Masia One


Masia One
Masia One
Birth name Maysian Lim
Origin Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper
Website MasiaOne.com

Maysian Lim better known as Masia One (pronounced /ˈmeɪʒə ˈwʌn/), is a Singapore / Canadian female rapper from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[1]

She was born in Singapore and moved to Canada at a very young age.[1] She grew up in Vancouver and eventually moved to Toronto.[2] She went to University of Toronto and graduated with a degree in Architecture.[3] In 2003, she began her own record label known as M1 Group (later renamed The MERDEKA Group) and subsequently released her debut album Mississauga. Her most famous songs are Split Second Time, Halfway Through the City, and Return of the B-Girl. In 2003, Masia One became the first female rapper to be nominated for "Best Rap Video" in the MuchMusic Video Awards.[1][3]

Her sophomore album, Pulau was released in Fall 2008, in 2 volumes; Pulau: Chapter 1: Montreal in the Fall and Pulau: Chapter 2: The Islands. It features Collaborations with Moe Masri, Isis, Lady E, DJ SARASA, Dylan Murray, Zaki Ibrahim, Junia T, Moka Only, Sikh Knowledge, Vybz Machine and more.

In 2009, Masia One joined with Aftermath producer Che Vicious to complete an album featuring a mix in Hiphop, Dancehall and Pop. She will be releasing her first mainstream debut Spring 2012 featuring some of the biggest names in Hiphop. Masia One is currently completing a live album with Jamaican band Dubtonic Kru in Bob Marley's Tuff Gong Studios Kingston Jamaica.

Discography

  • Mississauga (2003)
  • Pulau (2009)
  • "Highplace Drive" (2010)

References

  1. ^ a b c Vela, Thandiwe (2009) "Toronto home to hip-hop diasporas", Toronto Star, January 8, 2009, retrieved 2011-06-19
  2. ^ Cheah, Jason (2009) "Club Beat: Holiday fever continues as the parties just get hotter this weekend", Toronto Star, February 6, 2009, retrieved 2011-06-19
  3. ^ a b Tan, Valerie (2009) "S'porean hip hop artist gets worldwide recognition for her works", Channel NewsAsia, June 28, 2009, retrieved 2011-06-19

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