Today, whiterosemoxie releases a new remix of “trix” featuring fellow Detroit rapper Baby Smoove along with a visual for the rework, which has come together as a result of youthful exuberance.
Featuring ambient synths and moxie’s signature melodic sensibilities, “trix” is a high-energy trap song that opened whiterosemoxie’s debut record, white ceilings. On the track, Baby Smoove delivers his metrical verse with droning vocals that glaze over a pulsating and punchy beat.
Through its booming bass and infectious bounce, Smoove renders the token stylings of Detroit rap, topped off with its gaudy lyricism. Baby Smoove’s contributions on “trix” sublimely pairs with whiterosemoxie’s raw and dynamic energy to breathe new life into the track.
Recent high school graduate from the West side of Detroit, 18-year old whiterosemoxie, has quickly become one of the most exciting emerging artists in music. moxie’s music and lyrics toy with themes of vulnerability and introspection.
He started making music after a near death experience, was named Pigeons & Planes Best New Artist of the Month in April. Until recently, he made all his music alone in his basement pulling beats offline, so it’s not surprising that his lyrics are vulnerable and introspective. His debut full-length studio project, white ceilings, which dropped back in March, has already garnered him the eyes of the industry with over 5 million streams.
On white ceilings, moxie encapsulates the energy and diversity of his and his peers’ high school experience growing up on Detroit’s west side as he looked towards graduation and his future. The white ceilings they see everyday hanging out in basements become moxie’s metaphor for removing the ceilings people try to put on his limitless potential.
Released only a few months later, moxie’s sophomore record, grae ceilings, picks up where white ceilings, left off, documenting the upheaval that has since ensued and the grey area he feels himself and the world trapped in: COVID cutting his senior year short and leaving him and his friends with a zoom graduation and no prom; getting a record deal but not being able to go to studios or tour; turning 18 and moving out on his own but being quarantined away from his friends; tasting the freedom of adulthood, but the daily news cycle reminding him that he and his people are not really free in a country where they can be killed any day.
moxie notes that grae ceilings is a reminder that in all the grey area and this time of transition, the people around you have to be the rock and foundation.
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