Change is the only constant. The Atlanta-based rapper, born Kristene Walker in Bronx, New York, has a knack for recreating herself to fit the times. She spent years under the moniker Phresh sr, building a fanbase in A-Town at popular clubs like Scores and Apache Cafe. She began writing as a hobby and with the help of two releases, Loud Silence the Mixtape (2014) and 2017's remix EP, she landed a deal with Street Roc Label. Reemerging as Phruu in 2017, her latest singles “Not Impressed” and “Time” are about wars on self, mind and globe. She recently moved to Oakland and is replanting roots.
Another remix cover to feel.
The debut mixtape Loud Silence was released on April 30th, 2014. The 11 track record sets the basis for the Phresh sound along with some help from her Street Roc lablemates. You know you are in for something different from the “Intro” with its mellow piano sound and Phresh’s sultry spoken word piece. The tempo picks up on “Mercy” with some exotic samples paired with an impressive flow that attacks the mind. This will make you think. The high speed flows continue on “Poppin” with the help of Stiff tha Godz. The energetic vocals paired with the trippy and mellow beat makes for a good listen. The smooth sounds are still there on “Play By Play” creating that dichotomy that will keep your head guessing. The mixtape closes like it opens with a mellow piano beat on “Would It Bring Me”. The up and down vocal delivery grabs attention while the beat relaxes your soul.
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