The Takeover with Essence Carson
Perhaps it's the way they dribble, have style on and off the court or are business leaders but whatever it is we here at JimmyJazz.com obviously have a thing for WNBA athletes having featured Cappie Pondexter, Asjha Jones and now, Essence Carson. You may remember her as the young woman who spoke out against Don Imus' "nappy-headed hos," remarks. Beyond that the 6'0", statuesque forward/guard for New York Liberty has been earning praise from sports enthusiasts across the globe for the past seven years.
Her honors include a gold medal at the 2004 U.S. Women's Junior World Championship, a gold medalist at the 2005 FIBA Under-19 World Championship and a gold medalist at the 2006 USA FIBA America's Under-20 Championship. Off the court she is making a name for herself as a music producer for various acts such as Australian pop artist Josh Jakq and has joined Futuristic Lingo, the production team of rising Brooklyn-via-Palm Beach hip-hop artist, Young Future. She is also preparing material for her own debut release as a hip-hop artist under the name Pr3pE (pronounced Preppy).
Over the next three days we invite you to get to know Essence beginning with her answers to The Questions.
I'm at my best when...I am on the court, in the studio or surrounded by friends & family.
I'm at my worst when...I think too much.
My style is...urban chic.
I wasn't always this...confident.
Growing up I always felt...blessed.
My pregame ritual is...listening to good music and to do my "swag dance."
Don Imus is...a non-factor.
I didn't know my own strength until...I stepped out of comfort zone and helped lead my college team to the national championship game.
Music is...food for the soul.