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["Manchild" prod: Ski Beatz/ dir: Q.Ledbetter]
After a two-year hiatus from music, on April 27th Amanda Diva is set to release the "Madame Monochrome" FreEp on http://www.AmandaDiva.com. Somehow between being a music expert and comedian for VH1, DJaying, preparing for her next art exhibit, hosting "Speaking Of..." on Music Choice, developing a TV show based on her comedy produced by Nick Cannon, and speaking at colleges across the nation, Deev found time to get in the studio work and with Ski Beatz, James Poyser, Droop E, Cook Classics and more to make some bottom line, dopeness. Though she was busy with other projects, it was her frustration with America's obsession with image over artistry and money over musicality that made her decide to put music to the side. But a recent trip to Europe to perform in Berlin and Paris showed her that there is still a world that appreciates true artistry! Renewed, she came back to the states, got back on the mic, and found her way to “Madame Monochrome”.
Staying true to form, she fluidly melds melody with flow and soul with the boom bap musically giving audiences an authentic look in to her mind and heart. However, the title is exactly what she is not. As she makes clear in the intro, a multifaceted artist she has refused to let the industry box her in to being a "mono" anything. With "MM" she shows that practice does make prowess, each record displaying more evidence of an artist who has finally found her musical voice. The first single/video, "Manchild" (produced by Ski Beatz} has garnered worldwide support and praise even securing a position as an Itunes featured video of the month in December, all of this with no label and no management. A fully independent artist now nestled comfortably in her own brand of hip hop soul, Amanda Diva, the "Renaissance girl next door" still has more melodies to make.
["Catch Me" prod: James Poyser/ dir: Q.Ledbetter]