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Portland's own Shrista Tyree is back with another one! a few days ago she dropped a bombshell on the city with her newest release "Always Wanna Hate" feat Jahdi. so you know i had to grab her for some questions



Q:

How long you been rapping?


A:

Pursuing it? Never really. Im an Entertainer, rapping is a part of what I do as a performer. But if I have to decide I would say right now with this song. This was me attempting to rap and not as a joke in my stand up comedy. One thing that makes me unique as a stand up comedian is I have always rapped in my comedy sets, little parodies. So when I got into the hip hop community, naturally I was rapping more as a host.

Q:

Who are some of your favorite artists?


A:

More this generation: Coi Leroy, Blueface, YG, Cashkidd, Trippie Redd and Megan Thee Stallion.

Q;

What inspired you to make this song?


A:

This song was meant as a humble brag because when you start getting some type of spotlight people say “you gotta be humble you gotta be humble” as if we cant be proud of our successes. As if we ain't allowed to humble brag. I wrote this to humbly brag that I cant help that i'm successful that I have a real fanbase. I did one open mic, and gained a fanbase within a week it all happened very fast for me. I was naturally talented and naturally a fanbase grew on its own. A lot of people had been working at this for awhile and i have only been an entertainer for about 3 years. So people naturally want to hate on my success. I would get deeper into the lyrics but they are pretty self explanatory. Stay tuned for the breakdown video coming soon.

Q:

As a female MC do you feel like you get your respect for that?


A:

I just look at myself as an mc, just like men are not called a male mc, shit most people don't even see me as a “female” mc.I will say though, men treat me differently. Seems they are always uptight about a woman in power, and trying to walk all over me. But one thing i have learned “being a female” in anything, not just mc’ing, you cant back down and you gotta hold your ground. Period. Or men and people will try to walk all over you. I had to build this tough composure to stay in the game

Q:

What projects are.you currently working on?


A:

Currently I’m working on dropping a BLM centered song celebrating the excellence of Black women and Black people. I will be teamed up with BLM activist and rapper Marzz. I also will be dropping a hip hop/comedy podcast and a few other things. So you Better stay tuned!

Q:

Do you feel covid has been holding you back as a artist?


A:

Covid has not, last year I was out for over a year working my events from home because I was sick with a deadly infection. I was sick before covid, so I was already quarantined because I was a real life “bubble boy”. So covid hasn't stopped my growth, I was already at home building my future. Covid has just given me more of an opportunity to really learn how to be selfish and focus on myself for once. I focused too much on every body else's career and never once stopped to work on elevating my own. So covid has brought confidence, and taught me to not forget about myself



For more information make sure you check out here bio below as well as the video attached.

BIO Shrista Tyree is an entertainer, rapper and promoter. Rising to popularity through her stand up comedy sets, Shrista puts a goofy but honest spin on all that she does. In the summer of 2020, she was nominated as Willamette Week's Top 5 for “Best Comedian” in Portland. Also being showcased on the front page of the “Portland Mercury” for popular Revolution Hall showcase the “Undisputed Geniuses of Comedy.” She began building her name as not only a comedian, but as a rapper and promoter as well. Releasing her first rap music video “Thot She Loved Me” ft. K-Wain which reached over 5.1k views on Youtube. Shrista is best known for the production of popular hip hop open mic “Late Lyrics” located in downtown Portland. It became more than an open mic, it became a place for people in all avenues of hip hop to come together to network and grow. Shrista Tyree is known for her contribution to the advancement of the Portland Hip Hop scene by establishing more venues to work with, increased booking opportunities, artist management and discovering new local talent. Shrista recently won the Trailblazer Award brought to you by DJ OG One and Pacwest Group alongside notable names Wynne, Mic Capes and DJ Ambush. This award recognizes an individual who identified and implemented innovative changes that positively affected their community.



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