About Us


Blak Rapp M.A.D.U.S.A. is a rapper, poet, activist and historian. M.A.D.U.S.A. (also known as Melanie Carter) and whose name is an acronym for ‘Making A Difference Using Skills and Activism’ has a degree in Africana Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. Through spoken word and melodic lyricism she paints a vivid picture of her culture via social and political justice interwoven with spiritual inspiration. M.A.D.U.S.A. recorded her first critically acclaimed single ‘It’s On’ in 2007, with Trickle Down Entertainment , a politically conscious independent record label. From poetry slams, freestyle battles and talent shows nationwide, she has displayed her colorful perspective and unique lyrical ability. Her outstanding reputation, along with her work with numerous community outreach organizations, such as Community Empowerment, New Voices Pittsburgh, and Scientific Soul Sessions, has made her a sought after champion of the people. M.A.D.U.S.A. is currently on a youth organizing campaign with SOUL (the School Of Unity and Liberation) based in Oakland, California. This multi-talented artist is on a mission to change the world by spreading a positive message and call to action for all poor people through her musical expression and activism.

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