Abby Jasmine is one of the most talented new upcoming artists in the game, I recently got the chance to meet her while speaking on a panel at SXSW a couple of weeks ago, and then when she was in Chicago the other day for a concert with T-Pain I thought why not bring her through our office for an interview for the website? One thing about Abby that stands out is her unbelievable charisma and her stage presence when performing, she appears like an experienced veteran although she is just only twenty years old, which is exactly why she is touring the country on with the OG T-Pain at this very moment. That crazy part is that I haven’t even mentioned her stellar vocal abilities and her crafty song making ability, and impressive catalog she has created up to this point. On top of all of this she has an amazing team backing her over at Cinematic, so the sky is truly the limit for this young superstar. I am extremely excited to see where she goes from here but I expect nothing but the best for her, so go ahead and get in tune with the New York native by learning a thing or two about her below!

 

EM: What is your earliest memory of music?

AJ: My earliest memory of music is probably my parents, I grew up with music, my mom and dad were always into music. I grew up in church so that’s one of my earliest memories of music

 

EM:When did you first start creating music?

AJ: At a very early age, the first song that I made was in preschool. I went to a studio and I recorded a song about not talking to strangers, I went back and performed it for my class and they were eating that shit up hahaha.

 

EM: What/who inspired you to become an emcee?

AJ: I always was musically inclined so I started doing music, but when I actually started it was because my mom wanted me to go to the air force. I had to go to a test for the air force and all of that, but I wasn’t trying to so I ended up backing out + pursing music instead.

 

EM: How would you describe your music to someone who has never listened before?

AJ: I would describe it as feisty, spicy, it’s a a lot of fuck these dudes, fuck everybody. It’s edgey R&B Pop

 

EM: Who are some of your biggest influences musically?

AJ: I didn’t really get into music like that until middle school, so I listened to a ton of Nicki Minaj, Drake, Lil Wayne. As i got a little older I listened to Future, Bryson Tiller, Young Thug. 

 

EM: What was the first album you ever bought?

AJ: The princess diaries CD, the soundtrack from the Princess Diary movie. All of the songs on there were fire, I had a CD player and I would be blasting that song “miracles happen” haha.

 

EM: If you could collab with one person dead or/and alive who would it be?

AJ: Michael Jackson, Future and Young Thug

 

EM: What’s your favorite music video?

AJ: My favorite music video ever has to be Remember The Time by Michael Jackson or Rock My World. 2088 by Jhene Aiko & Big Sean, they made this dope ass short film.

 

EM: Your latest single finds you singing rather than rapping. Can we expect to hear more singing from you on your next project?

AJ: A lot of singing, a mixture of both because I’m flowing on it.

 

EM: Do you prefer one over the other (singing or rapping)?

AJ: I like both it, it really just depends on whatever mood I’m in. 

 

EM: What’s is like being a nominee for the XXL cover?

AJ: That shits crazy, that shits fucking lit. When I found out we were in the sprinter earlier on this tour and I was freaking out! 

 

EM: How has touring been so far?

AJ: It’s fucking hard, it’s so much waking up, getting dressed, getting in the sprinter and driving. It’s fun aspects too because I am finding out more about myself and performing, before I was just performing in New York but this is on a whole other level.

EM: Favorite part about touring?

AJ: I like performing, interacting with the audience and hitting all of the new states is fun. I barely ever left New York so it’s dope to see the other states

EM: Least favorite part about touring?

AJ: Waking up early for sure

EM: Did T-Pain give you any advice?

AJ: Yeah, basically about how stuff should run smoothly, he told me to loosen up and chill. All of the opening acts are giving me advice and criticism I take and I use to better myself. T-Pain just be chatting with me, he gave me some hot Hennessy with cough drops, he uses that to open up his throat perform his shows.

EM: Where is your favorite place to perform?

AJ: Honestly Minnesota was fucking lit haha!

EM: What was it like to perform in your hometown of NY?

AJ: That shit was lit, I went to one concert at the Playstation theater and I was all the way in the back, and now this time I was on the stage. It was fun my family came out

EM: Your favorite artist out right now?

AJ: Future, Young Thug, Bia is super fire

 

EM: What about your favorite artist from New York?

AJ: Melli, SAINt Jhn

 

EM: What’s your favorite song you have ever made?

AJ: My favorite song that I’ve ever made was a song called Bacon Egg & Cheese, it’s a two part song imma drop that on very soon.

 

EM: What was the creation process of Trap Mom?

AJ: It was just a bunch of songs that I recorded in the past. My manager Jonny Snipes wanted to develop me  for a couple years but I was writing a ton & honing in on it so we ended up dropping it at the end of last year which is cool. It was more so just a bunch of tracks I was making in the development process.

EM: What can our readers expect from your for the rest of 2019?

AJ: I’m about to drop a project titled Abnormal soon, after that I want to keep going on tour and do more festivals. 

EM: Last question, where do you see yourself in five years?

AJ: In five years I see myself on a beach in Hawaii and I got my assistants running my multiple millions dollar company that includes having my own artists, DJ’s, and models signed.