“I don’t want to be a preacher, I want to make it fun.” 330, often traveling between Washington, DC and Harrisburg, PA has become one of the most sought out female hip hop artists to date. Upon the arrival of her 2010 mixtape, Sorry I’m Late, 330 has maintained her priority position as an emcee, both well respected for her skill and admired for her authenticity. “I want my listeners to think about how ridiculous we sometimes are and how powerful we always have been. Then I gotta find the right beat to match.” This artistic layering is what places 330 in a lane of her own.
Heavily influenced by culture and travel, a semester in France introduced 330 to the beauty and variety of language and cadence. “We would have crazy cyphers in French, English and Wolof. That definitely influenced me. When they rapped in Wolof, they had constant flow. It was amazing. I try to incorporate that.”
To date, her resume includes a 2015, sold out feature performance at the famous Nuyorican Poets Cafe in NYC, her single “Money” featured on the Raising Wolves soundtrack in 2014, a standout performance at the A&R Power Summit in NYC in 2013, winning the Brooklyn’s Hip Hop Festival’s May 2012 Show and Prove Super Bowl Concert, a feature on the 2012 UK film, Stud Life, and being the only female artist to secure a spot on DJ Drama’s 2011 mixtape, 3rd Infantry Division, and DatPiff’s Power 99 The Opening Act Mixtape in addition to sharing stages with hip hop heavyweights such as Freeway, Rah Digga, Guru, Jairobi of Tribe, and Dres of Black Sheep.
Ain’t No Tellin,’ her first studio album, is an authentic portrayal of 330’s life experiences. “I wanted to create a body of work that was easy to listen to but honest enough to touch the listeners. It’s a coming of age story in a lot of ways. All of the stories on this project are true and important to me. I hope that people can reflect on the things they enjoyed, feared, celebrated, while they listen to mine.”