“I sound like Phendi, and I look like Phendi, but shout out to everybody that’s been doing it though. I definitely respect it. They’ve been an influence, as far as how I hustle,” says emerging Baltimore rapper Phendi. Following a chance cypher with her cousins, she would eventually become an emerging artist in the Rap game, and in this exclusive VladTV interview she explains how that initial cypher three years ago led to a focused pursuit of the rap game.
“I’m really not a Hip-Hop head,” she matter-of-factly states when asked about what other regional artists motivated her to attack the mic. That being said, she then shows respect to Golden Era MCs like Lil Kim, Lauryn Hill, Foxy Brown and Eve before she also reveals a love for R&B.
“To me, Lil Kim, is one of the biggest, if not the biggest influential females to ever do it. You know what I mean, it wasn’t just her music, it was her look, it was the way she carried herself, it was the way she talked, it was the way she walked; that influenced me,” says the ‘Label Whore 2’ rapper.