We were fortunate enough to talk ish with Rap Artist & Hip Hop Journalist…Venomiss!!! Venomiss is a woman who is very familiar with the Hip Hop community. She’s someone who definitely does it all, from putting together some of the hottest music you’ll hear on the radio & clubs to putting together some of the dopest articles about some of the hottest music & artists. Let’s get to know Venomiss…
3 Voices: Introduce yourself to the world. Let the people know who Venomiss is and what Venomiss does.
Venomiss: My name is Venomiss. I’m a female MC and I’m also a Hip Hop journalist. I blog, I have a magazine, and I have a couple other projects I work on…so I’m a jack of all trades, I do a little bit of everything.
3 Voices: What inspired you to become an artist?
Venomiss: My family…my cousins. When I was a child, I had cousins pursuing a record deal and they were all into hip hop. They got me into hip hop. They deal fell through, it didn’t work out for them but I just loved it and kept going. So it became a part of me than as I got older [things] started happening and music just became the one stable thing in my life. I was like, there’s no way I could do something other than what I love and what I have a passion for. And writing has always been a passion [of mine] too. I’ve been writing stories since I was like 5 or 6 years old. When I got the opportunity to add journalism to it, I was like “yeah, absolutely” because either way I’m writing, which is important to me.
3 Voices: Who are some artists that influenced your music career?
Venomiss: I listen to a little bit of everything, so if you have my iPod in your hand you would hear Ice Cube, Tupac, Biggie & Eminem. Bone Thugs n Harmony was a big influence on me. I love Bone Thugs n Harmony…I grew up listening to all of their [music]. Busta Rhymes was somebody else who I grew up listening to. Rah Digga is from New Jersey [like I am]…Rah Digga is someone who has amazing talent. There is a lot of people who I listen to…Jay Z, Fabolous, Jadakiss, it just depends on what mood I’m in, and what’s going on around me [is] who influence me at that time.
3 Voices: You are not only an artist but you are also involved with a lot of behind the scenes as a writer. Tell us a little about some of the publications you have written for?
Venomiss: I currently write for the Hype magazine, I’m currently on their blog roll. I write for hiphopdurso.com. I write for my own publication jerseyflow.com, where we have the website and we also have the print edition magazine…the print edition will be relaunching in March. We just relaunched the website January 1st. [In the past], I have written for Blade Brown Show, I have written for Street Flow Magazine, I have written for a couple other [publications] in the past.
3 Voices: If given the opportunity to work with any three artists from anywhere in the world, who would those three individuals consist of?
Venomiss: Lorde, I would love to do a song with Lorde…I love her voice. I love what she says. I just like her…I like Lorde. I’ll do another one off the beaten path, M.I.A. She’s another one that just says some stuff sometimes that will have you looking at her like, “wow, did you really just say that?” As Americans, we don’t expect that from people around the world, like we don’t understand that people around the world go through stuff too. I would love to do something creative with somebody from overseas, someone international and give the world something that they wouldn’t expect. Here in the states, I would love to work with Busta like that. That’s just one thing that I would love to do, [is do] a song with him. He’s so creative, and he’s always lead the pack for creativity on his verses and I would love to see what type of things he would come up with.
3 Voices: Tell us about your latest single, “They Want”? Will there be an official visual for “They Want”?
Venomiss: “They Want” came from me taking a break with music. I had taken some time off because at the time I was being offered deals and things were coming my way but I was too young to understand what was happening. I couldn’t put it together, it didn’t make any sense to me…I just wasn’t comfortable, I didn’t have the right people around me so I stepped back from music and I said I got to regroup. I’m coming back to music and I’ve been back for about a year and a half now, I have gotten crazy attention already. It’s been really good. It’s been a good ride. So “They Want” was kind of like me putting my foot down and saying “this is what I’m going to do. I’m coming back and I’m going to say what I want to say.” So it was more of a first single, let me get myself out there and let people hear what I’m offering. It got good reviews. I was really happy with it. I have another single that just came out called “Clap”. That one is more of a Hip Hop meets the club type of song. It’s upbeat, people love it. I [perform] it at shows and people go crazy over it. Honestly, both of those songs people go crazy over, so I [perform] them back to back at shows. It was only right that would be the next single. Those are the two singles right now, “They Want” and “Clap”.
3 Voices: Will there be an official visual for “They Want” or “Clap”?
Venomiss: Yes! We’re planning on shooting a video shortly. I am actually going next week to meet up with the director and talk with him about it to just figure out what it is that we want to do exactly because I just want to make sure it’s right. I don’t want to rush and do anything. I don’t want to anything that looks crazy, I just want to make sure it’s right.
3 Voices: Tell us about your upcoming album.
Venomiss: Yes, my upcoming album is produced by Clipsmoke and Esharp from Podium Muzik. Clipsmoke is from Clipsmoke TV. They’re both very talented producers. It’s kind of interesting because they’re from two different coasts. Never met each other but they kind of work on the same frequencies, so it works out well. I know them both very well. I’m very grateful that they both want to be involved with this project. We’re doing about 12-14 songs, about half way done now so it’s still on schedule, everything should be together and done by March or April. The biggest thing is making sure we get the right vibe on the album. I want it to have soul elements, I want it to have Hip Hop elements, I don’t want it to be just a Pop album of any kind. I want it to be something that people can relate to.
3 Voices: What’s next for you? Are the any exclusives you can share with us?
Venomiss: Right now, it’s just about building brands for 2015 and 2016 because I’m a year ahead of myself. It’s about building brands and just making sure that going out of 2015 and going into 2016 that my music and also my writing is something that people can relate to and people gravitate towards. The writing has been doing really well. People look for my articles, people look for my posts and if I don’t post in a while, I hear it on Twitter. People are like “hey…why haven’t you been posting.” and “Have I missed it?” I’m like, “I’m sorry yall” and I’m right back on it. But in terms of the music, it’s just about making sure that brand follows the same consistency and that I follow the same guidelines for myself so that people know when you listening to me and you checking for me, you’re going to get a good product.
3 Voices: How can the people reach out to you on social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram & etc.?
Venomiss: I made it very easy for the fans so on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook is @itsvenomiss. And you can pretty much find me everywhere on the web by typing in Venomiss. I have a website www.venomissworld.com and I’m on soundcloud: Its Venomiss. That’s pretty much the way to find me at itsvenomiss.
One thing I did forget to mention for future work is shows. I am doing shows up and down the east coast.
And there you have it! You heard it all from Venomiss herself! Be sure to check out our official website venomissworld.com for all things pertaining to Venomiss. Much success to you Venomiss and keep in touch.
Here’s Venomiss “Clap”:
Here’s Venomiss “They Want”: