Deep in the heart of Bluegrass country comes a wicked female Emcee that mixes seduction and brutality into lyrical greatness! Only one year in the rap game and she is claiming her own lane. After shooting the shit with Sedussa I discovered she is a badass mom who does not like to be put inside a box. Definitely an inspiration. Let us dive deep into the mind of Sedussa!
Tell us about yourself, Where you got your name, and all that!
My name is Elizabeth. I am from Owingsville Kentucky and currently live in Richmond Kentucky. I did some music for a short time under the name Reagan Blaire before I took the name Sedussa. Some people understood it was a horrorcore name and others didn’t. you would have had to see The Exorcist and The Blaire Witch Project to have got it.
My homie Wicked Intentions gave me that name when I first joined Instagram and wanted to make music. I just didn’t feel like that name spoke to me the way I wanted. So I decided I wanted a sexy, dark spin on Greek mythology, and that’s how I came up with Sedussa. I instantly fell in love with that name and knew it would be my “forever artist name” that’s why all of my social media, other than Facebook, is under the name The Real Sedussa. I had to claim that shit!
What led you on your musical journey?
I was raised on country and rock music. One day I was flipping through radio stations and I heard Snoop Dogg. I instantly fell in love with rap. Always on point, I would listen to Eminem, Busta Rhyme, Twista and learn the lyrics because I could keep up. I have always been a fast talker. I always wanted to be a rapper but never thought it would be possible. Then after getting Instagram and talking to Lex The Hex Master and Sutter Kain I decided music was possible and started my journey.
Which artists have been supporters of “Sedussa”?
The first 2 people I started talking to on Instagram, Lex The Hex Master and Sutter Kain aka DJ Bless. They were super supportive of my wanting to do music. They also knew me before I was Sedussa lol. I use to record on my phone on band lab then when I started to become Sedussa, I wanted to record everything on a mic. So I got one and built a walk-in recording booth in my room out of PVC pipe, moving blankets, and acoustic foam.
Tell us about your first single.
I told Lex and Sutter Kain I wanted them on my first Sedussa track. So they gave me a price and I started saving money. Then Late Night Murders was born. This was my first release as Sedussa. I just recently pulled it from streaming platforms and put up another version. I was excited when it first came out. Then the more tracks I did, my vocals got better and I was finding myself more and more as an artist. Then I became upset with the vocals I have originally put out. Plain and simple my vocals needed work. So I decided to re-record my part. You can still find the original version on my YouTube page.
What’s your music life been like since you sharpened your skills?
Since then, I have worked with Lex The Hex Master 3 times, Kung Fu Vampire once and Gibby Stites once as well. That one just hasn’t been released yet. Also, I do a lot of work with Siksyde. He has made all my beats except the one I got from Sutter Kain, and he mixes all my vocals. He has been a huge part of me being able to get my music out to the world. I have some feats from Siksyde in my music and he has feats with me in his music too. I have also worked with Grim Jonez on a track called Leatherface. Siksyde and I worked with Cab, a homie in Germany. There is another project in the mix with some people that I’m not allowed to speak about yet. I have a couple more tracks I’m working on right now as well.
Have you done songs that you would not consider Horrorcore?
The homie Doughpey just dropped a track recently called H’yuck feat. me Sedussa! That one is a little different than most are used to hearing from me. It is not a horror-core track at all. It’s a raunchy Goofy parody. I can do several different types of music and my fans will see more of that in the near future. Something else that some people don’t know is I am a choppa. I can spit hella fast. I can keep up with Jamie Madrox, Busta Rhymes, Tech…etc you see a little more of that in Siksyde’s track called Bloody Xmas. My favorite song to cover is Cut Em Up by Twiztid and Young Wicked. I will definitely be looking to make my own choppa track here in the near future.
How long have you been writing for?
I just started recording music a little over a year ago. But I have always been a writer. Ever since I was little I would write music, stories, poems, or whatever I wanted. I honestly didn’t think me being able to record and put music out was ever going to be an option for me. Then I finally decided one day I was going to at least try! I’m so glad I did and I am so grateful for all who bumps my music!!!
Tell us a bit about your creative process.
When I want to write a track I start going through beats and see which one catches my attention the most. Then I listen to the whole beat. After that, I restart the beat over and over listening to the first verse. I keep listening until some lyrics pop into my head. After that, I just kinda go with it. Once I got my first line, I just go with the flow.
What is everyday life like in your hood?
My life consists of being a single mother of 3 kids and working in the food industry. That’s what I do every day. Work and take care of my babies. I do music in my spare time. I live in Kentucky. I’m from the small country town of Owingsville but now live in a smaller city in Richmond.
I feel that! No time for B.S.! Do you guys have a big hip-hop scene in Kentucky, if so when did it begin and who are the key players in your local hip-hop scene?
I would say the biggest hip-hop scene in Kentucky is Louisville. There are a few recording studios there and there are some concert venues that some big-name artists in the hip hop world come to. Lexington Kentucky is finally getting on the map as far as concerts of hip hop. Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Too Short, Bone Thugs In Harmony, Tech N9ne, and more have played there now. Twiztid also played in Lexington but I think they prefer Louisville or Newport Kentucky. I tried to play at a couple of places here in Richmond Kentucky but was told they didn’t have the audience for rap music. However, I guarantee you if people knew there was going to be a rap show here, people would come. There does not seem to be a big underground scene here though so I’m trying to change that!
As an independent artist, do you plan to cultivate your own collective or label, or do you plan on remaining solo?
Right now I plan on remaining solo. There is so much I still need to learn myself. However, I do have a badass record label name! Wicked Mythology Records!
Word! Do you produce your own beats?
I do not make beats, unfortunately. Out of all the music I have put out, one beat was a Sutter Kain beat and all other beats were made by Siksyde.
Who is your favorite producer to work with and why?
The only producer I have ever really worked with is Siksyde. He mixes my vocals for all my tracks and most of my features. Maybe twice someone told me they would mix it themselves but for the most part, it has always been Siksyde producing my beats and mixing my vocals.
Do you prefer working alone or with other lyricists?
When it comes to writing my lyrics, I have always done that alone. I haven’t really got to collab with someone like that yet. But when it comes to just me on a track or having a feature, I really like working with other artists.
We can officially add music to the list of industries where women are grossly underrepresented, how does this affect you in the underground scene?
I would say that underground music altogether is underrepresented. I absolutely love my fans though because the Juggalos and Juggalettes show mad love and support. As long as I have them supporting me, I feel like I’m winning. I am just grateful to have people who enjoy what I do. Also, I want people to know that I am more than just horrorcore. I can be very versatile on the topics I choose to write to.
How do you overcome the inherent obstacles set before female artists like yourself?
I just go with the flow. I’m still in the beginning stages of being an artist. I haven’t even been on stage and performed yet. I just record tracks, get some dope features from time to time, and try to learn new things along the way to better myself as an artist.
Hip Hop has many facets and subgenres, do you feel these labels and distinctions matter? If so, in what sub-genre would you categorize your music?
Subgenres can help someone better understand the style of music that you do. I think a lot of us can agree there are defiantly different styles of hip hop. My music right now is primarily in the underground horrorcore rap genre. I can do other styles though and plan on slowly adding some in. Sometimes when you start as a horrorcore artist people expect you to stay that way forever but I have told people from the beginning that I can do more than just horrorcore and plan to do so.
Right on! Evolution is key, never stay stagnant. Your style is very versatile, where does your inspiration come from and who would you say inspires you the most?
Twiztid defiantly inspired me the most as far as underground horrorcore music. My ability to talk fast inspired me to be a female choppa. I haven’t even shown exactly what I can do yet. I’m still finding my personality as well. I can cover another artist choppa track such as Cut Em Up by Twiztid, Look At Me Now by Chris Brown, Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne, WAP and Up by Cardi B…etc but I have a hard time trying to put my own track together like that.
I am more than capable of blowing people’s minds I just have to figure out how to put it all together. What I really want to do is have the freedom to write what I want my way and then have someone come in behind the vocals and make a badass beat for it. Then people could see what Sedussa is really capable of!
What are the hardest obstacles in your life you’ve overcome?
Some things I prefer to not put out to the world, but I have defiantly been through some shit! One thing I will say is becoming a mother literally saved my life when I was in a deep depression after losing my brother. My kids are the most important thing in my life and always will be. They are my true purpose on this earth. Everything else I achieve is a bonus.
Do you find it important to reflect this in your music?
Self-reflection makes for very powerful music and I do think it is very important. This goes back to being versatile and being able to reflect on different situations. When others share their experiences and what they have overcome, it inspires others and even saves lives! To many out there, this may be the most important type of music.
You’ve got a great outlook! Musically, who is your biggest inspiration and how do they inspire you?
I have a big Twiztid tattoo on my forearm. I absolutely love them. It’s their style, performance, they are also versatile artists, I can’t really explain it lol. They have so much great music and they are one of the biggest inspirations behind Sedussa.
What is your view on “rap beef”, do you, or would you, engage in exchanging diss tracks when someone calls you out your name?
To be honest rap beef makes for some great tracks. I don’t see myself calling someone out first however if they wanna come at me then it’s game on bitches!
What strengths do you have that you believe make you a great musician?
I get a lot of compliments on how I stay on the beat so I guess that’s one. Speed is definitely one for sure! I think I write decent lyrics too.
Do you, or have you, performed live?
No, I haven’t and it makes me sad. I am looking into it though. I tried to open a HallowBleed II show in Louisville KY in October but it’s fully booked. That show is going to have Gibby Stites, Bukshot, Boondox, and Cody Manson. I’ll get it eventually! Gibby was the one who told me to ask about opening the show! How dope is that!
Too Dope! What future projects are you currently working on?
I have a track I’m working on called Batsy Batsy. It’s a DC-themed track based on Batman characters. The most exciting thing though is when I had an interview with Replicon Radio I told them I wanted a few more tracks with Lex The Hex Master so I could save them and drop a Sedussa and Lex EP with the other 3 tracks that have been dropped. So I talked to Lex and locked in 3 new tracks. It will take a long time to get it all together but I’m super excited! This will also be my first album! I have only released singles so far.
To conclude, is there anything you would like to add on?
I would just like to say thank you for asking for this interview. This is my 4th and it makes me smile that people want to know more about me. Also thank you to everyone who listens to my music and supports me. Whoop Whoop and much love fam!
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