So it’s the end of the year and you know at the end of the year everyone’s rounding up their favorite artist and their favorite album could you give me your list of favorite albums?
You know who I really like? I like Drake’s album this year. I really was feeling Drake’s album. I would say that’s the most recent project that I bought and was on heavy rotation in my car. And Justin Timberlake’s [The 20/20 Experience] was an incredible album. I’m excited for new music coming. I think 2014 is going to be a good year for new music.
And who is your favorite artist this year? Well, the new artists.
I like Jhené Aiko. I like her music; I think she’s a dope new artist. And some rappers that just “hit you.” They do this all their life but when they really come out, like Kendrick [Lamar], its like “boom” I’m here, I’m slaying!
Would you want to collaborate with Kendrick?
Yeah! I would love to work him. I have a list of producers in my head and a bunch of people I would like to work with.
I would love to work with Timbaland, The-Dream, [and] of course a rapper like Drake. Whatever happens, happens. I’m down for collabs.
So what can the listeners take away from the music on Alustrious?
It’s gonna be a little female empowerment. And it’s kind of what I’ve been going through my whole life. Like the love situation. A little bit of heartbreak, but in a way its bittersweet, it’s not so sad […] it’s gonna be relatable.