L.A. Born & L.A. Raised, she was the first female rapper i heard via myspace that actuallyy had bars. I'll admit ive been bias towards up & coming female rappers for a long time but as soon as i heard NEW ERA i had to scratch that & open my ears up & give her a chance
& after listening to about 4 of her tracks bobbing my head & not even thinking about hitting that X atthe top right corner i came up with a verdict that she was prettyy serious about her lyrics.
Since she was such a rare find to me i had to gett a quick interview with her
YOUR LYRICS & DELIVERY IS QUITE SUPERIOR TO MOST OF THE OTHER FEMALE RAPPERS IVE HEARD HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN RAPPING ?
Ive been rappinq since Like Last yr in mid september not that Long .
WOW THATS A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME TO GETT AT THE LEVEL YOUR AT RIGHT NOW ... HOW DID U BECOME INTRESTED IN RAPPING & REALIZED THATS WHAT YOU WANTED TO DO?
ummmm actuallyy ive been a writer... been writing since Like the 6th grade, writing
storys, poems for me & my friends ..... speeches for different occasions, graduations
etc. its how I Like to express myself, & one day I came across an instrumental on
youTube (this is why Im hot by mims LoL) and i wrote to that beat & i reaLLy
Liked what I came up with.
THATS A PRETTYY COOL BEAT FOR STARTERS.... WHO INSPIRES YOU AS AN ARTIST?
nikki minaj inspires me as a rapper, it may sound typicaL but she's my favorite
artist because she doesnt Limit herseLf to just rapping shes singing and comming
out w.a new cLothing Line & who knows what eLse she has in store & pLus shes a
great rapper her punch Lines go and her deLivery is the best and shes acctuaLLy
pretty we dnt have many of those & doesnt try to rap aLL ruff Like a boy just to
try & fit in LoL i HATE that ! shes the best to me Im just wondering why she isnt
on tv yet .
shes had my interest since that "cant stop wont stop" she did w.LiL wayne on
the . . . drought 3 ? I beLieve .
OK.. SO WHATS YOUT FAVORITE MINAJ LINE?
you shouLd buy a sixteen cuz I write it good, the 808 woof woof cuz I write it
good &bitches cnt find their man cuz I ride it good, Im the woof where is LittLe
riding riding hood .
& WHATS YOUR FAVORITE MINAJ TRACK?
Itty Bitty Piggy to souLja boi's "she gotta donk" beat .
OK... NOW WHOS THE TOP FIVE ARTIST YOU LISTEN TO RIGHT NOW?
nikki minaj (of course)
& a few unsigned taLented artists.
NOT A BAD LIST TO VIBE TO THESE DAYYS ..... HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE OTHER FEMALE COMPETITION?
DO YOU FEEL LIKE THERES NO FEMALE RAPPERS CONTENDING WITH YOUR RIGHT NOW OR YOU JUST DONT EVEN BOTHER TO PAYY ATTENTION TO ANYY POSSIBLE COMPETITION & JUST DO YOU?
I js do me but thats the typa person Ive aLways been, I swear i git atLeast 8
femaLe music page requests a day &I dnt evn bother to Listen to their music its
a waist of time they dnt wanna rap they wanna be local celebs, &to me rapping
about sex is ok but if thats aLL you rap about your NOT a rapper you shouLd be
abLe to rap about anything the way the worLd weLL the young worLd is right now
cracks me up, fitting in is so serious to them SMH but thats js not me I rap
because this is what I wanna do &Its not gonna change .
WELL HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE RAP GAME RIGHT NOW??
Um I feeL Like theirs not enough femaLes in it & the ones that are there dnt git
the respect they deserve sooo hopefuLLy as time goes on this changes.
AUTO TUNE ..... HATE IT OR LOVE IT??
in between, I mean its cooL use'n it in one or two songs but the majority of ppL
rappers expeciaLLy they be feeLing it too much &they use it in every song but as
of right now I feeL Like autotune shouLd be put to rest becasue everybody aint
meant to be a singer . .
& HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE MYSPACE RAP SCENE??
its acctuaLLy KINDa funny to me EVERYONE who has a myspace has a music pg now,
every one wnts to be a local celeb, every one wants to be a "rapper", they have
a catchy hook, a nice beat, no lyrical content & feeL Like they make hits LoL but
when this jerking movement is over aLL these rappers are gonna vanish . watch .
just a faze . . .
ITS TRUE ALOTT OF PEOPLE ON MYSPACE ARE TRYYING TO RAP RIGHT NOW ... ITS BEEN A FLEE OF FEMALES JUMPING INTO THE MYSPACE RAP SCENE ALL OF A SUDDEN AS WELL BUT HONESTLYY
ITS ONE SIDED.. ITS ALL ABOUT THE SEXX & THEYRE FAR FROM SEASONED LYRICALLYY ITS KINDA LIKE THE SEXX SELLS THING... IM JUST GONNA BE NASTY ON A TRACK CAUSE THATS WHAT DUDES WANT TO HEAR.
NOW YOU HAVE SOME RAUNCHY LYRICS & SEXX FILLED SONGS BUT I PUTT YOU ON A DIFFERENT SIDE OF THE FENCE BECAUSE YOU HAVE BETTER DELIVERY BETTER LYRICS & LIL MORE SUBSTANCE THAN THOSE OTHER FEMALES I HEAR .. LIKE YOU DONT TALK ABOUT NOTHING BUT SEXX IN EVERYY SINGLE SONG LIKE YOU JUST GETT FUCKED ALL DAYY.
& I FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE ALL THESE FEMALES ONLYY HAVE SEXX TO RAP ABOUT THO..... IT HAS TO BE MORE TO THEM THEN THAT BUT THEYY DONT WANNA GO OUTT SIDE THE BOXX & AWAYY FROM WHATS TRENDYY WHICH IS THE ASS SHAKING MUSIC WITH GOOD BEATS WITH LYRICS ALL ABOUT SEXX .. SO MY QUESTION TO YOU IS DO YOU FEEL ITS BETTER TO COME OUTT & STICK TO THESE TRENDING TOPICS TO RAP ABOUT OR IS IT BETTER TO COME OUTT & BE YOUR SELF & JUST RAP ABOUT WHATEVER IT IS YOU WANT TO RAP ABOUT WHETHER IF ITS WHATS HOTT OR NOT??
if you are basicaLLy onLy foLLowing trends I dnt see how you couLd possibLy be
enjoying your music, that doesnt make sence to me &on top of that you are NOT
being originaL your just doing what you see othr ppL doing because of what you
think ppL Like, I couLd naver do that because it WOULDNT be me, personaLLy I rap
about everything to any beat on any occasion because thats what I wanna do
&because I can &its what I enjoy, YES I sometimes rap about sex but I rap about
other things aLso I naver Limit myseLf because thats not what music is about
&Limiting yourself wiLL not git you far so yes it is way better to rap about
what you want to rap about in my opinion, thats what I do &thats what Ima aLways
NOW A DAYYS ALOTT OF RAPPERS ARE FOCUSED ON ONE AREA OF THEYRE GAME WHETHER IT BE BLOW ON GOOD BEATS, LYRICS, CONTENT, OR JUST HOOKS..... WHICH ONE OF THOSE DO YOU THINK YOU DO BEST & WHICH ONE DO YOU THINK YOU NEED TO WORK ON?
I do the best at lyrics and I reaLLy need work on hooks Im bad at that .
DO YOU HAVE ANYY WEIRD RITUALS YOU DO BEFORE OR DURING THE TIME YOUR WRITING A SONG?
yea LoL sometimes I dream about bars LoL i CAN BE sLeep and some words appear in
my mind some how and I wake up in the middLe of the night &hurry &type them down
in my phone before i forgit, other than that nah I just write in my phone
whenevr i git a new beat, beats make me happy =) .
HOW LONG DOES IT USUALYY TAKES YOU TO WRITE A SONG?
um Like 30 mins .
DO YOU PREFER UP TEMPO BEATS OR MORE SLOWED DOWN BEATS?
doesnt matter iLL rip anything .
YOU MUST BE VERYY CREATIVE WRITING SONGS THAT FAST.... HOW DID YOU GETT OR COME UP WITH THE NAME NEW ERA?
I was trying to think of a name mean whiLe Im pLaying w,my bestfriends hat in
which it said NewEra on the tag nuthn special .
IF YOU COULD DO A COLLAB WITH ANYY ARTIST WHO WOULD IT BE?
kanye west .
IS RAP YOUR MAIN FOCUS RIGHT NOW OR DO YOU HAVE OTHER THINGS GOING ON ASWELL?
rapping is my main focus I aLso write for other ppL, singers etc so those are my
two main focuses as of right now more to come.
NOW I SEE THAT YOUR STARTING YOUR OWN ENT/GROUP ...... WHAT IS THAT ALL ABOUT?? IS IT LIKE A MINI RAP GROUP, SOME SUPPORTERS, PEOPLE TO PARTY WITH, A PROMO TEAM, A CLICK, OR WHAT??
Ive just recentLy found out that the majority of my fan base is grLs frm 7th to
10th grade so I js started a ent NewEra Duces which basicaLLy means my LiL
hoMMies so this ent is based on a big group of bad lil mini me's LoL because so
many doors have opended for me so many offers are in the air as far as signing
and before I make things happen I want my fans to know ima aLways be reachabLe
etc &Ima show them Love js Like they show me Love.
WHATS THE WORST THING A DUDE CAN DO WHEN TRYYING TO TALK TO YOU
try to throw out random comments about having hook ups to famous artist js
because he know I rap . . . Like "aye you know LiL wayne is my cusn's uncLes
brother in Law you shoudLd come to our studio in hoLLywood I can git you on a
song w.him" Like OMG do I Look that stupid .
WHATS AN AUTOMATIC NO NO FAR AS APPEARANCES GO FOR A DUDE APPROACHING YOU?
cheap shoes, vans, chucks, mocassins etc .
FAVORITE SPOTS TO SHOP?
Im lazy so I usuaLLy shop onLine so my favorite websites to shop at are
I cnt think of them aLL right now but basicaLLy girLy websites that saLe big
bags, braceLets &excLusive shoes .
FAVORITE CLOTHING LINE?
Gucci red &green stripes make me happy =) .
ANYY ADVICE TO UP & COMING FEMALE RAPPERS OUTT THERE?
theres gonna be maLes that dnt give you the respect you deserve because of the
way you Look, &expect you to do "something" for a favor etc, &theres gonna be
grLs at your shows w.their arms foLded w.frowns on their faces hating NO matter
how good you are, but its important for you to not give up &keep pushing and
eventuaLLy you wiLL git what you deserve .
& WHATS A EMAIL PEOPLE CAN CONTACT YOU AT TO BUGG YOU FOR FEATURES & SEND BEATS?
LoL well "Laneshawashington@yahoo.com" I wouLdnt caLL it bugging onLy because I
consider doing features my favorite thing to do =)
HERE ARE A COUPLE TRACKS FOR YOU TO CHECK OUTT
New Era - 123 _Main_.mp3 -
New Era - Bitch I_m Fly _Mayday Mayday_.mp3 -
FOR MORE GO TO HER MYSPACE ....... http://www.myspace.com/HerNewEra
ALSO FOLLOWER HER ON TWITTER twitter.com/MsNewEra !