MC Melodee

MC Melodee: A Super Dope Female MC

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.

http://www.lamelodia.com/index.php

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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2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards: It’s All About the Cyphers

Normally I avoid partaking in watching any BET awards shows, but then I find myself getting sucked in by the artists I like, the occasional ignorance that leaves me speechless, and the comedic punch lines from whoever is hosting. I watched last years BET Hip-Hop Awards and wasn’t feeling it much, but this year it wasn’t that bad. Mike Epps of course did a great job hosting and actin’ a fool, but the best part of the show was seeing DMX comeback. YES!!!!! He totally rocked the mic, and showed everyone in the game that he still got it!

Actually, DMX wasn’t the only one to return to the scene. TI finally got back out of jail yet again and did his thing on the stage. I personally like TI, but I love DMX and Busta Rhymes better. Those two guys are legends in the hip-hop game. It’s kind of hard for me to narrow it down to my favorite rappers, but I will say Busta Rhymes is definitely on that list, along with A Tribe Called Quest. Hands down, A Tribe Called Quest is my favorite hip-hop group. You don’t see a lot of hip-hop groups out on the mainstream nowadays; probably because it’s such a egotistic industry.

But I digress, the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards was pretty good. I liked the different cyphers they had this year and the versatility in their selection. My favorite rappers from cyphers this year were: Busta Rhymes, Tech N9ne (no explanation needed, he is a lyrical monster,)Blind Fury, Nitty Scott, Estelle, Stalley, Lacrae (I like Christian rap, so I gotta support,) Soprano (French rapper,) Skillz, Eminem, Lady Rage, Yelawolf, Royce Da 5’9”, and Dom Kennedy. A lot of the other rappers were good, but just not ones I listen to on the regular and can vibe with.

The thing that really makes the BET Hip-Hop Awards is the cyphers. If it wasn’t for the cyphers, then I probably wouldn’t watch it. I mean I write about hip-hop and I listen to it, but I still think the best hip-hop is from the golden era. A lot of the late 80s and 90s hip-hop is so timeless. Even when new artists try to put their spin on classics; it still doesn’t do justice. But that is an entirely different conversation that requires another blog post, so for now I will post the cyphers from this year’s awards that I actually liked. Sorry, I wasn’t feeling Rick Ross and his cypher set.

Any favorites?

2011 BET CYPHER 2 HD (BUSTA RHYMES, LUDACRIS, REEK DA VILLIAN, 2 CHAINZ)

2011 BET CYPHER 5 HD (ESTELLE, NITTY SCOTT, LACRAE, SOPRANO)

2011 BET CYPHER 3 HD ( BLIND FURY, DOM KENNEDY, LADY OF RAGE, SKILLZ)

2011 BET CYPHER #1 (B.O.B, TECH N9NE, MACHINE GUN KELLY, KENDRICK LAMAR, BIG K.R.I.T)

2011 BET CYPHER SHADY 7 HD (EMINEM, JOE BUDDEN, ROYCE DA 5 9, YELAWOLF, JOELL ORTIZ,

 

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