Tami Roman from VH1′s hit show “Basketball Wives” and her 16-year-old daughter Jazz are making beautiful music together. The mother/daughter duo recently shot Jazz’s new video from her upcoming mixtape called, “The Takeover.” During filming, Tami was able to balance her role as loving mother and professional director. Although both were very busy, they took some time to sit and chat with Lasplash.com about music, the entertainment biz and more. Check out the interview highlights with Tami and Jazz below.
Jazz on what inspired her music career
Ever since I was younger I had a love for poetry and writing and my love for music grew over the years. I find Kayne West to be the biggest inspiration. His music pushed me to do it, because I grew up listening to him all the time. I put my own poetry to music and created a flow and then started rapping.
Jazz on the production process of the “The Takeover” mixtape
That took about a month to do. I actually put a blast on twitter saying, “Producers if you have any beats send them to me!” I started there and wrote all the songs on the mixtape. I worked with my Uncle Charlie who has been in the music industry for years along with a vocal arranger. This is my first mixtape as a new artist, but I think I did pretty well.
Jazz on being a celebrity kid:
When people here that I’m Tami Roman’s daughter from Basketball Wives, they don’t want to give me a fair chance. They think I’m another celebrity kid attempting to obtain fame off of who their mother is. They don’t know that I was doing this before Tami Roman appeared on Basketball Wives making her statement. I’ve wanted to do this since I was younger. That’s probably one of the hardest obstacles I have to
overcome…just getting people to listen.
Tami on daughter entering the music industry:
I think most importantly to stay true to who she is, which I don’t think will be a problem because that’s a staple in our household. Staying true to who you are and not letting the music industry, the media or the fans dictate what they want you to be. Always be what you envisioned yourself to be, rather than falling into the public perception of you.
Tami on upcoming projects
I am a producer in a sense that I produce short films. I did a short film called “The Tombs” which won the Paul Robesonaward and The HBO short Film award at the competition held at The Martha’s Vineyard Film festival. I’m trying to transition behind the camera; one way is helping my daughter with her music video and continuing to do my short films. I love short films! I’m not ready for a feature yet, but I am transitioning to directing and producing.
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