While watching the cyphers at the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards, I was introduced to two female rappers I’d never heard of: Lady Rage and Nitty Scott. Both of the females did their thing on the mic, even British singer Estelle showed us that she can drop some solid rhymes.
It was nice seeing some female rappers in the cypher. It totally reminded me that there are still a lot of females doing their thing on the rap scene, even if I never hear much about them. A lot of them may not be mega-stars like Nicki Minaj, but they still have some great rhymes that deserve to be heard. Don’t get me wrong, I actually like a few of Nicki Minaj’s song, but I get tired of always hearing about her being one of the best female rappers in the game. Yeah, she got some mad skillz, but there are other women out there on the international tip that need some recognition.
One of those ladies that deserves mad props is MC Melodee. This girl not only has a beautiful head of curly hair, but some beautifully raw lyrics that easily can make her a contender in the hip-hop game. She is actually part of a hip-hop duo from Amsterdam called La Melodia. The duo consists of MC Melodee and DJ/Producer I.N.T. The duo has performed around the world, especially throughout Europe. They have this nice feelgood hip-hop vibe that takes you back to the golden age of hip-hop.
A lot of their music has that golden age of hip-hop essence and the latest video featuring MC Melodee is a major throwback! The Spanish DJ/Producer trio known as Cookin’ Soul (one of my favorite producer trios) teamed up with La Melodia’s MC Melodee for a hip-hop treat. Her latest single is called “Cha Cha Cha” and it’s a remix of the classic song “Cha Cha Cha” by MC Lyte. Sometimes remixes of classic tracks can be a major fail, but I think MC Melodee’s remix is an absolute WIN! She did the track justice and shows us that she is a dope female MC that deserves some major props.
I’m really digging this group La Melodia, and I hope to see if their international success will make it’s way over to America. But even if they don’t make a name for themselves over here in the states, at least they are doing it up big in the European scene. Europe has some of the best music in the world, so keep an eye out for more great artists, female rappers, and timeless tracks from La Melodia.
La Melodia – Give It Up Cookin’ Soul Remix
This track is insane! That beat goes so hard!!!!
Mc Melodee – Cha Cha Cha 2011 prod by Cookin Soul
This video is pretty awesome! It was filmed with the Iphone 4.
La Melodia – Feels So Good (live-edit)
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