Mentalow Music is not a music label although it might become one

BIOGRAPHY

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The pen in one hand and the microphone in the other, Pumpkin, French lyricist, observes the world and writes her poetry between Rap and Spoken Word, Boom Bap and Electro, Jazz and Soul music.

 

Cradled by a urge to go elselwhere, in search of substance since her very beginings in 96, the 35 year-old rapper travels and explores around her : Brest, Adelaïde, Barcelona, Paris then Nantes where she lives at the moment.

 

In the still of the homestudio or in a noisy crowded venue, her path crosses that of artists such as Supafuh, who invites her to be part of the ViBe League collective where she meets Vin’S da Cuero. Later, she collaborates with 20syl, Beatspoke, DJ Vadim, Guts, Jay Prince, Boog Brown, Rita J., Dynasty and many more.

 

Naturally, one project leads to another :Le Vernissage [2007], L’Année en Décembre [2009], Ainsi de Suite [2010], Silence Radio [2012], Le Beau Temps [2014], et Peinture Fraîche [2015], dozens of tracks inspired by her models : MC Solaar, Akenathon, Hocus Pocus, The Fugees, Common, Blackalicious, Jill Scott, Mos Def, The Roots et many more.

 

In 2011, with her companion Vin’S da Cuero, Pumpkin starts the label Mentalow Music. In 2013, she wins Special Jury Prize at the Grand Zebrock contest and is part of the Inouïs du Printemps de Bourges Festival Hip Hop selection.

 

Addicted to the adrenaline of the live, this « vegetal woman » has been on tour since 2012 with Vin’S and DJ Lyrik. The three of them perform everywhere in France [New Morning, Nouveau Casino, Printemps de Bourges, Fête de L’Huma, Hip Opsession…]. But also in other countries: London [Jazz Café], Zurich, Winterthur, Berlin, Linz, Brussels, Hip Hop Kemp Festival in Czech Republic…Shared the stage with IAM, 20syl, Black Milk, Clear Soul Forces, José James, Akua Naru, TY, Pete Philly, Dynasty, J Live, among others.

 

Pumpkin has been invited and supported by French media like France Inter, Mouv’, Fip, Tsugi, Radio Nova, Longueur d’Ondes, France Ô, Ferrarock and Radio Campus radio networks.

 

Versatile and Hybrid, when she is not plunged into her writing, Pumpkin works for the label and takes part in Rap and writing workshops in France and in other countries. Education, transmission and empowerment are getting really important to her.

CATALOG

PEINTURE FRAICHE INSTRUMENTALES

Pumpkin & Vin'S da Cuero

2015 | 12" vinyl & digital

LE BEAU TEMPS

Pumpkin & Vin'S da Cuero

2014 | 12" vinyl & digital

PEINTURE FRAICHE

Pumpkin & Vin'S da Cuero

2015 | 12" vinyl, CD & digital

MENTALOW MIXTAPE VOL. 1

Pumpkin & Vin'S da Cuero

2013 | Cassette & digital

BYE BYE MADELEINE

Pumpkin & Vin'S da Cuero

2015 | Digital

CHIMIQ EP

Pumpkin & Vin'S da Cuero

2016 | 12" vinyl & digital

SILENCE RADIO

Pumpkin

2012 | 12" vinyl, CD & digital

LIKE AN AUTOMATIC WEAPON

Pumpkin & Vin'S da Cuero

2013 | Audio t-shirt

AINSI DE SUITE

Pumpkin

2010 | 12" vinyl & digital

L'ANNÉE EN DÉCEMBRE

Pumpkin

2009 | CD & digital

AUDIO

VIDEO

SHOWS