Women have always been at the helm of New York’s hip-hop scene and the state’s newest rapper, BreezyLYN, is ready to carry the torch. As the year long celebration of hip-hop’s 50th anniversary continues, female rappers have been dedicated to taking back the reigns from men in the industry and paving their own ways. BreezyLYN is making sure to do the same.
21Ninety visited 300 Entertainment’s NY headquarters to sit down with the rapper to discuss her fast track to stardom and how she’s keeping up her momentum.
BreezyLYN’s Accelerated Path To Fame
Although BreezyLYN has been writing raps since she was a child, she tells 21Ninety it’s only in the last year that she’s turned the skill into a career.
“I was about eight or nine when I was inspired by my uncle,” she explained.
She said that her uncle would work with her on writing raps as a child and his belief in her skill kept her going. Her raps became therapeutic for her.
“I was always consistent writing. It was basically like a diary for me because that’s how I was expressing myself. So I just kept going with it and then last year I just decided to take it serious,” she said.
BreezyLYN released her single, “Bad B***hes” in the summer of 2022 and immediately saw her song reaching unexpected heights. The song went viral on TikTok with big names like Cardi B, Ashanti, Coi Leray, and Coco Jones using the song in their videos. More than 44k videos have been made using her song on the app. BreezyLYN says she had a vision for the song and made it come to life.
“I knew the girls was gonna like it, but it just, it just blew up and I didn’t expect it to like to be that way,” she recalled.
Due to the song’s popularity, she was able to connect with rappers, Lola Brooke and Kaliii to create a boss girl remix to the song. The song’s remix is yet another addition to the repertoire of musical collaborations hip-hop fans have been seeing from rising female rappers. This movement of rap girls supporting other rap girls is something BreezyLYN wants to see more of moving forward.
“I feel like hopefully, we can keep the movement going of sticking together and supporting each other because we really all we have,” she said. “The men, they make the songs and they bash us, so we gotta stand for each other. That’s how I feel.”
Moving On Up
The Brooklyn-based rapper is looking forward to the next chapter of her career. Although everything has happened relatively fast for her, she is grateful to be in the position she’s in. Now, she is set to go on her first tour with DTLR, stopping at HBCUs around the country to give them the Brooklyn girl experience while she gains her own insight from the tour as well.
“I didn’t get to go to college,” she revealed. “So I’m looking forward to just seeing that experience, you know, learning about the greek organizations and stuff. I’m pretty sure they’re gonna have me walking around and like getting a real good glimpse of everything that goes on in college. I’m ready to just experience it.”
Aside from the tour, BreezyLYN is busy working on music. She recently dropped her newest single, “Keep Wishing” and is working on her EP.
When it comes to her future, she says she doesn’t quite know what it has in store for her.
“I’m going to just keep being consistent, staying motivated, and staying reminded of my purpose,” the rapper said.