Interviewed by Alfred Campbell
It's been a long time since this website did Geeks Who Do Music. This time we have a chat with Lady J about her music. Lady J is a part of the popular nerdcore group, Wreck the System. Her style is often described as a “punch in the face” by fans. She has performed at many conventions and shows including MAGfest, Bitgen, and 8 Bit Bonanza. Her songs are available on her Soundcloud “createladyj.”
Otakus & Geeks: Let’s start from the beginning how did you get into music and into your genre?
Lady J: My mom. She introduced me to gaming, like, legitimately watched me play and got into early (unlike parents who buy games just to get their kids out their face) and she was ALWAYS listening to music. The 2 were meant to merge.
Otakus & Geeks: How long you’ve been rapping?
Lady J: 15 years. In my opinion. The first rhyme you make is starting. Whether serious or not, that's practice. I knew I wanted to rap probably a year after starting, if not a few months after.
Otakus & Geeks: How long was the music video making process?
Lady J: Paleface was the driving force behind editing and the vision. Shooting took about 2 days.
Otakus & Geeks: What is the process of making this song and other songs you have recorded?
Lady J: They are always different. This one was interesting and quick. We both love Zelda.
Otakus & Geeks: What is your favorite type of videogame?
Lady J: It's hard to choose…really it is. I bounce between RPG, fighting, and open worlds like Watchdogs and GTA.
Otakus & Geeks: Do you have any plans for your next project?
Lady J: Yes. Keep an eye on Wreck The System, that's all I'll say.
Otakus & Geeks: Do you often feature other artists in your music?
Lady J: I think it's balanced. A lot of my features are from my group. But I've done features with Mega Ran, Last Word Benders, Fat Trel, and quite a few others.
Otakus & Geeks: What was the most challenging part of the music video?
Lady J: I think during the forest scenes were a bit challenging. Had to make sure angles were perfect for the videographer while he was shooting.
Otakus & Geeks: How can people follow you on social media.