Top 5 dopest female MC’s in the game has to be Foxy Brown, Shawnna, Charli Baltimore, Jacki O, and Kim.. but Billboard Magazine has donned the entire month of March as “The Month Of The Female Rapper” and has hand picked their top 31 most influential femcee’s to honor on their pages for each day of the month..
One of the flame spitters that have landed a coveted spot on the list is Chi-town’s Shawnna who have a dope catalog of bangers under her belt and have been delivering some blazin live shows and mixtapes over the years, in her new interview with Billboard Magazine Shawnna spoke about her new single ‘Gettin To It’ and her early experience of crafting her first hit with a pre-fame Kanye West…
“When me and Lateefa (Infamous Syndicate) met Kanye it was fireworks. We’re from Chicago, so met though a mutual friend of mine from high-school. We went to the studio the next day. One of the first songs we recorded was one of our biggest songs, ‘Jenny Jonez.’ At the time, we just had one radio station that would play hip-hop on late Sunday night, artists would try to get DJ Corey to spin their music. But for some reason he took a liking to us and immediately put ‘Jenny Jones’ on the radio. It immediately took off. It got us a deal in a next month.” -Shawnna/Billboard
“I came across the beat for my single, “Getting To It,” through Twitter. I sent it over to DJs and they loved it, so we decided to move on it as a single. I love to get feedback from DJs and radio personnel. I have my own ears but they know what’s hot now because of what they’re exposed to. I have tracks on tracks. I always have an album. I’m always recording until the release date. I want to take it one step at a time though, see how the single does.” -Shawnna/Billboard