Twin Cities' own rap hellion, Manchita, is gearing up to release her first sola project. Since her first collaboration with Slapping Purses in 2011, Manchita has managed to stay off the grid as a solo artist, choosing instead to focus on group projects, Tha Clerb (Mike Mictlan, Lizzo, Spyder Baybie Raw Dog, and 2%Muck) and more recently, GRRRL PRTY (Lizzo, Sophia Eris, DJ Shannon Blowtorch).

In a departure from the ferocious swagger evident in GRRRL PRTY's most recent release, GRRRL PRTY x BIONIK, she will be revealing a new project with Bionik that promises to reveal a moodier, more heavy-hearted body of content—centered on love, loss, and survival. Although her material spans the spectrum from braggy twerk-along ego anthems, to what she has dubbed "sad bangers,”—catchy, shadow-ridden turns of tongue accented by jazz-smoked hooks—expect to see a more tender, sensual, and softer side of Manchita in the forthcoming EP.

"I feel like a divided person most of the time. There's the Chita in me—the confident, sarcastic, vulgar, ready to fight, warrior, survivor, twerk-enthusiast—and then there's the other side of me—the softy, the abandoned lover, the codependent caretaker, the spiritually hibernating, perpetually grieving person. This sola project is about embracing all of me, the good, the bad, the silly, the foul. The tomboy and the princess. The rapper and the singer. It's a full dose."