The Maturation of Mya: Beauty & The Streets Mixtape Vol. 1

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In a weird masochistic way, the name for Mya’s mixtape cuts both ways. Google her iTunes and Amazon release from last fall and two names pop up: Beauty & The Streets and Beauty In The Streets. It’s sad but true, considering how much she’s had to fend off ugly rumors being a fling to some of the best rappers, well, from the streets.

It boils down to double-standards, and semantics. Guys can be “in the streets,” being businessmen, trading goods hand over fist, and so forth; yet if ladies are claiming to be “in the streets,” unfortunately there’s illegal business that’s associated with other types of business they could be conducting. That attention to detail can be misleading. Luckily we were looking for Mya, and found her damn near seven months after the mixtape dropped. It was Go DJ Hi-C from Houston who helped bring out the best in Miss Mya—turns out he’s The Streets and she’s the Beauty (you’ll get it after the jump). Now that she’s riding dirty in the south with Bun B, and Gucci Mane by her side, Mya may not appear as innocent as she once did, but neither was “Lady Marmalade.” Brush up through two videos from Beauty & The Streets below.

MYA F. BUN B “SHOW ME SOMETHING”

MYA F. NICKI MINAJ “PONYTAIL”

Beauty & The Streets Mixtape Vol. 1 Tracklist

1. I’m Back f. Slim Thug
2. About My B.I. f. Shawty Lo
3. Show Me Something f. Bun B
4. Boss f. Z-Ro
5. Ponytail f. Nicki Minaj
6. $ Can’t Buy My Love
7. Control Freak f. Gator Mane
8. Club Go Crazy f. Chamillionaire
9. Now Or Lata f. Blo-Pop
10. Manaholic
11. Go Hard Or Go Home
12. Full Service f. Trae
13. The Only One
14. Work It Out
15. Black Out

Click here to buy Beauty & The Streets on Amazon.

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  1. rere says:

    your article is so true, mya has struggle her way back. im so impressed with stories that ive heard about mya lately…about how she started her own label “planet 9″ so she can choice the songs that she know her fans want to her from her…i bought “beauty and the streets vol. 1″ and was really impressed with mya’s vocal ability and her maturer sound….i heard that shes releasing a long awaited new album this summer…mya is definitely back and her sound has really been missed.