SP The Artist talks new music and acceptance of LGBTQ community within Hip Hop

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SP The Artist is a promising singer, songwriter, actress,  producer and overall entertainer from Brooklyn, New York.  Incorporating her unique style and foresight, SP The Artist has built her brand from the ground up hoping that her name becomes synonymous with excellence in the coming years.  A life long music lover, SP The Artist has found her niche performing and recording delivering her message to her defined audience for the purpose of uplift.  Hitting various open mics and staging at showcasing platforms she has increased her network and utilize word of mouth as a vital tool. Campaigning on recent collaborations with NYC Rainbow Fashion Week as well as her recurring role in renowned web-series Project Heat, SP The Artist celebrates being the founder of Stud Fit Nation. Stud Fit Nation is a boutique oriented fashion brand, which she has placed in events city-wide and has begun to set her sights on the tri-state as a whole and hopefully beyond.  Recently wrapping up production on the accompanying visual to her single, Came To Party, SP is looking to take things to the next level in the very near future. Check out our exclusive interview below:

Jason Bourne: SP, We appreciate you sitting down with us to talk about such a sensitive topic. As we get into it we want to set the table in a correct manner, you are a member of the LGBTQ community correct ?

SP The Artist; That is correct. I am a proud member of the LGBTQ community.

 

Jason Bourne: Talk to us a little bit about your earliest identification with your true self ?

SP The Artist:  I realized I liked women when I was in junior high school, 6th grade to be exact. I fell in love with one of my classmates. But she didn’t want me lol we was too young.

 

Jason Bourne: How difficult was it to live in a time where acceptance was not as common as it is today ? 

SP The Artist: It was very difficult. I felt like I couldn’t be myself. Although people talk now, during those times growing up everybody judged everything you did and I cared  about what people thought. So I dated guys so no one would see my true self. One day I said f**k it, this is my life and I’m going to live it for me. I wanted to be happy and that’s how I overcame the ones who wouldn’t accept me.

 

Jason Bourne: At what point did you realize your passion for music and ultimately your desire to be a contributor to the culture ?

SP The Artist: I’ve been singing since an early age. I come from a big family who is blessed musically. When it comes to vocals, it came down the line from my grandmother and her sisters. They were in a singing group. My grandfather and his brothers sung on the corner back in the days. Music and performing has always been a part of my life. I remember singing with my mom in the kitchen while cooking and cleaning. Hearing my voice then, I knew singing would be my love.  People’s reaction to my voice is something that I still get a kick out of. They never seem to expect my talent sonically.  After a couple of those episodes, I knew I wanted to be an entertainer.

 

Jason Bourne:  As you have gone on to put in your footwork to brand yourself how have the obstacles arose in acquiring your deserved place as a recognized talent in the music industry today

SP The Artist: It’s a lot different now than when I was 15 years old. When I was singing and writing back then everybody tried to change me into something I wasn’t. Nowadays people have opened the doors for artists like myself to have the opportunity to grow and share our talent. The places I could not perform at before are hitting me up now to perform.   The music I create is a message to the people that can really relate. I’m not trying to write about what I don’t have. I always wanted to be the first female to change the game, but now I am just happy to be apart of the process. It only goes up from here.

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