Indie rapper, L3XDIVINE is back with a new project, Speak Up Girl I Can’t Hear You.
For this project, L3XDIVINE salutes women in music who came before her while assserting her own identity as an artist and as a believer.
The larger scope of the message surrounding the mixtape is her passion for women’s equality, informed not by culture but by her Christian perspective and scripture. She explains this in-depth on Instagram with a promo video for the mixtape:
Speak Up Girl I Can’t Hear You” Mixtape out now! Link in Bio Though I am not a feminist, I do stand unified in the idealism of equality amongst the sexes. I stand in morality, in humility, but also in indignation as a woman who is cultivated in right and wrong. Due to a man's inability to empathize, I exchanged my desire to speak out with passive aggression as a coping mechanism for the countless injustices I saw and felt towards my very own, women. Inferiority challenged every bone in my body. It bursted my lips, cuffed my hands, and slammed me on the hood of car for walking in gray areas that I knew were simply black and white. I was harassed by power tripping belligerents who followed me home after I've stated my disinterest in knowing them intimately and they worked aggressively to intimidate my weaker frame with an end goal of submission. Men have gazed upon us but they did not see our strength. Men have heard us but only our pitches. The sphere of the man and the sphere of the woman are often cynically contrasted, meanwhile our parallels are overlooked just like sexism. There is a divide and we must be met in the middle. Not with compassion, and not with empty promises, but with understanding and with actions that leads to change.
She puts various icons on display— women who’ve made their mark across indusries as gamechangers, leaders and influencers; from the cover art to the strategically selected samples from MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, Missy Elliot and more.
This project really takes you on a ride sonically, lyrically and conceptually. The flow L3XDIVINE brings to each song is exceptional and her vocals are always pristine.
Be sure to check out the full mixtape via Bandcamp here.
While available for name your price purchase, it directly supports L3XDIVINE rather than pays for the download.
Speak Up Girl I Can’t Hear You Tracklist
MC Lyte Sample [Lyte As A Rock]
Paper Clip [Paper Thin Inst.]
Sum’n Like A 16 [Erick B. Rakim Paid in Full]
Blah/ Missy Sample [Hot Boyz Inst.]
Rapsody /Missy Sample [Vlad Interview/ The Rain Inst.]
Queen Latifah Sample [U.N.I.T.Y]
Worth It All [Mad Lib/ Erykah B. Healer Inst.]
Carnality Duality [Prod. OffBeatNinja /Little Dragon]
Little Simz Sample [Music By Illuid Haler]
Do That Sample [UNITY Inst.]
High [Kaytranda Sharpness ]
Wondagurl Sample [BET Doc.]
Elastic Girl [Prod By. Wondagurl]
Never Freed Us [Prod. By Luqas 1913]
Never Freed Us Pt.2 [L3XDIVINE Speaks]
Drowning [Prod By. AWCCBEATS]