6ix Up! Golden Girls of the 6ix: C Blanca
6ix Up is a monthly column penned by HipHopCanada writer Cut, that showcases Toronto hip-hop artists under an overarching narrative that is relevant to the culture.
Each artist is asked a series of questions, offering readers their insights and opinions on a range of topics including their latest career moves, their come up, the state of Canadian hip-hop, and more.
Next up, Toronto’s own C Blanca, who is currently promoting her K Goddess-assisted “Pullin’ Up Remix” video which was filmed, directed and edited by EPROD. Check it out below along with our Q&A with Blanca discussing the single, her come up, plans for 2019, and more.
6ix Up: C Blanca
HipHopCanada: When did C Blanca step onto the rap scene?
C Blanca: I stepped onto the rap scene in January when I put out my first song on the 25th called “Pullin Up.” But I’ve been rapping for fun for a few years now.
HipHopCanada: Where does the name C Blanca come from? Sounds like some Spanish mobb boss name. (Laughs)
C Blanca: I got the name of C Blanca because one day I thought of a sweet nickname for my ride or die I call AB. And she gave me the name Blanca. We went with it for a few months before I started rapping and putting content out. So when I officially started, I just put the C in front of Blanca cause my last name starts with a C. (Laughs)
HipHopCanada: So how did “Pullin Up” (featuring K Goddess) come about? And how did you and K Goddess connect with her being from New York?
C Blanca: I dropped the “Pullin Up” remix featuring K Goddess sometime in February. That record did really well and got me a lot of publicity in the New York area. A lot of females that fuck with K Goddess really liked the track and some DM’d me saying they wanted another collab.
I’ve always been a fan of K since she started her rap career cause I knew of her through her man Swift On Demand. Once I dropped “Pullin Up,” I tagged her in the post, she liked and commented, and from there we started our business talks.
HipHopCanada: Being as young as you are (21-years-old) who were you influenced by from the city growing up?
C Blanca: I was influenced in the city by Honey Cocaine, Golde London, definetely used to listen to a lot of Kardinal Offishall and P. Reign when I was younger. Drake, of course, because I still listen to him to this day. I listened to some Wass Gang as well, a lot of people in Barrie bump all their stuff.
HipHopCanada: Why do you think the female movement is so powerful in the city right now?
C Blanca: I feel like the female movement is so powerful right now because there’s so much violence happening in the city (shootings, stabbings etc.) and us female artists know how to hold peace with one another. We all uplift each other and we’re all for empowering females. Theres so much rap beef with male artists from different blocks, it’s causing them to shoot each other even in broad daylight. As well, it’s powerful because female rappers are starting to become more popular now… They’re heard more now than they were, for example, two years ago.
HipHopCanada: Who from the city is C Blanca looking to work with in the near future?
C Blanca: I’d love to work with Dutchess Millz, Golde London, Roney, Robin Banks, Twy, Blacka Da Don… there’s so much talent from the city, I’d love to work with a lot. I can’t name all of them! (Laughs)
HipHopCanada: What can we expect from you this year? Mixtape? Album? EP?
C Blanca: This year, I’m working on just getting content and visuals out since I’m more new in the game. So expect a lot of singles. I’ll be working on a project for early 2019.
HipHopCanada: We joked during a phone conversation about you not knowing who Michie Mee was. Have you Googled her yet?
C Blanca: As a matter of fact, I did, and I decided to pull up her Instagram as well! (Laughs)
You can follow @iamCBlanca on Instagram.