The most respected female rapper in the Dominican Republic, Melymel, A.K.A. “La Mama Del Rap” (The Mother of Rap), has received a 2019 Premios Soberano nomination for Music Video of Year for “IDGAF”.
The lead single, “IDGAF,” dropped earlier in 2018 in advance of her album Dragon Queenand quickly became a fan favorite garnering 2.1+ million views. The video debuted on HipHopDX who commented: “the Dominican rapper wanted to make an album that embraces the scorching energy of her zodiac animal as well as herself, spitting fire over the production style that’s inescapable in today’s landscape.” “IDGAF” video highlights Melymel’s smooth flow and iconic style which is mirrored artistically in a single extended shot as the rap star glides through the streets of Gualey, which per the video caption is “one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the Dominican Republic.”
Embraced by critics and fans alike, Dragon Queen continues to gain traction worldwide with each video achieving viral status! Recently “Se Te Apago La Luz” with Ivy Queen surpassed 1 million views a few weeks after the Rolling Stone commented, “Melymel spits fire alongside Puerto Rican reggaeton royalty, Ivy Queen, in their brazen new trap single ‘Se Te Apago La Luz,’ or ‘Turn Out the Light.’”
Dragon Queen is stacked with hits, created alongside cutting-edge producers and artists like Ivy Queen, Mozart La Para, Neka One, Mestiza, Kool Kojak and more. Album standouts include “Se Te Apago La Luz” with Ivy Queen, “IDGAF”, “No One” Ft. Mozart La Para, “Cuando Salimos” and “Si No Te Amara.” Melymel passionately expresses, “I’m so honored and grateful to have “IDGAF” nominated for Video of the Year! Thank you to God and the fans for all of your support, to the Premios Soberano for the nomination and to everyone who participated in making the video,” comments Melymel.
This is Melymel’s third album but first release with tastemaker label EMPIRE. Known for breaking the industry mold, EMPIRE records have become the leading independent record label with signed acts like JON Z, Tyga, Tego Calderón, XXXtentancion and now Melymel. “My first single singed to Empire was “IDGAF”! I’m excited to be partnering with such an incredible group,” remarks Melymel.
Actress, producer, singer and rapper, Melymel has been developing her professional career since 2005. Her early influences from 2PAC and Lauryn Hill were sought after by her as a kid, as rap music was not readily available on the island mainly filled with the more popular tunes from bachata, merengue, reggae and salsa influences. Her rise in popularity is noted with her 1.8+ million Instagram followers, her 20+ million YouTube views, and her strong feminine voice that has overtaken the trap scene worldwide. All of this success alongside the new album has catapulted Melymel into the forefront of trap music, and has shown us that she, in fact, is the Dragon Queen.
In celebration of the new release, Dragon Queen, Melymel is offering a unique fan experience with Tunespeak. Fans can get the chance to win a limited edition Dragon Queen merch pack with a personalized handwritten note from Melymel and an exclusive signed Dragon Queen poster by entering to win here or by visiting: tnspk.co/Gh0xzco. Melymel will be touring this Winter in support of the new album, in the meantime follow her here and check out her new album here.
“No Hay Mas Na’ Que Hacer”
“Si No Te Amara”
“No One” Ft. Mozart La Para
“Se Te Apago La Luz” Ft. Ivy Queen
“Yo No Toy En Chisme”
“No Se Me Olvida” Ft. Neka One
“Salgo Sola” Ft. Mestiza