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A few questions with Brandie Blaze on the cusp of the release of her second record, “Late Bloomer”

One of Boston's hip hop stars----> Brandie Blaze throws the release party for LATE BLOOMER friday 12/6 @ the Rockwell in Davis Sq, Somerville

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Dan Shea: Late Bloomer is the name of your record that is about to be released. Are you a late bloomer? Tell me about being a late bloomer. How has this shaped you?

Brandie Blaze: I definitely am! I didn’t start rapping seriously until I was 27. Most social milestones I hit later in life. I still played with barbies until I was a teenager. I also feel the most sure of myself both as an artist and as a person than I’ve ever felt. I think that’s cause to celebrate!

DS: How is this new album different from your fantastic last record, and other music you’ve made?

BB: Half of this album is material I’ve performed for the past 2 years that is unreleased and the other half is brand new music. I feel I’ve grown as a lyricist but also with my flow and delivery. Insecurities are a bitch and one of mine was always my voice. I feel I’ve come to embrace my tone and that comes out in the music.

DS: I’ve been watching these Late Bloomer: a Short Film vidoes you’ve been dropping like breadcrumbs leading up to your release show. How did this concept come about?

BB: Shout out to Mr. PSA and Sandofilms for bringing my vision to life and cranking it up by a million! The short film and the interlude on the album are inspired by a voicemail I got from a guy I used to deal with. He rashed me because he heard some of my music and assumed it was about him. He was not happy to say the least. I found it hilarious because that song actually wasn’t about him at all. So, I thought “what if I actually write music about him telling him how exactly he’s fucked up?” Don’t worry, I also read myself for filth. I think this is the most vulnerable I’ve ever been.

Dan Shea: Late Bloomer is the name of your record that is about to be released. Are you a late bloomer? Tell me about being a late bloomer. How has this shaped you?

Brandie Blaze: I definitely am! I didn’t start rapping seriously until I was 27. Most social milestones I hit later in life. I still played with barbies until I was a teenager. I also feel the most sure of myself both as an artist and as a person than I’ve ever felt. I think that’s cause to celebrate!

DS: How is this new album different from your fantastic last record, and other music you’ve made?

BB: Half of this album is material I’ve performed for the past 2 years that is unreleased and the other half is brand new music. I feel I’ve grown as a lyricist but also with my flow and delivery. Insecurities are a bitch and one of mine was always my voice. I feel I’ve come to embrace my tone and that comes out in the music.

DS: I’ve been watching these Late Bloomer: a Short Film vidoes you’ve been dropping like breadcrumbs leading up to your release show. How did this concept come about?

BB: Shout out to Mr. PSA and Sandofilms for bringing my vision to life and cranking it up by a million! The short film and the interlude on the album are inspired by a voicemail I got from a guy I used to deal with. He rashed me because he heard some of my music and assumed it was about him. He was not happy to say the least. I found it hilarious because that song actually wasn’t about him at all. So, I thought “what if I actually write music about him telling him how exactly he’s fucked up?” Don’t worry, I also read myself for filth. I think this is the most vulnerable I’ve ever been.

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