INTERVIEW w/ Love and Hip Hop Atlanta’s: Karlie Redd
We took some time to catchup to Cash Money’s new crown jewel; Karlie Redd. Actress, model, director (she holds a film degree in directing and producing), and musician, Karlie seems to be a quadruple threat. Pay Attention!
I see you set-up our interview time in Pacific Time, do you currently live on the West Coast?
Yeah I am here now, but I’m on the move a lot. I move from Los Angeles to Miami to New York.
How did Cash Money find you?
Well, my current manager, who is the manager of radio play for Cash Money artists, found me on a cable music channel. You know the ones that play nothing but music all day [laughs]. He contacted me after he heard a song that I had in the Top 5 for several music categories (urban, latino, and reggae) and we got straight in the studio from there.
Interesting, so what category would you actually place your music in?
Definitely RnB Pop.
You sound like a triple, maybe even quadruple threat! What industry are you most interested in?
[laughs] Why thank you, but it all intertwines. Different areas of entertainment cross paths all the time. We see an actress have a career in music and vice versa. So, I am just interested in being in the entertainment business as a whole.
Who influences your music the most?
It depends on what I’m working on. I am huge fan of Celine Dion though, a little random I know [laughs]. I love her whole Falling in Love album, every song!
Okay, next I’m going to name some artists, tell me if you know their music and rate it 1-10 (with 10 being great).
Wiz Khalifa – 5
J Cole – 5
Kanye West – 8
Trey Songz – 10
Keri Hilson – 8
Curren$y – … [laughs] I don’t kinow who that is, but I will look him up now!
If you were on a deserted island and could have only one CD to listen to, what would it be?
Wayne. Definitely [any] Lil’ Wayne. I love him. I support the Young Money Cash Money movement to the fullest.
Lastly, any words for followers of your career, music, etc. ?
Thank you so much for supporting me! I have been working really … really hard and you’re going to see that. To people who want to be artists, NEVER GIVE UP and ALWAYS STAY POSITIVE.
*Interview took place in 2010