24: Introduce yourself to
everyone that doesn’t already know who you are.
name is Brianna aka the Young Rich Bandit. I write rhymes and cut checks.
24: Before we get into your
music, can you describe your history about how you got into the industry and
what inspired you?
I was basically birth in the studio. Poe Boy has always been my second home. My
afterschool care consisted of sitting in on my big cousin Brisco and other
artists’ studio sessions. At a young age all of the influential people in my
life were involved in music so subconsciously my passion grew for the game as
well. My parents, uncle G 12, and E – Class took notice to my developing talent
and decided to put me to work!
24: What was the Hip hop
scene like growing up in Miami?
vibrant; Miami is home to Uncle Luke, Trina, Trick Daddy, Flo Rida, Brisco and
many other artists that have flourished through out the nation amidst me
growing up. Being able to be apart of their success and careers was more than
fulfilling. I had the opportunity to participant in so many South Florida
events such as the Source Awards at such a young age due to my unique
24: What makes Brianna
unique as an artist and different from other rappers?
music is distinctive and matchless. I have my own lane and I’m going full
throttle. My brand is a breath of fresh air and I’m here to attack the game
from every angle I possibly can. I’m not only limited to music.
24: Have you ever felt like too much time passes in the game where
you have to make it and that window is closing?
is a rather important factor in life. That is never my worry because I feel as
if everyone is destined to be somewhere and God has already set the plan.
Moving too soon or too slowly will land you in the wrong situation. Therefore I
maintain a steady pace and have faith that I will get to where I need to
24: As of right now, who in
the industry would you say you listen to on a regular and would probably like
to work with in the near future?
Jay-Z, Black Eyed Peas, Ne-Yo, Kanye West, Trey Songz, Rihanna, Taylor Swift,
Chris Brown and Drake. They are all incredibly talented artists.
24: In the beginning stages
of your upcoming album, what producers have you worked with or would like to
work with on this upcoming project?
tracks from Monte, The Runners, Black Out, Studio Monkeys, Lamb Track, Pharrell
has one in the oven for me, and many others. Looking forward to production with
Danja, Will I.Am, Bangladesh, and Kanye.
24: Can you give us an
estimation of a time period on when that album will (grace the
shelves/available for download)?
24: You have a buzz slowly building now with The Graduation. How are you going to keep it going?
Just continue to
flood the streets. International and state touring with my IMG family and the
single is soon to drop.
24: Are you happy with the feedback you’ve been getting from the
you’ve released so far?
def, the feedback has been incredible and encourages me to continue grindin’.
24: Was it conscious
decision not to have a lot of features on the mixtape?
wouldn’t say I deliberately decided not too, but I just made the conscious
decision to show the world that I can hold my own.
24: When you put your up for free download, does it bother you at
all that you’re giving out the music for free or do you look at that as
something that you have to do at this point in your career?
No, I simply charge it to
the game. My want as an artist is to simply get my music out there to the
24: What do you think of how so many things are digital with
labels today, from iTunes to digital-only releases?
You have your
pros and cons with everything in life. Financially Hip Hop is in an upset state
where in many cases digital sales are perhaps the best situation for that
artist. I think everyone agrees with me when I say that the demand for music is
at an all time high and individuals are downloading new tunes every single day!
24: Have you had a good experience building with other Miami-bred
Yes, we know how to
come together for the greater good.
24: How would you describe the changes from when you entered the
game to now?
I’ve seen tremendous
growth over the past 11 years. My level of confidence and dedication has soared
improving my quality of music and stage presence. Different situations I’ve
been apart of have been enlightening giving me the wisdom I need to progress
and succeed in future endeavors. Now I feel as though I’m ready for the world!
24: You embraced the internet from the beginning of your career
when other artists were still focusing on magazines and radio. Do you feel like
you were ahead of the curve?
No, not really. I’d say I
was just moving with the current at the time. Promotion through any and all
medians is a plus.
Do you enjoy the social networking aspect of the game or do you
look at it like it’s something you have to do?
I feel like the game
requires new artists to be apart of the social networking. I enjoy it to a
certain extent. As an entertainer, you sacrifice much of your privacy but I
decipher what I am willing to share via these sites.
24: How do you plan to separate yourself from the other female
artists out today?
My music is distinctive
and matchless. I have my own lane and I’m going full throttle. My brand is a
breath of fresh air and I’m here to attack the game from every angle I possibly
can. I’m not only limited to music.
24: Do you feel like the magazine-type websites or blogs are more
valuable today to a new artist?
They are valuable to all
artists’ by keeping them relevant in every day conversation even if they do not
have a record out.
24: How do you feel about the current state of music
individuals are getting opportunities to strive, independent labels are
prospering, and hip hop is traveling throughout the world.
24: What are you currently working on?
My debut album, “Girl
24: How would the fans go about contacting you?
Follow me on twitter, @BriannatheYRB.
Facebook, Brianna Young Rich-Bandit. Myspace.com/thereallilbrianna
24: Thank you for providing 24hourhiphop.com with this exclusive
interview, do you have any last words for your present and future fans?
Thank you for all the love
and support! The Young Rich Bandit movement is about to go full force!