Having a great versatility of artists hosting my radio show Independent Coolness is definitely a blessing. When I first heard Lanz Pierce’s music, I knew I was listening to something different. With her Editors Eye album, the Queens’ own female emcee brings some fresh air for those who still have a problem with the evolution of the music. Let’s see how cool is Lanz Pierce !
1) The coolest words to introduce yourself ?
An Innovator, A lover, Authentic, A wild card, an Artist.
2) The coolest thing in the place you come from ?
Just the energy & culture i get from New york, it’s motivating & so powerful. The night life can be addictive, people are stylish & gritty & the streets are always alive with something going on.
3) The coolest place you been at thanks to music touring ?
4) The coolest thing to know about your new / next project ?
I always create my albums by starting with a title which becomes a theme and i build a storyboard, a sound, a feel & a look around that. One of the coolest things about « Editors Eye » is that i got to honor my Grandfather’s memory by featuring one of his recordings on the track called « Moments. » My Grandfather was a singer & made records in the 40’s but he never got to release his music commercially, getting to have him on the song meant i made that dream happen.
5) Two cool things to reveal about you in studio ?
I don’t write down anything on paper its all done in my head. It’s not the same thing as a freesyle which is often what people think when you say that you don’t write lyrics down. I write the song in my head prior to recording and go off feeling and memory. The other things is that im big on mood so i always keep liquor and candles around!
6) The coolest feature you could imagine for an upcoming single of you ?
J.cole, or Drake
7) The totally not cool thing in this hiphop game nowadays ?
The bullshit, & that social media allowed people to buy into the hype and excuse average music.
8) The cool thing you could do if you weren’t a musician ?
Nothing is cooler, except being a musician and a major movie star as the same damn time!!
9) The coolest thing my readers can do if they want to support your work ?
It would be so cool to know they got my album « Editors Eye » and how they feel about it. Send me some love by tweeting it out @Lanzpierce !!
10) Any last cool words ?
INNOVATORS & AVIATORS. Thats my movement!