Griselda's Armani Caesar Credits Biggie, Lil Kim & Missy Elliott For Getting Her Into Rap

HipHop News Posted on September 18, 2020 at 4:38am

Griselda's Armani Caesar Credits Biggie, Lil Kim & Missy Elliott For Getting Her Into Rap

The Buffalo rapper finished a song produced by DJ Premier without even knowing it was his beat.

The self-proclaimed “First Lady” of Griselda Records, Armani Caesar, released her debut album through the label on Friday (September 18). She might be a new name to some after joining the collective this year, but she’s been around Westside Gunn and co. for over 10 years and holds her own on songs alongside them.

In a new interview with Audiomack, the Buffalo rapper revealed which Hip Hop artists got her into rapping in the first place, and picked out a 1996 album that stands out from her childhood..centered-ad {

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“I was young and my mom was young, and she had the ‘Hard Core’ album by Lil’ Kim,” she said. “She would play that over and over and over again. Our house was the house where people would come over and play Spades.”

She continued, “My mom used to have regular kickbacks with her friends, and she was always blasting music. Biggie, Kim, and throw a little house in there. My whole family was big on music, so I was always around it. Around five or six years old, I got [into] Missy Elliott, and I thought that was the coolest shit ever!”

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