What better way to kick off NOTED than with a feature on a gorgeous, talented and fierce female Hip Hop personality.
Lioness is a 22 year old hip hop artist who has been in the industry for about 7 years and has worked with both mainstream and underground rappers. Currently pursuing a career in Medicine, Lioness can only pursue music as a pass time for now.
Music is my first love but due to the reality we live in, I can only pursue it as a pass time for now…
Lioness recently released a hot new single titled “Back to Basics” and we are here to rave about it.
Talk to us about Back to Basics…
My single, “Back To Basics” is basically a song addressing how the new school kids of the Rap & Hip-Hop industry in Namibia is still just as relevant as the old school heads and about how we can use our skill to integrate and blend our own unique and new style in with the old school. This song also entails that even though we’re fairly new to the industry, we should by no means be underestimated. Cos whoever does that might end up being totally surprised at what we’re capable of. The single features KP Kapapsi Illest as well as Hitji or better known as “Skrypt” and solely produced by my very talented older sister, Gina, she goes by the name of, “GinaJeanz“.
KP Illest is a NAMA award winner and nominee and a very dear friend of mine of about 18 years (We’ve known each other since childhood having attended primary school together). He is versatile, amazingly artistic, ambitious and easily the most talented, consistent and hardworking artist I know.
Skrypt and I met at the New School Cypher, it was a Cypher we did for NamTV back in 2014 (link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAFnokpkPB4) and we clicked instantly. Skrypt has since then become a dear friend of mine and he is arguably also one of the best rappers in Namibia. He is very eccentric and always brings a refreshing sound, style, rhythm and of course as you will have heard in this song, he brings some mad HEAT on the mic.
The video is actually the opposite of what Enzo (the director and friend of mine) and I thought of. We were planning green screens and so forth but ended up in town square parking. I will admit that we thought up the concepts together as we shot each scene and that was purely freestyle. We didn’t have a specific concept we just got together combined our artistic minds and shot the video.
So what can we look forward to next?…
What the viewers, listeners and fans can look forward to, is an upcoming project I have coming up soon, an EP entitled, “ill4: the sequel” which is a continuation of my previous EP entitled “ill3″, which I dropped last year and is available on my Soundcloud. I’m working close and hard with my manager Paul and we’re planning new videos, as well as offering the fans a chance to actually be a part of my journey as an artist and know more about my personal life both past present and going forward into the future.
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Listen to Back to Basics NOW!
SOUNDCLOUD LINK: https://m.soundcloud.com/lioness-nam-mistress/back-to-basics