What's the deal GoodLife fam?? Same thing, different day out this way. Continuing to live this GoodLife. Loving everything that comes along with that.
A few weeks back we had the opportunity to sit down with Yodie, an exciting, versatile artist out of Grand Rapids, MI. If you have the opportunity to watch her perform, make it a priority!! Although she is fairly new to the hip hop scene, she has made excellent use of the little time she has been in the game, staying busy recording tracks with just about everyone. Another great thing about Yodie is I have seen her perform/and support at damn near every hip hop event in the area.
Yodie apologizes for absolutely nothing!! She is proud, borderline cocky, but in this game, you have to be. We usually don't see this type of approach from female artists, but Yodie isn't just a female artist.
Check out the Interview below and make sure to check out the videos!!
GLC: What is your definition of the GoodLife?
Yodie: Being comfortable. Not to have to worry about the bills. The ability to not live paycheck to paycheck and to give my kids whatever they want.
GLC: When was the first time you wrote a 16??
Yodie: 2010. During a night of drinking my nephew dared me to rap and I did it. I posted the video on Facebook and people liked it. I've been at it ever since then.
GLC: The GLC $20 Question!!! You have $20 and you need to get something to eat, something to drink, and an album to listen to, what would they be???
Yodie: Being that I have kids I'm a dollar menu freak, so something to eat would be off that. Something to drink, hell a Frappe from McDonald's too!! The album I would pick up to listen to would have to be Jay-Z American Gangster.
GLC: What are your short term goals in Hip Hop?
Yodie: To really breakthrough!! It's to the point where people know about me, but I want to be KNOWN you know?! Really getting my foot in the door nationally.
GLC: What are some steps you are taking to achieve that goal?
Yodie: Promotion is everything!! As you already know, I don't spend a lot of time posting things on the Internet. What I like to do is get out and perform EVERYWHERE!! That's how they used to do it back in the chittlin circuit days, so I've been grinding that way too!
GLC: Where are some places you have performed outside of Grand Rapids??
Yodie: Chicago IL, Atlanta GA, Detroit, Flint , Muskegon, Kalamazoo, basically everywhere in Michigan. By the end of the summer I will be adding St. Louis, Missouri to my list of cities also. There is already something in the works there.
GLC: Who would be a dream collaboration for Yodie??
Yodie: Jay-Z of course!! I would love to do something with Jay-Z. But other than Jay-Z, Missy Elliot and Queen Latifah would be my dream collaborations.
GLC: How do you feel about the role of the female MC in today's Hip Hop landscape?? And with that where do you see yourself carving out your lane, or place?
Yodie: I honestly feel like that as women in Hip Hop tries to put us all in a certain category. Put us all in our place so to speak. I have no place. I have no lane!! I'm freeballin', I'm gonna do whatever I want, when I want to!!
This is just bits and parts of the interview!! Check out the uncut audio below!!!
Check out the Video Mrs. Jiggles!!!
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