The ladies of Crime Mob,
Princess and Diamond, are branching out with their own set of projects under
the BME/Warner Bros. label, including a mixtape and a joint album.
Along with returning to work on the follow up to their debut Crime Mob,
the girls in the group say they’ve been juggling hectic schedules for years.
"We were forced to grow up very fast because we started at the ages of
14 and 15, in clubs on a Wednesday or Thursday night, going home at 3 or 4 in
the morning and waking up at 6 to have to go to school and then after school
going to the studio to record a song, and it’s like that constantly," Princess
told AllHipHop.com of their grueling work schedule.
However, the frontline crunk females maintain they stay grounded.
"We’re still in school, we want to balance out with our family and friends
and then we’re trying to work. It’s hard but we’re grinding," added Diamond.
Crime Mob, which comprises of Diamond, Princess, Killa G., Cyco Black, Jock
and Lil’ Jay, exploded onto the scene with their single "Knuck If You Buck."
Their self-titled debut gained critical acclaim, but the group failed to release
a follow-up due to managerial issues.
"A lot of people ask
us why we haven’t come out with another single and if we’re gonna be one hit
wonders," said Princess. "We had some problems with our first manager
legally. Our papers weren’t legit [and] we were so naïve about the whole
situation that we didn’t take it to an entertainment lawyer first."
The girls dismissed notions
of preferential treatment due to their breakout ventures and say the male group
members understand that it’s all business.
"It’s not nothing personal
in the group," said Princess. "The boys don’t feel like ‘Oh yall getting
attention’, they help us to get where we are now, they’re one of the reasons
why we where we at now."
Next month, the two will
drop their single, "[I'll Beat Yo A** In] Stilettos," and are scheduled
to shoot the video, with some familiar faces.
"We’re trying to get
crazy cameos in it. It’s going down real big," said Princess. "We
just seen Amerie, Lil’ Mo, everybody’s like ‘We love "Stilettos"’
– big time."