In a way, patience is unkind to musicians, particularly to those on the rise. The mixtape era of music has created an avenue for microwaveable material, some leftover but nothing truly, truly fresh. That’s why UZOY having to put real life over rap life may have been a blessing.

At the moment, the position she held as one of Houston’s more prominent emcees regardless of gender has remained unchanged and on “8th Letter,” she reminds us of such. The track marks the first single she’s released since 2011’s The [Def]inition and while she’s officially a degree owner, she’s now after plaques and recognition to hang on the walls.