MP3: MAHD – “Rap Better”
MAHD Speaks On “Detroit Vs Everybody,” Proves He’s a Rap Genius On “Rap Better,” Premiered By The Smoking Section
Critical Praise for MAHD:
“…equipped with a rapid fire flow and a sharp delivery.” – DJBooth
“The up-and-coming Motor City MC makes a city known for it’s blight beam bright.” – The Smoking Section
“Like the city he hails from, MAHD’s work represents stark contrasts: grit and beauty, aggression and vulnerability.” – NYLON Magazine
“I know none of my peers can rap better” proclaims Detroit rapper MAHD on his latest loose single, “Rap Better.” “I want to show that good rap and music can trump what’s popular right now,” MAHD tells The Smoking Section in their premiere post. The song is a blistering track that demonstrates MAHD’s propensity for sharp rhymes and a no-nonsense attitude when it comes to lyrically disarming opponents as he addresses Eminem‘s “Detroit Vs Everybody” single and remix. “I know I can out-rap everyone on that remix, but I have more work to do for everyone else to realize it,” states MAHD. The Motor City MC is out for war, rapping over a beat that sounds as unforgiving as a Midwest winter.
“Rap Better” is more than just a song; it is the sound of MAHD lyrically shadow boxing. Crunchy percussion and wintery chimes provide the backdrop as MAHD spews flamboyant lyrics that support his bold assertion. Lines like “I’m rap genius, but I don’t pen my lyrics/ And all you n*ggas wasting your time with garbage rhymes should be offended when you hear this/ I wasn’t made in a minute but I got the juice/ And I don’t say it just to say it, boy I got the proof/A lot of y’all should hang it up and I got the noose,” hit hard and fast.
In a genre where personal aesthetic means more than the rhymes, MAHD brings hip-hop back to its core. “Truthfully, he could rap circles around half the artists involved in the original and the official remix,” stated 2DopeBoyz of MAHD in reference to the “Detroit Vs. Everybody” record, while speaking on MAHD’s single “Out,” HipHopWired stated that MAHD “[echoes] the Motor City’s blue collar roots mixed with a millennial sentiment.” MAHD is fully warmed up with the release of “Rap Better.” His upcoming album 13, is shaping up to be a lyrical tour de force from one of Detroit’s most innovative voices.
Listen to “Rap Better”: https://soundcloud.com/iammahd/rap-better-prod-original-foreign/
Check out the Smoking Section premiere: http://smkngsc.tn/16e4TfI
Hailing from Detroit, the city’s newest artist MAHD is gaining momentum after releasing his first EP, MAHD ALMIGHTY. Previously, he released numerous songs and videos including “Lotus,” a cover of Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Otis.” MAHD recently released videos for “HWPO,”“Foundation,” and “Red Lipstick,” from the MAHD ALMIGHTY EP. “Red Lipstick” has garnered positive attention from major music websites and online radio shows. MAHD has been featured on VIBE.com, 2dopeboyz, Kevin Nottingham, and other music publications. MAHD’s musical background stem from his talented family where he has learned the inner workings of the industry.
After writing and making songs the last several years for other musicians and himself, MAHD broke out with his single “Pretty Ladies.” The song dropped online to great reviews and the official video is featured on World Star Hip Hop. MAHD created another statement, releasing“Detroit’s Savior” in August 2013. In 2014, MAHD earned his first featured on SiriusXM’s Shade 45 radio station with the song “Godfather Favors.” MAHD is valued as a versatile artist, as witnessed by the release of MAHD ALMIGHTY and his latest music videos. MAHD often performs with his band, Fresh Londre, which includes two bass players, a saxophonist, keyboard player, and drummer. Be on the look out for MAHD’s debut album in the first quarter of 2015.
“Raw Shit”: https://soundcloud.com/iammahd/raw-sh-t
Bio, photos, and more music from MAHD: http://www.audibletreats.com/mahd/