Album: MAHD – 13

Detroit Rapper MAHD Shares Self-Reflecting Journey on 13 Concept Album, Debut via HotNewHipHop


Critical Praise for MAHD:

“…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 Album:

Zealous Detroit rapper MAHD released his debut album, 13, yesterday via HotNewHipHop. The concept album follows MAHD through the stresses of a deteriorating relationship, which ends with him leaving his hometown in search of clarity and release. He sets out on a journey of personal reflection to escape Motor City only to realize he’s eternally tied and returns with a renewed sense of purpose and self-identity, hell-bent on creating a more fulfilling life.

13 follows the release of his EP, MAHD ALMIGHTY, and is his most ambitious project yet. MAHD has been building anticipation towards the release of the album with #MAHDMondays, releasing singles “Can’t Believe/Road Trip,” “Hello Detroit,” “Gorgeous Chick,” and “Out.” In addition to releasing those official singles, MAHD has shared several loosies, including “Rap Better,” which The Smoking Section praised, stating “Quality lyricism in hip-hop is a rare commodity. Yet, MAHD looks to break that mold.” 13 finds MAHD paying homage to his hometown, as the Motor City has contributed to his growth as an artist. “Detroit definitely motivates me and the supporters that I have,” he explains. “It definitely uplifts me. If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.”

MAHD is all about staying true to his art-focusing on sharp lyrics and delivery, taking hip-hop back to its core. His clever, gritty style has him on our radars as one of Detroit’s most innovative voices. “I developed this belief after looking around and seeing people complacent with lives that I couldn’t picture myself living forever. I feel I have a purpose on this earth that can bring change through my words so that’s what I’m doing.” MAHD will be joining Black Milk’s forthcoming Play Like Hell tour for the NYC, Philly, and D.C. dates, and will also be performing at several showcases at this year’s SXSW.

Listen to 13

Check out the HotNewHipHop premiere:

Order 13 on iTunes:

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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 VIBE, 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 the first quarter of 2015.

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“Can’t Believe/Road Trip”:

“Spaz City”:

“Rap Better”:



“Raw Shit”:

Bio, photos, and more music from MAHD: