Houston has been a hotbed for hip hop for quite sometime, exporting a number of popular modern trends and giving us an insane array of stars, from UGK to DJ Screw, and even Riff Raff. Its latest product, is a nineteen year old Nigerian emigrate, who not only brings with her a bag of psychedelics, but fierce rhymes and an endless barrage of quotable lines. Honey the Hippie is not as peaceful as the social movement she derives her name from, rather she is a competitive emcee, who is ready to break forth from the underground and hold the rap game hostage. Take whatever stereotypes you have about female rappers and throw them out the window; guaranteed she breaks from all of those overused connotations.
Her mixtape, Peace of Mind, has received considerable attention on Datpiff, and has given us two incredible singles. “Psychedelics” is showcases her ability to full out spit, as she attempts to break down the production will with her heavy handed rhyme schemes. It is a more traditional video that finds her solo mobbing around her city, eating at an oriental restaurant and in front of graffiti covered wall. “Ride” is goes further to the left, as she is raps over a spacey/R&B style beat and has Tee sing a softer hook. It is an interesting track that definitely shows off how unique she can be, while keeping her vision truly cohesive.
Definitely check both videos out, they are worth your time. You can pick up Honey’s mixtape here.