Guest Author - Shelia M. Goss
Shelia Goss: Do you think growing up in the hood of LA helped develop you as an
artist? If so, are you taking those experiences and rapping about them?
Ak’Sent: Yes I'm writing about every experience that I've had. I feel like my
life is a Cinderella story. It was one thing for me to have dreams but to
actually make them happen is something I still can't believe and that's
what I want people to know the most about me.
Shelia: Being a female rapper you have to have a certain level of confidence
to succeed in a male dominated genre. How do you plan on making your
niche as a female rapper?
Ak’Sent: I'm a soldier and I have everything that it takes to do what ever I want
to do and how far I plan on taking my self is up to me in this industry.
You have to show and prove to make a mark for yourself and that's what I'm
going to do. Work hard and stay focused
Shelia: If you had to compare yourself with another female rapper, who would
you say your style is similar to?
Ak’Sent: I don't like comparing myself to anyone. I feel like every female rapper
that has come out made their impact on the world; now it’s time for me to.
Shelia: When someone picks up your CD "International" what should they expect
Ak’Sent: Everyone who goes out to get International should expect a fresh
sounding album. All my songs show who I am and how I was feeling at that
very point. It’s exciting. I'm speaking out to my generation, my peers and my
people and it’s a real serious situation so I hope they listen to it with
Shelia: What's been one of the hardest obstacles you've faced thus far?
Ak’Sent: The hardest obstacle I've dealt with so far is really just dealing with
people who have no idea of who I am and what I'm about. I'm not out here
trying to be any other artist that's out or anyone I'm not. But it all has
to do with being a new artist. You got to show and prove yourself and
that's what I plan on doing.
Shelia: If you weren't rapping, what would you be doing?
Ak’Sent: I probably would be going to college to be a teacher for young
children because I have a lot of brothers and sisters so I got the patience
for it. That's a goal I want to accomplish in the near future; but
when the time is right
Shelia: How has the support from your family and friends been?
Ak’Sent: They’re all so happy and excited and most of all very supportive. There's
still a big adjustment to be made, but they’re cool.
Shelia: Describe your personality in 3 words or less.
Ak’Sent: Suave, funny, crazy
Interview by entertainment writer Shelia M. Goss. She's also the national bestselling author of My Invisible Husband and Roses are thorns, Violets are true. Her website is www.sheliagoss.com. For more entertainment news, go to www.e-spire.blogspot.com.