Video: MAHD – “Got Damn”
Following His Album Release, the Detroit Rapper Shares a Visual Telling the Story of His Break-Up, Premiered By HipHopDX
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
“Detroiters are lucky to be witnessing an emcee coming into his prime here,” said the Metro Times in their review of rapper MAHD‘s album 13, which released earlier this month via HotNewHipHop. The album tells the story of a relationship gone sour that led to MAHD leaving his home on a soul searching mission that eventually leads him back to Detroit. In the video for one of the albums opening cuts, “Got Damn,” which premiered via HipHopDX, MAHD is seen meeting his now ex girlfriend in 2005. “First date said we hit it off proper,” he raps, as the video transition to a few years later, when MAHD is “thinking she’s the one.” But things take a turn to the detriment of their relationship when MAHD begins talking with other women.
“It was ‘got damn’ when I met her, ‘got damn’ when it was going good, and ‘got damn’ when I started messing up,” MAHD says. Seated beside himself at a church pew, MAHD’s good and bad angels butt heads as the video concludes, and in the context of the album leads into “Can’t Believe,” which is where roles reverse and MAHD is shocked to find his girlfriend drifting away from their relationship, ultimately leading to their split and MAHD leaving town.
MAHD is all about staying true to his art-focusing on sharp lyrics and delivery, taking hip-hop back to its core. His clever, gritty style has him on our radars as one of Detroit’s most innovative voices. “I developed this belief after looking around and seeing people complacent with lives that I couldn’t picture myself living forever. I feel I have a purpose on this earth that can bring change through my words so that’s what I’m doing.” MAHD will be joining Black Milk’s forthcoming Play Like Hell tour for the NYC, Philly, and D.C. dates.
Watch “Got Damn”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_0RrylfkPw
Check out the HipHopDX premiere: http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/videos/id.19429/title.mahd-got-damn
Listen to 13: https://soundcloud.com/iammahd/sets/13a
Order 13 on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/13/id962862105
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, 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.
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“Got Damn”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_0RrylfkPw
“Can’t Believe/Road Trip”: https://soundcloud.com/iammahd/cant-believeroad-trip-prod-original-foreign-mister-crowe
“Spaz City”: https://soundcloud.com/iammahd/spaz-city-prod-yolagang/s-UmCZL
“Rap Better”: https://soundcloud.com/iammahd/rap-better-prod-original-foreign/
“Raw Shit”: https://soundcloud.com/iammahd/raw-sh-t
Bio, photos, and more music from MAHD: http://www.audibletreats.com/mahd/