Though the artist’s “Intro” begins with a dreamy synth-heavy vibe, she attacks the mic with a feline ferocity that is raw, often dark, and she states her mission (“no gimmicks, no fake shit”) in no uncertain terms. Just as impressive is a consistently strong production hand that provides a sophisticated foundation, deftly helping to shift and shade cadences and beats to keep things from succumbing to repetition. “Westside” is a duet as MaryJane (showing a raspy, Demi Lovato singing voice) trades off with a male vocalist to describe familiar landmarks of their ‘hood. And while “X Rated” is unabashedly graphic, it is also overthunk—too much going on. Versatile and vibrant, MaryJane shows she’s a force.
Seeking: Booking, Film/TV
Style: Hip-Hop, R&B