Miss Conversation Piece Introduces The Bobby Effect
The Trill Goddess aka The Bobby Effect just dropped her new project E11even and sat down with Miss Conversation Piece to let us know why she is passionate about women empowerment, what respect means to her, and what we can expect from her music. Press play for the exclusive video.
CP:Where were you born and where did you grow up? How did your childhood influence who you are as a person?
TBE: I was born in Redwood City, CA & grew up in East Palo Alto, CA. I grew up around a lot of women and I have a large family so I’m good with tapping into my feminine energy. My dad was killed when I was 3 years old and I was raised by my mother and grandparents. Seeing my mom do everything for us on her own made me very independent and losing my father at a young age made me confused. I turned away from religion for a while but on my journey of self-discovery, I started to realize that all religions have the same aspects and lessons. Now I’m more aware of a general higher power and the way the universe works. Loyalty and community are important to me because of my large family background and also because I had the same classmates from kindergarten to eighth grade. I have friends from 20 years ago still from this school. I went to James B Flood Magnet School and it had different programs such as dance classes, computer science, and choir which helped shape me. When I was in 4th grade I started a program at Stanford College called East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring and was in this program until 7th grade. I have also done ballet and other dance classes at Stanford. In high school and my short time in college, I was apart of theatre and my first play was in 3rd grade. My mother has always put me in different activities which led me to have different interests. I have done taekwondo, tennis, ballet, volleyball, theatre, hip hop, speech and debate, and double Dutch league. I am intrigued by words, creative expression, and have a strong connection to my family and friends.
CP: Was your family musical when you were a child? What were your early experiences with music, listening or performing?
TBE: My family is from Rayne, Louisiana and my grandparents owned a Cajun catering company. During the weekends we would attend festivals where Zydeco music was performed all day. There are certain dances that go with Zydeco music so we would all practice at home. My grandfather would play the accordion and I would play the washboard. Music was always playing in my house especially on Sundays when it was time for cleaning and cooking.
CP: At what age did you make the decision to pursue music? Was there a specific moment that you remember making that decision? Describe it.
TBE: My mom and I wrote my first rap when Lil Bow Wow came out. But I made my own decision to take music seriously when I was 14, I wrote a rap to Dj Khalid and Lil Wayne “ Holla At Me.” The Dedication 2 mixtape was out and I was so inspired by Lil Wayne and how he could wrap 30 to 40 bars straight so I decided to try it out myself and I’ve been rapping ever since.
CP: How would you describe your style or sound musically?
TBE: I rap hard, fast, and very cut-throat one word I would use is Militant. I use my mixtape name “ Trill Goddess” to explain my vibe as far as lyrics go because I am conscious yet hood at the same time. I have duality and I feel my music has a lot of forward-thinking .
CP: Who are your three biggest influences musically and why?
TBE: Lil Wayne because of his ability to rap on any beat and rap continuously without a hook or stopping. Plus his wordplay, cadence, and metaphors.
Nicki Minaj because of her wordplay, branding, ability to work in different genres, and metaphors.
Mac Dre because of his content, him making his own words and dance moves, cadence, and flow.
Be sure to check out the new music from The Bobby Effect and leave a comment and let us know what you think about her music.