Her Crown Gold Mixtape

Phlo Finister: “The mixtape was very literal because for many years, I was so misunderstood. A lot of people look at me and they think I’m really artsy and they don’t really understand it. I wanted to make something where people could connect with me in a literal sense, like, ‘This is a girl who grew up in the hood but also had a diverse background growing up listening to the classics.’

“I wanted to mesh those two worlds together because genres are like racism. People immediately put you in this space and I kind of just wanted to break that. What’s going on with music with our generation is very revolutionary.

 

I wanted to mesh two worlds together because genres are like racism. People immediately put you in this space and I wanted to break that because what’s going on with music with our generation is very revolutionary. I wanted to  create something that didn’t allow things to be so ‘in a box.’ I wanted to fuse all genres together and show people that these genres can stand together.

 

"I wanted to create something that didn’t allow things to be so ‘in a box.’ I wanted to fuse all genres together and show people that these genres can stand together. It was something that I wanted to do to change people’s perspective. Sub culture, sub genre.

“I put 'Bang Bang' together because my manager sent me the Mobb Deep song—I’ve heard that song and we were just going through beats and he was like ‘What beat do you want to sing over if you were doing the mixtape thing?’ So he sent me that beat after I did ‘Riders On The Storm.’

"I kind of had an idea of how to match the tempos and stuff. That Nancy Sinatra song had stuck with me because at the time, I was going through a really bad breakup and what she was saying was so embedded in me. It was weird because I sang the first verse in a classic way and then I took it to the ’90s with the melody.

“When I got back from London I put Garbage '#1 Crush' with 2Pac’s 'Hail Mary' and I thought ‘Oh my god, the juxtapositions of these two things like define the image of what this is supposed to look like or sound like in making something new.’ So after one song, I was like ‘I’m getting good at this.’”