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Kellee Maize: Aligned Archetype

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Looking at the hot blonde on the album cover you would never suspect hearing a strong woman rapping meaningful lyrics over Baltimore club style beats. Kellee Maize is a female rapper whose original hip hop style has already helped her capture the hearts and ears of most Pittsburgh hip hop fans.

Now with her second album “Aligned Archetype” and a bit of help from FrostWire, Kellee is set to conquer the ears of music lovers around world. She has generously decided to distribute the album free under a CC license so her music can get to as many people as possible.

UPDATE: Kellee has already reached over 130,000 downloads via FrostWire and is now officially our most downloaded artist – Congrats!!!

UPDATE2: Kellee has a new single out on her website – free to download, but you gotta give her your email :P
Third Eye by Kellee Maize by frostclick

Kellee has always been an energetic and musical being. She formed her first hip hop band at age 9 and expelled the remaining energy training gymnastics. Moving to Pittsburgh and attending university opened her eyes and mind to all the negative aspects of our society and hip hop solidified as “her passion and outlet for activism”. After working her way up at a local newspaper to a Events and Promotions Director (while still actively performing on stage), Kellee opened her own all female owned and operated marketing and events organization firm, Naktrunal.

Now, a successful business owner & local activist, Kellee Maize has been dubbed the “Pittsburgh’s Finest” by the Rolling Stone Magazine’s Davey D. and ranked as one of the top three rappers in the city (two years in a row), along the likes of nationally known Wiz Khalifa.

Kellee Maize’s first album, Age of Feminine, has been a local success of it’s own. The CD sold over 10,000 copies, received 2 million plays on MySpace and has been downloaded over 100,000 times from her website KelleeMaize.com

“Aligned Archetype” has witnessed Kellee transform from a feminine activist to a feminine spiritualist” and the mixture of socially conscious lyrics over Scottie B and King Tutt bmore beats is explosive. The album is officially out today and if you live close to Pittsburgh you can still get tickets to today’s release party at FATE Lounge.

If you’re wondering what to expect from Aligned Archetype… imagine all the best aspects of Lady Gaga, layered on top of all the best aspects of Missy Elliot in her prime, and you’ll be roughly in the right ballpark. There’s no denial of a distinct East Coast sound here; Kellee is very obviously proud of her Pittsburgh roots, and her beats have a heavy Baltimore flavor.

But don’t get the wrong idea – this album is not just a collage of the derivative. In fact, it’s bursting at the seams with originality. Aside from her mind-blowing rapping, Kellee has a singing voice to rival even the most talented pop stars, and she shows it off in just the right amounts. Her vocals are tight, dirty, and incredibly compelling. It’s very difficult to put her music on and not pay attention, because attention is exactly what it commands.

Where Aligned Archetype differs from most major label hip-hop albums is in the freshness of the production. So much of mainstream rap, especially among female artists, suffers from over-glossing and too-perfect studio techniques. While there is still a distinctly professional sound to Kellee’s recordings, the real “Kellee from the block” in her also comes through very clearly. She’s the kind of artist who can bond with her audience in an intensely raw and honest way, and this collection of songs is a great indicator of just how she intends to do that on a global level.

In short, these are tunes with hooks and beats you will not be able to get out of your mind, and if you get on the bandwagon now, in a year or two you may very well be able to say you were a fan before she transformed modern hip-hop.


Related Links:
Kellee Maize’s Website
Kellee Maize on MySpace
Kellee Maize on Facebook
Follow Kellee Maize on Twitter
Kellee Maize on iTunes
Kellee Maize article in post-gazette.com
Kellee Maize on The Pitt News


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131 Responses to “Kellee Maize: Aligned Archetype”

  1. March 29, 2010 at 5:34 pm, FrostClick said:

    Thank you @KelleeMaize you rock. We are now munching on those delicious Honey Roasted Pittsburgh Peanuts. http://bit.ly/9lVzqp

  2. April 07, 2010 at 6:25 pm, Thanks Kellee Maize & InASHTON for your support « FrostWire said:

    [...] Kellee Maize promoted her last album via FrostClick/FrostWire and received over 132,000 downloads (and counting) [...]

  3. April 23, 2010 at 12:26 am, alyssa said:

    check out her new single mind right … just released on 4/20 … it's hot!

  4. April 23, 2010 at 4:26 am, alyssa said:

    check out her new single mind right … just released on 4/20 … it's hot!

  5. May 10, 2010 at 12:44 pm, ShelbyJ said:

    Kellee's music is so great!

  6. May 12, 2010 at 5:45 pm, jamie said:

    I'm from Pitt but never heard of Nakturnal. Where's it located?

  7. May 25, 2010 at 1:20 pm, Ronna said:

    kellee's music is awesome!! so inspiring!

  8. May 26, 2010 at 11:18 am, Kristi DePaul said:

    absolutely love her music :)

  9. May 28, 2010 at 10:38 am, Megan said:

    Kellee Maize is awesome!

  10. May 30, 2010 at 6:44 pm, anne said:

    :o , sounds great! im glad to say i know your music befor a lot of other people :) tehe

  11. July 01, 2010 at 11:02 am, Kait said:

    Nakturnal is in the South Side. It's on 15h street.

    This CD is awesome. I think we can expect big things from Ms. Maize!

  12. July 01, 2010 at 3:02 pm, Kait said:

    Nakturnal is in the South Side. It's on 15h street.

    This CD is awesome. I think we can expect big things from Ms. Maize!

  13. August 17, 2010 at 4:43 pm, Tam said:

    LOL…a wannabe that is jealous of another “wannabe” LOL

  14. August 30, 2010 at 7:40 pm, kristin said:

    Ouch! Tough crowd out there. I love Kellee’s music and find her lyrics smart, inspirational and meaningful. The message revolves around the big picture, not the mundane and is definitely worth listening to!

  15. August 31, 2010 at 7:01 pm, Deanne29589 said:

    Her music is amazing!!

  16. September 15, 2010 at 4:44 pm, Mogiliny said:

    I agree!

  17. October 08, 2010 at 6:24 pm, sophita said:

    yeah kellee maize!

  18. December 29, 2010 at 3:27 pm, Kellee Maize – Hasta Abajo (All The Way Down) – a single from her upcoming album :: FrostClick.com :: 100% Legal Downloads for FrostWire - Free Movies, Videos, Music, Software, Graphics said:

    [...] upcoming album, Integration. Known around as THE female rapper (try googling it!), her last release "Aligned Archetype" has been downloaded over 300k times and has reached #1 on Amazon MP3s [...]

  19. June 15, 2011 at 11:32 am, katherine said:

    I really like Kellee’s age of feminine album it’s so upbeat! Love her terrible towel skirt!

  20. October 22, 2011 at 1:29 am, Jimjones said:

    You are dripping in illuminati bullshit

  21. October 22, 2011 at 1:32 am, Jimjames said:

    Are you kidding? A professor? Harvard? The department of NWO maybe

  22. November 01, 2011 at 10:01 am, Kellee Maize: Integration – explosive new hip hop record from Kelle Maize :: FrostClick.com :: 100% Legal Downloads for FrostWire - Free Movies, Videos, Music, Software, Graphics said:

    [...] around, Kellee delves deeper into her spiritual side. Hints of it were seen in her previous record, Aligned Archetype (which garnered more than 135 thousand downloads here in Frostclick alone) but now she fully [...]

  23. November 21, 2011 at 6:44 pm, Kellee Maize’s “Integration” Reaches 100K Downloads via Frostwire :: FrostClick.com :: 100% Legal Downloads for FrostWire - Free Movies, Videos, Music, Software, Graphics said:

    [...] has reviewed Kellee's first album "Aligned Archetype" back in January 2010 and ever since both the FrostWire team and the community have been great [...]

  24. January 08, 2013 at 9:42 pm, Kellee Maize: Owl Time | FrostClick.com said:

    [...] on 11.11.11) was downloaded almost 150,000 times by our users alone and our first promotion, “Aligned Archetype“, received over 130,000 downloads. So the time came to bring you yet another excuse to roll [...]

  25. May 04, 2013 at 10:53 am, Protokoll vom 04. Mai 2013 « trackback.fritz.de said:

    [...] Kellee Maize – Third Eye (cc) [...]

  26. May 04, 2013 at 3:33 pm, TRB 327: Netzneutralität, Bloggerzukunft, Twittermädchen, #rp13, @LinaMadita « trackback.fritz.de said:

    [...] Musik: Kellee Maize – Third Eye (cc), Josh Woodward – Shot Down (cc), Trancendam – Latitude (cc), Albino Father – Meth Truck (cc), LASERS – Seed (cc), Egoland – Wahr & Schön ©, Rebeka – Melancholia (Daniel Drumz Remix) (cc) [...]

  27. May 11, 2013 at 10:31 am, Protokoll vom 11. Mai 2013 « trackback.fritz.de said:

    [...] Kellee Maize – Third Eye (cc) [...]

  28. May 11, 2013 at 2:01 pm, TRB 328: Re:publica 13 – CodeLiteracy, Teilhabe, Geekgesundheit, Youtubestars, @quasselstrippen « trackback.fritz.de said:

    [...] Anitek – One Way Ticket feat. Tab & D Spliff (cc), Kellee Maize – Third Eye (cc), LASERS – Seed (cc), Devaine – SYNESTHESIA (cc), Baru – Take a look [...]

  29. April 15, 2014 at 5:26 pm, Download Kellee Maize: The 5th Element | FrostClick.com | Discover The Best Free Downloads Online said:

    […] to any of her previous releases, like ‘Owl Time‘, ‘Integration‘ or ‘Aligned Archetype‘, you know spiritualism takes a very important part of her […]

  30. June 17, 2014 at 3:03 pm, Kellee Maize: The 5th Element | FrostClick said:

    […] to any of her previous releases, like ‘Owl Time‘, ‘Integration‘ or ‘Aligned Archetype‘, you know spiritualism takes a very important part of her […]

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