Runnin On Empty
Mama Chill Gettin ill, Never Runs & Never Will, Nuff Respect For Ya.
Darryl DMC Mcdaniels (RUN DMC)
Re: More Wanksta Than Gangsta,
This Is Old Skool Hip Hop Straight
Out Of Watford & I Very Much Like
Her Emotional Directness
BBC INTRODUCING (6 Music)
You One Crazy Mama,
We Lovin The Tone
Of Your Voice.
A Solo Female Artist That's a Breath Of Fresh Air in The World Of Rap/hiphop, Injecting All Other Genres into An Ol Skool 80's American Feel & Shaking it Up With The New. Credible Lyrics, Credible Music, True Life Stories Told With Gusto And Honesty.
Mama Chill Takes old school hip hop
to a whole new level & has a unique,
righteous style that sets her aside
from other UK Femcees.
Despite Having Myalgic Encephalomylitis (M.E) This is A Lady Who Certainly Means Business, Writing About Personal True Stories Makes Her A Must Listen To. Good Reviews, Magazine Coverage, And Mainstream Radio Play Are All Ensuring That Mama Chill’s Determination isn’t About To Be Dampened Any Time Soon.
RE: (I stole) Your Song- I nearly choked on my cocoa pops, for novelty factor alone this is worth a listen, it’s genuinally not like any version you’ve heard before. If goody-goody Ellie Goulding’s cover was the weasly milk-monitor who helped the original cross the road, Mama Chill’s take is the spotty skater kid that whizzes past and knocks it over.”
- George Nott, Watford Observer
I started Songwriting at the age of five, was around for the birth of Rap/Hiphop and from the very first time I heard it I didn't know whether to cry or combust with excitement, it felt like home, the same as when I heard Black American Gospel. However it wasn't met very favourably here in the UK and I endured many racist comments over the years as it wasn't deemed right for a white person let alone a girl to be listening to, it was a major shock to the sysytem because up to this point I'd never thought of Music in terms of colour, and although it just made me angry & defend these genius genres even more,there was still no way I could be a rap/hiphop artist in the UK, it just wasn't acceptable and so I continued on as a general singer/songwriter.
By the time UK rap/hiphop started to emerge in the mainstream, while excited about the possibilities, it wasn't even close to the calibre of sound I'd spent years listening to & honing my craft from, hence the American twang on my tracks, for me it's as natural as ABC, but as the genre started to grow here and become accepted I felt torn as to what I was supposed to do. I attempted to rap with a purely Britsih accent but apart from feeling majorly uncomfortable It also felt fake. At the end of the day it's about being true to yourself and keeping it real, so I continued on as I'd first started out before UK rap/hiphop even came to the surface. While radio play is cool and always appreciated, I'm not chasing anything, that's not to say I don't take what i do seriously, but for me it's about what's important. If someone sitting in their bedroom can relate to a track & it helps in some way then it's all good, that's what it's about, words, love, connection.
I don't want you fallin a kip so i'll just end off by saying that on Lifes journey you will probably get knocked off balance every now and then by the odd curveball, you might have to duck, dodge & move the goalposts, but where there's a will there's a way and as long as you keep getting back up you can't be beaten. This is your story & if you have a dream the dream only ends when you say it does. Due to a couple of those curveballs I've not recorded for over 2yrs, but never say never, who knows what tomorrow may bring?