Next up on the Interactive Launchpad is local artist Ms. Proper. Check out the interview as iPower921 sits down with Ms. Proper to discuss her career, how it started and what her plans are for the future of hip hop….
@iPower921: Tell us a little about yourself!
@IAmMsProper: I am a female Hip Hop artist by the name of Ms Proper representing both Fayetteville, North Carolina and Richmond, Virginia. I began to seriously pursue music in 2007. I have opened for acts such as Big Krit, Jae Millz, and Cyhi The Prynce. Recently (July 13th) I was featured on BET’s 106 and Park for Wild Out Wednesday.
@iPower921: When was the first time you remember rapping?
@IAmMsProper: The first time I wrote my first rap I was really young, about 8 years old, I don’t remember the exact topic but I remember it was VERY corny. Haha. But at that point in time I thought it was the greatest verse in the world.
@iPower921: What artist influence you?
@IAmMsProper: Growing up I listened to a lot of Eminem and Jay Z. I also listened to artists such as Lupe Fiasco, Consequence, TI, and Missy Elliot. TI greatly influenced by stage performance from the first time I saw him live. He had so much energy and I remember thinking “that’s what I want to bring to the stage”
@iPower921: What’s your favorite song you’ve ever written? Why?
@IAmMsProper: My favorite song always varies depending on my mood. Currently I would have to say “Self Conscious” featuring Angie B off of my latest mixtape #NoDaysOff is my favorite because it is a very emotionally raw record.
@iPower921: What was your first live show/performance like?
@IAmMsProper: My first performance I remember I wasn’t even nervous, just excited. I was the first act of the show and when the music dropped I completely transformed. The adrenaline from being on stage was amazing and I was instantly addicted.
@iPower921: What was your 106 & Park performance like?
@IAmMsProper: I was blessed with the opportunity to perform on BET’s Wild Out Wednesday July 13th. The entire thing was surreal to me. Being in the BET studios and actually seeing myself on televison was an incredible feeling. Although we didn’t walk away with teh technical “win” I don’t feel like I lost at all. The nation was able to see my talent and also recognize the talent that is here in Richmond. I went with the mindset of wanting to make an impact and that’s exactly what I did.
@iPower921: Where can we hear your work?
@iPower921: Anything else we should know?
@iPower921: How did you come up with your name?
@IAmMsProper: I was going through a point where I was really looking for a name to define me. I didn’t want anything to cliche but I wanted it to fit me as well. Ms Proper came to me during a car ride on afternoon and I felt it represented me not only lyrically, but personally as well.
@iPower921: How many mixtapes have you done up to date; what are the names?
@IAmMsProper: I have had four mixtapes released to date
Addicted To The Game (2007)
The Wake Up (2009)
Proper Etiquette (2010)
@iPower921: Which current artist would you like to collaborate with?
@IAmMsProper: On a major scale, Eminem hands down. As far as Virginia artists are concerned I wouldn’t mind working with 757 artist Intalek and Richmond artist Black Liquid.