BIA’s new ‘Mama I Made It’ themed anthem recently dropped and the streets have been buzzing ever since.
Take me back to when I lost my job, I told ’em, “Fuck you” (Fuck you)
I came from a place where there’s nobody to look up to (Up to)
We weren’t broke together, tell me how the fuck I trust you? (Trust you)
I left mama house, bitch, I ain’t have nowhere to run to (Run to)
The American rapper definitely wasn’t born with a silver spoon in her mouth, but one thing she was fortunate enough to have, was a raw talent and the audacity to carve out her own lane, regardless of the many roadblocks she found on the way. The rags-to-riches story is a staple in rap. It’s a tale as old as time, but no one ever gets tired of hearing it because of the inspiring and motivational messages it carries.
The world has had a front row seat to BIA’s fight for success. On the Oxygen reality television show Sisterhood of Hip Hop, fans were introduced to the Medford, Massachusetts born artist and got to witness her upward spiral of creativity as she effortlessly explored the full breadth of her imagination. Those who were there at the inception of her career are the most touched by her lyrics and her new fans can definitely relate themselves. The track itself is a detour from BIA’s signature style but that in and off itself is what makes it so authentically her. She’s always been experimental and diverse in her music and this record is proof of that. Her unique voice and flow wrapped around the hard, modernised 90’s-type beat and she blasted off, delivering memorable bars on beat and with intention.
The whole track feels like a freestyle and that is mainly due to the bold way the hook was delivered. It comes off as a verse of its own and that sells it. It’s hard from start to finish, and we are not mad at that.
The American rapper took to the rolling loud stage on March 4th and moved the crowd with the bouncy trap infused tune. Her performance was filled with energy and her dancers had a lot to do with it.
Her visuals for ‘SIXTEEN’ dropped the same day and they feature her time on the road performing and working with various artists, Nicki Minaj included. They show off how hardworking and determined the songwriter is and that definitely ties in with the overall theme of the track.
BIA definitely needs to give us more performances of ‘SIXTEEN’ but till then, you can stream the track on most streaming platforms today and vibe the day way.
Listen to BIA’s “SIXTEEN” here