We Plug 2 Y.O.U... KELLEE MAIZE


OK NOW before we get into this, I wanna ask you to put to one side any and all of the preconceived notions that you might have about what Music is OR should be OR should sound like OR who OR what should be making music OR whatever notions else that you might have about music... Because you are seriously about to be thrown by this... I know I was!!!


So what do we have here then? It's Kellee Maize from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and her songs, according to  her, are about "Yoga, Meditation, Being In the Now, Astrology, Tarot & Spirituality, Zeitgeist & The Venus Project", although after listening to her latest album, the 21-Track 'Aligned Archetype', you'll FIND that her songs are about so MUCH more... Talking about albums, 'Aligned Archetype' which was released earlier on this year, is her second full-length album, after her 2007 debut album 'Age of Feminine' so she's really NOT a newbie in the game.... YOU know what? Let's just get right into the Music yeah?


YUP! That was Kellee Maize on a track titled 'Pulse' & she is, in her own words, a 'White, Blonde, Rapper'... Now you really don't need to lie about this BUT when you saw that picture up top, did you in your wildest imaginations envision hearing what you just heard? Nah you can be honest lol... iLove it! It's just very different from what I'm typically used to... The production on this & as with the overriding musical vibe on this album is quite Baltimore/East-Coast/D.C Club-Scene Sounding... It's Hip-Hop, It's Dub-Step, Its Reggae, Its Dance, Its House... which in itself is quite impressive that the album is still largely about Kellee's lyrics which do NOT get drowned by the varied musical backdrop... It's a HUGE feat in my eyes! While we're on her lyrics, let's check her out on this next record.



What you just heard was 'Third Eye' and one of my favourite records on the 'Aligned Archetype', it's laced with that hippie, intellectual, retrospective lyrical showing that I'm a sucker for, this record is BIG! For some reason, she reminds me of Kid Cudi (a Kid Cudi that I can actually listen to) mixed with Missy Elliot (circa her 'Miss E... So Addictive'/'Under Construction' days) & that's only when she's rapping... Now on bits that she sings, she does her thing & she does her thing WELL!


Are you still doing a double-take at the picture of Kellee as you listen to the music thinking it can't be the same person? Can I just say something because there is something that should be said about this woman's flow... I like the way she switches up & down between that rapid-fire flow, her easy laid-back persona & the melodic spitting style she throws in from time to time. Kelle Maize is DOPE! We're definitely putting our #goodmusic stamp all over this one...  We're gonna share one more record from the album with you, lemme know your thoughts on this one yeah? I'm actually finding it extremely hard picking just one more song for you, I am SO for choice here... OK check this one out, it's called 'Godette'. #SNM



You can download her 'Aligned Archetype' album for free right after the jump & so you should, it's a little over an hour of quality music that's brightened up my weekend even further & with over 150000 downloads already of this album in what, 3 months? I suppose it's safe to say that we're SO VERY late on this one!

Download: Kellee Maize - Aligned Archetype

Until the Next Time...

10 comments:

  1. Great article about an amazing artist!

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  2. Wow, great article. Its totally on point. Kellee is by far one of my favorite artist. 'Pulse' is amazing it has that hardcore/laid-back feel. You can just feel energy pulsing through your body during the song. Kudos!

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  3. Yeah! It's about time something new came out of the Burgh. I also love the use of soundcloud in the blog.

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  4. GREAT WRITE UP ABOUT KELLEE MAIZE!!!

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  5. awesome blog post about kellee amazing. im a huge fan ... she just released a new single on 4/20 called mind right .. bedrock remix by lil wayne.

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  6. Love Kellee!! Her sound is so unique and she's truly an inspiration.

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  7. Kellee is amazing!!

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  8. I'm not from the Pittsburgh area.. Does she make appearances outside PA?

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  9. purely awesome. can't get enough of her music.

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  10. Wow! Definitely goes to show you that you can't judge a book by its cover. This girl can rap!

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