Karin Melón is an independant Rapper, Producer og multi-instrumentalist. She grew up in Norway with her Filipino mom. The combination of her Norwegian and Filipino roots influences her music and the themes in her songs. Her music is described as hiphop with inspiration from R&B, soul, gospel and latino rhythms.
Hailing from a small town in Norway, Karin Melón’s upbringing as an only child, with a Filipino mother and an absent father in a foreign country influence her music and subjects. “When I was a kid I remember growing up in my hometown Haugesund, where our building had a lot of people who were on social welfare. We had a bunch of alcoholics and drug addicts hanging around in the backyard. We were never poor compared to other places in the world, but my mom had to work really hard to learn the language. With the little money we had, she forced me to take piano lessons and other activities as a kid.”
As a classic pianist as a child and later drum major at college, Karins background with different instruments aids her in her ability to produce her own unique sound. She thrives at the border of synthetic sounds mixed with real instruments. “I think it’s important to make good, likeable music that is relatable, while staying true to myself and my message.” she explains.
While this single is from her debut album she has previously released the provocative collaboration “Sug meg (Suck Me)” (2015) featuring 5 other female hiphop artists. In 2017 she released “Serious” (2017), with a summer vibe that marketed the first release towards her new musical direction inspired by gospel, soul and Filipino music. She is a known figure in the Norwegian hiphop community and had a cameo in the NRK documentary “Takin Ova – The History of Norwegian Hiphop” (2017) and an interview in the Norwegian book “New Hiphop heads” (2018) from well known music author Øyvind Holen.