GloRilla is here to prove that female rap knows no boundaries and is for everyone. Bursting onto the scene just under a year ago, her raw talent quickly caught the attention of music lovers everywhere. But what sets her apart is her power to appeal to male listeners, breaking those stereotypical barriers that often surround female rap. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, the genius behind "Lick Me Sum" shared her thoughts on her unique style and how it resonates with a diverse audience.
She knows that some dudes might hesitate to ride around bumping a female rapper because they don't want to seem "soft." But when they hear GloRilla, they're like, "Yo, she slick sounds like one of us!" Her "chest-beating attitude" draws in the guys, while still delivering lyrics that speak to women. It's a beautiful fusion of perspectives and experiences that adds an authentic touch to her music. She's not afraid to go through life's challenges because it only fuels her craft and makes her even more perfect.
Most recently GloRilla absolutely killed it at the 2023 BET Awards with her performance of "Lick Or Sum," a track that samples the timeless club banger "Slob On My Knob" by Three 6 Mafia. The crowd couldn't resist her infectious energy and undeniable stage presence. I'm telling you, it was straight fire! This performance solidified her status as a rising star in the rap game.
She was also just announced as one of the newest rappers to join the legendary XXL freshman class. Can we get a hell yeah? Alongside other incredible talents like TiaCorine and Lola Brooke, she's the future of rap, pushing boundaries and breaking down barriers with her unique style and approach. This recognition only cements her as an artist to watch even more.
You kind of don't have a choice but to watch when someone is on the Billboard Hot 100 as much as she is, though. Her collaboration with the bad ass Cardi B on "Tomorrow 2" peaked at an impressive No. 9. Talk about feminine liberation, self-assurance, and triumph over obstacles. Each track she drops is a testament to her resilience and dedication to perfecting her craft.