Music Video: Mapei - Don't Wait
Mapei’s soulful vocals, with the aesthetic baile drums will draw one’s attention almost instantly. Mapei was born in Rhode Island but raised in Stockholm, Sweden. Taking influences from the country she grew up in, she linked up with music producer Magnus Lidehall to create “a minimalistic hip-hop beat [to] sing over”, which developed into her recent single “Don’t Wait”.
“Don’t Wait” is about friends, and lovers and not waiting until the last minute to say what you want to say to that special person.
Mapei originally hit the music scene as an underground rapper with her first EP album in 2009 called “The Cocoa Butter Diaries”. After dabbling with rap, Mapei is now exploiting the other spectrum of her talent -- singing. In a recent interview with the artist, when asked what direction she wanted to go into she states: “Rapping is something I need to do, and singing is something I want to do. So, I want to do more of that”.
Apart from doing her own music, Mapei has written a song for the popular Disney show, “Shake it up”. Combining pop music with a Swedish feel to her single, “Don’t Wait” will make listeners crave another listen.
To exhilarate the craving, Mapei has teamed up with Chance The Rapper, Benny Blanco, Kingdom, and Giraffrage on remixes of “Don’t Wait”. In the Kingdom’s Remix, you can hear Mapei’s vocals more freely. Due to the fact that structural layers, within the original, do not confine Mapei’s vocals. The remix gives you a fresh, rhythmic background with Mapei’s echoing vocals.
All the across the Internet world Mapei has been said to favor the following artists M.I.A, Solange, and Imogen Heap.