mtHail­ing from Birm­ing­ham, 23 year-old poet/rapper/humanitarian Mar­lenà Taylor draws on the power of story-telling and poetry through hip hop, and chan­nels these forces to cre­ate a refresh­ing and per­son­al take on the genre. Earli­er this year Mar­lená took a leap of faith by step­ping into a record­ing stu­dio for the first time, and act­ing upon her burn­ing pas­sion for music she recor­ded her debut single ‘Wats Luv’.

 Fea­tur­ing a vocal hook remin­is­cent of 90s RnB era from vocal­ist Dee’John, Wats Luv show­cases her hon­est approach to music mak­ing and depicts the ups and downs of the rela­tion­ship in ques­tion. She explains:

 “Wats Luv is a very per­son­al song after I decided to call it quits. I feel as women, we tol­er­ate a lot but at the end of it all every women have their break­ing points and Wats Luv was my break­ing point”

 Bridging the gap between poetry and Hip Hop, Mar­lenà pri­or­it­ies artist­ic integ­rity over any­thing else and looks to use her voice to fear­lessly inspire and motiv­ate the next gen­er­a­tion, explain­ing:

 “Hav­ing the free­dom of self expres­sion and being able to con­nect with people through stor­ies is power­ful — I don’t want to make music for the moment — I feel it’s my respons­ib­il­ity to not con­form to the demands of the world, but to the demands of the people. I feel like my mis­sion on earth is to cre­ate music with a mes­sage”

 ‘Wats Luv’ is out on all digit­al out­lets Now.

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.
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Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.