She’s a firecracker. She’s a lyrical spitter. She sports over-the-top fashion that makes Gaga look “normal”. She talks the talk, but delivers. She is a hot female rapper from high class Malibu, but she is no saint.
Colette Carr is Nick Cannon’s newest protege and taking a stab at the music scene with a vengeance. She hasn’t quite made her mark, but she already has a hardcore following.
Check out my exclusive interview with Nick Cannon’s protege Colette Carr…after the jump.
DANITY: Just when you think the music industry couldn’t get any more colorful and controversial, we’ve got the up-in-your face extraordinarily talented up-and-comer Miss Colette Carr, how are you doing, dahling?
COLETTE: I’m EXCITED!! I just booked tickets to NY for the CherryTree FREE WIRED party where I’m going to perform with Far East Movement! Pretty fly! Like a G6 *reflip* is totally about to be bananas!
DANITY: Your 17-track mixtape titled Sex Sells…Stay Tooned is out now. Many critics are comparing you to the likes of Ke$ha and Uffie, how would you describe your music to fans who haven’t heard it yet?
COLETTE: My music is extremely individual and unique. I think people are trying to compare me left and right to other artists because they can’t handle the fact that I am so different- it freaks them out. NO boxes please.
DANITY: And wowsers, girlfriend…you managed to generate over 29,000 downloads in just 4 days on your website. How did you do that?
COLETTE: YAY 29,000 downloads in 4 days…I’m still processing! I’m so grateful for the internet! All those peeps that stood outside in blazing hot/freezing weather handing their hard copy mixtures out by hand, walking 100 miles to school every day in the snow are SO jealous right now! Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, momentum, the cCarr Goers make it GO! I’m so grateful.
DANITY: You even have a clever jam on your mixtape titled the Bieber Interlude that is sure to stir up a little bit of
controversy amongst Baby Biebs fans. What inspired the concept?
COLETTE: Luckily everyone sees that it’s all in good spirits- to put it bluntly the Bieber Interlude is just me fucking around (literally) and having fun.
DANITY: Bieber has Usher and you have Nick Cannon. Let’s talk about your relations with Mr. Cannon. How did your collaborative efforts with Nick and his label NCredible come to be?
COLETTE: Beibs+Usher and Colette+Nick should play a doubles tennis match, just saying. I love Nick. He is so down to earth. He’s a hard worker that knows how to have fun. He saw my video “Back It Up” when it was #1 on MTV and the rest is history. PS…My mixtape is FREE and is called Sex Sell Stay Tooned and its on ColetteCarr.com.
DANITY: Get it, girl! Speaking of collaborations, you’ve already worked with some heavy hitters in the industry. From Space Cowboy to Far East Movement and Pharrell. Who are some of your influences when you sit down to make a track?
COLETTE: Life in general inspires and influences me! I’m so fortunate to be working with such creative bad asses so it’s pretty hard not to feel inspired and ready to write when I’m around them. I got some awesome collab stuff coming up with artist like Vincent Frank, Cherry Cherry Boom Boom, Damon Elliott, Nick Cannon, I just get to make music make music make music. It’s too much fun…I am a lucky ducky.
DANITY: Alright, girlfriend, I have a few fans questions here for you if you wouldn’t mind answering them. What is on your ipod right now?
COLETTE: My 2005 gigantic monster grandpa ipod that survived a freeway car accident is stuck on shuffle with about 10,000 songs on rotation. I’ll admit it’s pretty awesome, I definitely have a huge variety on there, from WU Tang, to Britney Spears, to The Cure, All kinds of Greek and Turkish Music, Baris Manco, plus I for sure have Dr. Evil singing Its A Hard Knock Life with Mini me…you know, the essentials.
DANITY: What would you be doing if you weren’t doing music? Who or what inspires your sense of style?
COLETTE: If you watch the “Life in the Day of Colette Carr” episodes you can see my story, and how destiny really just took me to where I am today. Sounds a lil’ cheese ball for me but its true. I was a tennis player and if you had asked me then what I would be doing instead of tennis I would have NEVER guessed my life today. I want to make the world a better brighter more colorful, loving and real place- in a not so butterfly sugar-gum-drop way. My style is similar actually, bright, colorful, real, not so butterfly sugar-gum-drop. Some say I look like I got lost in a rainbow in the dark, whatever I just keep it real, customize my Chuck Taylors and silly glasses all day! I don’t have pin point inspiration for my style I just do what I do gon’ and rock it out!
DANITY: Where do you see yourself five years from now?
COLETTE: In 5 years from now I plan to be doing BIG MONDO thangs! I am ecstatic to see what kind of dent I am able to establish in such a short time frame. Imma just keep working my butt off, yes…keep my head on right…not too right, and see what
happens. LETS HAVE FUN PEOPLE!
DANITY: Well no matter where you are at five years from now I am sure you will rapping and fiercely representin’! Go on with your bad self, girl.
COLETTE: Thanks! I have such a huge expectations and goals for myself. I feel like Rocky fighting the big fight trying to make a difference! Trying to make some peeps put their freaking hands up! Ya know!? It’s a cCarr movement! Lets GOOOOOOO! Thank you!
Now it’s your turn to GO and get your free Colette Carr mixtape. Check out http://www.colettecarr.com/ to download for free. Yes, it is FREE!
Follow Colette on Twitter: @colettecrazy
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Back It Up, the video that captured Nick Cannon’s eye: