Beautiful Chocolate City female rapper, Pryse, spoke in a recent interview about her background and experiences in the music industry.
Pryse, a budding and sensational female rapper signed with the Chocolate City record label, shared her experiences in the music industry.
Born Prince Chidinma Esindu, Pryse gave her fans a peek into her background and musical career in a recent interview with NAIJ.
I was born and raised in Port-Harcourt but my dad is from Enugu although he grew up in Jos. He barely lived in Enugu those years. So I sort of have a mixed heritage. My mother is from Rivers State. I studied in Enugu till my secondary school level. Then I left for university education in the UK. I read media and communications after which I returned to Lagos.
Pryse said that her family owned a media business which handled video coverage, documentaries, as well as a great audio studio. And this served has a background for her musical career.
Has regards her genre of music, she had this to say;
Obviously it is predominantly hip-hop with a little bit of afro pop, a little bit of soul music and all that. The thing with hip hop is you can blend it with a lot of other genres and it still fits so I cut across with my style basically.
Pryse also confessed that she chose rap because she cannot sing.
I chose rap because I can’t sing; honestly. And by the age of 10 I’d written my first rap verse. I’ve always been about hip hop. I was never really interested in poetry in spite of rappers saying they are influenced by poetry. But the last guy I dated introduced me to poetry and it’s fun writing that sometimes.
Pryse also disclosed that she doesn’t have to go naked to promote her music. She said she has got the talent and does’t need to dress indecently to attract attention.