Project: Kelow Latesha – TSA Deluxe
The Trendsetting Rapper Buttresses Her 2019 Project With Three Fiery New Songs, Including Recent Single “High Fashion” and Femme-Rap Posse Cut “PowerPuff Girls”
‘Maryland’s Prince George’s County continues to exist as a hotbed for hip-hop culture. Kelow LaTesha, through a delivery true to the region yet with an attitude all her own, has emerged in the midst of a crowded scene” – Pitchfork
“Mixing spirituality with trash talk, her most artful rhymes push in different directions while still holding the center.” – Washington Post
“The Prince George’s County [native] is brash, in your face and [stands out] amongst her peers with a commanding presence that pulls your attention.” – HYPEBEAST
“Kelow Latesha hails from Maryland but, at her best, raps like the yappy Texas goofballs turning minimal post-snap toy beats into viral dance phenomena.” – Spin
“Her alternative rap-sound includes electronic beats and brash lyrics that put Kelow LaTesha in a class of her own.” – Def Pen
With an eye-catching look and bars to match, Kelow LaTesha is one of the DMV region’s most creative people. Putting the finishing touches on her debut album, Kelow drops TSA Deluxe. A new and improved version of last year’s TSA, TSA Deluxe features three brand new songs, including the snap music-inspired “High Fashion,” and gives context to previously released highlights like “The Real Deal” and “Hammer Time” (over 100k views on YouTube). Featuring appearances from Rico Nasty, LightSkinKeisha, and Black Fortune, the deluxe edition is currently available to stream on all platforms via her own BUTTA venture.
Along with “High Fashion,” the new highlight from TSA Deluxe is “PowerPuff Girls,” a fiery new posse cut. Dominated by a lurching, menacing bassline, “PowerPuff Girls” unites Kelow with two of the rap game’s fiercest femme fatales–Rico Nasty and LightSkinKeisha. Packed with references to the titular Cartoon Network series, the song finds each emcee channeling the animated trio, taking turns to annihilate the beat like so many hapless Townsville supervillains. The third new song from TSA Deluxe is “Backseat,“ which contrasts bright and airy vocal samples with thunderous bass and Kelow’s forceful flow: “Peelin’ Benjies back like I got a tangerine/When I dress down, they dress up and look like Halloween.”
Born in Prince George’s County, Maryland, Kelow’s music is heavily influenced by the DMV region’s hip-hop and go-go scenes. The rapper makes music that expresses her true self, her specific pen and mutating styles eluding broad categorization. Her music has earned praise from the likes of The Washington Post, The FADER, Pitchfork, and HYPEBEAST, among others.
Stay tuned for many more new songs and videos from Kelow LaTesha in the coming weeks.
Buy/Stream TSA Deluxe: http://smarturl.it/KelowLateshaTSA
Forget about the stigmas, labels, ideologies and pre-determinations of today’s Hip-Hop artist, because when you meet Kelow LaTesha, none of the industry standards need apply. Born and raised in Prince George’s County, Maryland, a suburb of Washington D.C., Kelow’s spark to be a creator happened when she was young. She credits her time spent watching DC area artists on basic cable as something that planted a seed, leaving an ever-lasting impression early on.
TSA Deluxe: http://smarturl.it/KelowLateshaTSA
“High Fashion”: http://smarturl.it/KelowHighFashion
“Hammer Time” ft. Black Fortune: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cBWL3hWdIs