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“I make black history every day, I don’t need a month…”

The best thing rummaging around inside the conscious of what can be considered “Houston hip-hop” is that crews, more importantly groups are finally wiggling their way back into an area of existence. For a minute it felt like we were dealing with splintered factions and team ups like unlikely paired WWE stars. Now with The Outfit, TX continuing to push the envelope of what can be considered spaced out funk, Undergravity keeping their retro sound knee deep in feels of late-90s, early-aughts Screwed Up Click and The Niceguys continuing to gain acclaim nationally for being a non-traditionalist Southern rap group, Blushhh Music figures they can worm their way into the conversation as well.

First, there’s their look. There’s three of them. Sunnie, Tali & Vicky Valley. Sunnie is the slimer one with the distinctly long hair, Tali is the vocalist with the soft looking pillow hairwho can mimic Lauryn Hill’s chorus from “Fu-Gee-La” and Vicky Valley has the cropped coif. She and Sunnie can slice through sixteen bar verses and refuse to conform to any current ideology about sexuality. Instead, they define their own.

Second, you get their full length mixtape which cribs the idea of every mixtape that jacked beats and asked for its hijackers to determine their own ideas over them. A blend of ’90s rap and R&B from both genders gets separated in four different suites, the group running over 2Pac’s “I Get Around”, The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Hypnotize” and Coolio’s “Gangsta Paradise”, Total’s “Can’t You See”, Aaliyah’s “One In A Million”, Salt-N-Pepa’s “What A Man”, Shai’s “If I Ever Fall In Love” and more.

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Third, there’s their dominance at Kickback Sundays – the weekly open mic that sometimes turns into Houston rap bloodsport when necessary. Like Lyric before them, the ladies are putting their male counterparts in their place with every performance and move. There’s a certain quality about distinction that separates those who simply rap and those who rap. Three woman rap crews are close to extinct and in Houston they don’t exist period save for these three ladies. Maybe the tide will rise, maybe it won’t. But at least you know Blushhh Music is giving a damn about themselves and their impending rise in the city.

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About The Author

Brandon Caldwell is the founder & editor-in-chief of Day & A Dream. His work has appeared in VIBE, UPROXX, Complex, EBONY, the Village Voice, the Houston Press, Houston Style Magazine, DJBooth, The Sports Fans Journal, and more. Follow him on Twitter: @_brandoc