I am a massive massive fan of TrueMendous. The Birmingham hip hop artist has been going from strength to strength. Known for her dense lyrical style with flexible flow patterns, she's easily one of the most dynamic MCs in the country. Her sophomore single 'Worst Child' received airplay on BBC Radio 1 following on from her previous single 'Cause A Scene' all leading up to her debut album 'Misdiagnosis of Chyvonne Johnson' which is OUT NOW. (Stream it here)
So on a cloudy Thursday morning I had a quick Google meets interview with TrueMendous to talk more on her album, her style of music and her tremendous selection of buckets hats. We both laughed and joked that we were having problems using Google meets to start off the interview.
I asked her how many bucket hats does she own and her response was surprising.
"I really only have 5 but fan's believe I got a whole collection which is extremely funny"
Also going into a little detail on how it unintentionally become apart of her brand.
"I never intended to keep wearing the hats, it just worked with an outfit but it become an unofficial addiction to me". "If kangol are looking for a sponsor they can shout me"
What a brilliant ideal #Trumendouskangol. From talking with True, she's got a real warm personality mixed with a wise demeanour. You can hear that in her art and specifically her lyrical style. Which she practiced while Busking
"I honed my skills when I was a street performer, performing in front of people every day it helped me to improve my craft" "At first i didn't notice my flow patterns taking shape. Focusing on what I'm saying to get the crowds attention helped build the style I have today, experimenting with different flows and rhyme patterns"
Going into her project titled 'Misdiagnosis of Chyvonne Johnson' TrueMendous confirms it pays homage to Lauryn Hill and her debut 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill' A project that will deal with different subject matters concerning herself, her relationships and family
"Yes It is, 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill' is one of my favourite album's and with my project ('Misdiagnosis of Chyvonne Johnson') the title serves as a double meaning for my love and hate for music as well as being more diverse in my sound compared to my previous projects"