Rapper Bianca Landrau B.K.A Bia was born and raised in Medford, Massachusetts, and has been on the music scene for nearly ten years. She first graced the television screen in 2014 on the reality show “Sisterhood of Hip Hop,” which was centered around five female rappers striving to make their mark in which, we all should know by now, is an overly male-dominated music industry. Bia entered the industry determined to prove that Boston has a buzzing hip-hop scene. Her first record deal was with Pharrell William’s label “I am Other,” a collaboration with RCA Records in 2014; that relationship lasted until 2019. 2020, Bia signed a new deal with Epic Records, and they’re still writing her story.
“Fresh on the scene and you know I’m here to clean shit up.” – Bia Classy ft Swizz Beatz
Since Bia’s debut on reality TV, she’s been doing her own thing and moving at her own pace as she grows her wings in the music industry. She’s made big summer anthems like “Whole Lotta Money,” “Can’t Touch This,” and “Best on Earth” and has collaborated with some of the most talented artists in music like Nicki Minaj, 21 Savage, Busta Rhymes, and J.Cole to name a few. Unlike a lot of the female rappers buzzing around the music industry, You won’t catch Bia in the gossip blogs too much or arguing with other female rappers for media attention; when Bia pops up on the scene, it’s usually about the music there aren’t many internet gimmicks surrounding her online image. Bia has consistently kept a low profile and made a splash on the scene with singles like “London” featuring J. Cole and ‘Beach Ball’ where she is the featured artist.
Bia released her latest EP, ‘Really Her,’ on July 28th, 2023; it can indeed be played without skips; her nine-song EP totals a 21-minute playtime and features Juicy J, Swizz Beatz, and the reality show Queen Nene Leakes. Bia may be a little underrated amongst the female rappers in the industry, but the girl has bars, an excellent flow, and her raspy low voice stands out amongst the crowd. Her EP has sweet nostalgia with samples from Red Rat’s song ‘Tight up Skirt’ and Missy Elliot’s “She’s a Bitch” She even has a moment of a Spanish-esque vibe on her album in her song ‘Four Seasons.’
Bia’s new EP is worth the listen; it’s a cool girl-boss vibe, and a few lines on her EP are perfect for Instagram captions. 😝
Give Really Her a listen to see if it’s worth being in your rotation. ♲