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You Should Know Haitian-Cuban Rapper Farrah Boulé Burns

Thank you to one of my favorite Haitian American friend for this story. I have never heard of Farrah Boule until today, but after reading abot her and listening to some of her tracks, I will definitely be supporting their projects. Her music make me excited about female rappers again, but the sad thing is artist like her are rarely get any exposure because people will only support  bubble gum female rappers like Nicki Minaj!

According to Ebony:

Farrah Boulé Burns has the best lips in hip-hop. Her sexy pout merits its own paragraph, but what spills from those lips is even more deserving. Outside of the Twitterverse (she tweets as @FarrahBurns), I first physically encountered this multidimensional Haitian-Cuban MC at Ginny’s Supper Club, downstairs from Harlem’s Red Rooster restaurant—an event celebrating owner Marcus Samuelsson’s memoir, Yes, Chef. Those lips had a story to tell and I was all ears.

A Brooklynite by way of Miami, Farrah Burns has been on her grind spitting rhymes in the NYC area since at least 1998’s “Never Look for Love in da Club,” her first single. Oval Metal came 10 years later, a first album-length taste of the gifted MC full of fluid storytelling and diversified musical backdrops. But personally, the ear-opening shocker is “The 7th Element,” the video single from her 2012 mixtape, In Pursuit of Hip-Hop: The Anthology.

Burns’s mixtape delves into different stylistic dimensions of hip-hop, and “The 7th Element” collapses the project’s macro concept in micro. Emceeing over Nas’s “NY State of Mind,” Farrah channels seven separate rap personas to represent singular waves of hip-hop: hardcore, west coast, old school, backpack rap, mainstream, abstract and, finally, east coast. Like a schizophrenic, one-woman Wu-Tang Clan, she flips her style 14 times in under five minutes as Novakane, Cadillac, Jooks, Unorthodox, Mey Mey Star, La Purrla (my absolute fav) and Knuckle Head.

Support this phenomenal rap force—INTRODUCING’s very first hip-hop pick—by scooping Farrah Burns’s Oval Metal on iTunes and her In Pursuit of Hip-Hop mixtape wherever prominent mixtapes are sold. — Miles Marshall Lewis

42108980001c588fd953d308ba69222fHere are a few excepts from a recent interview with  Farrah:

What inspires you?
Farrah Boule Burns: I draw inspiration from a lot of things generally the world around us, other countries and civilizations. I read a lot and I’m always learning something from metaphysics to oceanography I love it all. I have a pretty good photographic memory so I’m surrounded by art all time life is art and very inspiring.
What would you say to young people aspiring to be apart of this industry?

Farrah Boule Burns: I would say to the young people first ask yourself why you want to sing or rap is it for the fame, money or both. If so have a plan B because those things are short lived. Money come and goes and is hardly faithful. Being famous is wonderful for a moment until you realize you have a bulls eye on your forehead and a target for love and extreme hate you have to be able to except both equally. However, nothing is impossible have a great support system around you, humble yourself then shoot for the stars.

What’s your most memorable experience as an artist?

Farrah Boule Burns: My most memorable experience was performing Patience at Restoration Rocks. I sacrificed myself on stage that day. I felt like nothing in the world mattered except that exact moment and time. I looked into a sea of beautiful people waiting to be touched and that’s just what happen I got two thousand plus of perfect strangers to hug it was the most memorable moment of my career yet.

What do you want people to hear/feel/think when they hear your music?

Farrah Boule Burns: I want people to hear the voice feel the passion and think whatever they want from there. I’m true to the art I’m a student of this Universe I like to call University. I want people to challenge there selves more and seek new authentic Artist because were out here. I need all the love I can get that’s what keeps me going to the next chapter of my life. My sole purpose for doing music is to wake up the sleeping giants that’s in us all.

How do you feel about Hip Hop right now? Women in Hip Hop?
Farrah Boule Burns: I feel like Hip Hop is no longer Hip Hop just a musical ATM. Back in the day our parents buried there money in the backyard or stashed it some were in the house. We never spent more than what we needed, we understood the value and appreciated every penny. Now our money is stored at every rest stop, dirty deli’s, major cities with high fees. We withdraw more than we need, we spend what we don’t have and we consume until were staring down the barrel of our own demise. In short we’ve given up on Hip Hop it’s lost it’s value and infrastructure which was home. “Home” starts in the heart it’s were we rest we get comfort and replenish. You could feel it before you could see it. Now there’s no feeling at all but tons of visuals I call artificial stimulants. Sometimes I dont wan’t all the hype I just want to feel again. As far as the women in Hip Hop and the lack there of, were still here guiding and supporting from home ready to resume the positions we once held. In short we’re all around you if your willing to listen. – Interview Source

This is my favorite track: Shot Gun Wedding

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