I had the opportunity of listening to the mixtape at Quad Studios for Secret’s mixtape release party. I was extremely impressed with the studio ethic & the vibe given. Jack Thriller was there listening on his throne, as I took a corner and began to analyze & listen.

The “Still Triumph Under Pressure & Denial” mixtape embodies hip hop from the mid 90s, featuring interviews, DJ intros & monologue and freestyles. What I do love about this mixtape is the differentiation between the original music from the freestyles. I have more of a liking for originality due to the creative process behind it; lyric wise, mixing & aesthetics. Secret talks about everything from the politics in the industry, to politics we all can relate, dealing with death, stress & hardships, to being a woman & still not getting the respect we deserve. I hear you on that!

This is not your traditional mixtape, although it may feel like it. The Chicago artist has a point to make & she will get it across.

I want to hear more original music. I can’t wait for the next one

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