The Break Presents: Kellee Maize

Breakout: “Third Eye”

Also Check Out: “L ‘Outro”

And: “Start None”

Name: Kellee Maize

Age: Age of Aquarius

Reppin’: Pittsburgh & Mother Earth

My style and/or skills have been compared to: Comparisons do not serve the evolution of anything or anyone but in terms of what I have heard from listeners, people compare me to Nicki Minaj, which is flattering, but I think that was just because she was just blowing up when I started getting some love online. People also say Lauryn Hill … she is a goddess. I think this is because she takes on a lot of social/political issues as well as spirituality, although it is more religious in her expression and not in mine. It really is a huge honor to be compared to Lauryn, but nothing compares to her!

My standout records and/or moments have been: My standout moments were when I learned to meditate, when I did soul retrieval work, and when I watched the movie “Kymatica” for the first time. These moments are what source my music. In terms of linear accomplishments, when my third album, “Integration” hit 160,000 downloads in January 2012 on Jamendo and Frostwire. The daily emails and tweets I get from fans are also very empowering and exciting for me.

I’m gonna change the game by: Rapping & singing about things that aren’t found in mainstream hip hop like yoga, environmentalism, oneness, spirituality, beings from other dimensions, and indigenous wisdom, to name a few.

My goal in hip-hop is: To inspire, excite and assist everyone who is working to elevate consciousness on the planet through sound healing, sacred self expression and movement. I hope people feel good and less alone when listening.  I hope they realize that loving and accepting their shadows will help the shadow in the world become less powerful.  I want to allow people to access the hope within themselves so we can open up the amazing potential on this planet to heal and create peace and unity.  If nothing else, I hope to make people smile and dance, that is just as powerful as the particulars.

I’d like to work with: Michael Franti, his music warms my heart and makes me hopeful. M.I.A.,  I love how she makes political statements easy to swallow and dance to. OutKast, I fell in love with them when I was a teenager and appreciate their creativity. Alexander, – his song Truth has been a theme song for me for several months and his voice is magical. Lauryn Hill, I know every song by heart that she has ever done. Azealia Banks, her “212″ song recently rocked my world. She is so talented and witty.

I’m gonna be the next: I don’t dig comparisons.  Everyone on this planet is so different and has their own gifts. I don’t know of another rapper like me so I will not be the next anyone.

To check out more of my music go to: Google “female rapper” – my website comes up #1.

  • Nazareth

    Kellee I see you! Love ya style. You bring something needed to Hip Hop! Keep doing you and keep it coming!

  • burghbabe

    this is so fresh and different, i dig her message, i’ve been seeing this girl out in pgh for a long time, she helped build our scene….nice catch xxl

  • Gerald

    Daaamn this girl is dope!! Thanks for introducing me to her. def a new fan for life

  • Brianna

    Congratulations Kellee! Love the ‘third eye’ video, it’s one of my favorites! Keep singing your mind girl!

  • Ashley J

    Awesome job, Kellee! Love your style and message! So different from a lot of the other mainstream music. It definitely sets up apart! Keep up the amazing work!

  • Kayla

    Great job Kellee! Keep up with your hard work and I’m sure it will pay off!

  • Rachel

    There truly is no other like you! That is what makes you so different in such a wonderful way :-) keep making great music!

  • Don’t Stop

    This has been a long time coming! Stay on your grind Miss Maize and “Be the Change”! Peace and love.

  • Toiuy

    Pittsburgh is just showin out now!!! Damn gotta respect the 412…so much undiscovered talent. Good look XXL

  • greggy

    kellee maize is great

    so different, so good

  • Megan

    congrats kellee! this is awesome! keep it up girl

  • Jess

    Kellee Maize is awesome! Love her videos!!

    Loving this!!

  • Doobie42

    This chick is fuckin dope. I don’t think i’ve been this excited about a new artist since Jay Electronica like 4 years ago

  • Toni

    These videos are old! Where r her new ones?

  • http://www.KaarenStyles.me Kaaren Styles

    This woman inspires me every day to do what I love. Collabo soon!?!?!?! Google me… Kaaren Styles

  • Arthur

    i love this hoe

    corny sometimes

    but different

    im a closet kellee fan

  • Leigha

    Love her style. Completely original, great work Kellee Maize!

  • Greg

    Dope

  • robthom

    dis iz da best muzik i eva herd