Wavy Lady Of The Week 007: Latasha Alcindor
Tell us your name.
What’s your wave?
Well, I am Latasha Alcindor, but the hood knows me as L.A. I am an artist who dwells in the realms of Hip Hop but I like to gets busy in other sonics like Electronic, Dance, Alternative Rock, Jazz and whatever gives me feels. Pretty much I am all about giving raw magik in bars, rhymes, and moves. I consider myself a DIY type but I’m praying all this hard work will get me on my Beyonce..in time. However, my business is to spark a flame in a spiritual, physical, and mental way to the world by being and giving my story. It’s all really poetics.
How did you get the vision to start your wave? Why?
The vision manifested itself. When I was little girl I would hide in my room listening to Lil Kim, Lauryn Hill, and whatever was on Hot 97 mixtapes, trying to get away from all the Salsa and Reggae my Caribbean Latino fam was playing. And being that I was an only child, I was super shy, but I found a means through writing poetry when I was in High School to College. Then I started writing poetry about Hip Hop. That turned into plays and shit got viral. Homies around the way saw the poetry, asked me to get into cyphers. Cyphers turned into freestyles on tapes. Freestyles turned into my first project called “The Presentation” which were all my Kanye West aka my dad’s beats. Then projects became performing on the same stages as Big Sean, Kanye, Q-Tip, Nipsey Hussle, Ghostface Killah. Shit got crazy. So why? Because it’s who I am.
What do you keep in your self-care kit?
I keep about 8 different journals, one specifically is my morning pages journal, one for the raps, other for the business and ideas and stuff. I keep honey and water for my orishas and candles for my saints. I keep iPhone for my shmoney and sounds. I keep my headphones for my sanity. I keep Bronner’s Peppermint Soap and Tom’s Toothpaste cause fuck fluoride. I keep Nayirrah Waheed’s book “Salt’ cause she changed my life. I keep God in constant conversation with me.
What is your all-time favorite sneaker?
Nike Air Max 90
What are 3 wavy words that inspire you?
Glo’d, Cream, Love
Follow L.A. on Instagram: UCANCALLMELA