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Artist Spotlight (Interview) – Venomiss

Female Rapper Venomiss was born in Newark New Jersey and raised throughout New Jersey.  Her fascination with Hip Hop began at an early age of eight as her older cousins pursued a recording deal.

Her debut release, Heiress of The Echelon earned her 19 award nominations across the Country and 4 wins, including two wins for Album of the Year, both never previously held by a female artist at both independent awards shows. The lead single to this album “clap” totes nearly 900,000 plays on Spotify. The infectious Jersey anthem has found her in the spotlight internationally. “Clap” went on to be a underground international hit breaking barriers in Germany, UK and Australia to name a few with fan
videos coming in from all over the world.

Venomiss has performed in venues up and down the East Coast and
Southeast. Her largest crowd performance to date was in front of
15,000. Some notable shows include opening for Crime Mobb, Pastor
Troy, R&B singer Mario, Rich Homie Quan, Lil Boosie, Cardi B, Nappy
Roots,  R&B singer Lil Mo and Hip Hop icon KRS One. In 2016, she went on to release hersecond album, an EP called  ” All Eyes On V” on all major digital retailers.

In 2018, after releasing two new singles, Venomiss and the label
parted ways as her career continued to develop to new heights.
Venomiss continues to record music, perform, and now acting and
modeling as well. She is proving that she has brains, beauty and bars.
Her music is available on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Google Play
and Tidal to name a few platforms.

In 2018, after releasing two singles, three videos and Venomiss was nominated out of 6500 female
applicants for a prestigious Carolina Music Award in the category of Best Female Rapper as well as a 2018 Queen City Award for the same category. and in January 2019, she released her third studio album, “No Favors, No Regrets, No Apologies”.

Where do you hail from?

I am originally from New Jersey, USA but I currently live in North Carolina USA. Family brought me to the South, but I still work in both places as a music artist.

How did your artist name come about?

There’s a funny childhood story behind my name. I grew up a tomboy. A close guy friend of mine and I were playing and play fighting. I became frustrated with it because I wasn’t in the mood. I cursed him out so bad I left him standing there.  He finally caught up to me a few blocks down and said ” Damn, why you got to be so venomous all the time?” He started calling me it every day it’s been my name since I was 15 or 16.  I adapted the spelling to make it more unique and it became Venomiss.

How long have you been making music?

I honestly don’t remember NOT making music. But I have been making music seriously since age of 18 or 19. The first major show I did, I was like 18 or 19 and I opened for Mobb Deep at a College event. That was when I really started taking myself more serious.  I took time off because I didn’t understand the business side and when I returned I really hit the ground running and its been full steam ever since.

How would you describe the sound around your music, the background/inspirations behind it?

I am lyrical. I like bars and punchlines. But I am not so lyrical so that I can’t have fun with it.  I enjoy making the fun records too…. and i’m going to sneak a few good lines in there too. People who listen to my music listen to EvE, Fabolous, Jay Z, Jadakiss, Notorious B.I.G, Rah Digga and MC Lyte to give you an idea of approach.

How do you spend your time outside of the business?

Outside of the business, I love video games, I love to try new things and travel. I’m a mom and that is the most important job I have. I love to laugh, I am a goofball sometimes. I love being around my family and friends and enjoying a good night off (when I get them!)  and I’m also an Author who will be publishing a few books in 2019/2020.

What are your current thoughts of the music business in 2019?

I will say the music business now seems to lack diversity. Everyone is taking the same approaches and very few outside of the box thinkers in some ways. All of the back stories to how people came to fame sound similar. I don’t dislike any artist I just feel like they are losing their individualism and creating music that all sounds similar. That is where I’m different. I incorporate what I loved about 90s Hip Hop into more modern approaches and vibes.

What have you got planned for the near future?

I have a book coming out late this year, I am on tour for the 2019/202 season across the Country and even overseas, I have new videos coming, new music coming… you name it!  I just got cast in a movie and a web series. My current album ” No Favors, No Regrets, No Apologies” is out now and doing really well. 

What inspires you when you make your music?

Conversations with friends and family. There are times when something someone is going through in life or something we talked about in life will inspire an idea. Or my own experiences will inspire me to write about it. I’ve always viewed music as my voice so its how I get my thoughts together.

What music are you bumping at the moment?

I listen to a little of everyone at least once. I’m a fan of Hip Hop so I like to see everyone’s approaches. I am bumping Nipsey, Meek Mill, Travis Scott, but I also listen to a lot of non Hip Hop like Jhene Aiko, SWV, The stylistics, TLC…. you name it! Just depends on my mood.

Who’s in your Top 5 greatest artist of all time?

Top 5 I feel like is something so debatable because it constantly evolves as music and the listener evolve.  I’ve changed my top 5 a few times over the years as I grow but I am going to list the top 5 artists who influenced me coming up as a rapper in no particular order 
1) Queen Latifah …. being a youth as a kid and seeing her in my community where  I grew up making so many big moves ( movies, music, business) was extremely influential to a young impressionable female rapper. 
2) Notorious B.I.G … I always loved his stories and how he delivered them
3) The LOX – Some of my favourite bar for bar.
4) Jay Z because I learned about versatility watching him do so many different beats and approaches 
5) 2Pac because I watched him say its ok to be yourself and spoon feed a message to the community.

Where can the world find you on the web?

You can find me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook @itsvenomiss or visit for more information, music, videos, photos and much more. I’m available on Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and more right now!

Do you have anything you’d like to plug or let the people know about?

Make sure you pick up my THIRD studio album “No Favors, No Regrets, No Apologies” on all major platforms now…. iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Spotify, Deezer, Tidal, even Pandora and iHeart Radio. New videos coming soon, More movie roles and lots of dope stuff coming your way. 
Also check out Grind Mode Cypher on YouTube that I was recently featured on alongside battle rap legend Blind Fury.

Thanks for your time and we look forward to hearing more from you in future!

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and visit to find out how to get her new
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