Tag: MC Melodee

MC Melodee x Cookin Soul – My Tape Deck (Review)

MC Melodee & producers team Cookin Soul first met during a 2011 tour. They immediately click and quickly create a handfull of great tracks, most notably “Check Out Melodee”, “Cha Cha Cha” and “Genius” (featuring Mac Miller). These tracks are compiled on the Whoo Kid hosted mixtape “Check Out Melodee”. Besides Mac Miller the mixtape features Smiff-n-Wessun, Ohno, Mucho Muchacho & many more. Aside from here solo work MC Melodee was also one half of the duo La Melodia, who released critically acclaimed albums “Vibin High” and “Electronic Love”. Unfortunately early 2013 Melodee and producer INT decide to split up. This however leaves more room to focus on her solo offerings.

April 2013 sees the release of Melodee’s first official solo album “My Tape Deck. Fully produced by Cookin Soul they aim to take us back to the 90’s sound of hip hop. Boombap drums accompanied by deep, soulfull basslines and skillfully picked samples. Now I’m a huge 90’s fan anyways but in a time where most hip hop productions sound more like house tracks MC Melodee’s “My Tape Deck” is a breath of fresh air.

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MC Melodee – Exhale Video (prod by Cookin Soul)

MC Melodee (formerly of La Melodia) has dropped her new video “Exhale”, shot in the streets of Valencia, Spain. After the successful release of the “Check out Melodee” mixtape (May 2012), “My Tape Deck” is MC Melodee & Cookin Soul’s first official album together. This album, which will be released April 1st on Jakarta Records, is a 90’s inspired hiphop album.

Hitting BoomBap drums are complimented by warm basslines & tastefully picked and skillfully chopped samples, while Melodee proves that she is not just a dope female MC, no, she’s a dope MC. PERIOD.

In comparison to the “Check Out Melodee“ mixtape “My Tape Deck” is more personal ranging from family stories (“Firstborn“) to losing and finding your path in life (“Up In The Clouds“).

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