Queen Monkeei | New Next Female Rap Artist From Detroit | “Bricks” Music Video 2018 “Beatrix Kiddo
WHOS NEXT UP FROM THE D? KASH DOLL, MOLLY BRAZY, DEJ LOAF, NOW QUEEN MONKEEI?
When I first encountered Queen Monkeei, I was surprised when she told me she rapped. This was because her tone was soft, her persona was extremely mild. Like a calm and quieting brewing storm. And to me this is what completely separates Queen from the rest of Detroit’s female rap movement. She’s tough, as any other male or female born and raised in the D, but her tough was very different to me.
It’s like a Godfather tough. You can tell her intelligence in her manner as she speaks to you and how she respects and observe your space and position, as would the Godfather. The Godfather would always respect a man, just so long as this man like wise return the gesture. But we all know what happens if you turn on The GF.
I met The Queen of Detroit at an Open Mic on E. Warren at The Club Royalty. I asked her and her colleagues to participate in a commercial we was filming on behalf of Open Mic Nights “I Am Dope” presented by Flex Ya Skillz Ent. With his daughter Taij B. as a second host and headliner of the shows. Queen Monkeei’s vibe was as if she was just a fan, until she told me she was performing as well. But like all new comers she was one of the last to perform.
Most people were leaving, of course because most Detroiters miss supporting each other after they receive all the support they need. Anyway I decided to stay, and boy I’m glad I did. Her performance was shocking. Not to just me, but to the entire audience. Her humble appearance, and even the way she presented the song on stage was displayed in a way where she was not to sure if her performance was going to be good or not. But The Queen had as all psyched out!!!
What I loved about Queen Monkeei was her demeanor. She got this tough kid next door vibe that would never pick a fight or bully you, but if someone ever tried you she would bring that pit bull part of her out and respond accordingly. You’d never think she was tough on the outset, but her words, and the way she used them had so much passion, truth, grit, reality and pain behind it you felt it and you knew it was real. You find yourself feeling drawn to it because of the authenticity of it. It felt like you knew her your whole life, her bounce, her lingo, her slang, they way she says her rhymes with character, intrigue and authority.
Her choice of beats and production, the music she decided to rhyme to even compliments the whole creation.
Queen Monkeei’s creativity is through the roof. Coming from Detroit as a female rapper ain’t easy. You really gotta fight hard to win over the ears of a hardened city guy, but with her, it’s no effort. After her performance the crowd gave her a loud round of applause. Now keep in mind, this is Detroit, WE DON’T CARE ABOUT NOOOOOOBODY!!!! And yet, this mild manner, quiet toned round away girl, came, rocked, shook us woke and helped us to recognize, there’s truly a new and satisfying female rap artist on the rise from Detroit.