Omerettà The Great reveals its creative writing process

It takes a lot of walking and standing ten toes in your confidence, but when you have a name like Omerettà The Great, it’s totally appropriate. The rising rapper created a new buzz around her music following the release of her single “Sorry Not Sorry”, which amassed over 5 million combined streams on the official remix featuring fellow Georgia peach femcee Latto. Now, as she prepares for the release of her next album, Omerettà has delivered a new single to her fans titled “BABA”.

“I was just in the studio and me and my friend were drinking Hennessy,” the Atlanta talent admitted to Girls United when asked about the birth of her new single. “We just went, I just started saying the first thing that came to mind, and we just found the song. Video on the way is coming. It’s supposed to have been abandoned, but it’s coming soon.

At just 26 years old, the Love and hip-hop: Atlanta the former is obviously someone to watch and if you’ve been sleeping on her, it’s time to set your alarm and wake up. In a chat with Girls United, Omerettà cited some of her music industry inspirations like Doja Cat, Rihanna and Rico Nasty, but even admiring other female dopers, it’s clear she’s in her own right. way.

Rock that baby to sleep, I told her it’s nap time / Bitches get it wrong and they know it’s slap time

“BABA” is nothing short of the hard-hitting “in your face” type of rap that fans of Omerettà The Great are used to. Overtones of bells and gunshots, “BABA” is locked and loaded with only a flow Omeretta can deliver on this hypnotic new track. As his “Omafia” fanbase patiently awaits the release of his debut album, it’s only fitting that we continue to celebrate his successions such as rapper Lil Baby and super producer Mike Will Made-It’s first co-signs while racking up millions and millions of independent streams.

“First of all, I’m really proud,” Omerettà shared with Girls United about her career growth since breaking into the industry with her album. Black magic: a dose of reality. She started rapping at the age of 12 and her songwriting skills date back to the age of 7, but the release of her first single on Facebook at 13 catapulted her into the star we see today. “I was just watching my old raps last night and had to remember how far I’ve come. I would tell my old self to relax because I’m overthinking and my mind is wondering, but everything still works.

Ahead, read the conversation with Omerettà about the origin of her name, how she flows through her creative process while writing raps, performing with Kehlani on tour, and her first performance experience at Rolling Loud: Miami.

“I’ve been thinking ‘Awesome’ ever since. [I was] a kid”

“Omeretta comes from my uncle. I went to see him in jail one day and he gave me the name once he found out I was going to be a rapper. It’s like the female version of [Omertà]. Then I chose “The Great” because I think that was when Chance The Rapper was hot and he was called Chance The Rapper. So I was like, ‘okay, I like that’, so I called myself Omerettà The Great because I’ve been called ‘Great’ since I was a kid.

“Your career should be your passion.”

“I think I was in high school and it was a career empowerment day. Someone came to this class because it was my last year in high school and they were like, ‘Your career should be your passion. What gives you passion ?’ I was like, ‘Well, I don’t have a passion,’ and they were like, ‘Well, everyone has a passion. What do you always catch yourself doing?’ I was like, ‘Well, I’m still writing music,’ and it was like, ‘It’s your passion.’ I was like, ‘Okay. I will do it.'”

“I felt like I was in a movie.”

“I feel like it was a bit hectic because I was doing a lot, but it was good overall because it was just the experience. [I’ve] I’ve always seen everyone go to Rolling Loud all the time and I see it on the internet. I didn’t even know what was going on before, but it was the fact that I was there and really playing. My name was on the thing – it was tough. I think that was just all that led up to this. The whole experience of how I was rushing to put it all together. I felt like I was in a movie. It was fun.”

“You’ll never know until you post it.”

“I would basically say [young girls] to simply release their art. No one knows what you are capable of or what you can do unless you put yourself out there. I know a lot of people are scared, even myself, sometimes I’m nervous about letting things go because you’re like, “I don’t know if they’re going to like it or not”, but you don’t you’ll never know until you put it there. Simply holding on won’t do you justice.

“They only support female rappers who spend that type of time.”

“I feel like [hypersexualization] is a hard thing because people say they want female rappers that aren’t on that type of weather, but literally they only support female rappers that are on that type of weather. If you try to come and [you’re] notice that the only people who get recognition are those who [are] to be sexualized, naturally you’re going to go in that direction because you want to explode. I feel like [there] It has to be people who are in position and not talking about it so that the other female rappers who come in can feel comfortable being themselves while feeling like they can achieve the same success.

“I’m just starting to mumble…”

“The first thing I do when I hear a beat, I just start mumbling a beat first to see if I can catch a stream. If I can catch a stream, I turn it up and if I’m in the studio, I just go there and hum or find a melody and tell the engineer to keep playing it back so I can write lyrics on top of that melody.

“They haven’t heard that other side of me yet, but they will soon…”

“Raw. Real. Gritty. I could do a lot of melodic too. A lot of people don’t know that side of me yet and it’s crazy because I’ve been doing this for so long but I haven’t released a song with it I got it on my phone They haven’t heard the other side of me yet, but they will soon. [I want to collaborate with] lots of different people – Cardi B, Doja Cat, Chloe x Halle, Rihanna. I keep challenging myself [by] don’t put me in a box with the same sound, the same beats. I always try to try different things. I feel like the only way to grow is to challenge yourself to do different things. [I’m] continue to be focused on my craft and perfecting it, for real.

“It made me feel like I was doing something right…”

“[One of my] proudest moments, I would say probably just the other day when Kehlani had invited me to his show on tour. It was on. Even the fact that she messaged me and asked me out made me feel like I was doing something right because Kehlani is a great artist. The fact that she [was] looking at me like, ‘Yeah, I’m gonna bring Omeretta on my Atlanta tour,’ let me know I’m doing what I’m supposed to do. It was really good.

“Five facts about me…”

“I burp very hard. I’m not a morning person at all; I hate the morning hour. They know I’m a little spoiled too. I love chicken and I hate getting my nails and toenails done. On the one hand, I hate the nail salon. I’m so impatient I’m just ready to go. Then it’s the fact that I have to come back every two weeks that kills me. I get my nails done and then like a week, I look at them and I’m like, ‘I have to go back.’ I don’t go there for months straight. I just leave them simple. I literally leave my fingernails. If I have a music video, if I can access press-ons, I get them but if you watch a lot of my videos, you’ll see that I don’t have any [have] no studs – no color, nothing.

Watch Omerettà The Great’s official lyric video for “BABA” below. Be sure to follow OTG on Instagram, YouTube and Twitter for more music releases.

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