I recently interviewed rising female rapper 3D Natee for MrSoldOut.com. The Uptown New Orleans born artist kept it authentic when answering my questions about her turn-ons, artists she would like to work with, female rappers that has influenced her and rejecting the deal offered by Timbaland. Read the excerpt where Na’tee and I talk about her song “Switch” that ultimately lead her her meeting Timbaland and Missy:
Let’s talk about “Switch.” What you did with that song hasn’t been done to my knowledge, what made you take that approach?
The song “Switch” came about because I was choosing industry tracks to rap over for Guess Who’s Coming 2 Dinner and realized that I had more Timbaland tracks than anything. Tim is one of my favorite producers but I could have a whole mixtape filled with his tracks, so I ended up making snippets of all the Timbaland tracks and making mixing them into a 5-minute song. The lyrics just came. It was really a process I can’t explain. Then when I shot the video it just brought the whole record to life.
Was the ultimate goal always to get Timbaland’s attention?
Nope. I never thought he’d even see it. My goal was just to make a great song. The fact that it gained Timbaland, Missy, & Justin Timberlake’s attention let alone gaining new fans was unexpected.
What was that conversation like when you first talked to Timbaland?
When I pulled up to the Hit Factory in Miami Tim and Missy were standing outside. As I got out the car I could hear him saying, “that’s her.” They introduced them selves and then he told Missy, “You have to see her video. This was they girl I told you about from YouTube. You got to see her. She is nice.” Then that first night he called everybody into the studio, had me plug up my iPad, and we listen to my music for almost an hour straight. When he heard “Dear Father“ he played it back 6x and said, “You are the best f*cking rapper on the planet.” I’ll never forget that.
Continue reading interview here.