Houston, Texas native Amber London is “screwed up” in the right way. Her braggadocios lyrics are backed up with a face-smacking attitude similar to females who repped the south decades ago.
Raider Klan’s sole female member cites Gangsta Boo as one of her biggest influences and it’s no surprise. London’s emergence has even caught the eye of the Three 6 Mafia member, who has been in her corner ever since. From Houston to Memphis, Amber London is someone to follow but no one to mess with.—Paul Meara
Standout: “Low MF Key”
Also check out: “Servin’ Fiendz”
And: “Texas Phonk 1998”
Name: Amber Linwood
Hometown: Houston, TX
I grew up listening to: I grew up listening to a lot of R&B, a lot of what was hot at the time, like the popular songs. I heard a lot of S.U.C. growing up, the whole Houston underground. At a young age I was introduced to like screwed and chopped music so it’s like a culture, I would say a lot of southern artists. My mom loves southern rappers so she had a lot of those to listen to.
Most people don’t know I: People probably don’t know that I’m really passionate, I’m really real to myself and I’m a real light-hearted person so I just like to laugh and joke, nothing too much. I just like to be relaxin’ and Lacksin.’
My style’s been compared to: I get compared to a lot of ’90s artists, especially females like Gangsta Boo, Mia X, Da Brat, MC Lyte. People compare me to a lot of ’90s artists, which I feel is accurate because that’s where most of my inspiration comes from as far as the way I deliver my flows.
My standout records and/or moments to date have been: I would say my most standout record is “Low Key,” “Willin’ 2 Die,” “Servin’ Fiendz” and I would say doing Coachella and doing the whole Black Money World Tour that we did last year was like real highlights of how far I’ve came.
My goal in Hip-Hop is: My goal is just to doing something that’s never been done, bring a different approach, carve out my own space in the game and create my own lane and just grow as an artist.
I’m gonna be the next: I would hope to be the next me. I would hope to not be the next someone who’s already did this but create my own legacy, you know what I’m saying?