnum opus of his “I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind” saga, on March 22nd (Grind Time Official/ Grand Hustle / Tree Leaf / SMC Recordings.) The video for the lead single,“Ready Set Go” featuring T.I., lit the streets up and exploded onto the MTV channels, Fuse and the internet at large back in December to rave reviews. A recent leak of his second offering, the politically charged“Burn”, appears to be taking off in much the same way.
J-Rich hooked up with DJ Drama for a special edition of the infamous mixtape series "Gangsta Grillz." The lead single, "Super Hero" features Gucci Mane and was produced by Zaytoven. "Independently Major II" hosted by DJ Drama is featured and can be downloaded now on Rich's website, www.mrgetrich.com.
Hailing from Watts, California, Kanary Diamonds is quickly becoming known as one of Hip Hop's sexiest female rappers. With her numerous features on records and in TV and film, there is no questioning her credibility. She has aligned herself with Game and is the "First Lady of Black Wall Street" Her video "Mirror, Mirror" was featured on BET's The Deal, showcasing her tremendous popularity and talent. With her flow & irresistible sex appeal, Kanary Diamonds is on the come-up.Drankand Dank Interview with Kanary after jump.
Kanary Diamonds is truly gifted and as a result has collaborated with many artists. Most recently having been featured on Games mixtape "Red Room", she also has been featured on Mack 10's Hustla's Handbook with the song "By the Bar" and has worked with Chingy, Colby O'Donis, Yo-Yo, Glasses Malone, Kam, Lady of Rage, amongst others.
With a new mixtape "Diamondz, Boys, and 808's" recently being released to much online acclaim, Drank and Dank sat down for a brief phone interview with Kanary.
The Game Feat. Mysonne & Kanary Diamonds - Revolver Or The Semi
Tell us about the mixtape.
It's called "Diamondz, Boys & 808'S."It's my first official mixtape, so I'm excited. It's like my first baby (laughs.) It's just a compilation of music that defines me, well not just defines me, but gives you pieces of me. It's my first official mixtape, so of course it's not all of me. It gives you pieces of me, who I am, what I represent. I think there's something for everybody on there. I have the fun stuff, I have the harder street stuff. I got the poppy stuff, then I have the real feeling, sensual stuff. It's a well rounded project with something for everybody on there.
What track really reflects you as an artist?
I really love "Rise Above" ft. Crooked I, it's just a real record. When I did it, when I did that verse, I didn't hold nothing back, I let my true feelings be known. That one really speaks to who I am as a person. I think all of the cd , all of it. I have so many facets to me as a person. We're all so multidimensional All of the cd speaks to a part of me.
Kanary Diamonds - Rise Above feat Crooked I & Nikolai
Tell us something we wouldn't expect about you?
I'm a dork(laughs)!
Why do you say that?
(Still laughing.)I love sci- fi, the Syfy channel. I can't believe I'm saying this. I'm a Trekkie, I love Stargate. I love the Syfy channel or reading. When I'm not doing music, when I got downtime, I read, read, read.
What kind of books do you like?
I like all kind of books, I love the self help books., that way I feel like I'm learning something, and growing (laughs.) So I read a lot of self-help books, and fiction. Fantasy books, Lord of the Rings, Hobbit, I love those kind of books. I also love Urban Tales, love Zane. All kinds of books, I love reading.
What's it like being the "First Lady of Black Wall Street?"
It's cool, I'm the only girl. It's like me and my crew of boys. I feel protected, (laughs) like I got a safety net. A safety net of men around me, it's pretty cool. You know that since I'm the only girl I get my way. Game let's me get away with stuff the others can't get away with (laughs.)
Where can we find you online?
You can go to my website KanaryDiamonds.com, it has links for my Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, and YouTube.