5 Reasons Why You Should Buy...: Something Like A Renegade: "I Think [Nappy Roots] Is One Of The Most Slept On Rap Groups Out There."

Monday, May 7, 2012 12:05AM

Written by Amber McKynzie for Sabrina

[Twenty fours hours before the release of Sabrina's latest LP, Something Like a Renegade, the Louisville, Kentucky songstress and MC gives you the top five reasons you need to cop her album!]

1. Nappy Roots

I got a song with Nappy Roots. They're really huge in my city, in Louisville, where I recorded most of the album. I've done a lot of work with them over the past few years. We have a great song together, and I personally think they're one of the most slept on rap groups out there. But we've alerady released the song ["Fallen Star"], and it's getting a lot of great traction online.

2. LL Cool J Inspired

I have a song called, "Jeremy." The hook is a spin-off of LL Cool J's "Going Back to Cali," because actually I got married young and I went through a divorce. My [ex-husband's name is] Jeremy, and the hook is "I'm going back to Jeremy, Jeremy, Jeremy." So it's kinda like my break-up song, like Adele minus the power. It's fun, it's funky [and] we haev a RUN-DMC reference.

3. Lady Gaga

We have "I Wanna Shoot Lady Gaga, Part II," and it was produced by this guy named Matt GC. He's from Down With the In Crowd in Australia. We hada part one that we put out last year, and it just went crazy. Lady Gaga fans were coming after me and blowing up my Twitter. People were all over the world talking about it, and I didn't expect it to get that kind of a reaction. Matt GC contacted us and said he really liked the first one and he wanted to work on part two with us. And he just took [the song] somewhere else. So that song alone is enough reason to buy the album.

4. In Memory of Amy Winehouse

I did a cover of "To Know Him is To Love Him," as a tribute to Amy Winehouse. It's an old song that was covered by Amy Winehouse. I recorded it a few days before my grandpa passed away last September, so it was really emotional for me. I feel like the song captured all that, and it really came out well. It's a nod to her. I loved her.

5. Where Dreams Come True

I'm sort of like the underdog. I never thought I could do this. Five years ago I was basically at the lowest point of my life. I moved back in with my parents...I basically lost everything and I had to start all over. I was petrified about singing and recording and doing all that. The first time I had to do it I was on the floor shaking and crying and having a panic attack because I just didn't think I could do it...I want to encourage people beause it's like you really can do anything! This album's not just a bunch of song that I threw together. It was a grueling process, and there's a story behind every song.

You Decide. Will you purchase Something Like a Renegade?

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SOHH/Something Like a Renegade Contest:

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2 - Beginning around 1 PM EST, check out SOHH's Twitter accounts for questions based on Sabrina's five reasons you should check out the album. Make sure when you answer the question you include the hashtag #SOHHSomethingLikeARenegade in your response. G'luck!

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