Words by Amy Pateman
Emerging Birmingham-based artist Brixx describes her sound as “perfection delivered with
confidence.” The female rapper, who has recently released her new single “Bad Gyal Bounce”
explains that her music is a reflection of her ability to endure the things she’s been through, and
yet still be able to articulate her own experiences. In her newest energy ridden track, Brixx teams up with drill artist Abigail Asante. The track itself radiates female energy at a time when women are dominating the UK Rap scene and it appears to only be a taster of what’s to come. 14HQ caught up with Brixx to find out more…
How would you describe your sound in one sentence?
Perfection delivered with confidence and cadence.
Who inspired you to make music?
It all started from church, I was always singing on my own over the keyboard players after the service.
What would you say your music is a reflection of?
A combination of my ability to endure the things I have been through in life and still be able to articulate my own experiences and use them to create music. That, as well as my keen interest in observing situations around me.
Talk to us about your newest single “Bad Gyal Bounce”, what was your inspiration?
Last year I released a Blackbox freestyle; It was split into 3 parts and in my spare time as requested by my supporters I created 3 tracks and “Bad Gyal Bounce” was one of them.
How did the collaboration between you and Abigail Asante come about?
Around the same time as my Blackbox freestyle, Abigail was one of the female artists that
reached out to compliment me. I was thankful for that and always knew I could contact her in
the future. So when I was wondering who to ask to be involved, I thought given her tone, she
nicely compliments mine and it was a no brainer, so we met up went studio, and from there it was a wrap.
As a female in a very male dominated industry what would be your advice to aspiring female rappers who wish to follow in your footsteps?
We are all unique individuals who are interested in different things. It projects into our music,
no matter whether we are a man or a woman, there’s always someone or something different
catching the eye of the public. It might be you next, you just gotta keep working on it, keep the
faith, stay focused and not listen to stigma. It can act as a deterrent.
If you could choose one artist to collaborate with in the future, who would it be? And why?
I would love to work with Missy Elliot. She is the real queen of rap; the original MVP.
What do the next six months have in store for you?
Well I have a very busy next six months to say the least, but god willing everything goes to plan, there is a lot of new music coming, without saying too much.