"If They Raise The Bar Too High, Limbo Dance Under It"
You One Crazy Mama,We Lovin The Tone Of Your Voice.
Mama Chill Gettin ill, Never Runs & Never Will, Nuff Respect For Ya.
Darryl DMC Mcdaniels (RUN DMC)
Exciting, unusual & somewhat unexpected. Mama Chill is a force to be reckoned with.”
Amie Mulderrig (journalist), Watford Observer
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.
A Breath Of Fresh Air in The World Of Rap/hiphop, Cd Baby
Re: More Wanksta Than Gangsta,
This Is Old Skool Hip Hop Straight
Out Of Watford & I Very Much Like
Her Emotional Directness & Performance.
Tom Robinson, BBC INTRODUCING (6 Music)
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 prefer to leave the talking to the Music, mainly all true stories . But here's a brief yadda! yadda! for anyone interested? Raised on a tough Council Estate I started Songwriting at the age of five, was around for the birth of Rap/Hip-hop and from the very first time I heard it, it felt like home, the same as when I heard Black American Gospel. However it wasn't met very favorably 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 system because up to this point I'd never thought of Music in terms of colour and although it just made me defend the genres even more there was still no way I could be a rap/hip-hop artist in the UK, it just wasn't accepted, so I continued on as a general singer/songwriter.
By the time UK rap/hip-hop started to emerge in the mainstream, while excited about the possibilities, it wasn't even close to the calibre of the U.S sound I'd spent years listening to & honing my craft from, but as the genre started to grow here and become accepted, attempting to rap with a purely British accent felt mega uncomfortable & also 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/hip-hop even came to the surface, hence the stateside twang.
When I first became ill with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E)
I was told by hospital consultants & Counselors the dream of
a music career was over & to a certain extent that was true,
but I've gone on to release an Album, E.P & Singles proving
you should listen to your own truth.
Sure, there's a lot I can't do but I can still make music, still
get radio play, do interviews & still use my words to hopefully
make a difference to someone,
Life is full of lessons, it isn't always fair and it rarely works
out how you planned it, the choice is sit on your butt, quit &
wallow or work with what you do have, as long as you keep
getting back up you can't be beaten. You might have to move
the goal-posts but no matter what anyone tells you your
dream only ends when YOU say it does.
So If you've been gifted with the ability to word or any other talent find a way to keep on keepin on til your Journeys end .
Click to read my article on Rap/Hip-hops past.