Thanks for taking time to speak with us, to start I’ll ask a softball question — when did you start making music?
I started getting serious about 3 years ago. Music has always been a part of who I am so I was just thinking of my ways to contribute to the world.
How do you think art contributes to the world, how does it function?
Well art for everyone is different, for me, it is a form expression. Art can generate conversations that we as people are afraid to have. I feel like it’s just a forum to express yourself or to view the world through someone else’s eyes and just relate to the parts of yourself you didn’t even know existed.
Ok let’s pretend it’s 2050, you’ve had this wild storied career as a musician, what contemporary actors would play you in your biopic and what would the general plot arc be?
Yara Shahidi? She’s the oldest daughter in Blackish. I feel like a lot of her values mesh with my own and I feel like it would be easy to delve into me as a character.
What would the movie be about?
Well if it’s about me I assume it’s going to be about me. It would probably explore how one female artist single-handedly eliminated systematic oppression.
Oh wow, what would the title of the movie be?
I don’t know… “Damn Right” that’s what it would be called.
If you could choose one song to be your alarm clock for the rest of your life what would it be?
Who is your mom’s favorite musician?
Definitely Chaka Khan. We’ve had every album that she’s ever made and I know that I’ve definitely heard every song she’s ever made. Especially on the weekends, because that was my mom’s go-to cleaning music — Chaka Khan and Patti Labelle.
What do you consider a meaningful experience?
Something that has me thinking, something that you think about days to come or years later. For example, a meaningful experience that I didn’t even know was a meaningful experience was when I was living with my Uncle and Aunt in Alabama and every morning we would wake up and the routine was to feed the fish that were in his pond and put food in the bird feeders for the birds and I see that time as meaningful because now whenever I find myself needing a moment of serenity I end up outside, feeding the birds.
Lastly, can you tell us what your favorite joke is?
I don’t really have a favorite joke but there is a skit by the late great Bernie Mac that always has me cracking up no matter how many times I watch it. He does this skit where he just goes on and on about the versatility of the word “mother fucker”
Check out Cipherella’s whole Soundcloud as she prepares for the release of her first studio album “Interfunkalacticfied Vibes” produced by AfterThem Music group, James Lion, and P.Torres and is scheduled to be released in 2017.