Elle Teresa is a Japanese Femcee who I believe is poised to have a breakout year in 2018. After seeing her most recent song “Zombitch” with Bali Baby, I got in contact with her management so we could do an interview.
How old are you? 20 y.o
How did you come up with the name Elle Teresa? Have you had any other rap names?
Elle is my real name and when I started to rap, my boss suggested to have a “last name”. People had told me that I look like the “teresa” from Super Mario Brothers so I took that name and became Elle Teresa.
Where are you from? Does that any influence on your music?
-I’m from Shizuoka Japan, where the Fuji mountain is. I was a dancer before becoming a rapper. My mom owns a dance studio so I grew up in the environment where I was always surrounded by music.
Are you involved in your local rap scene or no?
-I don’t think people from my home town really like me, but I still wanna give them back something when I become famous.
What’s the dopest (coolest) thing to happen to you since you started rapping and releasing product?
-When I performed in Fukuoka. The club was so packed that I couldn’t even use my lighter.
To know that I could get that much support and that many people wanted to see me was super cool.
The production you find to rap on beats is pretty fired. Who makes the beats?
-My homie “LAZ¥ $TAR” and “Never child”. I would only use my homies beats.
Who are your biggest musical influences? I ask this because your music seems pretty in line with Rico Nasty and Bali Baby, buttt I see you have been making this type of music for the last 2.5 years. So I guess what I want to know is where did your pink trap style come from?
Could be many but no one changed my life. I’m the one who will change people’s lives so haha
What are your goals?
got no goals.
what did you do 2day?
I was hanging out with my friend J stash and Yuskey, we went to VR ZONE.
How did the feature with Bali Baby come about? Did you reach out to her, or did she reach out to you? I wouldn’t mind seeing more collaborations from you two in the future.
Bali DMed me and I thought she was super cool. I was like ‘we gotta make this happen!’. It’s my first time featuring with an artist outside of Japan.
Bali was awesome in person too!!!
Have you done any shows in America yet?
I haven’t! waiting for the offer y’all.
What are your plans for 2018?
I’m releasing my first album in march, then another EP and a mix tape will follow.