Ethiopia’s Artist: Teddy Yo
Teddy Yo is a solidified Ethiopian artist. He focuses on using elements of Hip Hop and rap to further his promote masterful use of words. His latest album came from 2018 Prisoner that focuses on how we are prisoners of culture. Yo elaborates on the human intricacies that force us to be staples of our
Art and Expression
Mereba is an Ethiopian rapper who I have been interested in for quite sometime. Her music is not only methodical but also reflects a lot of her heritage. In an interview with Sway, Mereba discusses the evolution of her sound. She discusses how growing up in America with Ethiopian parents who influenced her a lot.
Lola Monroe, A Star by Indigo Bain
Albums: 1) Boss Bitch’s World (2009) 2) The Lola Monroe Chronicles: The Art of Motivation (2009) 3) Untouchables (w/ Lil Boosie) (2009) 4) Batteries Not Included (2010) 5) Lipstick & Pistols (2013) 6) Boss Bitch’s World 2 (2013) Prominent Elements included in her music: Braggadocio: I don’t think that Lola Monroe includes this element in her rap music to equate to men because
Lola Monroe- Stay Schemin’ Freestyle (Video)
Fershgenet Melaku, better known as LoLa Monroe is the artist I chose to write my review on. She is an artist of Ethiopian descent and also has ties to Washington, DC. The artist started writing poems at the age of 12 and her love of music progressed from there. She began making music and modeling for
SIIMBA SELASSIIE – HOOKED (Ethiopia)
I chose to focus on Ethiopian Hip Hop artist Siimba Selassiie’s song “Hooked” for this blog post. This song was so powerful and moving because it highlighted the effects of being hooked on drugs and how they eased his anxiety and depression. The opening scene is Siimba hanging by actual hooks that are pierced through
Ella Man – LE ‘ TEZETA | ለትዝታ – New Ethiopian Music 2019 (Official Video)
Rapping has inherently become a part of Ethiopian culture, specifically rapping in Amharic which is the native language. In Ethiopia, Tigrenne and Oromo are also spoken but not as frequently in rap. Popular rappers like DJ Same want upcoming rappers to use Amharic because they believe it shows how proud they are of their country
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=r2DiHRhykiM&feature=emb_logo Ras Nebyu, who was raised in Washington, DC, is an Ethiopian-American rapper who has created a commendable fanbase in the DMV area. Nebyu is the co-founder of the Washington Slizzard — a collective of D.C. rappers, producers, and overall creatives. He began gaining popularity in 2011, with his debut mixtape Kennedy Street Teachings, and has since
Ethiopian artist takes America by storm!
Amine is a new hit artist that took America by storm. However, there are two sides to his identity. He wants his fans to know that he is American and Ethiopian. And his sound has been strongly influenced by the land from which he came. Amine is the son of Ethiopian immigrants who moved here
Aminé’s name means loyal and reliable in Amharic. The rise of Aminé would almost seem like the rise of any other modern-day post-Tupac SoundCloud rapper, however, he was different. At just 20 he released his first mixtape on SoundCloud and got signed at the age of 22. This may seem young but in today’s rap
HHAP Episode 47: Lola Monroe, Representing Ethiopia in Mainstream American Hip Hop
Model, video vixen, MC, BET Awards nominee, & reality TV star: Lola Monroe is an Ethiopian artist who has found success in the mainstream music industry in the United States. Going by many names, including Queen Roe, Lola Monroe was born Born in Ethiopia & raised in Washington, DC. She started her career in entertainment as a model & “video vixen”, and later moved to music. In 2011, she was nominated for BET’s Best Female Hip Hop Artist, and she also became the first woman to join Wiz Khalifa’s Taylor Gang label. Throughout her career, she’s worked with hip hop artists such as Wiz Khalifa, King Los, Trina, and others. She has also appeared in films & on TV, including the reality show, The Platinum Life on the E! network.
In this interview we spoke about growing up rooted in both Ethiopian and African American communities, and representations of Ethiopians in the entertainment industry in America. She also discuses her decision to go vegan, and choices she has made regarding her health and diet. She also discusses her experiences in the music industry, and the relations between women MCs in the industry.
The episode starts with her single “Blah Blah”, and ends with her song “Grime”. Lola Monroe can be found on all social media & streaming platforms.