Superstars don’t just happen — they’re born in Houston, Texas. The populous city has given us some of our most influential entertainers, including Debbie Allen, Beyoncé, Megan Thee Stallion and others. The latest addition to that list is an up-and-coming rapper by the name of KenTheMan.

We went down south for our latest addition to our series of interviews with women hip-hop artists to discuss their respective career trajectories. As she steadily climbs the ranks to worldwide acclaim, her arsenal of witty bars and unlimited talent supply are just a few reasons why that climb won’t take long. KenTheMan sat down with Blavity News to discuss the double standards between men and women in hip-hop, how her artistry inspires confidence within her fans and much more.