ScarLip – 2024 XXL Freshman

  • GOV’T NAME: Sierra Lucas
  • AGE: 23
  • REPPIN’: The Bronx
  • X: @scar_lip
  • INSTAGRAM: @scar_lip
  • TIKTOK: @scar_lip
  • NOTABLE RELEASES: Songs: “This Is New York,” “No Statements,” “Blick,” “Blick (Remix)” featuring NLE Choppa; Guest Appearances: Swizz Beatz’s “Take ’Em Out” featuring Benny The Butcher and Jadakiss
  • LABEL: Epic Records
  • CURRENTLY WORKING ON: Debut EP Scars & Stripes coming later this year.
  • WHO ELSE SHOULD BE PART OF THIS YEAR’S CLASS: “We need Big Yellow. We need Connie Diiamond. We need freaking 41. We need them because these are young artists that’s been grinding and put in work in for years, and they making noise.”
  • INFLUENCED BY: “DMX really taught me at a young age that even a man could cry. He was a tough, strong man, right? But he cried at the end of his shows. He put his life into his poems. He showed me real life, not just the money, the jewelry, the success. And he showed me how he struggled with real-life problems and addiction and depression, but he still rises. And that’s what I take from DMX. Especially in my life.

    E-V-E. That’s my girl. Lauryn Hill. As a Black woman growing up, when I was a little girl, and I would see Lauryn Hill on my TV screen with the nappy hair and the dark skin, moisturized with the cocoa butter. I’ll look at the camera and be like, She looks like me. When I look in the mirror, I see dark skin. I see nappy hair, and it’s beautiful.”

  • AS A FRESHMAN IN HIGH SCHOOL: “I skipped class all the time. I actually didn’t even finish high school. I went to Job Corps to finish high school. I didn’t get my GED. I got my high school diploma. I was a fighter and a bad kid. Because when you’re young in the hood, you be fighting people and sh*t. I was beating bi**hes up because I’m from the hood. This is the sh*t I do.

    I beat bi**hes up, and that’s what I did in high school. It was deep-rooted in trauma, past trauma that I never got out, and I just took it [out] on others. But I never beat somebody up for no reason. It was always a reason I beat bi**hes up.”

TRUTH ON BEING AN XXL FRESHMAN: “[It’s] a big deal for me because I always watched XXL. Especially in my teen years, always watching artists and stuff, like celebrities that I look up to, celebrities I love on this platform. As a Freshman, that’s the biggest thing you could be. And it’s important to be here. This is an accomplishment. It’s like, I’m that bi**h now. I’m stamped.

I bring my authentic self [to this class]. I’m bringing a realness. I’m bringing the pain and the ugly truth to the XXL. Raw female energy, real-life energy. New York energy. I feel like I’m bringing hip-hop back on the map. I’m bringing that raw feeling back. That raw feeling, we ain’t felt that in a long time. And everybody’s doing their thing, you feel me? Everybody brings different things to the table. But this is just what I bring. And I’m proud of it, and I’m standing confident.

I feel like a lot of my life has been just to prove to people, like, that I’m important. Ya’ll gonna see me because I never really felt seen. Today’s my mom’s birthday. She died. And the day of the XXL, I was going to go to my mom’s grave. It was like, this is really big. I really worked my way to get here.

[When the cover releases] I’m going to pop some bottles. Probably go out to eat with my team and my fam. [My fans] feel like they’re my family. When they see me on the XXL [cover], they’re going to be a proud sister or a proud mom, or a proud dad.”

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