THE YAGIRLPERKS INTERVIEW
I’m actually from New Jersey, but I grew up going into the city a lot, and I’m planning to move here some time this year!
I got into the Philly music scene back in 2016 and since then I’ve had many opportunities to learn about and appreciate the art that comes out of this city. It’s something very special, and even in the last three years I have watched it grow exponentially. I was really excited to work with you guys because I truly believe Philly is Up Next in terms of music and art.
You recently co-hosted Trap Tsunami with Digital Crates. This was your first time hosting an event - what was this experience like for you? Do you hope to do more hosting in the future?
Co-hosting Trap Tsunami was definitely nerve wracking, but don’t get me wrong, I had so much fun! Crates & The Sound Gallery’s H really comforted me, and towards the end of the show I was way more in my element. I’ll be hosting my next show on May 24th at The Pink Sotano for More Than Clout Vol. 2, and I hope to host many more events in the future!
How did you become a member of LiMM's management team? Is artist management something you always wanted to do, or was it an unexpected surprise?
I found LiMM through one of my high school friend’s Instagram story my sophomore year of college. I was managing another artist at the time so I wasn’t really looking for other clients and was focused more on school. Fast forward to the end of last September, I finally met LiMM, became his manager, and we went straight to A3C the next week.
Do you have any advice for anyone who hope to become an artist/creative manager?
My advice to future managers is: always believe in yourself, don’t take anything too personal, and everything happens for a reason!
What are you in school for? What are some of your future goals?
I attend William Paterson University and will be graduating in two weeks with my bachelors is Communication! I majored in Public Relations & minored in Music Management.
Some of my future goals include owning multiple entertainment business, being respected and recognized by some of my idols and inspirations, becoming a professional print model, and breaking an artist — all within the next 7 years.
Have you faced any prejudice or lack of respect as a female in a male-dominated scene?
For sure… it’s unfortunately most-likely going to happen to every woman in this industry. For the most part, I’m respected because of my experience and those I’ve worked with. I like to think I carry myself pretty professionally. Every once in a while, I’ll get those assholes that like to make girlfriend jokes or try to treat me like a groupie. I know what I do for myself and my artists, so I try not to care too much about what others think of me.
You've modeled for Dirty Politics in the past alongside a Next Up favorite, Zee the Supermodel, and a bunch of other talented models. What was this experience like for you? Are you looking to do more modeling and brand collaborations?
It was AWESOME working with Dirty Politics, & Zee is amazing as well. Benji and his team work really hard, so it was refreshing to be put in a room with all of these new faces and talent that are just as hardworking as myself. It was an experience I’ll never forget — I met a lot of new friends that night.
I’m constantly looking to do brand collaborations! It just has to make sense for the both of us. I’m hoping to get more into modeling too, so I’m always down to shoot with nearly anyone!