Audra the Rapper

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Audra The Rapper
Born October 4
Washington, DC
Genres Hip Hop, RnB
Occupation(s) Rapper, Songwriter, Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2005 - present
Labels Anti Love Songs,
Associated acts Rick Ross, Big Sean, Janine and the Mixtape, Ab-Soul Nickelus F,
Website http://www.AntiLoveSongs.com

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'[1] 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.

Early years[edit]

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.[2] 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.[3]

Music[edit]

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.[4] 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.[4]

Audra The Rapper on numerous occasions has said how Lauryn Hill is her all time inspiration,[4][5] so much so that Audra's 2010 mixtape, Miseducation of Audra was a tribute to Lauryn.

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".

Discography[edit]

Songs[edit]

  • 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"

Mixtapes[edit]

EPs[edit]

Albums[edit]

Videos[edit]

Honors and awards[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.oxygen.com/sisterhood-of-hip-hop
  2. ^ "Interview with Audra The Rapper". StupidDope.com. Retrieved April 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Femalerappers.net Interview w/Audra The Rapper". Femalerappers.net Audra The Rapper Interview. Reverbnation. Retrieved October 30, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c "RTM: Thewallmag.com Interview with Audra The Rapper". RockTheMic Jan 2011 Interview. RTM: Thewallmag.com. Retrieved January 12, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Hip Hop Diva Interviews Audra The Rapper". Hip Hop Diva Interviews Audra The Rapper. HipHopDiva.com. Retrieved November 5, 2010. 

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