Tatt N Chat: Driicky Graham Gets Inked
How do you feel about female emcees sparring with each other these days?
I think that’s dope. Nicki has been on her grind for a while and I’m happy for her success but legends like Lil’ Kim, MC Lyte, Missy Elliott, Eve, I hope I’m not leaving anyone out, Diamond, Charli Baltimore and others are amazing. There needs to be more female rappers in the spotlight. Oh yeah, shouts to my girl Angel Haze too. There are many chicks out here doing their thing that can really get busy with guys.
So do you believe that newbies should pay homage to the old-school rappers who paved the way?
They should but here’s my thing with that, I just want to keep it raw, as far as that Nicki and Kim situation, I can’t really back Kim because Nicki tried to extend peace. In the very beginning, if you can remember, after Nicki was getting big she tried to get Kim on her songs and Kim kind of smacked her hand away on some little kid stuff. Like she doesn’t want to share the spotlight. Sometimes you have to realize when your time is up and you have to pass the torch to the next generation. I’m not saying that anyone is washed up or Kim can’t still get on her grind like she used to but the girl tried and now they’re enemies, for what? It’s not good for hip-hop, you know, two ladies beefing for no reason.
What’s next for Driicky Graham?
The mixtape Experience of Fredrick Neechi. I’m currently working on the album Success by the Graham as well so stay tuned for that. I was up ‘til 6:30 working the other day so you know, I’m grinding.