Women have been at the forefront of the UK’s hip-hop scene for quite a while now with many of them making international waves. While Ivorian Doll and Ms Banks are often regarded as the most recognizable names, there are a plethora of lesser-known yet equally talented musicians taking over as well. Insert Juice Menace—one of Cardiff’s most promising rap starlets to touch the mic.
Inspired by the likes of YG and Vince Staples to name a few, Juice Menace is seemingly blending the worlds of UK Drill and West Coast bops for a unique sound. Her moniker is a combination of two of her favorite childhood movies, 1993’s Menace II Society and 1992’s Juice. Juice asserts herself as a bright, blunt, and bold force for hip-hop with unapologetic bars, undeniable style, and a fiery flow of her own. She emerged on the scene with records like “Fuck Dat Broke Boy” and “Hardly,” which quickly catapulted into bigger releases like “Money Dance” and “Bounterfeit.”
For her debut EP, Juice Menace packs quite a punch in 029, which also happens to the area code to her hometown. The six-song offering sees Juice unrivaled as she pens aggressive, take-no-prisoner bars that assert her lyric prowess over sparse drill beats. Previously released single and arguably one of her strongest tracks to date, “No Speaking,” appears on the project while “Eyez On Me” reveals her impressive range and vocal control over beats that play to her strengths. This past year, Juice followed suit with singles like “FUPTHECLUB,” “24s,” and “Run It Up” with fellow femcee SYM.
In an era where there are tons of new musicians coming out of the gate, Juice moves at her own pace. Not too caught up in fame or making lists, she’s equally equipped with talent and charisma to crush tracks and take the industry by storm. Stream Juice Menace’s discography below.