Artist, Songwriter, Engineer
Since the album release, Audra has been taking her passion to new heights. Aside from starring on the third season of Oxygen Network’s Sisterhood of Hip Hop, she has been featured on countless playlist including Apple Music’s “Best of the Week” and Spotify's "Most Necessary" among others. The video was spotlighted by REVOLT TV and in rotation on BET Jams. The second single, Bxtchlxss was featured on Spotify's 'Most Necessary' Playlist and was hand picked by tastemaker music destination, Pigeons & Planes for their P&P Weekly Playlist on Spotify.
Despite her growing success, Audra the Rapper’s path to hip-hop was an unlikely one. Born in Washington DC and raised in Richmond, Virginia to a single mother and grandmother, Audra was forbidden to listen to rap music because of its often-violent nature and aggressive misogyny. Instead, her childhood home was filled with the sounds of jazz, soul, and RnB leading Audra to take a more musical approach to rap. Studying the styles of Floetry, Kanye West and Lauryn Hill, Audra began writing poetry that later became the narrative to her raps. Battling classmates during lunch and football games, ATR began taking rap more seriously and at age 16 she released her first offering “Sweet and Sour,” which she sold in local car washes and neighborhood malls.
Audra's goal is to remain honest and outspoken in the music. “I simply want to make people feel. Everyone wants not to care... when in reality it’s everything we need.”