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Hailing from Missouri City, Texas, an area located within Houston, Monaleo came into the rap game confident and unapologetic. Only 20 years of age, Monaleo has already captivated listeners, fans, and artists worldwide.
Her 2021 viral hit track, "Beating Down Yo Block", which reworked the 1999 Houston staple “knockin pictures off the wall” by Yungstar, garnered Monaleo massive acclaim and solidified her as one of the top rising artists of today-with Pitchfork calling her rap games “Ascending Princess.”
The multifaceted artist further displayed her versatility as a rapper, singer, and songwriter with the release of her singles “Girls Outside”, “Suck it Up”, “We Not Humping'', and “Show you Sum”. Monaleo has also gained a reputation of being a role model and feminist hero since her arrival on the music scene. An advocate for Mental Health, Monaleo faced her own struggles with depression and social anxiety. She consistently promotes wellness and finds new ways to connect with her peers on a meaningful level. Monaleo is determined to not only build her Houston community, but has dedicated herself to be a beacon of hope to similar communities worldwide.
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Events featuring Monaleo
- Brand Partnership