New Gunswik, NJ native ElusivE VixeN is a prevailing emcee that obliterates tracks at will. At a glance, one may consider this vocalist to be just your average chick rhyming about average things. However, when this emcee steps into the vocal booth she unleashes her inner savage beast and reaps havoc upon instrumentals with an abundance of raw similes, metaphors and punchlines. Her latest offering packs undeniable heat and can be previewed on SoundClick and MySpace.
ElusivE utilizes an array of original and industry instrumentation to convey her compelling dactylic abilities. Her talents shine on the self-defined dynamic smash “Who I Be”. Her commanding punch lines strike with precision as she spits: “ Listen, relate, then vibe to the beat/Truly know that I go hard/Only for yall/With these bars, so you can feel me/Damn right! I write in my sleep.” ElusivE’s offers a perfect balance of contrast as her rugged and husky tone flows as gracefully as a gazelle sprinting across the Serengeti. Her flow serves as the fulcrum for which this song pivots upon and will leave the listener well engaged and awaiting what’s next.
Another potential underground classic in the making is the bouncy but laid back “Remarkable Swag”. The infectious instrumental serves as the track’s star and is guaranteed to get your head nodding from the beginning chops that build up to an explosion of delectable percussion and sonic bass groves. ElusivE offers a medley of one-liners that are sure to raise an eyebrow or two. Her subject matter sticks to the songs title, as her undeniable braggadocios demeanor is delicately layered and conquers the track. Though the track is solid, its fatal flaw is the excessive usage of its refrain. A four or eight bar sequence would’ve sufficed, but the song utilizes a twenty-four bar hook that is over a minute long. The elapsed time that was utilized by the track’s chorus could’ve been used more effectively by providing additional concrete lyrics for the listener to vibe to. Shorten the hook and add another verse and this song is perfect.
Despite her immaculate flow and thunderous music, ElusivE misses the mark on the 50 Cent inspired “I’m A ‘G’”, the fast forward worthy “Da Street Life”, and the sub par “Fukk Ya Hataz”. The aforementioned songs have tremendously similar subject matter just as the titles of these songs would suggest. The hooks are redundant and also follow similar sequences and don’t offer much for variety. She does bounce back with a unyielding effort on the ground pounding “You Know” whose asphalt crumbling beat will shatter car windshields and house windows like a 7.0 quake on the Richter Scale.
ElusivE VixeN is quite arguably one of the hottest femcees that New Jersey has produced. Her impeccable flow, crisp delivery, brazen voice and apt lyrical ability give her the ultimate advantage over her male counterparts. She delivers an immeasurable amount of rhythmical energy with swagger to match. Her musical potential is unlimited, but in order to harness that potential, she has to master the art of diversity. A splash of diversity will propel ElusivE VixeN’s musical career into the stratosphere.