[It's my turn]
Maria's exciting first!
When it first released in Japan, it was as if she came out of nowhere, with such fresh and unique music, there were some pro and con buzz.
Soon, the album cover photo of her "casually" hangin' in a classic Impala, attracted the "lowrider lover" audiences of Japan, her music made them "Maria believers", and she was though initially unintentional, the lowriders-scene icon.
That triggered the whole music industry to take recognition of this young artist, and by then, the album was up the charts!
"Maria", the No.1 female rapper of Japan.
She is an Asian/European mix who grew up in the U.S.(NJ).
She's a unique and global artist of Hiphop and Dancehall/Reggae, who flows freely from English to Japanese and back.
Since 2002, has released 12 records, with albums up the charts every time, and had a number 1 single.
As an international existence who constantly creates "Now", she will blow up the world's Dance floors.