Well Mely Mel is considered to be the first rapper to emerge from the Dominican Republic. She is the only female in her genre to be a song writer and most respected female MC. Her real name is Melony Redondo, born May 6, 1988 in Santo Domingo. In the world of rap she is best known as “La mamá del rap” or “the mother of rap”.
Mely Mel started to develop a passion for rap and freestyle music at the age of 10, she grew up listening to the late Tupac Shakur and started writing lyrics inspired by his music. In 2006 she opened rappers N.O.R.E. and Tony Touch first concert in Santo Domingo’s Guacara Taína, where she performed her 2005 hit single “Fresa”.
Her current single “Mente Daña” (2017) has almost one million views on YouTube.
Mel has also acted in films such as “Locas y atrapadas” y “Todas las mujeres son iguales”, done in DR. Mely Mel is expected to perform at SXSW 2018.