Audra The Rapper is rapidly becoming a household name.
While she may be a newbie to the cast of Oxygen’s hit show Sisterhood of Hip Hop, she is by no means a rookie to rap; with five studio releases to date. With each release proving that her name belongs on any marquee, her newest offering Anti Love Songs is no different.
Shaking up the usual tunes of cuffing season, Anti Love Songs speaks both to the lovers and to those of us who are familiar with losing love. Serving as an audio diary to some, it’s a project that finally voices the thoughts about love that we oftentimes internalize.
Offering a versatility that is an arguable rarity in many emcees, Audra brings the sounds of her childhood to the conceptual piece; fusing Hip Hop with Jazz, R&B and Soul. Don’t allow the melodies to confuse you though, Audra’s traditional wordplay is ever present with punchlines that could spar with the best of them.
“Once I write you off could’ve that’s the last page of the book” – Sometimes
“I don’t wanna make ratchet records or wear leotards. F*ck your male cosign, f*ck your paradigm that I should be anything other than what I am “- Weight of the World
The perfect additive to her Genius worthy bars, Audra shared the love by tapping on a few noteworthy upstarts to lend their vocals to the project. Indiana it boy Ye-Ali croons over her closing track “Ford.Tough” and the sultry vocals of Maryland Lavon can be found on the seductive “Ayuhausca”.
If you’re looking for a project that finally makes you feel “ok” for loving and making mistakes in love, look no further. Purchase Anti Love Songs by Audra The Rapper here, or stream it on Spotify. Obsessed with the project? Check out the video to Audra’s lead single “Sometimes” below.