Chicago-based female rapper Sami Wolf sets herself apart in every way. I don’t think there’s been another Jewish-addict-lesbian rapper, so she just might be the first to arrive at that party. Her unplugged, emotive vibes land somewhere between Paloma Faith and Yelawolf.
Right then I thought “Driving illegally, bare feet in the rain”. It was pouring outside and I thought about the word “sheets” as it applies to rain falling: “sheets slamming against the window pane”, the meaning one normally applies to that word, plus the other spelling of the word “pain wrapped around me like a blanket”. You get the idea.
Eminem is hugely influential because both in content and style, his songs resonate with me. I didn’t know how much his music taught me at the time, but blasting it to drown out the noise in my house and my head funneled my pain into something useful. Rhythm is so inherently human – the most primal rhythm we have is a heartbeat. That’s why I always write while I’m driving. I write on a scrap of paper balanced in my lap while my right hand holds on to to wheel. I was literally driving 90 miles an hour in a rainstorm when I wrote this song. Dangerous? Without question. Worth it? Without question.
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