Review: Minx – Bars & BLTS [Mixtape] + launch party info
An exciting and contemporary North London rapper with a golden era New York vibe, MINX’s new mixtape ‘Bars & BLTS’. Opening with a flip of Biggie Small’s Party and Bullshit the mixtape uses all classic beats from Big Pun to Public Enemy.
In channelling a specifically 90’s East Coast vibe it could be easy to produce a very homogenous selection of tracks, however the beats are well selected to provide a good test of vocal dexterity. This varies considerably from the punchy and fast paced Rebel Without a Pause Freestyle to the semi-sung bluesy style of Came Up Freestyle giving a relatively eclectic overall feel. Lyrically there is an equally varied approach from straight confidence and attitude to the more self-critical- “my heart was low, it felt like lead, my mouth was dry, was it all the shit I said?” for example.
It will be interesting to see which style MINX chooses to pursue in future projects and whether we will get to hear how she works on some original production. For the time being though the freestyle selection of Bars & BLTS provides a focused test of her abilities as an MC which clearly demonstrates significant potential.
Catch her mixtape launch party November 21 at Nambucca in North London – more info in this vid and via Facebook
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