MINX

MINX

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MINX is a unique female Dancehall Reggae artist.

Biography

MINX is at the peak of her up and coming career as one of the most promising female Dancehall Reggae artists in history.

A single featuring well-known dancehall artist Turbulence, entitled "So Nice" was release in June 2005. The lyrics were nominated for the 2005 International Songwriting Competition in the World Music category.

While in Jamaica in Summer 2005, MINX also recorded songs with Frenz Records on the Spiritual Warfare riddim and FamsHouse Records on the Mama Riddim.

FamsHouse also shot the video for "Ease My Mind" which features up and coming star G- Whizz. This video was shown on Hype TV which is shown in Jamaica and on several TV stations worldwide. The video is viewable at http://www.reggaecountry.com/content/VideoLounge.aspx Find Minx f/GWhizz and click on the video link.

MINX's songs are currently getting worldwide airplay.

Minx was featured on Easy Star Record's compilation entitled Dancehall Culture: Volume 2 in 2002, which features the likes of Luciano, Sister Nancy, Frankie Paul, Half Pint, Delly Ranks and more. Minx's song on this album is called "Jah Breathe Life Inna Me." This song is in the audio section. She has voiced for sound systems all over the globe including Fire Lynx (Jamaica), Fusion HiPower (England), Nicetime International (Germany), Goldstar Messiah (USA) and many others.

In January 2005, MINX won 1st place at BUMP MY SONG LIVE in Dallas, Texas for her song "Fly Away," which is a new song on her independent record project with New York City producers BIG BEATS PRODUCTIONS. This song is featured in the audio section of this press kit, as well.

Minx has performed on stage shows globally including The Americas, Europe and Asia and has opened up for the likes of Bounty Killer, Elephant Man, Vibz Kartel, Yellowman, Sister Nancy and many other well known acts.

Minx started her music career in dancehall reggae at the age of 14. Her professional track began at the age of 17 when she joined a reggae band in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania called WIZDOM. While attending the University of Pittsburgh, she played keyboards for the band and gave the crowd her dancehall flavor on the mic. She also hosted a television show called Reggae Panorama, where she interviewed such artists as Maxi Priest, Ziggy Marley and Capleton to name a few. Minx also collaborated with rap artists, R&B groups and jungle music producers to broaden her talents.

The West Indian culture was placed in Minx's heart and soul from living on the Caribbean island of Montserrat. Her style is very diverse, ranging from cultural/reality lyrics to ragga dancehall lyrics "fe de gyals dem." Minx also likes to incorporate all different kinds of other genres of music to reggae, causing an international appeal.

The Reggae culture queen most recently has added producer to her music credits and is working on several new positive, Reggae projects.

Now at age 28, Minx is ready to take on the world as she is well rated by the worldwide massive.

Lyrics

FLY AWAY

Written By: MINX

“FLY AWAY”
WRITTEN BY: TAMMY “MINX” BEN-ELIEZER

CHORUS

SOMETIMES AS THE DAY GO BY,
I WONDER WHAT IT WOULD BE LIKE TO JUST
FLY AWAY, FLY AWAY, FLY AWAY, FLYAWAY
AND…

FEEL MY HEART JUST BURN LIKE A FIRE
THE MUSIC COMES ALIVE AND IT MAKES ME
WANNA SAY, WANNA SAY, WANNA SAY, WANNA SAY

1ST VERSE

DAT, MINXY GYAL ME A ONE IN A DE WORLD
ME HEART SHINES LIKE DE DIAMOND AND PEARL,
ME GOWAN TOUGH, DEFEND WHAT ME KNOW,
WHEN DE MUSIC PLAYS, LYRICS ARE OUT OF CONTROL,

ON DE DANCE FLOOR, YO BUMP IT TONIGHT,
GALS DEM WINE AND DEM FEELIN ALRIGHT,
MAN DEM FRESH, OUT TO HAVE A PARTY,
WITH MINXY GYAL, JAH JAH KNOW IT’S EVER READY,
AND…

CHORUS

2ND VERSE

FEEL DE VIBE GETTIN HIGH TONIGHT,
INTENSE HERE WE GO, JUST A MUSICAL FLOW,
RIGHT A NOW, NOW YOUR FLYIN BYE-BYE,
SOMETIMES LIFE REACHES THIS HEIGHT AND YOU DON’T KNOW WHY
CAUSE…

MAYBE IT AN INSPIRATION,
TAKE OVER BODY AN SOUL, A MEDITATION,
IT REACTS LIKE A FISH IN A DE OCEAN,
SMOOTH AND FAST, WITH A LOT OF PERSUASION,
IT COULDA BEEN LIKE THIS ALL NIGHT LONG,
LIKE YOUR FLOATING PON 10,000 CLOUDS,
PUT UP YOUR HAND AND SHOUT IT OUT LOUD
CAUSE THIS PARTY IS LIVE AND DE VIBE IS STRONG,
AND…
-PAGE 2-

“FLY AWAY”
WRITTEN BY: TAMMY “MINX” BEN-ELIEZER

CHORUS

BRIDGE

SOMETIMES AS DE DAY GO BY,
SOMETIMES AS DE DAY GO BY,
FEEL LIKE I WANNA FLY,
FEEL LIKE I WANNA FLY,
WANNA FLY AWAY, FLY AWAY, FLY AWAY,
SING ALONG NOW…

3RD VERSE

WHEN YOUR DOWN AND OUT,
TRY TO HAVE A GOOD TIME,
LET THE RIDDIM TAKE OVER,
LEAVE THE STRESS BEHIND,
MOVE OVER, CAUSE IT’S MY TIME TO FLY,
NON-STOP BASS DROP JUST JUMP AND WINE,

DIS GYAL KNOW FE SHOW DE WORLD A JAM,
TAKE YOUR CARES AWAY IN DIS KIND OF SESSION,
JUMP AND LAUGH, ME WATCH DE GO-GO DANCERS,
ME COULDA ROCK IN ENGLAND, AMERICA OR JAPAN
WHE ME SING SAY…

CHORUS OUT…

JAH BREATHE LIFE INNA ME

Written By: MINX

“JAH BREATHE LIFE INNA ME”
WRITTEN BY:
TAMMY “MINX” BEN-ELIEZER

CHORUS
TRUE ME KNOW A HIM BREATHE DIS LIFE IN A ME
DATS WHY ME PRAISE DE ALMIGHTY
WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE HIM INSTALL IN A ME
WIT NOT TO MENTION ME HEART FE GO WALK BRAVELY

1ST VERSE
IN DE MORNING AS I RISE
JAH IS BY MY SIDE
WITH THE HEATHEN NAH COLLIDE
WIT JAH JAH AS ME GUIDE
NOW ME TRODDIN ONTO ZION, CAUSE A DERE ME WAN RESIDE
IT’S A NATURAL FACT
MINXY GYAL WILL REACH DE HEIGHT

AS ME SEE DE SUN SHININ
A NEW DAY IS FORMIN
BE THANKFUL FOR THE MORNIN
JAH JAH IS CALLIN
ME WAN FE BE DE ONE TO SEND A MESSAGE NAH PREACH
TO TELL DE YOUTH DEM, LIFE CAN BE A BEAUTIFUL TING.

CHORUS

2ND VERSE
BEEN THROUGH MANY TINGS IN LIFE
DAT MADE ME REALIZE
WALKED IN MANY SHOES
NOT ALL EXPERIENCES NICE
TAKE ONE DAY AT A TIME
LEARN PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE
MINXY GYAL, ME NAH GO BEG, ME NAH GO CHOOSE

DIS A ONE SERIOUS GYAL
JAH KNOW ME CONSCIOUS FROM ME SOUL
ME NAH GO LET NO MAN TAKE ME FE BORROW AN OWN
TRUST JAH JAH, FE CARRY ME PON DE RIGHT THRONE
ME A DE QUEEN A ME WORLD AN DAT ME DUN KNOW

CHORUS

3RD VERSE
JAH GIVES US MANY TINGS TO BE THANKFUL FOR
A SIMPLE SMILE FROM A FRIEND
DAT MAKES YOU LAUGH WHEN YOU DOWN
WHAT ABOUT DE FOOD DAT YOU PUT IN A YOU MOUTH
WITHOUT JAH JAH, NEVA WOULD HAVE EARTH FE PLANT DE CORN

AND DE BIRDS WHO ARE SINGING SWEETLY
EVER JUST CONSIDER BEAUTY IS INTRIGUING
WHAT ABOUT DE NEW PEOPLE YOU ARE MEETING
JAH JAH GIVES US ALL THESE HEAVEN SENT BLESSINGS

CHORUS OUT

Discography

1. "Jah Breathe Life Inna Me," MINX, Easy Star Records, www.easystar.com
2. "Ease My Mind" MINX featuring G-Whizz, Fams House Records
3. "FLY AWAY," MINX, Pink Shoes Productions and Big Beats

Set List

Here is an example of one set:
1. BEAUTIFUL LADY
2. WHERE'S DA PARTY AT
3. I DON'T CARE
4. BABY MAYBE
5. FLY AWAY
6. JAH BLESS CHILD
7. JAH LOVE
8. NEW LOVE
9. THERE'S NO MORE COMING HOME
10. JAH BREATHE LIFE INNA ME

NEWLY ADDED TO SET LIST ARE:
1. IN JAH ME TRUST
2. SO NICE
3. EASE MY MIND