Meet Hip-Hop’s Next Leading Ladies: Beanz, Prado, and Big Jade
This International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, Take a Listen to These Rising Rappers–One Might Become Your New Favorite Artist
From the days of Sylvia Robinson pulling strings behind the scenes at Sugar Hill Records to the era of Queen Latifah spreading “U.N.I.T.Y>” to Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion topping the charts, women have always played a crucial role in shaping hip-hop and pushing it forward.
With an inspiring number of women making noise in the current rap scene, we are proud to work with three vastly talented, and vastly different artists who are forging their own creative paths.
A stellar lyricist who embodies the East Coast tradition, Beanz first earned notice on Netflix’s Rhythm & Flow for her outsized charisma and lyrical dexterity.
A digital native who started making music in her Vancouver bedroom, Prado transcends genre with her intoxicating combination of hip-hop, pop, and electronic.
A hairdresser and a single mom from a little-known mid-sized Texas city, Big Jade’s fierce attitude earned the respect of influential tastemakers in Texas.
Check below for much more information on these artists. who are more than ready to make their mark on the scene in 2021 and beyond.
Happy International Women’s Day!
The Audible Treats Team
With an authoritative voice that leaps out of speakers, rising rapper Beanz has bars for days. Born and raised in Reading, Pennsylvania, a mid-sized city located between Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Beanz started her rhyming career as a poet. Before long, her poems evolved into raps, and she began to develop a reputation as the best rapper in her city. Beanz brought her artistry to a larger audience when she joined the cast of Rhythm & Flow, Netflix’s first-ever reality competition show, becoming a fan favorite for her take-no-prisoners attitude. Since Rhythm & Flow, Beanz has been active, releasing successful singles like “Can’t Call It” (over 1 million streams across platforms) and collaborating with Dizzy Wright for “Sick Of Complaining.” Most recently, Beanz turned heads with her new song “Trending Topic,” which samples “Who’s That Girl?” by fellow Pennsylvania native Eve. Ready to take her game to the next level in 2021, the artist is preparing a deluge of new music, including a forthcoming project. Beanz season is coming.
Watch “Trending Topic”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BtVMcDy6bQ
Find Beanz’s bio, music, and more here: audibletreats.com/beanz
Fusing elements of pop, rap, R&B, shoegaze, and electronic music into an invigorating cocktail, Prado makes genre-bending anthems for bad girls. After cutting her teeth as a songwriter and on SoundCloud under the name AlienKanye, Prado started to her mark on the music industry in 2020, packing inventive sonic ideas into her effortlessly quotable jams. The Vancouver native released STRIP, her debut double-single for tmwrk records, which featured the atmospheric, hook-filled banger “STEPHEN” and the confident, incantatory sigh “DRIP” (praised by Complex) in October. She followed up STRIP with “Men In Black,” an anti-f*ckboy anthem that’s catchier than a nursery rhyme. As she continues to release her unceasingly witty and irresistibly catchy music, prepare to see Prado’s lyrics in more Instagram captions than you can count.
Watch “STEPHEN”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5TqmklmICM
Find Prado’s bio, music, and more here: http://audibletreats.com/prado
Bursting out of Beaumont, Texas, a small city with a population of 100k that sits 1 hour east of Houston and 30 mins west of the Louisiana border, Big Jade built an online following with her unapologetic realness. In popular videos like “RPM,” “Phone Jumpin,” and “Respectfully” ft. BeatKing and Queendom Come, Jade exists in her element, showing off her rapping ability while styling hair, her longtime day job. Jade is a proud mother to her young daughter, who often makes cameo appearances in her true-to-life music videos.
Her brief, but visceral Texas trap bangers caught the attention of Houston heavy-hitter BeatKing, who took her under his wing and offered her guest verses and some of his fieriest beats. Now signed to Alamo Records, Jade is gearing up for her debut project, recently sharing the ultra-confident video for the DJ Chose-produced single “Gucci Bag.” With undeniable skills behind the mike, Big Jade is ready to make the leap from being the pride of North Beaumont to a nationally recognized star.
Watch “Phone Jumpin”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ta1T5FZzhZo
Find Big Jade’s bio, music, and more here: http://audibletreats.com/big-jade