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Approved: BXKS

By | Published on Tuesday 28 September 2021


A name that has been bubbling around the peripheries of the UK rap scene for a number of years, BXKS spent time hanging back, studying and refining her sound and style. The sudden burst of new music she’s dropped over the last year – and particularly the last few months – has left no doubt that it was time well spent.

In June she put out her debut mixtape ‘Full Time Daydreamer’ – bringing together singles like ‘Menace’‘This Don’t Boom’and ‘Packed In’ – with eight tracks in total where sharp lyrics are delivered with a confident flow over great beats. Now she’s back again with new single ‘Mean Amount’ – the first taste of a new EP due out later this year.

The track mythologises BXKS’s burgeoning career, setting up where she finds herself now against where she wants to be. It comes accompanied by a video that feeds into that imagery too.

She explains: “The ‘Mean Amount’ video was so fun to film as it’s me performing around my local area. We shot in Dunstable just outside of Luton. I chose this area as it really captures what I’m saying in the video, which is me trying to make a better life for myself and escape my current situation. Each outfit change resembles some of the characters from ‘Akira’, which is the inspo for the EP and single artwork”.

BXKS is set to play one of The Great Escape’s First Fifty shows at NT’s in London on 17 Nov. Watch the video for ‘Mean Amount’ here:

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