Gas Mask Magazine


By: Eric Reyes
April 01, 2020

Mapei has been a strong creative force on the scene for over a decade, releasing challenging tracks that blend hip-hop, pop, and soul. Her newest track, “Diamond”,further proves her talent for innovation.

We’ll be blunt with you here; this song is an instant hit. Opening deceptively with four soft and drawn out notes, a sample and bass heavy beat drops hard alongside an equally deceptive verse. What at first sounds like a call out, a beef, drops back into a cataloguing of a relationship immediately fulfilling and meaningful. Transitioning so smoothly and effortlessly into a danceable pop bridge, then chorus, AND BACK to the gritty verse shouldn’t be as easy as Mapei makes it sound. From playful teasing to emotional openness to a borderline ultimatum, “Diamond” is sure to grab you early and keep you vibing. 

A seasoned and indefatigable artist of this caliber can’t be missed. If you haven’t had the opportunity to be introduced to their work, we here at Gas Mask count it as a pleasure to do so here and now. Check it out below, and tell us what you think of it on social media: @gasmaskmagazine.

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