Taking all that you have learned from your experience with your first album, Hey Kandi, as well as all of the work that you have done with other artists, how are you approaching this second album, B.L.O.G.?
Well, with this album, luckily I don’t have to do it for financial reasons. I’m doing it for the music, and I just got a lot creatively that’s on my mind right now. Lyrically, the album is going to have a lot of personal feel to it. At least half of the songs, if not three-quarters of it, is definitely from personal experiences that you may have even seen on the show, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, with stuff that’s going on in my life or whatever that I’ve talked about. It’s going to be a lot of songs that are very relatable to a lot of people because, you know, we all go through the same things at different times. I feel strong about the songs in the album, the content, the lyrics. The concept is very strong on this album. There are club records, of course, like “Out” with me, Rick Ross and Rasheeda. The concept is something that people can relate to. It wasn’t necessarily about anything that you’ve seen going on in my life but it’s a dope concept for me, the record itself. Also, Tiny and I are on a record together. Everybody that missed Xscape in the past, you’re going to get a little taste of it now. That record meant a lot to me so I want to use it for the album. It’s something she and I wrote together awhile ago and we just updated it. Then I have a song with Gucci Mane. I love Gucci Mane. There are a lot of female anthems on the record, of course. That’s what I like to do. Vocally, I definitely try to show my range on this album. On my last solo album, I really didn’t. For one, my voice is really stronger now than back then. I didn’t even show my range. I didn’t hit the super, super high notes that I could do on that album. That note on the end of “My Little Secret,” I didn’t even do that on my first solo album. On this album, I did. I was going to do everything on this record because I don’t know if this is going to be my last one, so anything that I know that I want people to recognize. Like Nene said, “Can Kandi sing?” Well, you’re going to know after you hear this album. I do have songs that I do laid back because it’s all about the style, but I definitely have songs on there that say, “Okay, this girl can sing.”