Artist, Songwriter, Engineer

 

“Ratchet Soul” best describe's Audra The Rapper's music- reflecting her raw, unapologetic and often emotional sound. Her latest project, Anti Love Songs is available on all major streaming outlets including Apple Music, Spotify and Soundcloud.

Anti Love Songs is about “Understanding the other side of love. Situations where the words are the hardest to find are the ones I aim to articulate in my music.
— Audra The Rapper via Saint Heron.

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 for "Sometimes", the project's first single, 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.

What I love most about Audra is that she’s staying true to herself and refuses to succumb to the industry’s stereotypes of what a “female rapper” should be.
— - Jen B, Hot97

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 songwriting. 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.

Fire projects in, Audra's goal is still the same- 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.”