When people think of the name BRIX, they think "hardcore", "street", or "tough," but there is a lot more to the street besides what we see on TV and hear on the radio. The street also represents a culture and hustle that urbanites face every day; living with the realities of economic and social struggle, the pressures and circumstances of a rough environment, and the peace and sufferings of growing up without a Cinderella story. Similarly, BRIX has embodied this diverse definition with her being, business mindset, and art form. One word comes to mind... "real."
BRIX is a unique emcee because of her "The truth is real enough" philosophy. She approaches music based on observations and experiences - representing the "no frills, no B.S." voice of urban females everywhere. "Daisies don't grow in the hood," she says.
With the Hollywood style media limelight molding the female role models of tomorrow, many women find they cannot relate to the high profile, so called good life, presented in much of today's music. Most young girls can't afford to dress like some of the superstars on T.V., don't believe what they hear, and they're not interested in advertising and plastic facades.
Instead, BRIX allows audiences to relate to stories recounting the day to day of single motherhood, troubled relationships, abandonment, making ends meet, drama, coping with stress, and the story of a survivor soldier - a rose grown in concrete.
BRIX brings more than catchy club bangers like "Who Dat Chick" ?! and ruthless Joan of Arc style street anthems like "The Thang", but topics and concepts that people can say, after listening, "I really FEEL this girl." Such is the case with her song "Where Was U," which placed her second in the DJ Kurupt 'Streetz Iz Talkin' song competition above even established worldwide industry up and comers. Most notably, BRIX starts a movement wherever she goes and whenever she is heard.
Her underground sound meets her commercial appeal halfway. BRIX released an independent mix-tape style debut "BRIXTAPE Volume 1" and another in cooperation with Ameliorate Entertainment. "Lay It To Rest" most recently was found to have downloaded more than 230,000 times over peer file sharing networks. She's found on mix-tapes and compilations nationwide, created a solid regional fan base of her own, and has been billed alongside the likes of Redman, Keith Murray, Eric Sermon, MC Lyte, Big Daddy Kane, Special Ed, Guru of Gangstarr, Rass Kass, Jaz-O, EDO G., KrumbSnatcha, Akrobatik, and others.
More recently, BRIX lent her talents to ESPN-supported Sports Talk with Clyde and other programs such as Thug-TV and Grimespot. In addition, she was the first artist in Boston to garner consistent commercial and college radio play prior to any official release. She received nominations for two awards: Berklee College of Music Best Female Rap Artist and Mass Industry Committee Hip-Hop Awards 2006 Female Artist of The Year.
BRIX performed in venues as intimate as the House of Blues and Middle East Downstairs and as prominent as Boston City Hall. She claims the reward as hottest download on MTV Europe (Germany) online, sharing the honor with artists including Snoop Dogg and Eminem. BRIX has been involved in two cable based hip-hop documentaries, several DVD projects, and has an extremely popular international online FAM-Club.
Joy, pain, passion and militance describe BRIX. "Believe," she chants, the crowd follows along hypnotized, waving lights from side to side. She attributes her career to the support of her son, fans, friends, and family.
BRIX's unique voice and strong and powerful sound, compare to none, but she's relatable enough to be accepted by all which she says "is the utmost of compliments to stand out amongst the rest."
Hip Hop has labored, given birth... and it's a girl!