Lady Marga MC on Her Mixtape and More [Exclusive Interview] [@LardyMargaMCUK]
With the release of her brand new album, Music Is The Way Vol 2, we at Black Budget Entertainment thought we would get underground UK Rap artist, Lady Marga MC down for a brief interview. During the interview she talks about everything from her influences to her current release. Check it out and leave a comment below!
Tell us a little bit about yourself?
Hi everyone, I am Lady Marga MC and I’m a MC & singer and i write my own music, my style is dance, pop, hip hop, with a dash of ragga I was born and grew up in East London, and have been doing music all my life.
What made you choose the name?
It was a nickname given to me from one of my family member, growing up they called me “Marga”, its a Jamician slang meaning skinny so i keep it and just put the Lady at the beginning and put the MC at the end. Now that I’m all grown up haha
What, if any, are the main influences for you when writing your music?
I get influenced by so many things when I’m writing, what ever is going on in my life I write about. I’m influenced by some of the great new artists that are in the industry now, such as: Adele, Tinie Tempah, Jessie J, Ed Sheeran, J Cole and Nicki Minaj, I also grow up listening to different genres of music such as Motown, Reggae, Indie, Dancehall, Pop, Dance, Old Skool Garage and I also love House Music and Drum’n’Bass. All these various sounds have influenced me greatly.
At what age did you first decide to make Hip Hop music?
From a very early age, from about the age of 10. I actually was a member of a girl group when i was at school, I was always singing, then when I discovered Rinse FM and heard acts such as: Wiley, Heartless Crew and Pay As U Go, i knew that i wanted to be an MC, i was also influenced by early grime and old school UK garage, also i use to listen to my favorite rapper Missy Elliott too. All these acts made me want to pick up the mic and start rapping.
What is the main theme behind your current release?
There isn’t really a theme as such i just wanted to do a mixtape with a bit of everything. That people, my fans and everyone can in enjoy.
How long have you been working on your current project?
Well as far as the recording goes it took me a few months to get everything together.
Who features on production for your current project?
I have various artists featuring on my mixtape from UK, USA and Europe as well as several different producers. They are all unique and brought great things to the project.
Have you got any other promotion in place?
Yes i do.
Have you performed at many live shows and what kind of a reaction do you get?
Yes many, many. I love performing live, it’s a real thrill I get a very good reaction very loud which I love, I’ve played live with the likes of Basement Jaxx, I featured on their album and I did a UK tour with them. I have also played live with Mad Professor, he is a legendary reggae dub producer/DJ, I did a European Tour with him, and performed at the MOBO Awards after party. These are just some of the best shows I’ve done and I got a very good reaction from the crowds from fans etc it was great.
Have you been on any live radio shows and what do you prefer, radio or live on stage?
Yes to be honest i love them both radio and live stage shows they both rock.
Have you featured on any other UK Hip Hop artist’s tracks, if so, who?
Yes, there is a load of artists, its not just hip hop artists I’ve collaborated with. Some who are mainstream artists such as chart topping dance act Basement Jaxx and U.S Singer TQ, just to name a few. I’ve also wrote some songs for artists too. I like to keep a open mind because I like so many different genre’s of music. Also there is a whole lot of feature’s on my new mixtape as well. My mixtape is called Music Is The Way Vol 2 and its out now available to buy on amazon iTunes etc so please do get it.
Have you got any videos on-line i.e YouTube, Vimeo etc?
Yes I have 5 (five) videos taken from my new mixtape and they are all on You Tube as well as many more on my channel at youtube.com/ladymargamc212.
Have you been featured on any UK broadcasters like SBTV/Link Up TV’s YouTube channels?
No as yet, but I would love to, anyone who wants a interview with me do get in touch.
What are the plans for the future?
I have a loads of plans so keep watching this space to find out! make sure you follow me on Twitter @ladymargamcuk and keep supporting.
Thanks for your time, is there anyone you would like to shout out?
No, thank you for the exposure, thanks for having me yes shout out to Black Budget Entertainment.
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