HHD: Let’s begin with your name. How did you get the name Peazy Baby?
PB: It started in high school when everybody started saying for sheezy my neezy. Ny mane starts with a P so everybody started calling me Peazy Baby. I just stuck with that cause that’s what everyone knew me as.
HHD: You’re a rap artist, radio personality, graphic designer, and dj. What are your long-term career goals? What do you hope to accomplish with your talents?
PB: Of course I really want to push my music. That’s what I really want to do. In 10 years I want to be a sucessful music artist — successful rap artist. As far as radio, I do a lot of voice work. I will probably do a clothing line sometime in the future. Really anything in the entertainment field I would love to get my hands on.
HHD: Tell us about CaliRock Entertainment, your independent entertainment label. What made you start it and what can we expect from that company?
PB: CaliRock Entertainment, first of all we got the name because I’m onriginally from California and I moved to Little Rock, Arkansas. Today it’s 2009 and it’s a new day. Sending in demos to record labels really isn’t working anymore. Since you have to wait so long I was like why not take those steps myself? I know exactly what I want as an artist. So why not go ahead and do that? Hopefully in the next couple of years I’ll have some artists of my own. Not only just rap or R&B. I’ll take a country singer. If I can recognize talent I will definitely put you on CaliRock Entertainment.
HHD: Now let’s talk about PZB Foundation. Tell us about your organization and some of the things it does in the community.
PB: I’m very proud of this organization cause I started it while I was in college. The main idea was for us to do someting to give back to the youth. We’re going to do an event at the Bill Clinton library here. It’s a fundraiser and we’re going to raise school supplies and uniforms for those who are in need of those types of items. We did an event at my college. It was Peazy Week which was a week of activities and community services. With that it was so successful we’re planning another one now. We’e hoping to give away a scholarship.
HHD: Let’s talk about your music. Can you kind of define your lyrical style?
PB: Wow. I do a lot of party music. When I sit down and write I imagine I’m at a party or either at a concert.
HHD: Your single, “I’mma Do My Thang”, received a lot of success. It peaked at number 48 on the Urban Top 100 Chart in Amsterdam. That’s an incredible acheivement without having a major label behind you. What’s your next step? Where do you see yourself going next?
PB: We’re going to go ahead and release my next single, “On Fire”, which is on my album “The Valedictorian”. Hopefully, it will achieve some overseas success as well. I’m looking to get some videos out there on tv so people can see who exactly Peazy Baby is and what she can do.
HHD: Who are you musically inspired by?
PB: Well definitely the two people I get compared to, MC Lyte and Missy Elliott. I go back to the 90’s like TLC and artists like that.
HHD: Who would you consider to be the most influential rappers?
PB: I’m gonna say MC Lyte and Queen Latifah. They were big artists back in the past and they are doing things right now that 20 years later I would love to see myself doing. They’re doing music, they’re doing voiceover work, they’re doing shows, they’re doing movies plus humanitarian work. Everything they’re doing I wold love to be in their footsteps right now.
HHD: What upcoming projects are you working on that we can be on the lookout to support? I know you said you’re about to drop your second single. What else do you have coming up?
PB: I already have my album. My debut album which I did myself, “The Valedictorian”. That’s already out and available on the internet. Me and my producer are gonna start writing up the second album and gettng all of that together.
HHD: What is your definition of a hip hop diva?
PB: The new word this year is it’s all about your swag. If you don’t have your own individual swag no one’s going to say you’re a diva. A diva has to stand out and be a strong diva at that. A diva is a female version of a hustler, that’s what Bey says right.
You can check Peazy Baby out at www.peazybaby.com.