BACKXWASH - "Deviancy"


Backxwash - “Deviancy”

(Grimalkin Records)

Zambian rapper Backxwash absolutely slays it on Deviancy, bringing intensity, emotion, and lyrical artistry to life. This hard hitting 8-track album kicks off immediately with aggressive Don’t Come to the Woods, built from a driving beat and a raw style that spills over into other killer tracks like Devil in a Mosh Pit and Foundation + Face Tattoos. Backxwash, an accomplished lyricist who cites Redman and Missy Elliot among her influences, is not afraid to tackle tough subject matter to bring change to the world through heightened social consciousness.

On the title track, Deviancy, producer Sugeryhead wields a driving industrial beat and howling synths that lift Backxwash’s fierce delivery and crushes opponents with torrents of digitally demonic rap. The producing on these tracks is top notch with bass and beats that bang hard, and Backxwash’s style is energetic and full of attitude - but I was completely blown away by You Like My Body the Way it is - a song that captures the human experience of love in such an intimate and powerful way.

Deviancy is a powerful album that highlights the values of love and personal liberty, and proceeds from digital only sales go to Nationz Foundation in Richmond, VA. (

‘Nationz Foundation a 501(c)3 non-profit organization was organized to fulfill our mission to "provide education and information related to HIV prevention and overall health and wellness, while inspiring the community to take responsibility for their health while working towards a more inclusive Central Virginia for LGBTQIA+ identified individuals.’

Gray Lee