After shutting down Nicki Minaj and Lil Herb’s “Chi-Raq,” 20-year-old MC Dreezy is another buzzing threat to pay attention to. While she’s busy working on the deluxe version to Schizo, find out why she gets comparisons to conscious rappers, how she plans to be the new face of hip-hip and more. This the Chi, right?
Name: Dreezy (Seandrea Sledge)
Hometown: Chicago, South Side. 82nd and King Dr. Really, some people say kind of East, but it is kind of in the hood. I’ve really been moving my whole life. I lived on 72nd and Campbell. I lived in Hyde Park. I lived over East on 92nd and Brandon. I lived in the ‘burbs in Madison. I moved around a lot ’cause we really couldn’t afford to stay at places. So we just was always moving and we was getting good. When me and momma moved to South Holland, that was in the ‘burbs. That was our first house, but she couldn’t afford it so we had to move back to the city. We’ve just been always moving.
I grew up listening to: I grew up listening to a lot of step music. R. Kelly, Isley Brothers. The whole stepping era, like old school music. Michael Jackson, Chris Brown, Beyonce, Ne-Yo, John Legend. When I got towards the rapping, it was like Wayne.
Most people don’t know I: Love seafood. Shrimp, lobster, all types.
My style’s been compared to: Kendrick. I think maybe Cole sometimes. A lot of people don’t really listen to the tape, they just hear “Chiraq” and think I am that type of rapper. But when you actually go to my projects and what I work on, this is what they say. I’ve been compared to Foxy Brown before. Just people like that.
My standout records and/or moments to date have been: “Ain’t For None” featuring King Louie. That’s one. “Zero” featuring Katie Got Bandz and Sasha Go Hard. And then of course my “Chiraq” remix. Me being on Common’s album is a big moment to me. Being in the studio with him and working with him, just creating a dope song and album dropping soon. I’m real excited for it. I did one of the features on his songs, it’s called “Hustle Harder Than A Nigga.” It’s crazy. It’s different for me. I think that’s gonna be one of my best verses.
My goal in Hip-Hop is: My goal is to be legendary. To speak for females all over the world and prove a point also by dominating both sides of the rap industry as far as like gender. For males and females, I want to kill, I just want to go crazy and turn up and be as good as an artist as I can be. I’ma keep accomplishing my personal goals while I do that.
I’m gonna be the next: Everything. I can’t explain it. I’m gonna be the next Lauryn Hill. I’m gonna be the next Drake. I’m gonna be the next Kanye. I’m finna dominate every lane that I can get in. That’s about real music and good music and hip-hop. I’m going to be killing it. I am the next Dreezy. I feel like I am a versatile rapper and I want to be the new face of hip-hop. Period.
Also check out: “Dreamer Pt. 2″
And: “Ain’t For None”