LA artist MAYDE drops his new video ‘I Need More’ directed by Conrad Lihilihi, off of his EP, ‘Magna Cum Laude‘. Originally from West Africa with much time spent in Seattle, MAYDE speaks to his listeners about the need for more love, more peace, and more life over some spacey production provided by Gummy Beatz.
Filmed on the beautiful beaches of Malibu, CA, MAYDE takes break from the typical money, cars, hoes, theme of today to speak on something real and what this world might just be missing right now.
If you’ve been looking for a new artist with direction and a message MAYDE might just be your guy. Having already opened for legends including Wu-Tang, Mos Def, and Talib Kweli, look for MAYDE’s name to start popping up more and more.
LA Rapper/Producer/Actor MAYDE’s music is a strong mixture of original, uplifting, and mood inspiring anthems. His new EP Magna Cum Laude takes a look at the institution of education from a unique musical perspective. MAYDE aims to reflect his diverse background through his music, while delivering a strong message and tone. His high energy, lyrical, and emotionally themed concepts look to enthrall listeners and absorb them into a musical journey.
With such a diverse set of skills Mayde can be comfortable in so many different settings whether it’s working his way up through the Underground LA music scene or starring on the big screen for Superbowl ads, and roles in Indie films across the world. Producing, recording, writing, and engineering all of his own music along with making connections in the Hollywood scene, it’s only a matter of time before MAYDE catches his next big break.
MAYDE, formerly known as NautilusMC, has lived a life embedded in music, culture, and personal struggle. The combination of his West African roots and upbringing in the Northwest State of Washington, have given him many diverse influences that are clearly reflected in his music.
Bursting into the underground Northwest music scene, MAYDE started his early career battling competition on the streets and onstage, winning a number of local freestyle competitions. As he continued to develop, his onstage presence was taken to another level defining himself as a truly talented solo artist. Opening for a number of acts such as Wu-Tang, Mos Def, and Talib Kweli MAYDE solidified his presence in the NW up and down the I-5 corridor from Seattle to Portland.
His Positivity & Visions of a Dreamer mixtape projects garnered a lot of attention both in the local scene and nationally. Well known for his incredibly energetic live performances, his music helped further define the voice of the growing melting pot of artists bubbling out of Seattle. Transitioning to the Los Angeles area to pursue more all around entertainment opportunities proved to be a great turning point for the aspiring artist. Working on a number of film projects and releasing his album DayDreamin, MAYDE was able to establish his name to a new, growing fan base. The album project resonated a new sound and showcased him to the world with a unique delivery and inspiring message.
His new Magna Cum Laude EP and official name change to MAYDE sets the stage for a completely different voice from this still growing artist. The EP explores the institution of education from a unique perspective, utilizing his collegiate educational experience to tell stories typically not heard in Hip Hop. Complete with notable production credits, he looks to set his style and message apart. His emotionally charged, high energy, reflective themes have taken his music to the forefront and set MAYDE as the latest face to look for in today’s music scene.