Juice Menace


Following hard-hitting drill single No Speaking, hotly-tipped Cardiff rapper Juice Menace has unveiled details of her debut EP “029”, due for release on 20th November 2020.

The EP, titled “029”, after the British Dialling Code for Juice’s own Cardiff, is an unwaveringly powerful display of a young rapper poised for greatness. Exhibiting true lyrical dexterity, virtuosic flow and a commanding performance style to challenge artists beyond her years, Juice effortlessly tackles the spectrum of UK rap, offering her self assured flow over expertly crafted UKG on Conducta-produced Eyez on Me to another bar-raising drill offering in Street Heir.

New visual Hadouken Freestyle, which dropped Monday night, is Juice’s self-directed, stylised performance video which takes listeners behind the scenes of a rap superstar in waiting. Hadouken is an explosive lyrical performance, signalling Juice’s intent to rise to the very top of the UK scene.

On “029”, Juice explores loss, seeking success against the odds, and cementing her position as a leader in her game. Inspired by multi-faceted rap greats YG, Vince Staples and Travis Scott, and in polymathic spirit, she is the executive creative mind of her project – a background in music technology, dance and photography, and an inherent desire to share her expansive creative vision, informs this holistic approach to her music. On the launch of her EP, Juice comments,

“‘029’ is the start of something. It’s a dialling code, but it’s also a shortened explanation of where I come from and why I do this. With this project I wanted to create an underlying theme of determination. Determination through doubt, determination to experience the highs, and determination to capture the rawness of real life. My favourite tracks are “No Chaser” and “Street Heir”; the beats are completely different but both manage to carry the same message – to have fun but work hard, to be humble and appreciate everything, to stand up for yourself and more importantly, always stand for something.”

2020 has seen Juice build up to this debut project through a run of impressive, industry and peer-lauded singles. The assertive and formidable No Speaking has notably carved a lane for the exceptionally high standards that women are setting in the UK’s drill boys club, while her freestyles have garnered fans in Aitch, DJ Target and DJ Semtex. Juice has been named “One to Watch” by Gal Dem and profiled as a Spotify Radar First Listen Artist, as well as picking up playlist placements on Spotify’s ever-influential Rap UK, Who We Be, and New Music Friday UK, and Amazon UK’s +44. No Speaking was also named BBC Introducing track of the week on BBC Radio 1Xtra and has picked up spins across Capital Xtra, Radio 1 and Rinse FM.

Though Juice is just at the beginning of her journey, as an adept and whip-smart lyricist, flawless performer and the leading creative mastermind of her career to date, she’s proving worthy of the “CDF CEO” title already fondly awarded to her by her peers and dedicated fanbase. Juice is firmly positioned to take 029 to the world.

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