Thursday night at Warehouse Live, I met Claudia Feliciano, a short, soft-spoken, wide-eyed Latina with a timid laugh. "Houston is one of the cities where I get the most nervous at, the others being Atlanta and New York City," she said while searching for an iPhone charger and a shot of Hennessy. The crowd near the stage was chanting her name, adding to the anticipation.
Claudia has a certain duality about her. Her other side is named Snow Tha Product, who despite her short stature, walks tall, whose voice is the opposite of a whisper, and attitude is nothing near shy. In fact, her rhymes are brash, bold, aggressive, confident and blunt. She is a powerhouse of energy, and that intensity is infectious.
Snow's favorite BPM hovers around 135: fast, loud and hard. What was once dormant in Claudia gets woken up in Snow. But this is no act, no false character. She is both individuals, and that honesty is what wins over her legions of fans.