Sasha Go Hard: “I used to listen to Trina, Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj’s music. I listen to them. I like they music. They cold. I was listening to them, but to be honest, myself and my fans and my supporters inspire me. They show me like, ‘Man, you cold.’ They put in my face that I got what it takes to be a rapper.

 

Lauryn Hill, her songs, she kind of have that way of not only give people something to hear but giving listeners something to feel what she saying. I love that because my goal is to that in my songs too.

 

“Lauryn Hill, her songs, she kind of have that way of not only give people something to hear but giving listeners something to feel what she saying. I love that because my goal is to that in my songs too. So that’s why I try to do too. It's like, ‘Man, she be doing what I be wanting to do too.’ And she’s just real about her music. I really do like Lauryn Hill.

“I wasn’t really listening to all of her stuff, I’mma be honest. It’s just her songs just catch your eye and ear. That’s what happened. I fell in love with some of her songs, not all of them. It’s so crazy, I forgot the name of it, but I know the song. [Laughs.] It goes like [sings], “It could all be so simple.” [Laughs.]

“My mother, she was a dusty listener. My mother, my brother and my sisters, we would just listen to like old school music. Lil Kim, her old stuff. TLC. Whitney Houston. Faith Evans. Missy Elliott, when she used to do her thing with the music. The Isley Brothers.

“I’m an old school listener. I like a lot of people’s older music than their newer music. If you would to see my iPod now, you wouldn’t believe how much old R.Kelly [Laughs.] or old Beyonce or Destiny’s Child. TLC. I don’t know, it’s just how I am.”