JoyJuice: What do you miss the most when you are on the road?
Tanya Stephens: I miss my kids the most. I actually miss being away from home so as soon as stuff is finished, I try to go back home.
JoyJuice: What's there to go home to?
Tanya Stephens: Besides my kids, I have a bar and restaurant called H20 Tanya Stephens. I always in there. Not in the kitchen though... the bar part!
JoyJuice: Now we know you have many songs.... any favorite?
Tanya Stephens: No man, I can't pick one. I put the same love in all of them.
JoyJuice: Tell me this, who may be the best person, if there is one, for you to perform with?
Tanya Stephens: Yuh really want to know? (with a smile on her face)
JoyJuice: Yeah man.... who?
Tanya Stephens: With Tanya Stephens.... she really really good (she laughs)
JoyJuice: Well, I can see why.
Tanya Stephens: Well, maybe Smokey Robinson ... I just love him!
JoyJuice: As far as food, what's your favorite?
Tanya Stephens: Ahh... Curry Chicken Back and Dumplings.
JoyJuice: How yuh sound like yuh tasting it so?
Tanya Stephens: Yeah, just a bit!
JoyJuice: Now you just finished performing, and I'm sure you have ah bundle of paper in that pocket??!!
Tanya Stephens: (laughing loudly) Nah man, only this measly Quarter!
JoyJuice: Tanya, tell me something people don't know about Tanya.
Tanya Stephens: People don't know that I don't want them to know about Tanya! (she laughs)
JoyJuice: When did you make your breakthrough in the Reggae industry, and was it easy?
Tanya Stephens: I don't feel like I made any one significant breakthrough. It's been a series of hurdles. It began sometime around 1990 and it's still going on today.
JoyJuice: Who at the time, if any, was your biggest competition?
Tanya Stephens: My biggest competition is and always has been me. My only objective where competition is concerned is to outdo myself.
JoyJuice: I love your album "Rebelution", do you have any other albums coming out soon?
Tanya Stephens: "Infallible", out in a couple of months.
JoyJuice: Nice, I looking out for that for sure. By the way, what was the inspiration behind "Gangsta Blues"?
Tanya Stephens: Life is very inspirational. I like to observe everything around me, especially people and the way they interact with each other.
JoyJuice: Now yuh see how them fellas was on your case (bothering you). Do you get that alot?
Tanya Stephens: I didn't feel bothered. That kind of bantering helps to sharpen my wits!
JoyJuice: Any last remarks for me or for the Tanya fans?
Tanya Stephens: Thanks for all the support I've been given all these years. I know nobody is obligated to like my stuff so I'm very grateful that people do.
Well People, that's Tanya for ME.... (oops, again).... I meant to say, that's Tanya for YOU!! Be sure to look out & pick of a copy of her new album "Infallible" when it's released.
JoyJuice ... out and about!