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Mulatto talks dominating the music industry and "being the biggest, independent boss"

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Atlanta rapper Mulatto has become one to watch since making her rap debut on Jermaine Dupri‘s The Rap Game in 2016.

After winning the first season of the rap competition series, Mulatto declined a deal with Dupri’s So So Def Record label to remain independent, which ultimately worked in her favor.

She went onto drop a slew of mixtapes, EPs and her Billboard Hot 100 hit, “[Queen] of Da Souf,” which all led to her major-label debut, Queen of Da Souf, under RCA Records. 

“When I walked into the RCA office, it felt like home,” Mulatto told Billboard as the Chartbreaker of the Month. “They didn’t have any female rapper that I would be going toe-to-toe with or competing for attention with. I liked that.”

Before releasing her debut project, Mulatto appeared on NLE Choppa‘s “Make Em Say” and was featured on XXL’s 2020 Freshman class list, alongside Choppa, Chika and Jack Harlow. Mulatto was also featured on the music video for Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion‘s “WAP” collaboration. 

Mulatto said she was excited to work with fellow female artists who are still able to celebrate their sexuality in such a male-dominated music industry. 

“If you listen to my music, that’s everything I stand for: women being free about their sexuality, flipping the industry’s gender roles and society’s gender roles and just being as confident as you can be with yourself, your sexuality,” Mulatto said. “Being the biggest, independent boss and proving everybody wrong. People want women to be so submissive when we got a voice of our own, and we can do everything these dudes can do.”

By Rachel George
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