MUSIC REVIEW: Divinity Roxx's ImPossible

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Divinity Roxx is best known as the world class live bassist with Beyonce. However, she has also released various solo releases over the last few years. The composer/songwriter/rapper/singer is now prepping the release of her latest effort ImPossible, which follows her 2012 effort Roxx Boxx Experience.

To lead off the album, Divinity has offered up the lead single "We Are," which brings an uplifting message of hope and strength for women and minorities.

Speaking about the track, Roxx explained that it was inspired by a professor at UC Berkeley who penned the moving hook lyric "we are the ones we've been waiting for."

Roxx is known as a killer bass player. But "We Are" allows her to flex her a talent that gets her much less spotlight: her ability as an MC. Her flow is solid and rhythmic, just as one might expect from the woman that holds down the low end for the one and only Queen Bey. She also brings a socially loaded lyric beckoning the audience to open their minds on issues of race and gender.

Roxx's singing is the weakest link in the offering and is, again, what someone might expect of an artist that has spent their time cultivating the highest level of bass chops. The singing delivery feels at times forced and just less than confident, like that of a backing singing moving to the front line. Despite the slight vocal weakness, however, Roxx brings a strong and uplifting performance worthy of a full time resident in Queen Bey's court.

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