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.