This time around was personal for HeeSun Lee, with the meaning behind the tracks reopening the doors to females to stand strong within the hiphop genre. She stated, “Everyone has changes that they go through in life that can either make them or break them. I’m showing the world, through my lyrics, that the changes that went on in my life have made me into a stronger, more independent woman and a more dependent Christian.” 14 tracks strong, the content represents some of the best of what HeeSun Lee has to offer.
Mainstream hip-hop is notoriously known for downplaying the worth of a woman. The likes of Butta P, Hillary Jane, Jackie Hill-Perry, Erica Cumbo and an elite list of others are motivated to portray strong female role models with hip-hop at the foundation. Beauty For Ashes exemplifies such a mindset. What some may see as worthless, useless, or exempt, God sees as opportunity and beauty.