Funky bass and percussion create immediate adrenaline as Saweetie strikes her first pose on set. Behind the camera, it's clear the year-old rapper is in her element, with an "ICY GRL" attitude that shows why she's up next in hip hop. Weeks pass before we're able to reconnect over Zoom. Since the release of "My Type," now with million Spotify streams, her career has taken off and she admits to not having had time to fully "absorb" her new lifestyle until recently slowing down in quarantine. While the pandemic has created global challenges, Saweetie says she used this time to turn "shit into sugar" by reconnecting with herself "as a woman, as an artist and even as a producer. Before lockdown restrictions, Saweetie says she "never really campaigned for my first two projects.
For the half Black, half Filipino producer, rapper, singer and songwriter Saweetie, incorporating her family heritage into her public image and lyrics was never a question. Breezing to the top so early in her career, Saweetie still had to come into a sound she felt was hers. Saweetie embraces the contrasts between her black and Filipino families. That means she can support you, that you can make your own success and help others too.
If you got down to "My Type" last year, you already have a taste of who rising West Coast rapper Saweetie is. With several buzzy rap hits, countless confident bars and two EPs under her belt, as well as a busy tour schedule ahead, Saweetie is ready to shake up the hip-hop world with her icy swag and heavy-hitting bars. She is also expected to release her anticipated debut album this year, with a bigger taste of her bold sound and style. You can watch part of the conversation above and read the full interview below.
She released her debut extended play, High Maintenance , on March 16, After high school, she went on to attend San Diego State University before transferring to the University of Southern California where she studied communications and business. After graduating, she began to focus on her rap career.