Kelow Latesha – “Hibiscus”

The DMV Rhymer Heats Up With Her First New Song Since TSA Deluxe

A tireless creative and serial entrepreneur, Maryland native Kelow LaTesha spends her non-rhyming hours as the proprietor of a natural herb store. Titling her latest freestyle after an exotic flower renowned for its medicinal capabilities, Kelow shares Hibiscus“. Hibiscus Tea is known for its high-vitamin content and tart flavor, providing the perfect metaphor for the pointed lyricism and bold flexes that populate Kelow’s 90-second, bass-boosted banger: “I’m just concerned about how much I make a day/Fabio whippin’ that iron like Bobby Flay.” In the video, Kelow brings her inimitable style to her local bodega, quickly serving customers before their bus arrives. “Hibiscus Freestyle” is Kelow’s first new song since the release of TSA Deluxe.

A new and improved version of last year’s TSATSA Deluxe features three brand new songs, including the snap music-inspired High Fashion,” and gives context to previously released highlights like The Real Deal” and Hammer Time” (over 100k views on YouTube). The most notable new highlight from TSA Deluxe is “PowerPuff Girls,” a fiery new posse cut. Dominated by a lurching, menacing bassline, “PowerPuff Girls” unites Kelow with two of the rap game’s fiercest femme fatales–Rico Nasty and LightSkinKeisha. Earlier this month, The FADER premiered Kelow’s pastoral video for Not You Then Who?, which celebrates beauty in all its forms. Featuring an additional appearance from Black FortuneTSA Deluxe is available to stream everywhere via Kelow’s own BUTTA venture.

Born in Prince George’s County, Maryland, Kelow’s music is heavily influenced by the DMV region’s hip-hop and go-go scenes. The rapper makes music that expresses her true self, her specific pen and mutating styles eluding broad categorization. The artist has earned praise from the likes of The Washington PostPitchforkHYPEBEASTDef Pen, and others.

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