By Valerie Victor
Miami Tip, formerly known as the exotic dancer, "Tip Drill" is putting her all into a rap career and leaving KOD in the past. Her new single, "Lowkey" featuring rap sensation Fetty Wap has been buzzing around Miami and a number of other locations. While the young rapstress now pursues music, she is no newcomer to the entertainment industry.
Tip has had a number of collaborations in the past including Gunplay, Ace Hood, and Trina. Most recently, she performed alongside Rap star Trina in Labelle, FL. Tip is currently working on the release of her EP, "The Transition" and is taking a break from the road to focus on making great music.
Miami Tip: The transition is definitely a battle! It has its pro's and its con's to it. The pro is that everyone respects me and my brand so they are at least willing to give me a chance, however the con is that they don't know whether to take me serious or not because of the many artists who came before me and didn't complete the mission. I just use it as motivation to work harder and stay consistent so that they can see my intentions are to win in the music industry.
HHW: What was the thing that made you say you want to be a rapper? Explain the moment you decided you were just going for it, about what you were feeling, and thinking.
Miami Tip: I had a near death experience and I took it as a blessing in disguise. I took it as my time to change my outlook on life and really figure out what I want to do and what's my purpose here. I just felt like I've been through so much, and survived so much, that I want to share my story with other women who are going through or have went through the same things. Music has always been in me, it just took for me to go through something tragic to really focus on it.
HHW: What was it like performing for the first time as a rapper? What song did you perform?
Miami Tip: My first time performing was definitely nerve wrecking. I'm nervous every time before I hit the stage up to this day. It's not until I hit the stage that all my butterflies go away. The first time I performed, I performed a freestyle of mine and an old record called "Yeah Hoe."
HHW: For your new single "Lowkey" what was it like collaborating with Fetty Wap? Where did the idea for the sing come from?
Miami Tip: Collaborating with Fetty was a cool humbling experience. He was real cool and he loved the record before we even went in the studio to record. I had shopped the record around and situations came up where the first choice couldn't do it and a mutual friend of mine and Fetty's suggested him and I thought the idea was perfect, so we made it happen.
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