New York City-based hip-hop artist Miranda Writes just released her debut track "Too Blessed," offering up a pulsating beat, catchy melody, and an unforgiving attitude.
The track is about the pursuit of your dreams and the negative people that you may encounter along the path of your quest. To be specific, those people who were nowhere to be found during your journey, but who feel entitled to ride on your coat tails, after you hit the big time. You can hear Miranda's anger with this disingenuous attitude in her delivery on the track, giving listeners access to the emotive and introspective source of her lyricism.
Writes is a literary enthusiast with a musically trained ear. These two talents give her the ability to blend lyricism with captivating rhythm. Her love of writing led to her love of music, when she realized early on that she could turn one passion into another by reciting her work over carefully-constructed beats. This amalgamation of words with cadence led to melody, which led to full-fledged songs.
The lyrics hit home like a slap to the face.
"Life is what you make it / And I'm all about my business / I see / Why you think I fell back? / You gon live your way / And it's not my job to mold that."
What's most compelling about her sound is her ability to seamlessly fuse myriad influences, ranging from 90's rap to today's best dance music, into her sound, thus making it accessible, as well as artful.
What it boils down to is this: Writes has an innate flair for rhyming and wordplay, cadence, and delivery. And that means she brings the heat.
Randy Radic is a Left Coast author and writer. Author of numerous true crime books written under the pen-name of John Lee Brook. Former music contributor at Huff Post.