Meet: Chella H
Call her Michella Obama, the first lady of real.
Her Hood: Southside (the Low-end)
Catch Her on: Her latest single “ Where da Niggas At” available for download along with her latest mixtape, The Realest Bitch In It at livemixtapes.com
When life gives you lemons, you can make lemonade or you can take that bitter taste in your mouth and use it to spit ferocious verses. Chella H chose the latter. She grew up with what she describes is a typical life for anyone from the unforgiving Low-end on the city’s Southside. Her mother was a crackhead and daddy wasn’t around. Baby daddy was killed, leaving her to raise her son on her own. But the woman who says she’s the realest bitch in it, used her trials to learn the true meaning of what it is to grind. After three mixtapes, Michella Obama has taken the game by storm and she’s just getting started.
What they loved most, she had so much soul:
"I’m in the real bitch lane, as far as what I’m just telling you—saying things that others won’t say, talking about how I grew up. A lot of bitches grew up just like me—no father, baby young, momma on drugs, kidnapped, thrown in the trunk. That’s just real shit that I talk about and it hasn’t been touched really"
Knew they were gang affiliated, got on TV and told on them:
"The younger generation is turning up more on the gang side. I guess I’m kinda used to it. When we hear gunshots, it’s like 'oh, cut the radio up.' It’s just normal to us. I’m kind of immune to it. When Sosa came out, a lot of [kids] saw how he got on, so a lot of them [are] mimicking what he did. They feel like this is what we need to do and that creates a lot of extra. Even if they didn’t do [violent crimes], [they’re] making music about it. They feel like they need to follow [Sosa]. It’s just a lot of different gangs, right now in Chicago. There’s no leadership. Five to 10 years ago you had leaders over the gangs. It was more organized. Now, all the leaders are locked up or dead, so you just got a bunch of niggas. They ain’t respecting each other, [they’re] just raising themselves."
If you don’t know by now, they’re talkin’ bout Chi-town:
"I just think this is like the first time Chicago’s really been in the lead. Over the past years, cities like New York, you know, they've been doing that shit for a minute. You know Atlanta, stuff like that. It’s just good to know that my team is in the lead right now."
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