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August 15, 2010

Mixtape Monday ... You Ain't Know?

This week, Mixtape Monday returns with our first "fem-cee" feature. This was not the piece I originally planned on bringing to you, however, I was introduced to the following artist at a show I had the privilege of attending and I felt the need to bring you the new music on my mind. Peep the piece to get acquainted.

EmSHE - Ni Taylor

Take No Prisoners

The game has a handful of female emcees who have been significant contributors to the music filtered through the airwaves this year. However, if I'm being honest, we've yet to see the resurgence of a femcee who can keep your attention while relying more on her lyrics and less on her ability to be a freak. Pause. Shrug.

With a mainstream flow that is rooted in Christ (Ni began as a Gospel rapper in 2000), Ms. Taylor has earned the praise of such hip-hop royalty as: MC Lyte, Monie Love, DJ Scratch and the one and only, DJ Spinderella.

With Take No Prisoners, Ni Taylor gives us a glimpse into her lyrical precision and a delivery that would put most male rappers to shame. As a member of the 80's Baby Ent. camp, Ni Taylor is backed by production and lyrical extraordinaire, J. Rhodes who has landed on some pretty dope features with Ms. Taylor. Both "80's Baby" and "Munsta" (featured on Take No Prisoners) are certified nod-worthy and most definitely download necessary.

I look forward to hearing more of the same intricate lyrics on more versatile beats. Ms. Ni Taylor is definitely one to watch. Now you know.

Business Worthy Tracks:

"Flyyyyyaaaaa" - This is one sweet introduction. Listen to every word and say hello.
"Munsta" feat. J. Rhodes - Two words: On repeat.
"Don't Have Wings" feat. Dondria - Sweet retrospective piece featuring another Dallas standout.
"Made Your Bed"
"I'm Here"
"Scientist" - This is a surprising sample. I love it.

Check out the Take No Prisoners HERE
Be sure to follow Ms. Ni Taylor on Twitter @Ni_Taylor

Happy Downloading!

Peace. Love. Music.



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