Audra the Rapper
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|Audra The Rapper|
|Genres||Hip Hop, RnB|
|Occupation(s)||Rapper, Songwriter, Singer|
|Years active||2005 - present|
|Labels||Anti Love Songs,|
|Associated acts||Rick Ross, Big Sean, Janine and the Mixtape, Ab-Soul Nickelus F,|
Audra The Rapper is an American rapper, songwriter, and television personality. She is a cast member on the third season of Oxygen Network's hit series 'Sisterhood of Hiphop' executive produced by T.I. Audra started writing music at the age of six years old and recording herself at age thirteen in her mother's closet. She released her first mixtape, Sweet and Sour Vol. I at age 16 and sold it at local malls and car washes. Audra has released 5 studio projects including her most recent, 'Anti Love Songs' which she released under her own label alongside Sony Music's RED Distribution.
Audra was born in Washington, DC and raised in Richmond, Virginia by her single-mother and grandmother. Audra has said music was a great inspiration to her, especially when it comes to Jazz and RnB. Listening to her grandmother spin Anita Baker, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald made singing an early priority for her. Audra was raised in the church and joined the choir at age 5 and was leading solos by age 6. Audra says she was 6 years old when she got her first CD, Brandy Norwood's (aka Brandy) self-titled debut album and it fixed her attention on having a music career. Audra has stated that her major musical influences are Lauryn Hill, The Diplomats, Kanye West, and Floetry.
In the summer of 2009, Audra The Rapper and Rick Ross crossed paths when by chance they were both at iPower 92.1 radio station in Audra's hometown of Richmond, VA. The two met a second time in October 2010 at a university homecoming concert in Richmond where Audra opened for Ross and her performance lead Ross to endorse, mentor, and co-sign her.
Unlike a lot of rappers, whose rap style have easily been categorized as Trap, Hardcore or Conscious, Audra The Rapper has partnered her lyrics with a variety of sounds, reflecting various styles and has described her style is "Ratchet Soul".
- 2011 "Love Song Remix" ft Mickey Factz and Raheem DeVaughn
- 2013 "Hit and Run" ft Abir
- 2015 "China.Bus"
- 2016 "Done.Did"
- 2016 "Sometimes"
- 2016 "Bxtchlxss"
- 2015 Retrospectrum
- 2016 Anti Love Songs
Honors and awards
|Year||Category||Honors and Awards||Notes|
|2006||HipHop Songwriter of The Year||Song of The Year International Competition (supported by VH1 Foundation)||Winner|
|2009||Role Model of The Year||Southern Entertainment Awards (S.E.A.s)||Nominated|
|2009||Community Activist of The Year||Southern Entertainment Awards (S.E.A.s)||Nominated|
|2010||Breakthrough Female Artist of the Week||WorldStarHipHop.com||April 21, 2010|
|2010||BET - The Deal||BET Television||Appeared in March 2010, May 2010 and July 2010|
|2010||Role Model of The Year||Southern Entertainment Awards (S.E.A.s)||Nominated|
|2011||Virginia - Best Female Rap Artist||DC, Maryland, Virginia (DMV) Awards||Winner|
|2011||Mixtape of the Year for Miseducation of Audra||Southern Entertainment Awards (S.E.A.s)||Nominated|
|2011||MTV2 Sucker Free Freestyle Featured Artist||MTV2 Television||MTV2|
- "Interview with Audra The Rapper". StupidDope.com. Retrieved April 12, 2011.
- "Femalerappers.net Interview w/Audra The Rapper". Femalerappers.net Audra The Rapper Interview. Reverbnation. Retrieved October 30, 2011.
- "RTM: Thewallmag.com Interview with Audra The Rapper". RockTheMic Jan 2011 Interview. RTM: Thewallmag.com. Retrieved January 12, 2011.
- "Hip Hop Diva Interviews Audra The Rapper". Hip Hop Diva Interviews Audra The Rapper. HipHopDiva.com. Retrieved November 5, 2010.