Greg Dale from Philadelphia Weekly interviewed Mina regarding the Philly rap scene. Read the full story HERE. Below are some excerpts.
Mina “SayWhat” Llona… told Philly Weekly that she thinks the new wave of Philly hip hop is “great” and explained that people don’t need to follow a mold when it comes to making music.
“Philly has always been a city filled with people who are unapologetic about who they are,” she said. “The music should reflect that. As long as the music they are making feels right and their fans are responding to it, then they should keep doing their thing. Plus, times are changing. You can’t put artists in a box these days.”
“I don’t think it’s even accurate to call a lot of the music we are hearing rap,” Mina said. There are so many different musical elements that are being incorporated into some of the songs. Sometimes more singing than rapping…Melodic music. These guys are young. They are the new wave. Their music is not a trend with no staying power because music lives forever.”