MP3: MAHD – “Raptizm”

The Motor City MC Takes Aim On His Latest Loosie, Premiered By HipHopDX, Album Slated For March 2015


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:
“I swear they don’t make ’em like me no more” proclaims Detroit rapper MAHD on his loose single, “Raptizm,” which debuts via HipHopDX. What makes “Raptizm” stand-out is the dichotomy between MAHD’s gruff vocals and urgent delivery with the lush production by Jeff Gore. Amid a soaring sample of a choir, MAHD calls out a host of individuals. “Normally when I hear a track that I like, the beat gives me the inspiration and subject matter follows,” MAHD explains. “I’ve watched almost every rap battle ever, so that competitive part of the culture is definitely in me.”

If his searing indictment of hip-hop culture is any indication of the type of music he’ll be delivering with his forthcoming album, 13, the Midwest MC might have a point. Whether he’s trying to bring the real back on the soulful “Raw Shit,” which premiered with Okayplayer earlier this month, or representing his hometown on “Hello Detroit,” which 2DopeBoyz labeled “a passionate painting of the city’s make-up and plea to its detractors,” MAHD’s greatest skill is the fearlessness he demonstrates throughout his lyrics. “My aggressive style is to capture the listener and let you know I mean what I say,” MAHD says, which helps illuminate the combative nature of his delivery. As Okayplayer stated, MAHD is “another solid addition to the city’s roster of ice cold lyricists.” It might be cold in the “D,” but with the release of 13 in March, MAHD has a chance to heat the winter up.

Listen to “Raptizm”:

Check out the HipHopDX premiere:

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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”: