A new EP release from Mellah Nix brings out a classic hip hop style packed to the brim with character, swagger, and an honest and straight forward flow and style that becomes addictive and likeable from the get-go.
The tracks on the Either Love ME or Leave ME Alone EP range in beats and feels but have a way of sticking to a staple sound all the same that becomes something you expect after a few tracks.
This style is brough on with these late 90's R&B riddled beats and undertones that have the Mellah Nix vocals on them laying out all kinds of lyrical phrasing that you just want more and more of.
The record comes through as an instant classic and holds little back in the way of creative tonality and building a certain kind of atmosphere that is infectious and it comes down to that character portrayed.
You get a crazy level of honest and some hard-hitting attitude at times but there is also that colorful and vibrant with a lot of attention to detail.
This was endlessly fun and really was as refreshing as it gets in terms of new hip hop being released.
This is the kind of record that has those gems you want to show your friends.
With the release of such a vibrant EP, we wanted to touch base with Mellah Nix to find out where this all came from and what may be next for the artist.
Here's what happened.
Buzz Slayers: So how did all of this start for you?
Well tbh transparent my uncle introduced me to Hip-hop at a young age and it took..I was also around my grandfather who was a bluesman. And so when I would listen to rap music it was like how do they do that..and one thing led to another and I'm here.
Buzz Slayers: What inspires you to write a song?
Well it's the beat and it's like it speaks to me
And then the words will form..
Feelings because we are all in ours
Thoughts because we all have those
And expression without offending
Buzz Slayers: This record has some great styles! Can you give us some of your top musical influences?
Dizzee Rascal Stormzy Lady Leeshur
Mike skinner mf doom nujabes rakim
Kool Keith el-p defjux camp the list goes on
Oh yeah O.D.B
Buzz Slayers: What are you doing when you're NOT working on music?
LOOKING AT other avenues I can take and still have the income to support the dream...well it's not a dream if I'm doing it...right ?
Buzz Slayers: Who's in your headphones right now?
Alot of UK drill Slowthai 100 gecs yameii online
Buzz Slayers: Are you doing any live performances right now?
NO... FOCUSING ON ME AS OF NOW
Buzz Slayers: This record feels like a big undertaking, is there any advice you'd give to other up and coming artists out there?
ALWAYS STAY TRUE TO YOU
WE ALREADY HAVE THE ONES WE SEE AND HERE ABOUT WE DON'T HAVE YOU.
Buzz Slayers: What can your fans expect from you in the near future?
ELEVATION OF SELF GETTING CLOSER TO GOD..and also giving more transparency
Of my life.
Buzz Slayers: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music?
Stay tuned because there's a transmission coming to Earth...1