Curren$y’s Jet Life Recordings made headlines this week for signing their first female artist to the roster. MaryGold is a singer/rapper who describes herself as a “cunt, nudist and treehugger” on Twitter, but that’s only because she’s not afraid to speak her mind.
“I am really comfortable in my skin,” she says. ”So I don’t think it’s a huge deal that people think I am a nudist or I let people know I am a nudist. I’m very honest, so that comes off as cunt-ish to a lot of people.”
The New Orleans native is gaining attention for her project, Sex Hormone’d Druggie, which was a third part of a mixtape collaboration between Jet Life and BitTorrent. “It’s the first project I’ve been able to have more control and pull whatever is necessary for me to make it,” she says of her official debut. “The project is basically the identification of humans. I feel like we are all very hormone people whose lives revolve around sex and maybe drugs sometimes. And it shows. The more fucked up the world is, the more beautiful it becomes because its reality.”
Jet Life is branching out to diversify their roster with MaryGold. It’s evident in her provocative Tokyo Stone-directed video for “Prayer,” a hazy track about indulging in drugs and wishing to live another day. “I didn’t know it was going to have an impact on anyone, but it was just something that I wrote. Not until I listened to it a few times that it actually could of have meaning. So it’s really crazy how music comes together.”
With her popularity rising after Curren$y’s co-sign, MaryGold is looking ahead to the future with her new home. She doesn’t have any expectations besides making “really awesome music” without any limitations. Things are already in motion as she recently made a subtle cameo in Drake’s “Worst Behavior” at the very end, which hit the Internet yesterday. She says Drake reached out to her through Twitter and asked her to come to Memphis because he was a fan. “He told me that I was very inspiring to him. I was his life soundtrack for a while. It also inspired the end of Nothing Was The Same,” she says. “He’s a very awesome person. He’s very real. I genuinely didn’t think he would be like that. I did the video. I didn’t know it was going to be like that. It was an awesome experience.”
She further explained, “It was my first big production video. It was pretty cool seeing Juicy J out there and all those people who gathered around just because it was Drake out there. It was very unreal. I was pretty unsure and scared going into the situation, but they made me feel welcomed. It helped out a lot.”
So, will they be in the studio working together someday? “I’m pretty sure. That would be sick.”