Patty Monroe is those names that you should have heard about by now and if you haven’t, then go and get your life. The young rapper from Cape Town has proven countless times that she has more than sex appeal, the talent is fleeking too. Having dropped a handful of tracks such as her highly celebrated High Fashion, Talk and Killin’ It featuring Bebe Cool, she is back with her hotly anticipated debut album, Malatjie.
Malatjie launched on all online platforms on the January 27 and debuted at number four on the iTunes Hip Hop Sales chart; the physical release is currently making its way to all music outlets across South Africa.
It’s been 18 months since Patty dropped her first breakthrough single, Talk produced by Sketchy Bongo, and she is now finally ready to drop her first full length album offering.
The album is titled, Malatjie, which is derived from the word “Malletjie”, an original Cape Coloured slang word meaning ‘someone not quite right in the head’. Known to be an innovator, Miss Monroe flipped it and made the word her very own – namely, those that choose to be different and not confined by any limitation.
Having the opportunity to mix it up with some very heavy hitting producers, Patty shows an unparalleled diversity in both her soundscape choices and subject matter. Joined by renowned Nigerian producer, Chopstix; Uganda’s Bushington; Sketchy Bongo; long-time collaborator, Muzi; Cape Town super maestro, Ameen Harron, and upcoming producers, Deemo and Psyc’ – lets just say, what ever you expecting from this album, it’s all that, yet not that at all.
World renowned photographer, Sacha Waldman – the man behind the lens that gave us some of the most iconic hip hop album covers in the last 2 decades, such as 50 Cent’s Get Rich or Die Trying – has brought Malatjie’s lyrical content to life with a true portrayal of color and contrasts.
“I had a vision of what I wanted my album to sound, look and feel like, after listening to it once Sacha had IT and delivered above and beyond expectations. I’m super excited for the Malatjies to experience my debut album,” says Patty on the album.
The first single to come from the album is the pop and electro infused joint, For You. This is perfect for the month of love and it’s a sweet and honest dedication to the amount of loyalty and love she has for her love interest. It’s really fresh.