Remy Ma

Story by Matthew Shack
Interview by Jasmine Williams


((( Audio Interview Below )))

It's about time, dammit!

 

Remy Ma, the only female member of Fat Joe's Terror Squad(TS) finally gets her turn at bat...and she's swinging for the fences.

 

Her new LP, “There’s Something About Remy: Based On A True Story” is definitely on point with the top releases of 2006, male or female. 

 

 

 

Remy's melodically crisp flow on the TS blockbuster single "Lean Back" put the song into the stratosphere for Summer '04...as one of the most played and spinned Hip Hop tunes of the year. 

 

 

 

Following up with the TS album "True Story", Remy and TSwere nominated for a 2005 Grammy.


 

 

She SWOOPED UP wins at The Vibe Awards, The Source Awards, and GRABBED the "Best Female Hip-Hop" award at the 2005 BET Awards.

 

 Her second single, "Conceited" (produced by Scott Storch) is rippin' up the charts and currently, it is the theme song for new independent women.

 

 

 

Outside of TS, Remy's been featured on songs with Eminem, Lil' Jon, Mase, Big L, D Block, and R. Kelly.

 

 

 

"The Bronx Bombshell" has been in the game damn near 10 years and this is her first album??...HMMMM!!

 

 As usual, there's a whole lot of SLEEPIN' GOIN' ON in the industry but for Remy Ma, adversity is nothing new.

 

The Castle Hill/Bronx native's childhood was no joke. Drug addiction ravished her family and Remy had to raise her four younger siblings and run the household at age 12.

 

 

Remy took her frustrations out by freestyle battling whomever, whatever and wherever there was neighborhood competition.

 

 

 

 

 

Remy's fierce flow impressed the late great MC,  Big Pun and after hearing her himself, Pun 'put her on', became her mentor, and made her the only female member ofTerror Squad.

 

 

Remy life had turned for the better but then, tradegy struck once again.

On February 7, 2000, the shocking and sudden passing of her mentor Big Punisher stalled her career momentarily.


Eventually, Fat Joe partnered with Steve Rifkind and signed Remy to SRC Records, his new label with Universal Records.


Pun 
is still watching over his protege..he's not on the album once, but twice.


"There's Something"
 was released on February 7, 2006. The sixth anniversay of Pun's death.


Remy tells The Flow, "I did a collabo with Big Pun that I recorded before he passed but other than that I didn’t want to crowd my first album with a whole lot of collabos."

 

 

So, it’s just all Remy huh?...

 

 

"That’s right, just Remy!"

 

Staying true to her word, artist collaborations on "There's Something" are minute with Pun, Fat Joe, Keyshia ColeandNe-Yo making the cut.

 

 

 

 

Remy Ma, Big Pun's last "work-of-art"..finally get's her due.

 

 

It's about time, dammit!



((( Audio Interview Below )))

 

 

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