Looking at the hot blonde on the album cover you would never suspect hearing a strong woman rapping meaningful lyrics over Baltimore club style beats. Kellee Maize original hip hop style has already helped her capture the hearts and ears of most Pittsburgh hip hop fans.
Update: Kelle Maize’s album is as of Feb, 15th 2010 the most downloaded album on FrostWire with 118,858 downloads and counting.
Now with her second album “Aligned Archetype” and a bit of help from FrostWire, Kellee is set to conquer the ears of music lovers around world. She has generously decided to distribute the album free under a CC license so her music can get to as many people as possible.
Kellee has always been an energetic and musical being. She formed her first hip hop band at age 9 and expelled the remaining energy training gymnastics. Moving to Pittsburgh and attending university opened her eyes and mind to all the negative aspects of our society and hip hop solidified as “her passion and outlet for activism”. After working her way up at a local newspaper to a Events and Promotions Director (while still actively performing on stage), Kellee opened her own all female owned and operated marketing and events organization firm, Naktrunal.
Now, a successful business owner & local activist, Kellee Maize has been dubbed the “Pittsburgh’s Finest” by the Rolling Stone Magazine’s Davey D. and ranked as one of the top three rappers in the city (two years in a row), along the likes of nationally known Wiz Khalifa.
Kellee Maize’s first album, Age of Feminine, has been a local success of it’s own. The CD sold over 10,000 copies, received 2 million plays on MySpace and has been downloaded over 100,000 times from her website KelleeMaize.com
“Aligned Archetype” has witnessed Kellee transform from a feminine activist to a feminine spiritualist” and the mixture of socially conscious lyrics over Scottie B and King Tutt bmore beats is explosive. The album is officially out today and if you live close to Pittsburgh you can still get tickets to today’s release party at FATE Lounge.
Kellee Maize’s Website
Kellee Maize on MySpace
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Kellee Maize on iTunes
Kellee Maize article in post-gazette.com
Kellee Maize on The Pitt News
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