Billboard's On the Block series returned with another episode on Tuesday (Feb. 25). Alabama's own CHIKA joined co-hosts Carl Lamarre and Bianca Gracie on the heels of her recently released "Industry Games" single. In addition to teasing her forthcoming EP, the "No Squares" rapper gave her thoughts on the public's reaction to Dwyane Wade's parenting, the emotional state of Los Angeles following Kobe Bryant's passing, and more.
With her hypnotizing single, CHIKA is happy she had the chance to get a few things off her chest. "I think I've gone too easy for a long time," she says of her brash energy on the track. "I didn't really get to have the moments everyone else did of talking their s--t, and I appeared with the first single in that exact way. It feels really good to get that off my chest for the one time."
Since CHIKA recently relocated to Los Angeles, she's had a firsthand look at the saddened state of the city following the loss of Kobe Bryant. CHIKA was especially amazed at the strength Vanessa Bryant showed at the Celebration of Life held for her late husband and 13-year-old daughter, as she dubbed Vanessa's powerful eulogy to be "the definition of a strong woman."