GoGo Morrow lives up to her name, being constantly on the go from New York to LA to Atlanta to her hometown of Philly. The 24-year-old singer, dancer and songwriter is gearing up to perform the ninth annual Roots Picnic alongside the likes of Future, Usher, Kehlani and of course, The Roots themselves. Morrow made a visit to the Metro Philly offices this week to chat about new music, her favorite open mics and who she works out to at the gym.
What’s your day been like?
I just came back from a performance in New York last night at SOB’s. Today I have to speak with my Music Director as soon as I leave here and then a dance rehearsal at Eleone Dance Unlimited in South Philly.
Have you always been a dancer?
I’ve been studying dance on and off my whole life. I was inconsistent — I would quit and then start again. It was never my number one thing, it was my number two to music. But then, I majored in Vocal Performance and minored in Dance at CAPA here in Philly and went on to Millersville University to study music business and performance.
What is it with Millersville University producing music stars? I just found out Black Thought went there last night.
Chill Moody went there, too. [laughs] He’s my homeboy. We weren’t in the same grade but I found out my mom actually taught him at Masterman; she taught science and was a homeroom teacher. The world is so small and getting smaller with the Internet.
So musically speaking, what are you working on these days?
I’m recording my EP. I’ve done a bunch of singles in the past, but never put out a full body of work. Ivan Barias is working with me on it, Kenny and DJ who have a production team I can’t remember the name of and a songwriter Shanika Marie. I’ve always written with the producers myself, but working with other songwriters has really taught me a lot.