In a recent interview with VIBE, Honey Cocaine sat down to talk about the meaning of her name, by discovering through Youtube, her musical influences, and more.
Check out excerpts from the interview below. You can read the entire interview here.
VIBE: How did you come up with the name Honey Cocaine?HC: Honey Cocaine is a metaphor. It means sweet and addicting music. Honey is the filling inside and cocaine is the raw outside, it’s like the real hip-hop. Honey is me as a girl.
Do you have any key influences?Yeah, Tupac. Tupac is my number one. He was one of the first artists I listened to as a kid. Even before I spoke English, I listened to Tupac. I didn’t even know what he was saying, but something about his voice, about the beats. I know he’s saying something. The same songs I listened to when I was three or four, I can listen to right now like it’s a new song.How did you link up with Tyga?It was through YouTube. He seen my videos, people were re-tweeting it to him. I got hella views on my own but then I did the Rack City remix and he tweeted me and was like “Hey, I seen the video.” I was like, “cool” and now, we’re here.
What was the idea behind your mixtape, F*ck Your Feelings Vol. 1?[Laughs] I had that idea for a long time, that entire blueprint of my mixtape for a long time. I just didn’t know when to release it, as in set dates. But, I’d been working on it for a year, before I even linked up with Tyga. I decided to do a mixtape called F*ck Your Feelings. This was because I was going through a rough patch in my teenage life. It was problems in my neighborhood, where I live, and the area I went to school. People weren’t fucking with me for some reason. It was because one day last year, I woke up and I was like, you know what, “I have to stop worrying about partying, going shopping and shit. I have priorities. I’m about to be 19 years old” and then I just changed. People were like “Honey ain’t fucking with us anymore. Honey thinks she’s too good.” But I was like “Nah, I’m just setting an example for you guys.” There was so much of drama going on. Teenage girls; you know how we are. [Laughs] But I was like, “Yo, fuck your feelings. I don’t even care anymore.” So, all of those songs are to all of the bitches that dissed me because I was trying to respect myself.