Published Sep 05, 2014New York-based rapper Signif is more than a female emcee. Her flow has more than an old-school vibe. Refusing to rap about trophy aesthetics composed of luxury cars and fancy diamonds, Signif's words contain great depth. Her slick and conscious lyrics present hope within dire situations on Friction, on which she raises awareness of lower social-economical conditions and focuses on the ability to create aspirations for change.
The chopped and screwed single "Play 2 Win" begins with self-reflection, as Signif and featured Detroit rapper Elzhi spit words of wisdom that promote positive growth and change, while tracks like "You're Beautiful" featuring Aldrick and "Runnin' Away" focus on self-preservation and perseverance. Signif strongly encourages her listeners to love themselves despite the discouraging views of a commercial world. "Alright" (which samples John Legend's "Tonight (Best You Ever Had)") reveals optimism about the hood life, including government housing, gang-on-gang violence and the innocent bystanders that are affected by it all. Friction demonstrates Signif's conscious articulation of the world that she lives in and her ability to find order in contentious times. (Intelligent Dummies)