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At 16 years-old the Sudanese-Canadian emcee Reema Major was signed to Interscope Records, thanks to both her considerable rap skills as well as, oddly enough, the help of KISS frontman Gene Simmons. The self-proclaimed “Illest Kid” has a vocal style that draws well-deserved comparisons to such heavy-hitters as Queen Latifah and Lauryn Hill. The bilingual artist has a versatile style that vacillates from quasi-punk beats to Arab-inflected tunes as her smooth flow rolls over them in a rapid-fire attack that belies her age. After becoming the first Canadian female to participate in a hip-hop cypher at 2010’s BET Hip-Hop Awards, she released the well-received I Am Legendmixtape in October 2011. She is reportedly working on her debut album…Continue
Reema Major is striving to be a legend. What other female artists lack in culture and inspiration, this Canadian bred brown girl makes up for with being trilingual and expressing the harsh realities of her upbringing through her music and fashion.
Her first introduction to the masses came after being discoverd by Stephen Hill on MySpace and carrying out a lethal rhyme in the 2010 BET Hip Hop Awards cypher.
She now calls G7 Records/Universal/Interscope home and has recently released her third mixtape I Am Legend. Following her first two releases Youngest In Charge, her sound remains versatile, worldy and edgy.
Reema Major 16 year old Sudanese rapper and self-proclaimed "Illest Kid", Reema Major is a force to be reckoned with. Now, you might have glanced twice at her age but sometimes, age ain't nothing but a number and when you listen to her lyrics, you'll most definitely overlook the fact that she's even 16! Currently signed to a joint label with G7 Records, Inc./Universal Music Canada and Cherry Records/Interscope Records, Reema has participated in the 2010 BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher and is the first (and youngest) Sudanese-Canadian female rapper to participate. Though she's Sudanese, I also get a 90s hip hop kind of vibe with her as well. Check out her video for "…Continue
Vancouver, B.C. – It’s always inspirational to chat with someone young, kind and beautiful, so meeting Reema Major was a delight. At sweet sixteen, the MC is making waves both musically and materially with her sharp and innovative style; participation in the BET Hip-Hop Awards Cypher and her latest mixtape I Am Legend have only solidified her place as an up-and-comer in the Canadian and International hip-hop scenes. HipHopCanada sat down with Reema during her Vancouver video shoot for “Double Time,” and found out about what it takes to keep that kind of momentum going. Check out our interview, and her new video, after the jump.
If you’ve been thirsty for more female rappers to make their mark in the male dominated Hip Hop industry, Reema Major is here to wet your whistle. The 16 year-old Canadian native is about to blow in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1… Take a look at her latest video for her track “I’m The One”. In the clip, Rick Ross supports the talented teen as she shows us her skills in sunny Miami, FL.
Reema was born in 1995 in Khartoum (really, she was two years old when Africanhiphop.com started) from a Sudanese mother and a father from Dubai. When she was young her family fled the war to Kenya and later Uganda, before moving to Canada in 1998 – most of her young life was spent moving from one place to the next. At the age of five, Reema was first exposed to rapping by her older cousin in Canada.
Ten years down the line – she had…