- May 11th, 2011
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MISI: What’s going on everyone my name is Maverick and this is a MISI Entertainment EXCLUSIVE interview with a very talented artist, a young woman by the name of EvOn also known as The Music Bully it’s definitely a pleasure to have you! You are our first international artist coming out of South London, Brixton! So shout outs to everybody over in Brixton.
EvOn: Hey maverick thank you for having me
MISI: I was very impressed with your style and how you deliver your lyrics, you have a very smooth sound, and to add to that; listening to your music you kind of reminded me of Slick Rick. Do you get that sometimes coming from your fans?
EvOn: Why thank you, plus I love Slick Rick. I do get a few comparisons, Da Brat for my obvious boyish look, Bahamadia for her smooth tones & flow and I have had a few Mc Lyte’s, so all in all not a bad comparison. I mean I’ve looked up to all those artists and I hope to one day be as legendary as they are.
MISI: Now I have researched quite a bit of info on you and how you started your music career at the age of 15, what was that experience like? Tell us the history on that!
EvOn: Yes, well I first started when I was 14 when I answered an Ad in a UK Hip-Hop magazine called Hip-Hop Connections. It was an Ad looking for Female Rappers for an all female Hip-Hop Group! I ended up being managed by one of the people I met and my career went on from there. I’ve done rap quest competitions; I ended up working with ‘No Sleep Nigel’ who produced my first 12″ White Label “Just Vybzin & Hell Hath No Fury.” My songs were being played on the radio, I was performing at top Hip-Hop club nights and I got signed to Warner Brothers and MCA Publishing. Things were on a roll. I went on to attend the BRITS Performing Arts College (other attendees were artists such as Adele, Floetry, The Feeling & The Noisettes). I was studying Music Technology at the time; I did a few shows abroad and recorded in top professional studios… But after I left college, the majors and my manager, I was left to my own devices and worked with a few known hip-hop producers, DSP & Olly Teeba, Hundred Strong, with the tracks featuring on a few compilations. It’s always been a struggle for me but since 2005 when I hooked up with my long time friend Jay Moe who also went to BRITS, we worked on my first official mixtape called “The Coming Out”. It was never entirely finished and was never meant to come out, but just like most things that have happened in my career I was fed up of sitting on music and not putting anything out. I finally decided to leak it and found a new fan base in the LGBT community, since then all has been going well and I’ve just been building my fan base slowly but surely.