Ice Spice, the rising star rapper from the Bronx, is making waves in the music industry. Her breakout hit “Munch” last summer propelled her to the forefront of the female rap scene, and she has since become one of the most sought-after artists in the industry. In a recent interview with PAPER magazine, Ice Spice revealed that her music doesn’t sound like everyone else’s, and she’s starting to hear other artists emulate her style.
“I don’t know if I fit in. I think that’s what makes me so different,” Ice Spice explained. “I feel like it’s a new lane that I’ve started, and I’m starting to hear a lot of other artists sound like they belong in my lane now.” Although she didn’t name any names, Ice Spice hinted that some female rappers have been inspired by her music and are incorporating similar sounds and styles into their own songs.
Ice Spice’s popularity has skyrocketed since the release of “Munch” less than a year ago. She’s not only dominating the music industry but also making waves in pop culture, securing multiple endorsement deals as she expands her brand. Ice Spice recalled the moment she realized she had made it big when she was recognized by fans on the street shortly after the release of “Munch.” “I started to know gradually. It’s not like one day, you’re like, ‘Oh yeah, I’m famous.’ At some point, any time you step out the car, instantly people know you, instantly screaming your name,” she said.
While Ice Spice has been known to promote her music at clubs, she revealed that she’s not fond of those kinds of performances due to safety concerns. “I started to not want to really perform at clubs as much because it started to feel a little scary performing in a club versus performing on a stage,” she said. However, she hasn’t ruled out club performances entirely, saying she’ll do them when they make sense.
Despite some criticism of her music, Ice Spice remains confident in her talent and is her own biggest supporter. “I would say I am a critic of myself, but the second other people start to critique me, I instantly become my biggest supporter, and I’m like, ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa, not too much,'” she said.