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Listen & Download: MC Melodee Summons Classic Hip-hop on New ‘In My Zone’ EP

MC Melodee by Justine Leenarts

MC Melodee by Justine Leenarts

Raspy-voiced Dutch femcee MC Melodee has released an exciting new project titled In My Zone, the first of three EPs that she’ll drop this year.

Ranging from nostalgia-inducing classics to fresh bangers, the 5-track set boasts production from Chuck Inglish, Like (from Pac Div), frequent Melodee collaborators Cookin’ Soul, and newcomers Brady James and D. Unison.

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MC Melodee's "In My Zone" EP Cover Art by Twan Rijven & Tim Chezko

MC Melodee’s “In My Zone” EP Cover Art by Twan Rijven & Tim Chezko

The EP opens evoking 80s/90s hip-hop with “Spectacular,” its lead single which incorporates a sample of Big Daddy Kane‘s classic Ain’t No Half Steppin’ and MC Lyte on the hook rapping, “spectacular on the M-I-C” from Cold Rock A Party.”

A video for the track is set to debut soon. Listen to the full EP and download it below.

Melodee has previously released the Cookin’ Soul-produced Check Out Melodee mixtape (2012), hosted by DJ Whoo Kid and featuring Mac Miller, Smif n Wessun, Ohno, Mucho Muchacho, Griffi, and Inglish as well.

That was followed by an official collaborative album with Cookin’ Soul, titled My Tape Deck (2013), featuring Bootie Brown (from The Pharcyde), Jet Life Records rapper Fiend and Feliciana — an up-and-coming singer from Holland who also provides vocals for In My Zone‘s title track and final song, “Be About It.”

As one half of La Melodia, a soulful hip-hop duo with DJ/producer I.N.T., Melodee is a Fat Beats Records alumni and international treasure, bridging fans from Amsterdam to Los Angeles.

She is currently embarking on her European tour, which will hit Spain, Poland, and Italy through May 31st. Get more information at www.mcmelodee.com.

[spotted via 2dopeboyz.com]