known more for inciting crowds rather than rocking them, M.O.P. affiliate Fox
has ventured from the mosh pit to the recording booth as she begins work on a
The hype (wo)man/
road manager of the Mash Out Posse revealed it was group member Lil Fame who
insisted she make the transition. Fox also admitted fans played a role, too.
me to the mic,” she told AllHipHop.com. “We always play around,
we be on the bus and touring and stuff like that. Fame was like, ‘You
got skills, you need to do something.’ And then the fans, they see me
hyping, and they like, ‘When you going to go do something?’”
Since Fame and
Billy Danze both handle production duties for M.O.P., Fox felt is was an easy
evolution for her to make. It was just a matter of listening to their music
and putting pen to paper.
do the beats [and] them sh*ts is hot,” she said. “You can’t
help it but write some dope sh*t behind them.”
And music industry
insiders are taking notice, according to Fox.
“I got Puffy
interested, he took one of the joints that we had on the M.O.P. album [Wanna
Be G’s] and put it on the Bad Boys II Soundtrack,” she said. “And
Dame just started hearing my music, he like it, [too].”
But as the case
with anything M.O.P does, it’s all about the First Family. And with Danze
serving as her vocal coach and manager, Fox had to impress him first.
it,” Danze exclaimed. “She’s keeping it calm and simple and
still being Fox. Not changing her game or nothing.”
In addition to M.O.P., Fox said Heather B. and Sparky D influenced her as artists.
Today, Remy Martin and Babs of Da Band serve as inspiration to her and she hopes
to collaborate with both of them soon. But don’t expect the novice rapper
to be chummy with the competition and share the mic time with just anyone.
I ain’t even really f**king with, don’t even ask me,” said
Fox. “I ain’t trying to be on your s**t. I’m just like M.O.P.,
I’mma do an album with me on it and whoever wants to get on it can get
on it—that’s how it is.”