Having faith is nothing new in hip-hop but openly displaying it and making it the foundation of your bars is rare. And being a female MC and doing so have been almost non-existence. But enter a fresh, driven young lady coming straight outta Texas and you have our #MusicMonday featured artists, Wande.
A relative newcomer to the world of CHH (Christian Hip-Hop), the Nigerian born, Texas raised Wande has quickly yet quietly grinded her way through the male dominated industry to become the actual first ever female Christian rapper to sign to a major label inking a deal with CHH powerhouse label Reach Records (founded by legendary CHH artist and creator for The Culture Lecrae).
Lisening to her music, it’s easy to see (or hear) why she was signed. Wande’s infectious personality comes out in her raps which are crafted to inspire and uplift women and men alike. Her major label debut single and video “Blessed Up”, a mix of her heavenly lyrics and Travis Scott-esque ad-libs over a trap house beat is already blowing up in the CHH community. She was even recently listed in USA Today’s list of 5 CHH Rappers To Keep An Eye On. And to think Wande started out as a Reach Records intern!
In the fickle music biz it’s hard to determine an artist’s potential staying power but with a major team behind her, a crazy work ethic, and bars for days, Wande is looking to change the game and become a new vanguard for The Culture encouraging the world to enjoy life, pursue their purpose, and explore faith.
Check out more of our musical content:
- #MusicMondays – Lucky Daye
- Interview – Hip-Hop Weekly Editor-In-Chief Kim SoMajor
- #CultureClassics – Janet Jackson “Rhythm Nation”
Written by @TalentedMrFord