Female MC, YLie (Pronounced “Why-Lie”), from Baltimore, Maryland, is gearing up to release her debut EP project, “The Truth.” Her first single off the EP, “Big Bad Wolf,” is just a hint of her relevant lyrics and conscious style. Influenced by her idol, Jay-Z, as well Emeli Sandé and J.Cole, Ylie listens to just about everything from Lil Wayne and Childish Gambino to Taylor Swift and Paramore.
Ylie has recently signed a major management and distribution deal with Robert Terrell’s Wealth Nation imprint and in addition to pursuing a career in music, Ylie hopes to expand her brand with a clothing line and by creating a non-profit organization to help get the homeless off the streets.
Singing since the age of 5, Ylie has been in the game and has grown from a girl to a woman doing what she loves. And it comes shining through on “Big Bad Wolf.” It shows that she is serious and she is a woman on her hustle. This song will give you motivation, hype and confidence. It’s a lady’s anthem without a doubt, but more than that it’s an anthem against being mistreated and abused, no matter your sex or age.
Ylie is not doing the typical sex/raunchy lyrics, so easily brandied about these days, to push up sales. She doesn’t fall into the trap of being vile and incredibly offensive to women, something that has been heard on more than one occasion from famous female rappers. No, Ylie is letting you see who she really is and what she stands up for, on this single. Her approach is frank and direct but never overtly explicit, even when dealing with horrific offences such as child abuse. Lyrically she spells it out, and you’ll get the picture, clearer than you’d ever want to!
Musically, YLie shows us that she can be versatile on any production and any hook, as she stays on top of the beat all the way through. She has skills and she keeps it real, sounding fresh and vital. “Big Bad Wolf” is a powerful, thoughtful song, containing a deep, serious message of empowerment. Just when female-powered hip hop was reaching its nadir, we have Ylie to come and save the day!
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