Before this you might not have heard of Vanatei [Va-neeh-tee], and after, you’ll either find your next favorite female rapper or move on to find somebody else. I’m not exactly big on female rappers myself, but the few that I’ve discovered I actually really liked. One of the latest female MCs I’ve come across is Vanatei.
This spunky girl from Newark, New Jersey is not just a rapper but also an advertising guru. [She set up and manages her own advertising business.] Her skills as a rapper is something to rave about as well, with her album Dis Bish Got Moola, showcasing her knack for creating catchy beats while spitting out stark lyrics and producing good rhythm.
Vanatei has always loved rapping. In her interview over at Securitypleeze, the singer admits to creating and jotting down rhymes on paper since she was 11 or 12 and likens her style to a combo of Big Pun, M.I.A. and Kelis. Indeed, her lyrics are quite raw, focusing more on her experiences and simply being true to her “hustlin’ lifestyle.”
The carrier single, Dis Bish Got Moola, has a nice catchy beat and a laid-back hip hop feel. Plus, the recording quality is quite good. From the onset you’ll recognize that she definitely has something to bring to the table in terms of skill and style. Her vocals are quite strong and authoritative, commanding listeners at every turn.
Meanwhile, her other track, Bitch You Ain’t A Barbie, has generated quite a controversy among YouTube commenters since it first came out. Most of them think that the song is a diss to Nicki. Whatever the case may be, the song is pretty cool. It contains tight beats and comes with honest lyrics. It also features another female rapper, Semi.
There’s no denying that Dis Bish Got Moola has its gems. Vanatei’s talent is hard to ignore, her skills are as good as any of the mainstream female rappers out there and her attitude, personality and style, with the right management, will bring her right to the top. This alone makes her an artist worth checking out.
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