This week I got the chance to talk to the sassy FoxxJazell who recently unveiled her new single Motorcycle.
Vada: Where did your stage name come from? What inspired it?
My stage name was inspired because how I’ve always associated myself with the Fox, being a loner and all.
When did you first discover your love for rapping?
Around the age of 14.
Who influences your musical style?
Basement Jaxx,Nicki Minaj &Madonna
What was your introduction to the Hip-Hop genre? What is your earliest memory of it and can you remember your initial thoughts? How did this change as you matured?
My introduction to hip-hop was seeing Salt & Pepa do their thing and saying that is what i want to do. As i got older my love for hip-hop matured as I started to study artists like TLC,Tupac,T.I & Biggie
Do you like Beyonce have an alter-ego who comes out when you are on stage?
I do when I’m on stage I’m a beast
What is your show “T-time with the Girls” about?
3 different girls from 3 different walks of life discussing current trans related topics
What inspired your latest single, “Motorcycle”?
Believe it or not I was inspired by Prince’s “Little red corvette” and how he used a promiscuous girl as the red corvette. Likewise I wanted to use then motorcycle as a metaphor to describe a promiscuous boy.
Is there another album in the works? If so could you tell us a bit about the direction you are taking with this new project? What is the new album’s overall sound?
I’ve come to the conclusion that we live in a singles market so as of now I have no album in the works. As far as singles I’m working it until i find a hit!
Do you see yourself as a trailblazer within the industry? What is it about you that allows you to have the strength to be such?
Yes I do. I feel that I get my strength from my everyday experience of being a transwoman in a male dominated industry
What would you like to see happen within the music industry? How would you like to be a part of that change?
I would like to see more openly LGBT artists get endorsements & record deals. I would like to be the template for that change.
If you had to give one piece of advice to someone who wants to start a career in this industry, what would it be?
Develop a tough skin and get used to rejection.
Here you can enjoy the single itself, Motorcycle.