by Selena Reyes
Editor In Chief
Independent L.A. rapper Lauryn B is walking into the new year on a mission to inspire and succeed.
Lauryn describes her style as “Trap Soul” as she feels she is full of soul but is undeniably in love with Trap music.
Although the artist is best known for her sassy Trap Rap videos and collaboration’s with the Pico legend (and close friend) TrapDes, Lauryn is working towards being a notably versatile artist.
“”In 2020 my goal is to show people how versatile I can be; therefore I will be trying to implement my different tastes in each song or video that I work on, and also will be creating visuals for every single I release.” She said in an interview.
“I feel I have many assets that I can contribute to the music industry.”
Lauryn also admitted she was once too timid to come out to her friends about her passion for rap. Instead, she would study her peers who were also pursuing music and would later return home to indulge in personal writing sessions.
“I never wanted to come out to them that I wanted to do the same thing ... so I would listen to them and then go home and write my own verses to beats for hours and just vibe alone.” She said.
She recalls always being naturally artistic, whether it was through painting, dancing, singing, playing sports, writing, or reading she was always a child on the move.
“I learned a lot about who I was by vibing alone, then when I had the opportunity to open up to others, and realized my peers enjoyed my sound I decided to see how far I could go with it, and never have looked back or doubted my ability or creativity since.”
The rapper also mentioned how she believes her upbringing influenced her strong sense of independence and creativity.
“I went to an all girls school in high school and was raised on independence and creativity by my school as well as my parents.” she said.
She recalls always being naturally artistic, whether it was through painting, dancing, singing, playing sports, writing or reading she was always a child on the move.
“[I] grew into what I feel like is someone that is an inspiration to young girls, considering that I not only do music but am a college student as well as majoring in psychology.” She added.
Most of the artist’s songs contain Caribbean references which are inspired by her Jamaican roots.
“I visited Jamaica a couple of years ago and have been humbled extremely by their culture and wisdom.”
“I am a woman speaking for what I believe in, which is being independent, having my own sound, having my own hustle, being an inspiration for my little brother as well as friends family and peers.” She added.
“Those are artists and producers that I look up to right now tremendously and support everything they are doing,” she said.
“Those are artists and producers that I look up to right now tremendously and support everything they are doing.” she said.
The artist just dropped her new single “Bentley Truck.” now available on SoundCloud.
The track that was inspired by the city of Santa Monica and Brentwood where she went to school.
“As a young kid and now young adult I grew up seeing foreign cars daily. From Bentley’s to Tesla’s to my other favorite car which is a Range Rover.”
In the song she she references the car in her lyrics “If you see me sliding in a rova, don’t act like I neva told ya, I won’t kiss and tell baby ima show ya”.
A line which she describes as the root of her daily motivation. Between working two jobs and being a student, Lauryn believes her work ethic is unmatched.
“Whether it be music, school or work I want to inspire, as that is the greatest human act, like Nipsey Hussle said.”
As far as unreleased tracks she is looking to not only take over the female rap game but motivate those around her by doing so.
“My ultimate goal is to show people that all it takes is one ear to be able to make you believe in yourself. Once you believe in yourself, that one ear won’t even matter because you will know that it’s in you, regardless of who appreciates or vibes to your work or not.”