From girl groups to one of the most talented songwriters to her own artistry, Sevyn Streeter proves she’s here to stay. The Florida-raised, Los Angeles-based creative spends the majority of her time (if not all) in the studio perfecting her craft. Since the release of her debut single “I Like It” in 2012, Sevyn has only grown and evolved as a woman and recording artist.
Now, she returns with a brand new single titled “Whatchusay,” a simple reminder that women have the right to ask questions and be assertive. This holds fans over until her new project, Drunken Words, Sober Thoughts, arrives at the top of the year.
King Ice caught up with Sevyn at a coffee shop in Silverlake to discuss her jewelry preferences and what she wants her legacy to be.
What’s the most expensive piece of jewelry you own?
Bitch, first of all. I don’t spend a lot of money on jewelry. Not that I won’t in the future, but there are other things to me that I care about more. I care about studio time. Anything directly related to music and creativity for now, I’d much rather spend my money on that. But if I wanted to buy some jewelry, I could buy some jewelry. But right now at this place in my life, it’s not that important. It’s just not.
In your opinion, what label had the most iconic hip-hop chain?
Roc-A-Fella, hands down. It’s amazing to watch Roc-A-Fella turn from this sign we used to see Jay-Z throw up in his videos, to birthing what it has birthed. Roc Nation Sports. Roc Nation artists. To watch that, it’s on a whole other level because of what it does for your psyche. If you really pay attention, it makes you realize that once upon a time, Jay-Z was just a new artist with an idea and a dream, and a drive. You watched him diligently make decisions that were going to benefit his future, and that’s fire. That goes for any of the vets that we see today. I look at them like “okay, you figured it all the way out.” I love it, it puts a battery in my back every single day.
What do you want your legacy to be?
For one, that I love God. That I’m obsessed with my family. That purpose is what matters the most. In whatever way that purpose has to veer its head – whether it’s my music and I’m singing as an artist, or I’m a songwriter, I’m a dancer, I’m screenwriter, or I’m a fashion designer. Whatever channel my creativity finds its way through, that’s what is most important to me. I’m a creative who listens to the ultimate creative, and the ultimate creative is God. I want to stay true to who I am and stay true to my art, and give people whatever drops of my spirit.