Harlem rapper Lil Mama appears to be international bound by confirming plans to venture out to Paris, France and leave a hip-hop stamp in Europe.
Mama said no matter her location, she will keep her hip-hop roots and grind going.
“I’m definitely gonna go to Paris, and do what I want, when I want, how I want. But I think when [radio host] Angela Yee, one of the jocks on [Power] 105, she was like, “Well, Lil Mama, you know, you’re saying that you plan on moving to Paris, but then I don’t think you’re serious about your music.” But, it’s like Jay-Z and Kanye have a song called “N*ggas in Paris,”…we can go to Paris, we can go to Africa; we can go to Egypt; we can go anywhere in the world; China, Japan…hip-hop is forever and hip-hop is universal. I can go to Mars and make music. So at the end of the day, anybody that thinks like that, like if you go to a different country or continent or place that you’re not serious about your music, that doesn’t make sense to me. Music never stops. Music is alive.” (XXL Mag)
In June, Mama hinted at plans to pack up and head out to Paris.
“Um, I’m just living my life, you know,” Mama said when asked if she is working on a new album. “I’m about to move to Paris. I don’t even know about music anymore. [Am I serious?] Maybe. I just dropped a new single, ‘On & On & On’ and it’s getting a really good response. So I just want to thank my fans for that. (Rap-Up)
A month prior, Mama dropped her “On & On & On” single.
Lil Mama is a busy lil’ lady! In addition to performing her judging duties on “America’s Best Dance Crew,” she’s also been in the studio working hard on new material. On her latest song, “On & On & On,” she displays the same playfulness with language that made her first big single, “Lipgloss,” a hit, while simultaneously stepping up the intensity to something a bit more grown-up and aggressive. (Buzzworthy)
Since signing to Jive Records around 2007, Mama has only released one album.
VYP (Voice of the Young People) is the debut album by rapper Lil Mama which hit stores in the U.S. on April 29, 2008, however, the album was released in the United Kingdom on April 28 before its official release on April 29. Its first single was “Lip Gloss”. Its second single was “G-Slide (Tour Bus)”. The third single, “Shawty Get Loose” features Chris Brown and T-Pain. The album debuted at number 25 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling 19,000 copies in its first week. (Wikipedia)
Check out some past Lil Mama footage down below: