MC Melodee has been active in the music industry for over 15 years. Next to being writer, performer and leader of her band La Melodia with whom she performed all over the globe, she leads a Peer Education Project and is director of a platform for female hip hop artists Dam Dutchess in her home base Amsterdam.
MC Melodee, whom you might have met in the past while working at Fatbeats record store and Kindred Spirits Records Amsterdam, can be found MC-ing in Hollands club circuit in venues like Bitterzoet, Paradiso and Jimmy Woo or on Dutch festivals including North Sea Jazz festival, Appelsap, Mysteryland, Latin Village and Valtifest amongst others. Or you might hear her dropping by occasionally on Future Vintage Radio, a weekly radio show that she weekly hosted up till 2010 on Holland’s radio program ‘3 voor 12’ on 3FM radio.
In 2012 Cookin’ Soul sets up a collaboration between Melodee and Billboard #1 artist Mac Miller. This song called Genius is like the other songs one of the singles of the mixtape Check Out Melodee produced by Cookin’ Soul, hosted by DJ Whoo Kid which was released spring 2012. The mixtape which was released on Dat Piff featured respectable international artists like Mac Miller, Smiff n Wessum, Chuck Inglish (Cool Kids), Ohno, Mucho Muchacho, Griffi and DJ Whoo Kid. More European shows followed that year for MC Melodee, especially in Spain where she reached a lot of new fans after doing an interview for MTV Spain and a covershoot for HipHopLife Magazine with her new partners in music Cookin’ Soul.
After the succes of “Check Out Melodee“, MC Melodee starts to work on a new project with Cookin’ Soul late 2012. The first two videosingles of this album called Ain’t My Style and Exhale which were released early 2013, introduce MC Melodee & Cookin Souls first official album together: My Tape Deck. This album which was released digitally & on limited vinyl April 2013 on Jakarta Records (DE) is a 90s inspired hip hop album with features by Bootie Brown (The Pharcyde), Jet Life Records rapper Fiend and Hollands upcoming singer Feliciana. The third video Think Twice which was shot in Melodee’s homeland Curacao, was released late May 2013.
Think Twice is the third single of MC Melodee’s new album My Tape Deck and is entirely produced by Cookin Soul’, released April 1st on Jakarta Records (DE).