You may remember Cymphonique from the TV show How to Rock. Well, now, Cymphonique, daughter of rapper Master P, and sister of Lil’ Romeo talks about her new album titled Passion.
Q: Describe Passion, the type of music, the influences.
Cymphonique: Well, its sound is a mix of hip hop, pop, and club music. It’s got a feel-good vibe. And the reason why I called it Passion is because I feel like the entertainment industry can get so caught up in gimmicks sometimes and what’s happening in that person’s personal life, and I just wanted to focus on the art of it and the love of it all. And I really just love what I do. I love to sing and I just wanted to give the listeners good R&B vocals and put a smile on some people’s faces or even just connect with the listener because I feel like when I’m listening to my favorite music the best thing about it is when they can explain the exact way that I feel and I think that’s something really special. And that’s something that I hope to do with Passion, whether that be make them feel good and want to get up and dance or just repeat the song over and over again until they fall asleep.
Q: Did you write any of the songs?
Cymphonique: Oh, yes. I’ve been writing ever since I was two years old. I work with a great team of writers, but I work very closely in the writing and to just spread a good message with the music because I’m all into the sound of the music, being up-to-date, being in the now, but I also want it to still have a positive message and to still be me.
Q: Do you have a favorite song from the album?
Cymphonique: Well, there’s actually a new song that hasn’t been heard yet, but it’s called “Independent” and it’s one of my favorites just because of the message. And I think that if you’re ever feeling down or something, if you just are listening to that song, it’s a great song to get pumped to, whether you’re working out or you just need a little encouragement and you just want to dance in your car.
Q: What advice would you would tell a girl whether she wants to be a singer or wants to be a doctor or wants to be a mother?
Cymphonique: Well, I would start off being very honest with them and say it’s not going to be all peaches and cream. You’re definitely going to go through some hardships and there’ll be some problems that you’ll have to go through. But if you love something, it’s worth it. If you love something, it’s worth fighting for. And I would say don’t get so down when those things happen because obstacles, they’re a part of life, and just whatever you do, don’t give up. And just remember that every person has their own flaws, has their own problems, but it’s all about the journey, so don’t get so caught up in the goal. But that’s what so beautiful about being passionate about something is that when you love it you’ll continue to persevere through everything. And if there’s something that you want, just make sure you’re serious about it. You know, with me, when it comes to singing, dancing, acting, the entertainment business, yes, I took classes, but what was most important is what I did when I came home, which was practicing by myself in the mirror, playing my guitar at 2am in the morning even though everybody else was sleeping, typing my own songs on the computer. And I think if you love something, go for it and give your all, give 100%, and don’t let what people say stop you and don’t let the hardships stop you. So keep going and whatever you do, don’t give up. Keep going.