In part two of her interview with Snobette (conducted in late August), artist and designer Brittany Byrd spoke about music that influenced her growing up and spoke about attending her first concert, “Jay Z and Friends,” with her mother at the age of 11.
Speaking on the ongoing, somewhat generational debate over rap and lyricism, Byrd said lyrics are lyrics, whether they’re simple or complex, adding that music can be iconic whenever it’s made.
The subject of a lot of online scrutiny, Byrd says 90 percent of it she doesn’t see because she doesn’t have either the Instagram or Twitter app on her phone. “Hater boys will marry hater girls and have hater kids and the other people will still progress,” said Byrd on people who leave negative comments about her on social media.
When it comes to conducting business, Byrd recommended people learn how to do things themselves, outsource as little as possible and keep a small team. “As much as you can do your self, in the long run, it will make it a lot easier,” recommended Byrd.
When asked whether her generation is showing any signs of being fatigued by the internet, Byrd said she herself is not a virtual person and said she prefers to do real-life things. On her own peer’s way of viewing the world, Byrd agreed they are more open minded than previous generations, but added there is still work to be in done in terms of staying open-minded and judging less. “Don’t depend on the next person to feed your opinion for you,” advised Byrd.
See our editorial with Byrd here.