First of all, don’t get butthurt. The Golden Era of Hip Hop was when storytelling over boom bap beats influenced a plethora of today’s artists. Famous Dex even pays homage to Nas despite their two incredibly different sounds. Nonetheless, when you find a contemporary record that reminds you of 90’s hip hop, you might just latch onto it. For example, Monalyse tells a story of sex, love and control on her record “FWA“.
Short for “Fuckem With an Attitude”, the Midtown-based artist explains her Sour Patch relationship (similar to a “Hawaiian Pizza” relationship) – where firing attitudes lead to pain and pleasure in bed:
“FWA” is a sexy song that exhibits self-empowerment. Even though Monalyse’s attitude needs to get ‘fixed’ according to her man, she’s able to sustain her behavior and get what she wants simultaneously.
“He said I gotta fix my fuckin’ attitude/Then I fuck him with an attitude”
With Women’s Appreciation Month happening in March, Monalyse sets herself up as a self-empowering woman who’s in control – an ideal role model for all women. If you wanna check out more of the Detroit artist, check out her Soundcloud.