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The Wilemeana Jones Experience
“Femcee” is the popular term given the ladies in Hip-Hop nowadays as they take to the microphone with the wit and lyrical premise to battle the “alpha male”. Today is a different age. The female emcee fits in with the big boys with very little objection. South Florida produces a variety of today’s frequently heard music, so it can comes as no surprise that a femcee can emerge with a style and swag out South Florida. To be apart of The Wilemeana Jones Experience is to tune into the show, especially as an Indie artist with aspirations of finding spotlight, however, the best way is to listen and look at Empress Raw, the woman and the artist.
What is the Wilemeana Jones Experience? It’s Hip-Hop thats aggressive, assertive, and sexy, but classy with a stage presence. With success in mind and seemingly close enough to breathe in, the femcee stakes claims in the eyes of the viewer. The image is sex appeal, without overbearing. The flow is “Dirty South”. With the essence of Dade County in every bar, the woman that she is shines through her presence. The Wilemeana Jones Experience is the journey as a female artist on the grind.
One on one with Nola PR…
Nola PR: When did you begin rapping?
Empress Raw: I started rapping when I went away to college. Before that I used to dance. I’ve been on the stage since I was five.
Nola PR: What influenced you to become a rapper?
Empress Raw: Listening to various rappers, loving the hip hop culture. I saw myself being able to get on a stage and talk my shit. =)
Nola PR: Who inspired you to get into the industry?
Empress Raw: Salt n Pepa, JJ Fad, Mc Lyte, Queen Latifah, Eve, Tyra Banks, Angela Basset, Nia Long, Oprah Winfrey. Beautiful talented black women I respect and admire.
Nola PR: Are you affiliated or signed to any label?
Empress Raw: No. Im an independent artist.
Nola PR: How does Empress Raw get glamorous for a show?
Empress Raw: (Laughs). I have a stylist now s/o to Mr. L Frager and my makeup artist Chanel for keeping me “Gucci”.. yAh!
Nola PR: What do you want others to get from your music?
Empress Raw: I want them to feel what i feel.. Whatever emotion I’m going through is what i usually write about. I want people to feel my energy.
Nola PR: What are some things that personally made you think the music industry is where you’re supposed to be?
Empress Raw: I went to school for journalism, got a internship with OutKast and I saw superstars and greatness. That vibe and energy made me want to be apart of it.
Nola PR: What projects are you currently working on?
Empress Raw: International Currency hosted by DJ Ames.
Nola PR: What do you think is the state of female in the music industry in particularly female rapper?
Empress Raw: I hate that many females in this industry are so “catty” or i feel we could make a whole lot of money together. As a female in this male dominated industry you have to grind triple times as hard just to even gain an ounce of respect.
Empress Raw: “The Crab in the Bucket” mentality.
Nola PR: Have you worked with any major or indie artist if so who and what was the name of the song and who did the production?
Empress Raw: Yes i worked with a few check out my last mixtape “Code of Silence,” available for download on my official website www.empressraw.com
Nola PR: What next up for you?
Empress Raw: My next project International Currency will be out Summer 2k11, My radio show “The Wilameana Jones Experience is expanding! You can catch me on (2-4pm) sats. 89.1FM www.thestreetsfm.com, thurs (8-10pm) www.realdjsdorealthings.com
Nola PR: How can the people reach your or keep up with the latest on empress raw?
Empress Raw: Join me on The Wilameana Jones Experience www.empressraw.com s/o to Profanity Magazine and Nola PR for the interview! S/o to all my supporters and followers for being apart of The Wilameana Jones Experience!” bless XoXo <3 Empress