Overseas sensation Selah Sue visited the HOT 97 studios to debut her single "Raggamuffin" featuring J. Cole. The Belgian-born guitarist/vocalist sat down with DJ Enuff to share the story of how she began working with J. Cole. Aslo, watch her in-studio performance of "Raggamuffin" below.
On how she teamed up with J. Cole:
I heard he discovered my music through internet and he was a big fan. He let us know and I was like ok! Lets do something.
On her first album taking a long time to pick up speed:
Its still my baby. Its not that I hate it but emotionally I’m ready to do something else. But this album, the release in the US, its two new songs on it.
When I began to listen to music my big inspiration was Lauryn Hill. She’s on top and I still believe she is one of the best singers of the world. She raps, she sings. Her music, her vibe, her lyrics...everything. And also Erykah Badu I like a lot and the Fugees and The Roots. I listen to as much as R & B as I listen to electronical and dubstep.
Her message to fans:
My first album is all about self-acceptance because I wrote it in puberty. The whole lyrics are about learning to accept who you are. Musically it changed from really hip-hop to happy. The lyrics are constantly about myself and trying to be happy.
On how she feels today:
I’ve never been so happy.
On who she wants to work with next:
There are a lot of good artists. I mean a big talents. I think Wyclef is really cool.
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