By Jack Barnes
Pandora revealed a very promising lineup of Latin Artists to watch in 2018, including EMPIRE‘s own A.CHAL, Melymel, COASTCITY & Jesse Baez. Pandora’s predictions are based off data, industry priorities and curation insights on the artists expected to dominate music charts of 2018.
La Mamá del Rap, aka Melymel has bars for days. The Dominican rapper/singer/actress/producer is easily one of the most gifted lyricists in the Latin rap game. In a genre that has at times taken a backseat amidst the popularity of reggaetón, rap en español is on the verge of a renaissance in the United States, which has Melymel poised to be a factor in 2018. Working to her advantage is her versatility across styles, as she is equally at home spitting venom, as she is dropping a melodic verse on the mic. In an age where many of the most popular artists are utilizing ghost writers, it’s refreshing to see a female MC flex with so much authority on the track. Her upcoming album, Dragon Queen, is slated for release next year. Zero dembow.