Eternia real name Silk Kaya is a dope emcee from Toronto, Canada who’s been holding it down for a minute.. With each song and each performance she brings 100% and has proven to be a force to reckon with.. We encourage you to check out her website http://www.urbnet.com/artist-eternia.asp
Here’s an excerpt from an interview she did a few years back from Hip Hop Canada
HHC: Nice! Let’s get into more background information that we haven’t touched on before. To begin with, why rap? What kind of influences brought hip-hop into your life?
Rap wasn’t something I consciously ‘chose’. I think most people that are talented hip-hop artists, that shit just was natural. I was introduced to hip-hop by my older brother when I was around 8 years old, in the late 80’s. I missed a lot of 80’s history because I’m young, but yeah… it was Public Enemy, 2 Live Crew, Maestro, LL Cool J… the mainstream rap at the time. Then I got into, of course, the Native Tongues thing, the golden era… the 90’s indie scene (Rawkus, Fondle ‘Em, Fat Beats, etc.). That’s what really raised me and my craft mostly. I feel like this has been said by a ton of artists before… [Laughing] I am no different. But yeah, I’ve been spitting since I was around 8 or 9… documented, on videotape, all that. It was natural, I just never stopped spitting.
Below is another interview Eternia did for the The F Word Media Collective with hosts Meghan Murphy, Ariana Barer, and Ellie Gordon-Moershel look at the changing circumstances and representations of the female rapper over the decades. Why are women so underrepresented in hip hop? Its a great program.. Eternia’s interview comes in around 25 minutes into the program