Philly/New York rapper Chynna in part one of a three-part Snobette interview discusses recent music projects, a desire to produce more, plus plans for a mixtape titled “Music to Be Murdered By” releasing on her 22nd birthday on August 19th.
Chynna addressed the dark nature of her lyrics, explaining, “I’m interested in [death] because it’s inevitable. It’s a part of life.”
She added her thoughts on staying independent versus signing with a label, and also gets into the ongoing rap debate between old heads and the current generation of artist on whether or not the quality of lyricism has declined. Rogers weighs in on her favorite diss record of all time, settling on “Ether” by Nas.
And while Chynna said she appreciates the importance of beef records as a historic part of hip hop, she believes that aspect of the culture is dying, and is glad that it is. She noted, “I’m not going to give you four minutes of my best work if I don’t like you.”
In discussing the Meek Mill versus Drake beef, Chynna thought Mill was justified in feeling upset, but because of Drake’s fan base and level of popularity, Rogers said it was inevitable that the Canadian rapper would be viewed as the victor in the battle.
And though many people have let it be known they don’t care whether Drake writes his lyrics or not, Rogers said she does care and thinks most other rappers do, too.
She closed the interview by saying she understands where Mill is coming from in frequently mentioning Rolexes in his music. She explained, “You don’t have anything, when you finally get some money, you’re going to flex it.”
Rogers finished the interview by pointing out that similar to New York, gentrification is a big issue in Philadelphia, too.