Monique Moy Gets Personal with Bag Lady! New Street Album Coming March 7 via Hudson Records Featuring Drake, T-Pain, Pitbull, Trina, Paris Bennett and More!
Minneapolis, MN — While it seems all the rage in 2011 for ladies in entertainment to rant and rave dramatically to garner public attention, there are still those artists who would rather connect with fans through uplifting messages without resorting to theatrics. Enter Monique Moy, a gifted songwriter and performer who delights in sharing her positive energy through music.
On March 7, 2011, Moy will unveil her new street album Bag Lady, presented by Florida’s DJ Rell via Minneapolis-based Hudson Records. The insightful project offers 13 original tracks from Monique Moy, with guest appearances from Drake, T-Pain, Pitbull, Trina, Mr. CG, Supa Chino, T-Hud, American Idol season 5 finalist Paris Bennett and more.
For production, Moy united a number of sounds from the likes of trio The TrackSlayerz (T.I., Jim Jones, Lloyd Banks), CP Hollywood (Trina, Lil Boosie, Triple C’s) and Covea Jiles Music Group (Omarion, Brutha). She’s also nabbed some unique national flavor from Mississippi’s J.Skillz da Bandman, Chicago’s The Cubist, Houston’s Juven and more.
The Hudson Records team has worked tirelessly with Moy to develop the Bag Lady project, especially CEO Troy Hudson, also known as T-Hud. Hudson personally produced four tracks for Moy, and even laid down some vocals for the anthemic “Mean Shoe Game.”
Born in Philadelphia, raised in Chicago, and currently living in Minneapolis, Moy’s experiences around the country have given her a unique voice in music. In 2010, she wrote 50Tyson’s hit single “Don’t Know How to Dougie (But I Know How to Diddi)” ft. Nerdy Star, and performed the hook. As a follow-up, she tested the waters in December 2010 with the release of her first mixtape, Been There Done That hosted by Germany’s DJ Cosinus.
The buzz single from Bag Lady, “Okay,” features a lively chorus from international superstar Pitbull and a standout verse from Hip Hop’s ‘Diamond Princess’ Trina. Monique will follow with a video for the first official single “Superstar” which features songbird Paris Bennett.
Songs on the the project range from magnetic dance tracks to poetic personal reflection, and Moy hopes that other women be inspired to find their own brand of independence through her lyrical testimony.
“Bag Lady is catered for every single woman. Explore your femininity, and be tough and confident!” Monique explains. “The handbag represents ‘us’, and what’s inside of it depends on individuality. I started writing about my life, my needs and my wants, and what I wrote needed to be written. We only have moments in time, so I am grateful to God for every one of them.”
Download “Okay” ft. Pitbull & Trina, produced by Covea Jiles Music Group http://www.sendspace.com/file/djohoo
Bag Lady track list
01. I’m Lady – prod by J.Skillz Da Bandman
02. Kill The Game Mo – prod by Trackslayerz
03. Can’t Nobody ft. Supa Chino – prod by The Cubist
04. So Fly ft. T-Pain – prod by Roscoe Wii
05. Bag Lady ft. Paris Bennett – prod by T-Hud
06. 24 Hour Champagne ft. Drake – prod by Beatgoonz
07. Take It Off ft. Laura Bell & Mr CG – prod by V.I.
08. Come Over – prod by CP Hollywood
09. Okay ft Pitbull & Trina – prod by Covea Jiles
10. Mean Shoe Game ft. T-Hud – produced by T-Hud
11. I Wish You Would – prod by T-Hud
12. Superstar ft. Paris Bennett – prod by T-Hud
13. Other ish ft. Malachi – prod by Juven
14. *Bonus track: Chris Brown “Deuces” Remix
The Bag Lady Mantra
Inside my bag is strength, courage, beauty, elegance, intelligence, exuberance and creativity. My handbag represents me!
When I carry my bag, I am displaying a woman of confidence, and no matter how my day went or what critics say, I know who I am. I make the bag look good.
I am fly from head to toe! I wear success, crisp and fresh like my latest Louie, and I wear it well.
What’s in your handbag?
I am proud to be a woman, and I embrace my femininity. My music represents every side of me.
Everyone wants to have the power of self-worth, and every woman is a bag lady. Handbags, not baggage.
What’s in your handbag?
ABOUT MONIQUE MOY
A pretty face is always welcome in music, however it seems as though female Hip Hop artists often have to set their natural femininity aside to appear stronger alongside their male counterparts. As a lyricist, singer and songwriter, Monique Moy understands how easy it is for young ladies to lose themselves in the business.
With her new mixtape Bag Lady, slated for release on March 7, 2011, Moy puts her craft first and foremost in the music, but confidently maintains her femininity for the total package.
Throughout the conceptual Bag Lady project, Monique Moy boldly poses the question to women everywhere: What’s in your handbag?
Monique offers music fans the versatility of style and sound from her years living in Philadelphia, Chicago and Minneapolis. She began singing at just four years old, and despite early family troubles in Philly, a move to Chicago renewed Moy’s energy for entertainment. She eventually inked a deal with Minneapolis-based Hudson records, and began her professional recording career.
Moy’s galactic flow is equally relatable and artistically fresh, and she credits several female lyricists as inspiration for her work.
“I’ve learned so much from every single lady who grabbed the mic before me,” explains Monique. “MC Lyte taught me how to rip a track. From Lil Kim I learned how to be fashionable, from Queen Latifah I learned how to be a strong beautiful Black sister, and from Foxy Brown I learned how to be aggressive but sexy. Nicki Minaj has taught me how to conquer the masses, Shawnna and Nuisance bring that hustler mentality, and both Trina and Khia showed me that it’s ok to be provocative and explore my femininity.”
While most new generation MC’s feel that they are bringing everything new to the game, Moy feels that respecting what’s been done before her time is very important.
“I don’t feel that hip hop is missing anything, I am just an addition to it,” she asserts. “This generation is complex but fun, just as the generation in the ‘90s Hip Hop music offered similar diversity. Every topic in life gets explored, whether fun, catchy hooks or more serious political topics. I represent futuristic Hip Hop – I am diving into unchartered waters, and I’m not afraid to talk about it all.”