MP3: MAHD – “Rawshit”

Detroit Rapper Drops a Soulful and Gritty Loosie In an Effort to Bring Back the Raw, Premiered by Okayplayer



Critical Praise for Artist Name:

“…equipped with a rapid fire flow and a sharp delivery.” – DJBooth

“The up-and-coming Motor City MC makes a city known for it’s blight beam bright.” – The Smoking Section 

“Like the city he hails from, MAHD’s work represents stark contrasts: grit and beauty, aggression and vulnerability.” – NYLON Magazine

The Song:

Putting the finishing touches on his album 13, which is slated to release in March ’15, Detroit rapper MAHD is ready to share a soulful loosie. Produced by fellow D native Nolan the Ninja, “Raw Shit” debuts via Okayplayer and highlights elements of the classic Motor City hip-hop sound with gentle guitar strums, windchimes, and dusty vinyl ambience accompanied by a snare-snapping drum beat. As for lyrics, they’re full of references to Hennessey, Spike Lee’s He Got Game, and being a king as MAHD revives raw rhymes in hip-hop.

MAHD is the quintessential Motor City native. His bars are blunt, forceful and perfectly convey the type of hustle it takes to be successful in the D. On “Raw Shit,” MAHD is striving to “bring the feel back,” as he nostalgically reminisces about times when rappers would make classics in their basements. Throughout the song MAHD calls out “fake thugs” and “weak rappers” who threaten the culture of Detroit rap.

MAHD has been representing his hometown to the fullest, garnering praise from 2Dopeboyz for his ability to create “a passionate painting of the city’s make-up and plea to its detractors.” With a resurgence of Detroit artists like Danny Brown, Dej Loaf and Big Sean making waves in the music industry, it’s nice to hear one of Detroit’s seasoned rookies confidently rapping about the gritty struggles of the Motor City.

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MAHD Background:

Hailing from Detroit, the city’s newest artist MAHD is gaining momentum after releasing his first EP, MAHD ALMIGHTY. Previously, he released numerous songs and videos including “Lotus,” a cover of Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Otis.” MAHD recently released videos for “HWPO,”“Foundation,” and “Red Lipstick,” from the MAHD ALMIGHTY EP. “Red Lipstick” has garnered positive attention from major music websites and online radio shows. MAHD has been featured on, 2dopeboyz, Kevin Nottingham, and other music publications. MAHD’s musical background stem from his talented family where he has learned the inner workings of the industry.

After writing and making songs the last several years for other musicians and himself, MAHD broke out with his single “Pretty Ladies.” The song dropped online to great reviews and the official video is featured on World Star Hip Hop. MAHD created another statement, releasing“Detroit’s Savior” in August 2013. In 2014, MAHD earned his first featured on SiriusXM’s Shade 45 radio station with the song “Godfather Favors.” MAHD is valued as a versatile artist, as witnessed by the release of MAHD ALMIGHTY and his latest music videos. MAHD often performs with his band, Fresh Londre, which includes two bass players, a saxophonist, keyboard player, and drummer. Be on the look out for MAHD’s debut album in 2015.

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“Raw Shit”: