Philadelphia native and current Brooklyn resident Jasmine Solano is a force to be reckoned with. The rapper-turned-DJ-turned-rapper-turned-multitasker has already toured and worked with some of the biggest names in Hip-Hop including Ghostface Killah, Yelawolf, Clipse, Wiz Khalifa, Rakim, and Jim Jones, and she’s only just getting started.
What began as a passion to rap spawned into a career in both radio, DJ’ing, fashion, and more. After releasing her single “That’s Not It” last year, the industry began paying much closer attention to Solano, her music, and the following she had gained during her travels both nationally and abroad.
AllHipHop.com recently got the chance to speak to Solano while she was in a Brooklyn recording studio putting the finishing touches on her new EP, RAP. The self-proclaimed “mistress of ceremonies” is one of the busiest ladies in the game, and in our excessive interview with her, she tells us why.
In the first part of our interview, Solano talked about her background both personally and musically, what it was like touring with artists like Wiz Khalifa, Clipse, and Ghostface, and whether she is a “DJ turned rapper” or “rapper turned DJ”:
We then spoke about her very eclectic musical influences, working with Yelawolf on her EP’s first single “One On One,” and how the actual project is shaping up:
In the final part of our interview, she talked about where she saw herself five years ago, where she sees herself five years from now, and what else she’s currently cooking up and working on:
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