Phreeda Sharp – ‘Ruby, Sex & Vultures..U.K STAND UP!!!!
Dubbed “Sharp Shooter” on account of her unprecedented rapid fire flow, Phreeda Sharp is the UK’s hottest rising talent to watch out for in 2013.
Born and raised in Ghana to French-Ghanaian parents, and currently living in Hackney, East London, Phreeda began singing and penning songs at a young age. Initial ambitions of pursuing a career as a singer-songwriter were soon shelved, however, when Phreeda discovered the likes of The Roots, Jay Z and Missy Elliott, she was enlisted by her brother (Myles Sanko) to join his hip hop collective.
Describing her music as “pieces of me that happen to rhyme”, Phreeda’s mixtape ‘Ruby, Sex & Vultures’ is her statement of intent: Im here to revive female rap in the UK in my own way”.
Touching on themes that range from power, sex and money through to love and vulnerability, ‘Ruby Sex & Vultures’ introduces the many sides to Phreeda Sharp. Ruby is Phreeda’s bold, fearless irreverent and loud alter-ego, while the ‘Vultures’ are symbolic of the darker side of her reality and ‘Sex’ is representative of the pleasure, love and raw animalism in her life.
Featuring a range of producers, from Ollie Green (Jake Goslings protégé, Olly B, Carly Rae Jepsen, Snakeyman), bassDrumsnareDum, (Christina Aguilera, championed by Pete Tong), Focus Williams (Misha B, Charlie Brown, Jodie Connor), up-and-coming TwoBandGeeks and Don Diablo (Tinie Tempah, Justice, Laidback Luke, Example, Gorillaz, Chemical Brothers), ‘Ruby Sex and Vultures’ delivers ‘raw’, ‘hard’ and ‘sexy’ in spades.
Highlights on the mixtape include lead track Gold Car, a running commentary on sexual empowerment, obsession, insatiability and lust. Produced by Ollie Green, Gold Car will be released on Bad Jane Nation 9 June 2013. Gold Car promo video was directed by Phreeda’s brother, Myles Sanko, and features a cameo role by UK rapper and actor TZY.