Katrina Taylor has claimed to be the "baddest bitch" since the start of the millennium, nowadays; she's still bad and still relevant. She's an important part of southern rap history being one of the first female rappers hailing from Miami and one of the few left in the game. HHB had the chance to catch up with the Diamond Princess and talk about what it's like to be in charge of other artists, her projects since her last album, and what fans can expect from her newest offering, Amazin'.
09:00PM ET October 23, 2009
Contributor: Nadine Graham
A Rocky Williform Company
What've you been doing since 2008's Still da Baddest?
I just finished recording an album which is out in stores March 30, 2010. I have a lot of artists on the album: my artists, Pretty Money, Ludacris, Nicki Minaj, Lyfe Jennings, Soulja Boy, Rick Ross, Keri Hilson. I actually just started filming a movie to put out too! I'm really excited about that! It was really quick but it was so much fun! I'm also working on a TV show for the end of this year. So I've been having my hands in the pot heavy. Its different being on the studio side as opposed to being on the artist side; working on my own project, and working on the artists' projects- it's a lot.
Are you feeling like it may be too much pressure?
It's not too much pressure. It's great! I've actually learned so much. I get it now: how I drove the label crazy, my artists are driving me crazy! I see it now! [laughs]
What can fans expect from Amazin'?
Wow, it's amazing. I spent a lot of time on the album, I picked through the songs carefully. I recorded a lot of songs and I just wanted to have the best 12 songs on the record that reflect Trina in this day and age. Who I am now as a woman, where I've evolved to. Not from Da Baddest Chick album. Not from 'Nann Nigga'. No. From who I am right now because I'm a woman, I'm not nineteen years old. I'm mature; I know what it's like to be in love, out of love, to be happy. I know what it's like to be a businesswoman. I know what it's like to be so many different things now as opposed to when I first came out. To me, it's really important for the fans to understand and appreciate that.