SOFI GREEN Discusses New Music, Love and Hip Hop New York And More!
Posted On 11 Jan 2017
Singer-songwriter Sofi Green graciously welcomes 2017 with a slew of new projects up her sleeve. Recently, she made her first of many appearances on Love And Hip Hop New York. As a character this season, Sofi focuses on her artistry and being a focused woman in the music business.
Sofi also recently released a new single entitled “Living Life.”
“I wrote the song in NE, DC in my moms house in my old bedroom. I sat back pondering like, I’ve come a long way from the little girl who was just a ballerina at Duke Ellington School Of The Arts. It’s time to work harder & celebrate more. Life is short, gotta enjoy it.” – Sofi Green
Learn more about Sofi Green in the following All Access interview:
Thanks for your time! Now that 2016 is just about over, what are some words you would use to describe this year?
Reckless. Exciting. Painful. Evolving. New. Independent.
What have been some of the highlights for you and your music?
Co producing more. Writing much more which means more personal content. Having my single heard on the successful franchise #LHHNY7 & being able to perform it. Shooting a video in the McLaren dealership and driving one while rapping in it.
What are you most excited about for 2017?
Reaping the benefits of my hard work. Also, finally dropping my EP, “Minny Jackson”. Just want a fresh start with new experiences that will help influence my art.
Growing up, did you always want to be a musician? Can you recall your earliest musical memory?
Yes. I wanted to do ballet, act & perform music. So far I’ve accomplished these goals on a minor level.
Yes my earliest, was as a kid around 5 or 6 performing in the living room in front if my family. They hsd to take the lamp shade off & point it at me so that I had that “Hollywood” light. Lol!
Let’s talk about your latest song “Living Life.” What was the inspiration for it?
I was at my mummy’s house and thinking you moved out at 17, went to NYC & never returned. It was a celebration song of the fun nights and hard work merging together.
What if anything has surprised you about the music industry?
Egos. How egos can destroy a beautiful opportunity. Also, women artists are expected to be so many things at once & if you’re not..it’s like she’s difficult or she’s a bitch. No, I’m totally about my business; be about yours & then maybe you can relate.
What do you think has been your biggest challenge?
My need to be perfect. I’m so far from it, but I try to achieve it & sometimes it can hinder my execution. While I’m trying to be perfect, someone else who is less critical had dropped a project and my Ass is still in the studio trying to fine tune things.
And what do you think has come really naturally to you?
Being a smart ass! Jokes. Writing witty bars. Being creative. Choosing the right sounds to keep the track balanced. I’m big on quality trumping quantity.
Who are some of your favorite artists and what bands continue to inspire you and your music? Who would you still love to work with in the future?
Fav artist. Jay Z. Period
Bands – I’m inspired by Breezy. The fact that he creates and executes no matter what the fuck the media says. He pushes thru. That takes courage and focus. I respect that & am inspired by his talent & discipline.
Chris Brown, Lil Uzi, Drake and Sia.
When you aren’t performing, working in the studio, what do you like to do for fun?
I’m naturally a homebody. I like to do cool, chill shit. Movies, the ballet, live comedy shows, explore new restaurants, read. I really want to learn French. That’s my next hobby.
How do you unwind from it all?
White wine, a few glasses… bubble bath, shopping… And turn my cell off.
At the end of the day, what do you hope is the message of your music? What do you hope listeners take away from your songs?
Message of my music.
Push thru. Have fun. Let nothing stop you and celebrate every victory. Big or small..
Love yourself first…you can’t love anyone else…unless you love you.
I hope they take away the fact…that it was raw, real & meant for them to escape their everyday hustle & enjoy. Life’s short…..can’t be caught up in the bs.
Is there anything else that you would like to share with our readers about yourself or the music you make?
I’m excited & can’t wait…to see them at my sold out concerts. Gotta speak things into existence.
Catch me here @imsofigreen for twitter & Instagram and also on my website www.sofigreen.com