Lee Mazin Talks Learning From Veteran Female Artists, Working With Lil Snupe, “Blow” & More With HHS1987 (Video)

April 10, 2014 0


If there’s anything more difficult than being a successful male artist in the dog-eat-dog world of Hip-Hop, it’s being a successful female artist. The pervasive notion is that there can only be one dominant woman rapper at a time, and the pressure to get the fellas’ respect while still accurately representing the fairer sex is a challenging balance to achieve. The young lady that is currently poised to sit atop Philly’s fierce femcee scene is Lee Mazin, the South Philly-bred, Dream Chasers representative.

One thing that can definitely contribute to longevity and continued success is soaking up game from those that came before you, and Lee revealed what she’s learned from her female mentors in the industry.

“Marsha [Ambrosius] just gives you words of wisdom the whole time while she’s around. She’s really humble and she’s gonna let you know the ins and outs of what she went through,” Lee said of the songstress. “[It’s] the same thing with Trina. Me and Trina, we do the same thing: we’re two female emcees and she’s been around for a long time and she still has that same level of respect from the industry and the streets as well. That’s ‘The Baddest Bitch’ and she schooled me on the do’s and the don’ts, and what to watch out for, and how to move this way and just really being true to yourself. That’s one thing she always tells me, ‘Don’t let this industry change you.’”

Lee went on to speak about her bond with her Dream Chasers brother-in-arms, the late Lil Snupe, who was tragically murdered last summer.

“I never witnessed nobody be able to spit like that off the top of the head,” she said of her fallen comrade, “and he had it in the palm of his hand. And it’s weird because when we recorded ‘Yesterday’, […] I played like 5 different records for him […] and he [was] like ‘Gimmie some real life stuff’ and I played ‘Yesterday’ and he [was] like ‘Yo, that’s the one.’”

Lee continued by describing how their mutual desire to be better inspired Snupe, a notorious freestyler, to write his bars for their collaboration.

“He [was] in the booth and he was ‘bout to freestyle. He came out, I was like, ‘What’s wrong?’ he [was] like ‘I’m gonna write to this.’ I was like, ‘Nah just go. You freestyling; you [can] do what you do.’ He [was] like, ‘Nah Lee, you killed this. I gotta write something.’ And he wrote the verse to ‘Yesterday’. That was the only time I ever saw him write. […] Just to be around him [was good], his presence was a blessing.”

While breaking down her creative approach, Lee Mazin also clued E-Money in on what makes “Blow” different from her previous releases.

“It’s produced by Ben Ford […] it was like 4 o’clock in the morning when we recorded it […] It’ll throw you for a loop, ‘cause when it first comes on your thinking it’s gonna be on a slow, R&B type [of song], but when the beat drops you’re bopping to it,” she divulged of her forthcoming single. “It’s different than what I’ve ever put out before […] we shoot the video for it next week. […] It’s my first record that I’m personally putting on iTunes so I’m excited about that, too.”

Lee also touched on what features to expect from her upcoming project and how she picks her mixtape titles with the help of her fans.

Check out the first segment of our interview below, be sure to check back for part two next week, and be on the lookout for more exclusive content that you can only find here on HHS1987.

This video was shot by HHS1987’s Rick Dange.

© 2014, . All rights reserved.

  • News
  • Music
  • Videos
  • Exclusive
Kanye West Reveals Album Title & Cover ArtEarlier this week, Kanye West performed “All Day” off his forthcoming album. Last night, Ye... Nipsey Hussle & Yo Gotti Cover RESPECT MagazineNipsey Hussle and Yo Gotti are featured on the cover next month’s RESPECT Magazine. During... Ty Dolla $ign And YG Australia Tour Recap Vlog (Video)Ty and YG set themselves up Down Under and get the Aussie’s acquainted with their... Snoop Dogg & Pharrell Hit The Studio For ‘BUSH’ Pt.1 (Video)Skateboard P and the artist formerly known as Snoop Lion, are working on Snoop’s next... Common Explains To Jimmy Kimmel Why He Curved Oprah’s High-Five At The Oscars! (Video)  This may be one of the funniest moments in Oscar’s history, as least since... Missy Elliot And Pharrell Williams In The Studio!It could more than likely be Missy’s year. Since her appearance at Super Bowl XLIX,... Mike Larry – Tatt Dis In Ya Skin (Mixtape Artwork)Legendary Ink’s own Mike Larry is continue his “Year of the Legend” campaign with his...
Tink – Ran Up A Check Ft. Rich The KidPutting in a lot of work these past few years has definitely paid off for... Deorro – Five More Hours Ft Chris Brown (Teaser)Deorro, a DJ signed to Ultra Records, links up with Chris Brown for an updated... Sean Falyon – Truffle Butter (BeEVERYWHERE Mix)Philly native and ATL representer Sean Falyon is back with a new freestyle. As Sean... Mike Larry – Water (Freestyle)Legendary Ink’s own Mike Larry is continue his “Year of the Legend” campaign with his... NBA Slam Dunk Champ Zach LaVine Steals The Ball & Takes Flight For A Big Slam Dunk Against Memphis (Video)Last night, Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine made sure fans got their money’s worth at... Ty Dolla $ign And YG Australia Tour Recap Vlog (Video)Ty and YG set themselves up Down Under and get the Aussie’s acquainted with their... MTV News’ Rob Markman Joins Big Sean On His ‘Dark Sky Paradise’ Hangar Tour (Video)MTV News’ Rob Markman, jet-sets with Big Sean on his three-city Hangar Tour. As Sean promotes...
2 Chainz – Most Expensivest Shit Season 2 (Trailer)2 Chainz and GQ come together once again to serve up the second season of... Cam’Ron Takes Over A NYC Five Guys (Video)Cam’Ron headed to a Five Guys location in New York City after the first show... Chris Rivers – The Statement 2.0 Ft. Whispers (Video)Chris Rivers continues to bring fans new material. This time, Rivers unleashes visuals for “The... Dame Dash & Kanye West’s “Loisaidas” Episode 1 (Video)The first episode of the Dame Dash and Kanye West-produced Loisaidas has been released. The... Iggy Azalea – Trouble Ft. Jennifer Hudson (Video)Iggy Azalea serves up another visual from The New Classic, this time with “Trouble.” The... Bun B & Dr. Anthony Pinn Explain Their “Hip Hop & Religion” Class (Video)Bun B teamed up with Rice University professor Dr. Anthony Pinn for an online class.... Ty Dolla $ign And YG Australia Tour Recap Vlog (Video)Ty and YG set themselves up Down Under and get the Aussie’s acquainted with their...
Lil Durk Brings Out Omelly In Philly To Perform “What You Saying” (2/25/15) (Video)OTF’s Lil Durk performed at a jam packed Philadelphia’s Theater of the Living Arts on... Quilly Talks HSH6 Mixtape, NBA All Star Weekend, 50 Cent, Meek Mill & more (Video)HHS1987 catches up with Quilly at the TLA where he was preparing to open up... Lil Durk Talks ‘Remember My Name’, Reuniting With Chief Keef, Working With Meek Mill, Derrick Rose’s Knee & More With HHS1987 (Video)Recently, HHS1987 caught up with OTF/Coke Boys rapper Lil Durk before his performance at the... Real Nigga Etiquette with Luck Hef: Be Yourself, Don’t Play Yourself (S2E4) (Video)Luck Hef is back with Season 2 Episode 4 on “Be yourself, don’t play yourself.”... Scarzeo Talks His Project “15 To Life”, How Prison Changed His Life, St. Thomas’ Hip-Hop Scene & More With HHS1987 (Video)Recently, HHS1987 caught up with St. Thomas native and Brooklyn representer Scarzeo during the 2015... Young FP – Fake $h#0.000000t. New RegimeYoung FP has been on a ROLL as of late in his hometown of Virginia since... Nerd Nash, Jamisa, & Regular Ass Ron Present “Church For The Wild” (Episode 7) (Podcast)In episode 7 of “Church For The Wild,” Nerd, Ron & Misa discuss the dark cloud...