Atlanta rapper Latto has a knack for finishing the year out strong — makes sense, since she’s a Sagittarius, who celebrates another trip around the sun every year on December 22.
After dropping her track “Big Energy” earlier this year, the beauty wowed at the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards, ironically bringing some much-needed energy to the stage as she performed the new anthem. But that wasn’t Latto’s only notable 2021 moment — she also went hard for her LA Leakers freestyle, dropped the visual to her single “Soufside,” and has been killing on the social media marketing side of things.
If you haven’t heard the viral anthem “B*tch From Da Souf,” which brought Latto widespread recognition, we suggest you tune into that now. Saweetie and Trina hopped on the remix to the single and that was fire too. Plus some interesting fact from her 2019 XXL interview, if you’re still getting to know her:
I grew up listening to: “My dad had Tupac playing all the time. Bone Thugs, some N.W.A—he liked West Coast shit so I grew up listening to that. He was big on Left Eye. When Nicki [Minaj] came out, that was the biggest thing I remember. In 5th grade, I cut my hair in bangs, did the pink highlights, everything. I remember when Nicki came out, her impact on our generation. Nicki is the G.O.A.T., fo sho’.”
Most people don’t know: “I was a drag racer. And even though I don’t drag race, we still go to all the races. People think its a White thing. It be all the dope boys, people pulling up with grills. The last one I went to, Derez DeShon was drag racing.”
I’m going to blow up because: “I’m in my own lane. It’s a lot of young females right now, but I feel like I’m in my own lane. I really don’t feel like I’m competing with nobody. Just because you the same gender and same age as someone, I don’t feel like that means you competition.