Madd Mary: More to Female Rap Than Nicki Minaj & Kreayshawn
Courtesy S&H Public Relations.
Los Angeles, California, September 2011 – While the average music fan is led to think that female rappers don't exist beyond Kreayshawn and Nicki Minaj, Hip Hop artist Madd Mary counters such belief by releasing her first EP, "The Kitchen Press". Instead of relying on manufactured controversy, image over substance, subpar production, and second-rate lyrics, Mary reassures Hip Hop fans that rap music is safe in her hands. Unafraid to challenge the mainstream perception that female rappers have little to offer beyond sex-appeal and simple dance music, Mary follows in the footsteps of Hip Hop icons like MC Lyte and Lauryn Hill who have created timeless music.
To back up her claims, she's come up with 6 reasons why you should be on the look out for her music.
"I don't have a man writing my lyrics like so many female rappers often do. I'm an adult and I can express myself by myself."
"I can get my point across without being foul-mouthed. I leave that to more immature rappers who haven't developed their vocabulary yet."
"I won the "Best Female Rapper" award at the 2003 N.Y Int'l Music Festival off the strength of my mixtape. Not too many artists win awards without an official album already released."
"I give my listeners balance. My music is thought-provoking and entertaining without sacrificing one for the other."
"Me and my cousin, who is also a female, produced a third of the EP. How many females do you know who rap and produce their own music? Not many."
"This EP gives you just a little taste of what the full length album will sound like. You haven't heard anything yet."
To conclude, Mary adds, "Most of these corny rappers are not on my level but I challenge them to a rap battle any day just to make a point. Sure, they're famous and successful but lack the most important element for any real rapper – skills! You can only hide behind your money and image for so long ladies!"
To prove that such boasting isn't just a ploy to profit off hype and sensationalism, Madd Mary's EP is available as a free download at WhoIsMaddMary.com. Look out for a full length album as well as the documentary, "Diary of a Female Rapper" in early 2012. To get the latest info on Madd Mary's projects, visit her at www.facebook.com/whoismaddmary and follow her on Twitter at @whoismaddmary. Also, check out the new Madd Mary interview at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlYK68xEgeQ .
Download the single "Where I'm From" free at: www.sendspace.com/file/aod7qs .
About Madd Mary
In 2001, Madd Mary crafted an 11-track demo that garnered the attention of urban powerhouse label Def Jam. After negotiations fell apart, the disappointed but determined MC dropped a mixtape that would win her the "Best Female, Hip-Hop" award ('03 N.Y Int'l Music Festival), an Underground Music Award nomination and a nod from the editors of Billboard Magazine to showcase in the Discmaker's Independent Music World Series finals ('06). Mary's current EP, "The Kitchen Press", is most notable for its absence of the sexually explicit lyrics so prevalent among other rappers. Armed with raw talent and an indomitable will, Madd Mary is determined to lead a new generation of independent MC's-both male and female, into a brave new world.
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