Jacki-O
Reppin’ Time

jacki_o.jpgIt’s not easy for female rap groups or solo artists for that matter. For years we’ve seen them struggle in the game, working hard to try and make girly MCs relevant in today’s hip-hop scene. But the task isn’t easy and as time goes on it gets tougher and tougher for a lady rapper to be taken seriously. So when rumors recently began to swirl in January about the possibility of Jacki-O, Shawnna and Remy Ma coming together to form the ultimate female rap collective, heads took notice.

No music has leaked yet and details about the unnamed group have been sketchy but word is the girls have already been in the studio. So xxlmag.com decided to check in with the Madame of Miami, Jacki-O, one third of new all-star trio about female artists getting along and why hip-hop needs a boost of girl power. It’s a group thang, ya’ll.
So how did you, Remy Ma and Shawnna come up with the idea to form a group?
I had been working on my album and its been so much negativity to female rappers and artists about us not being able to work together and we all beefing and all that, which are totally lies and rumors or whatever. I just start being cool with Remy on the phone. I had put some feelings out to a guy named Dre, [who] works over at Violator [and he] hooked us up. He knew her people and he gave her my number. She called me and we kinda vibed for a couple weeks, just talking and getting to know each other and we became cool. I had a birthday party in November, she flew down at her own expense and helped me celebrate my birthday and we just started getting into the studio and we found ourselves not knocking out one song but knocking out a couple songs. So we were like, “You know what? It would be cool if we did an album together.” And she was like, “Yeah, I was thinking it would be cool if did an album together!” I said, “You know what would be even cooler? If we did a group!” Then we started thinking who we was going to get in this group. I was like, “Well, I’m from Miami, you’re from New York [but] what about Shawnna?” So we talked to Shawnna and it was a wrap.

Have any songs been recorded?
Together, we have about seven, eight songs together. I recorded songs here [in Miami] and I’ll do my verse, and then I’ll MP3 it to Shawnna. She’ll do her verse and then she’ll MP3 it, then she has songs that…you can’t really say eight songs. You can say more than that because we’re just working.

Have ya’ll singed to any label yet?
Not at all. There are a lot of labels that are definitely interested. We just haven’t really entertained and sat down and talked to them. We are really hoping for a spring or summer release but we’re just working. The buzz is building and we definitely want to have this album complete. The ball is definitely rolling.

So what’s that name of this super group?

We have a couple names. We just haven’t really decided on which one we was looking for that would definitely define all three of us and what it is that we’re doing.

What are some of the names that ya’ll have been throwing out there?
I don’t really want to say because I don’t want any of them to spit. We have about three or four names that we really like, but we don’t want to go with any of them as of yet ’cause we figure like the name would just come to us. The name we really decide on, it would just have to come to us instead of kinda making it.

How does this project differ from each of your guys solo projects?
For one, it’ll be a unity sort of feel. It will be all of us together. It’ll be that movement, the same thing that us guys have. When you look at the guys and you see the success they had in the business, no one person has done it by themselves. They all kinda worked together and created what they have and this will definitely be a little of that but we are, no one has seen our full potential. We’ve all put out records but there’s so much more to us. People don’t know that we sing. People don’t know that we co-produce. People don’t know we do a lot of different things and we haven’t had the opportunity to show people what we can do because of the way our albums came out. They came out under the thumb of men, you understand? Not taking anything from that because those were opportunities to help us get to where we are right now but now that we at this point we need to show the world that we have a lot more to offer. Like, we have so many other things that we can do and that’s how this album will differ from our last albums.

Will there be any male input on the album?

Other than production, I don’t know. We definitely have production from men, but most of our features we definitely want to be woman features. We are so serious about giving woman the opportunity to reap some of the success. We really feel like woman in general need this. So we’re not doing it for ourselves, we doing it for hip-hop, too. Like, we need this.

What producers you guys working with?

I got a couple producers that happened to work with me on my album that work through my production. We got a guy that works with Remy. Shawnna has her people, so we just working. There are no big name people that we’ve sat down and worked with yet, and we’re not saying it wont be, it just not as of yet. We definitely welcome the opportunity but it hasn’t of yet.

Do you think a female group be successful in hip-hop today?

Yes. I think anything is possible, I have to go into this thinking positive. I don’t, there’s no room for doubts. There no rooms for “what ifs.” Right now we thinking this is something that is needed and we’re going to do whatever it takes to get it to that point.

It seems like you and group mate Remy share a common thread. You both have said that ya’ll don’t like Khia…
I don’t dislike her because I don’t know her. I never had the opportunity to meet her so I never sat down and worked with her. I never met her, never had a conversation with her. I just don’t like the way she is—the way she’s trying to promote herself through negativity. I think that’s totally wrong. That’s what I don’t like.

What about Foxy Brown? Remy has expressed disdain towards her and you and her were even engaged in an altercation.
Well [with the] Foxy situation, she brought that on herself. It was never that I don’t like Foxy ’cause Foxy stepped on my shoe. It was never nothing like that. That was a situation where Foxy [was] disrespectful and as an outcome, we’re not friends. I dislike the person that she portrays herself to be. I don’t know her. I never met her, well, I’ve met her but never sat down to talk to her. I don’t know anything about her so I can’t say I don’t like her. Right now what we’re trying to do is throw all that stuff out the window. All of that old beefing stuff has gotten none of us anywhere. If Foxy was in a position where she wanted to work, let’s work. The best war is having your enemy become your ally. And that’s how you win a war.

So are you extending an invitation to Foxy?
I’m not extending anything! What I’m saying is if they were to come to the party, we would not send them away. I’m not extending anything.

  • Rodjilius

    ooo first

  • lukee lefty

    i personally would rather see them bitches barefoot in the kitchen frying me up some chicken

  • derfla the hus’la

    bring back lauryn hill

  • Avenger

    Here is the real question
    So how did you, Remy Ma and Shawnna come up with the idea to form a group?

    We was all hoing trying to get on and not being that successful just a minor hit record here and there and back to giving hand jobs and head to D boys and record label execs. chapstick and kneepads cost money so we decided to work together to take our hoing to a whole new platform. It works for vegas show girls (seepussy cat dolls) why not hood rats after all pussy still sells right and stripers gotta dance to something.

    These one trick(I’m sorry mutiple ho trick) aren’t gonna ad anything new or relevant to the already stagnent game so fuck um cause thats all they are good for.

  • 123

    A woman’s place is in the kitchen and the only time they should open their mouths is to insert a penis!

  • stoneyisland

    Jacki-who? supergroup? none of these sistas couldnt carry Lauyrn hills kotez much less hold a mic to her. Hell bahamdia, Jean Grae, Ole girl from digible planets are all better then these chickens by a waude margin. The last thing rap needs is a album about chioks rapping about dicks and clothes, there’s enuff of that shit out now done by so called thug niggas:)

  • # 1 Hater

    Damn AVENGER, I see you are the real hater. Personally I think it’s a great idea because none of them can really make hits anyways, so why not try to in a group. I hope it works out.

  • stoneyisland

    123 and lukke left are two simple minded colorful minstrial show type coons. They probably still live in their grandmama’s basement or still living with their moms, they the type of cats that aint never had no pussy and by never I mean NEVER! not even at birth since they was C-section babies:) go back and get your G.E.D’s niggas you gonna need them, somebody gots to make the fries.

  • jacquez
  • http://www.myspace.com/16kingz da’realestwritin’

    i jus wanna see the threesome they gon’ have to do for a label exec to get that deal!! i would kill to be that nigga! but on a real note that shit might be fire, jackie be spittin!,peep the foxy diss,remy be spittin’,ante up nigga! and shawna be spittin’,all her shit before dtp and the shit wit’ twista.possibilty for a banga! or least a new beat off material.WHADUP BOL!

  • lala

    man they group gon be too cold definetly rem and shawnna

  • Konate

    i’ll buy this album b4 a weezy album !

  • Konate

    but it wouldnt last because females can not work together! this is coming from a man who has three sisters, 6 aunts and lots of female company

  • Ali

    Look what happened to The Firm and those guys all had talent!

  • Big D

    123 and lukke left are two simple minded colorful minstrial show type coons. They probably still live in their grandmama’s basement or still living with their moms, they the type of cats that aint never had no pussy and by never I mean NEVER! not even at birth since they was C-section babies:) go back and get your G.E.D’s niggas you gonna need them, somebody gots to make the fries.

    I FEEL YOU ON THIS SHIT BROTHER. ONLY SOME DUMB UNEDUCATED IGNORANT BLACK MOTHERFUCKERS WOULD SAY SOME SHIT LIKE THIS. I DON’T EVEN THINK THEY’RE GONNA MAKE IT TO THE FRIES LOL.

  • Ghost of 2Pac

    First of all, lets give the girls a chance! And Second some of the niggas out in groups ain’t do so well! So…lets wait and see what happen! Shit! they could be the new salt-n-pepper’for the 07′! lol! Don’t judge yet until yall hear it! Go head girls do yall thang! Cuz’ yall know them some haters out there! Some real pussy haters out there! Do it! Something different for a change! Just keep it real! Peace!

  • lukee lefty

    lol @ stonyisland and big d gettin offended, the two of you should start an internet task force to combat sexism in hiphop……take your sensitive ass over to the Oprah show.

    especially big d “only some dumb uneducated ignorant black motherfuckers…..” lmao at the irony of that sentence

  • Flip

    This bitch gave the worst answers to any interview in the history of modern speech. Anything else, you DON’T want to divulge or CAN’T mention?

  • CoChese

    Avenger Says:

    February 2nd, 2007 at 1:57 pm
    Here is the real question
    So how did you, Remy Ma and Shawnna come up with the idea to form a group?

    We was all hoing trying to get on and not being that successful just a minor hit record here and there and back to giving hand jobs and head to D boys and record label execs. chapstick and kneepads cost money so we decided to work together to take our hoing to a whole new platform. It works for vegas show girls (seepussy cat dolls) why not hood rats after all pussy still sells right and stripers gotta dance to something.
    ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
    HHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHA!!! That just made my day. Seriously!!

  • YOUNG STUNNA

    she a sexy mama but can she spit too? Thats the ?

  • http://www.myspace.com/distortedviewsproductionz koto

    give em a chance, cus Shawnna can run with the best of em even Remy(Jackie-O I just started hearing her stuff so). If it flops 123 and Lukee and the others are right point blank. Me personally I rather hear that gutta shit from Shawnna like she use to do back in the days.

  • http://i tony

    yahhhhhhhhhh bitch yahhhhhhhhhhhh

  • G’dep

    throw some d’s d’s d’s on them…….

  • stoneyisland

    I gotta give Lukee his props his last rebuttle was articulate and well written, I guess he has a HS diploma:) my bad homie, as for the task force and Oprah, I’m a have to pass…………..only because I gotta take your moms to the prom:) in your mauf biyaaaaaaaaaatch:)

  • hip hop

    they shuda put foxy brown in aswel and lauren hill as singer that would have been dope!

  • ~~1st Lady~~

    None of yall get any pussy…

    Shawnna is dat bitch…Remi is dat bitch…but Jackie??? Sorry Ma, u gotta step ur game up…

    Shawnna, Remi, and Lauren Hill now dats a track…

  • blaQ

    sounds like a good idea…hope it workd. the female MC is a dying breed.

  • SUBVERT

    Why is gods name would they add Foxy when Remy and Jacki have both been involved in beef with her.

  • SUBVERT

    Also dont underestimate my girl Jacki, if you actually LISTEN to her music youd hear that she can spit hard. Check the Free Agent mixtape, she’s got a cold 40 bar freestyle on there.

  • SUBVERT

    Also dont underestimate my girl Jacki. If you actually listened to her music you’d hear that she can spit. Check the Free Agent mixtape, she’s got a cold 40 bar freestyle on there.

  • Stax On Deck

    All of them are pretty good artists. We will just have to wait and see. I hope they end up like the great “Salt N Peppa”…

  • truelies305

    people with rude comment who are you to judge any one at least they are trying to do something with them selves alot of yall people has incorrect spelling especially Avenger before you judge some one you need to take a spelling class and i bet pp% of us onhere is black that’s the promble, now instaed of trying to help one another you being a crab and try to pull someone down they trying to make some cheese that’s cool they need too do wjat ever it was never a girl rap group ad that will be good if they go way more than platinum

  • Compton_Chick23

    Jacki O cannot rap

  • Anita

    Jacki-O is sooooo wack. She couldn’t rap if her life depended on it. The 1 hit song she had wuz called Nookie. .*smh* & this bitch has the nerve to try to “beef” with other rap chicks(Trina, Khia). .go work on ya own shit before u try to start some shit with other ppl. .Maybe Remy can save this hot mess they callin a album. .

  • http://Yahoo.com Taylor

    What da hell is dis bitch talkin about did she go 2 high school she fine and all but she can’t talk

  • http://Yahoo.com Courtney

    shutup taylor anyways about this tramp what kind of name is Jacki-0 is that a ceral brand before u try to rap make up a mew name bald-headed scank ceral box

  • http://Yahoo.com kourtney

    Nigga shut yo dumb ass up talkin about no.1 yeah u da no.1 of sucking dick

  • lukee lefty

    Stonyisland got me laughing….if the only date you can get to the prom is a 50+ year old married grandmother then knock yourself out, put on some Frankie Beverly or some shit she’ll boogie oogie all night long hahaha

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  • Thatniggaski

    I personally think they all have exceptional talent,probably in the bedroom as well as the both, stoneyisland you sound like a computer lame, stop hating on some real bitches you fake bitch ass niggas…Englwood the real wood bitches..

  • rizzop

    I think if you’re gonna have any type of female group, they gotta come wit that heat! Niggas dont want to hear about how many dicks you suck, who you fuck, or how tight ya pussy is. I know at least shawna and remy can spit, and i havent had any jackie-o to listen to, but if they come out with some real shit, id listen.

  • Pnobronx

    The album will be hot Remy is sick to death,shawna is also one of the best females out as well and as for jackie well lets just say time will tell.And i don’t want to hear Foxy feat on the album because she is trash.But i wounder who is going to be the DJ.They will never be like a salt-n-pepper because the game has changed since those days.But they do have a good chance to get money because right now everyone is waitting for it so people will go out in buy it.But what they really are going to need from the public is for all females to go out in buy the album because not alot of men are going to buy it females dis is your chance to try to bring the females up in the game if ya’ll don’t buy it then don’t talk when the cd goes back yard wood!!!

  • Pnobronx

    this is for “Ali” what does the firm have to do with this are you talking about the same thing everyone else is or did you just happen to land on this page trying to go somewhere else.The firm went back yard wood cause they was trash the only one really holding it down was NAS,Az was finished then his first album was ok im not going to lie about that but everything after that was out of site outta mind,He can’t buy his way back into the game right now but he keeps trying.He does have skill but at the same time he isn’t putting it down.Firm they was finished when they started

  • http://xxlmag.com EbonyEyes

    I think it’s a great idea to have a female hip-hop group. I like Shawnna and Remy-Ma, but I don’t listen to Jackie-O much personally I don’t think she can rap but I do like her positive attitude towards beef. I just hope they stay together.

  • LANDIGGY

    Man she is ugly as shit

  • atltrap

    every time i here a girl rap i believe even more strongly that they shouldnt. the only time a girl should make musik is on a children’s tv show, while she cooks, or in the bed

  • EReal

    They should make a porn, it’d probably sell more than this garbage cd.
    Jacki- O sucks ass.
    Remi is the truth as far as female Mc’s. She coulda killed it on G-unit if Fat Hoe hadnt of put a clause on her that she can’t talk or do shit with g-unit when they released her from her contract.
    Maybe take out Jacki-O and add Foxy.
    Thats that shit.

    Jacki-o gots ta go, or make the porno, or you bitches neva blow.

    1 hunned.

  • IT IS I

    Who knows, they might come out and put together something solid. Don’t knock these chicks. Hell, with all these bullshit groups that been out, the least we can do is give em a fair shot.

  • Whoa

    i’d rather listen to eddie murphy sing
    FCUK THIS SHIT!

  • traebizzo

    “I just don’t like the way she is—the way she’s trying to promote herself through negativity”

    And what is this bitch wearing? She must have a Willie Wonka mirror.

  • traebizzo

    Put Eve in the group

  • THE NOTORIOUS COREY

    LOL!!! SOME OF U MUTHAFUCKAS HAVE LOST UR MINDS!!!! THE FOLLOWING WOMEN ARE THE ONLY ONES THAT STILL MATTER IN HIP HOP: FOXY BROWN, MISSY ELLIOT,LAURYN HILL,RAH DIGGA,LIL KIM,AND MAYBE DA BRAT! FOXY HAS HAD THREE PLATINUM ALBUMS AND SHE IS THE 2PAC OF FEMALE RAPPERS “ALWAYS IN SOME SHIT WITH THE LAW” AND ALL THE OTHER HOES WANNA HATE ON HER! ALL I GOTTA SAY ABOUT A SO CALLED FEMALE GROUP IS “SIT DOWN WITH THE ONLY FEMALE GROUP TO GO MULTI PLATINUM AND TAKE NOTES, “SALT N PEPA”!! P.S. FOXY IZ STILL THE MOST ANTICIPATED ASIDE FROM LAURYN HILL!!!! JACKIE O’S NOOKIE AINT SELL NO RECORDS AND SHAWNNA IZ A DIKE AND REMY MA LOOK LIKE A CONCEITED DRAG QUEEN!!LOL WORD TO MC LYTE ,ROXANNE SHANTE,YO YO, AND QUEEN LATIFAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! COCKSUCKAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • THE NOTORIOUS COREY

    SUPERGROUP? THATS FOR ARTISTS WHO HAVE ALREADY WENT PLATINUM ON THEIR OWN SOLO JOINTS!! FOXY BROWN, MISSY ELLIOT, LAURYN HILL,LIL KIM, AND DA BRAT ARE THE ONLY RAP CHICKS WITH PLATINUM ALBUMS!!!! JACKIE O NEED 2 SIT DOWN AND PLAY WITH SHAWNNAS NOOKIE WHILE REMY MA LOOK CONCEITED IN A DRAG QUEEN SHOW!! RESPECT 2 SALT N PEPA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Shutthehellup

    U idiots are always hating. Its good that these females are trying to create a positive movement between female artists. All the quys collaborate with each other and hustle their way on. Stop Hatin and support the black folkz instead putting them down. Love em’all from Foxy to Kim….haters get a life

  • Truth

    This is the first and last comment I will ever put on here. Shut the fuck up and get a life. By the time you motherfuckers realise how pathetic you are it will be too late.

  • http://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/YBGJAYLOCC compton ass jaylocc

    This is the first and last comment I will ever put on here. Shut the fuck up and get a life. By the time you motherfuckers realise how pathetic you are it will be too late.

    you cant even spell man
    but fuck them hoes let em choke

  • DisNotoriousOutkast

    I FEEL YOU ON THIS SHIT BROTHER. ONLY SOME DUMB UNEDUCATED IGNORANT BLACK MOTHERFUCKERS WOULD SAY SOME SHIT LIKE THIS. I DON’T EVEN THINK THEY’RE GONNA MAKE IT TO THE FRIES LOL.

    you dumb muthafuka…so u have to assume they black…we aint like that…u must be a cracka

  • http://gossuk.blogspot.com/search/label/CoverGirl gossuk

    This album gonna be HOT!

  • Saundra

    M.O.E & NiGGAS(MALES) UNDER ALL

  • Diamond

    well before i was think damn who da fuck is jacki-o i never heard any of her songs so she must be whack.. okay i went on her page and listened to her songs and guess what DIS BITCH IS WHACK.. man dat bitch cant rap.. but since she cool wit rem and shawnna i guess she aaight and dats it period