La Chat – Yeen Know
Interview By: T4S Staff
We recently caught up with ex Hypnotize Mindz member, La Chat for an interview. The Memphis, Tennessee native had quite a bit to say, from her start, the split with Three 6 Mafia, the John Singleton film, “Hustle & Flow”, and more.
Miss “Yeen Know”! How have you been?
I’ve been so good. Feeling good, looking good, and smelling good.
How did you get your start?
I started out with Three 6 Mafia. I was a solo artist on the label.
You actually met Juicy J awhile before you actually signed to Hypnotized Minds (Three 6 Mafia) correct? Explain how that happened.
Back in the day, one of Juicy’s local artists discovered me at a school talent show and gave him my number. He called me an I freestyled for him (over the phone). He liked it and then later put me on his mixtape, ”Chronicals of Da Juicemaine” Vol. 7.
Hypnotize Minds (Three 6 Mafia) has had many artists come and go over the years. Why did you 2 split and do you still keep in contact with any of the former members or label mates?
I left because we were having money
misunderstandings. I don’t know if it was them or the record company but they completely disregarded the problem. They didn’t want to hear me asking bout my money and I didn’t understand that at all. So, 3years went by without me receiving a royalty check, publishing , or anything. Also, they had control over what we could and couldn’t do. So, since they wasn’t letting me get my money, I had to roll, I have a son to take care of. However, I love them because they are the reason I’m here in the game so I do have much respect and love for them but I love my son and myself more.
What is the craziest experience you’ve had with a fan while on the road?
Lol…no comment. Yall no I’m da Chat, Bitch! I’ma leave yall thinkin on that one. Hahaha (havin flashbacks) Lol.
What can you tell us about the Memphis music scene?
Memphis has a lot of talent, but no togetherness for real. Everybody wants to be doing more than the next but we’re going to get it together.
As a fan of Memphis music/artists, I was hoping to see more of them in John Singleton’s “Hustle N Flow”. However, I do believe a lot of them got to represent on the soundtrack. How did you feel about the film’s release?
I feel like it was unfair how they came to film a music movie in our city and didn’t fuck wit me or Gangsta Boo, regardless of who we with and left, we put it down for the city and we are role models for a lot of women and niggas. They love us all over the world.
In the movie, Ludacris’ character’s 1st underground tape represented Memphis as a whole. In reality, if you could use one cd to represent everything Memphis is, who would it be?
What do you feel is the biggest accomplishment of your career thus far?
Still survivng in it after all I have been through. I’m still loved by the fans, Also, I have my own label called “Dime_A_Dozen Ent.” I named it that because everything I’ve lost I can get or have gotten it back…yeen no?
Tell us something about yourself that most don’t know.
I’m LaChat the rapper/CEO/mother of a 14year son. I’m an animal lover. I have 5 pits and 2 chichuahuas. I’m very smart and I’m my mother and family’s keeper. That’s why I’m blessed. I keep God first.
Who influences you musically?
I love M.C. Lyte and Da Brat. The streets influence me as well.
What are you working on as of now?
I just dropped a Trapaholics mixtape called “krumbz 2 Brickz “. Its in stores and on line. You can google it or go to www.livemixtapes.com and other mixtape sites. I got Waka Flocka, Gucci Mane, 8 Ball, Allstar, and my girl Gangsta Boo on there. I just finished my first DVD called “Da Chat Bitch across the bricks. I’m also writing a movie called “Gangsta Gurlz” I have new videos posted as well. Check me out. I’m here.
For booking, interviews, or other info, how can you be contacted?
Call me at (901)691-4437, get at me at myspace/lachatrap, Facebook: LaChat Daniels, memphisrap.com page chat, I have a website as well. Its www.dimeadozenent.com.
Any last words?
I will like to thank you personally for interviewing me. Tell my fans, thanks for the love and support. Without you, there is no me. I’ll never change. The Hood’s Home girl, signing out.