Medusa the Queen of LA underground, has been highlighted In film director Ava Duvernay's documentary "This is the life". As well as hip hop documentary "freestyle". Some of her ASCAP credits have been earned with Tupac Shakur in Gridlock'd soundtrack, Tina Marie's Mackin’ Game, featuring Medusa and MC Lyte and with Speech of Arrested Development's solo album Spiritual people, their single went gold in Japan.
Medusa is not only known as a MC poet and singer but also an actress. Showing her recent skills in CBS all access series One Dollar as Etta, starring John Carroll Lynch also In frequently ran episode "Run Moesha Run" as poet lady lunatic. And HBO's cult prison classic directed by Cheryl Dunye "Stranger Inside" as a prisoner, Leisha the hip hop geisha.
Which has earned her the honor of her image on the entrance of the hip hop archive department at Harvard.
With her uncanny experience in hip hop she is considered a professor, a title which has her as one of the heads of the hip hop department at Cal Arts and teaching in El Salvador for Dizzy Gillespie's government program "Next Level".
As far as live performances she has shared the stage with De La Soul, Krs1, Erykah Badu, Common, Lil Boosie, freestyle fellowship, the Ohio players and many more. Now you truly have insight on MC, singer, poet, motivational speaker, actress, writer and Professor, Medusa The Gangsta Goddess.
Enjoy her new singles that are a must hear & see. "Catch yo feelings" https://youtu.be/Dp-Hu2fC4j8 "Pocket" feat. Patrick Antonian https://youtu.be/3lc9LF4ZlSY "On da one" off her "whr's the DJ booth" album https://youtu.be/jsSlUQkNM_Q
“Actually recorded "This P*ssy's A Gangsta" and I heard it out the studio and dude, I sh*t you not, the game is completely over. Every Femcee needs to go the hell home after that ish. Medusa and Soleternity??!? It's over. Completely over. Hang up all mics and go home."
"We booked her and then framed the theme of the event around her," said Xian. "The things she says speak toward equity and equality between the sexes." You've got gangsta (rap) and you've got a large suppression of female voices. And then you have Medusa. And she's just this Africana queen."
"WHEN A QUEEN STEPS TO THE MICROPHONE all she wants from you is silence," raps Los Angeles underground hip-hop artist Medusa. With her profound lyrics and looks"
"Medusa also broke down the challenges one faces doing the independent hustle. She feels the grind is necessary but a good thing in the end. The trick to being successful is to be consistent."
"The Hiphop Archive @ Stanford University presents Medusa and DJ Pam the Funkstress "Before the concert ... hear Medusa speak! "A Conversation on Gender Politics and Hiphop"
"Medusa, the heralded street poetess twice named Best Hip Hop Artist by LA Weekly
"Mone *Medusa* Smith is a powerful and eloquent speaker. She is requested on numerous occasions to share her knowledge, wisdom, and true heart expressions at symposiums and speaking engagements for colleges, organizations, churches, and summits.
"LOS ANGELES - The ranks of female rappers remain slim, but that poses no obstacle to Los Angeles underground queen Medusa."
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In one of the rooms in the hip-hop culture house engraved on the walls” is a live account of the #1 Super Soul Sista, who has the blessing to be dubbed “the Angela Davis of hip-hop”. Starting off MC’ing as a 16-year old pop-locker, Medusa continues to cultivate hip-hop seeds in South Central and across the country in unprecedented numbers.
You will find no other who will bring it to you like this, someone’s music that makes you feel strong, proud, and encourages with the manner of ONE Love. “Coming up in the LA scene, she honed her skills” At the Good Life café and Leimert Park’s “Project Blowed” Workshop, around Freestyle Fellowship, Black Eye Peas, Macy Grey, and Xzibit, being the first in the LA hip-hop scene with a live band. After blessing her already growing fans with her EP, “Do It The Way You Feel It”, Medusa gained an even stronger fan base overseas, in the country, on college campuses across the nation, and has virtually become a guru to the underground hip-hop scene and artistic community.
She is respected and adored as a Queen to the word and power of her music and what she stands for, not just the fact that she’s the undisputed Queen of West Coast underground hip-hop."