|N'Chyx - Promo CD [Demo]
The opening track Haters is her power statement. As she says she isn't beggin' no friends and the message to anyone who has put her down in the past is that she will no doubt have the last laugh. The production here has a distinctly Neptunes sort of feel to it with the abundance of percussive type drums which could be made from hitting cardboard boxes or something unusual like that which sit along side some of your more usual drums. This is thoroughly up to date and together N'Chyx and Pricey work it for maximum effect. In amongst her explanation of where she is coming from a few lines are fed in which obviously relate to her life experiences and her gender.
Little Girl is a deep tale about a young girl that N'Chyx knows from around the way who is abused by her parents who might go out and leave her alone at night or don't feed her properly. All the instrumentation sounds pretty much electronically realised from the flutes to the bass, all except the chorus which makes use of the 'Ohh Child' phrase which Nice & Smooth also used all those years back. It is a good and fitting use though ad a track with a serious message which is to be commended.
Is It Worth It is a heavy track in which N'Chyx questions whether it is worth progressing with the struggle to make it as an MC. She is strong ad has a determination and desire to make it and I guess as she has got this far she certainly thinks so. She has been kicking verses since she was eight, even back then she was a power mouth but had to battle against her mum who didn't believe in her, but the feeling she gets from performing live and getting a certain amount of respect gives her that overriding buzz. It is her dreams of becoming a star that means she has hope and ensures that she stays on the straight and narrow. She doesn't want a 9 to 5 and her final sentiment is that chasing your dreams is definitely worth it.
The final track on the CD is a remix of Haters which gives the track a different feel. Horns loop for a more urgent and harder feel. A classic Marly Marl sounding set of drums give another side to this harder edged version. I'm preferring this version, but in terms of mass appeal and the way things are going with musical tastes, it could be that the wider public with find the first version more appealing.
I had no idea of what to expect from this CD and overall I think I can safely say that this girl has potential. With the likes of Estelle riding high in the charts and Tempa drawing a lot of attention with her 'Chancers' appearances, UK females are definitely on the rise.
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