Rapper Becky G is proving herself as a force to be reckoned within the music industry. Her quick raps have landed on tracks with Cody Simpson and Cher Lloyd, but she also sings and plays guitar. Most recently, the 15-year-old remixed her song "Problem" featuring will.i.am for Selena Gomez's flick 'Hotel Transylvania.' The duo took the song and created the "Monster Remix" for the animated movie, which is on DVD in stores now! We chatted with Becky about working with will.i.am and hearing her song on the big screen for the first time.
J-14: What made you decide to mix your song for 'Hotel Transylvania?'
Becky G: There were no if, ands, or buts about remixing the song for the movie! I was on board the moment they told me the story line and the cast.
J-14: How did the collaboration with will.i.am. come together? What was your reaction when you found out you would be working with him and what was it like?
Becky: Will.i.am and Dr Luke were working in the same recording studios. Luke showed Will some of my music and Will and Luke agreed that us working together would be something very special. So, the very next day we got into the studio and made a song called "Problem." Not long after that, the opportunity with 'Hotel T' came along and Will and I were all about it, so in order to fit with the movie, we made the "Monster Problem Remix."
J-14: Do you have any fun memories from working with will.i.am in the studio?
Becky: The first time we ever got in the studio together, he made me try popcorn and ranch. Interesting, right? It was surprisingly really yummy!
J-14: What was it like to watch the movie and then hear your song?
Becky: It was such a crazy feeling when the song started playing! I was so into the movie towards the end that I kind of forgot it was going to play and then BAM! I heard it and started blushing and holding screams in.
J-14: Give J-14 readers three reasons why they should go out and buy the DVD.
Becky: 1. The movie is simply amazing and funny. I can honestly say it's the perfect family movie.
2. There are awesome bonus features like scenes that weren't in the final cut of the movie.
3. Last but not least MY music video "Problem --The Monster remix" is part of the bonus features!
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Check out Becky Gs' video for "Problem (The Monster Remix)" featuring will.i.am below:
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Written by: Sora Hwang