At a time when many female rappers’ releases flop badly while others are being sued by their ghost-writers, there’s finally light at the end of the tunnel. Not only for females in Hip Hop, but also for the overall lack of credibility and authenticity. Enter Ma Barker, a multi-dimensional storyteller who tells episodes of only one story – her own.
Multi-platinum recording artist Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson said it best at the beginning of the first verse of his song “Hustlers Ambition” – “America’s got a thing for this gangster shit, they love me…”
Well, America’s about to have a thing for a young lady who’s on the verge of taking the game “back to when Hip Hop was real, when rappers were really gangsters and hustlers. Before all these studio gangsters and Pro Tools Drug lords came about.”
Ma Barker is the total package. Which other female MC has her unique combination of voice, flow, cadence, charisma, looks, lyrics, image and one of the protagonists – none other than legendary Hip Hop icon Kool G Rap – of this culture named Hip Hop by her side? But make no mistake about her – Ma Barker is not (re)entering the game on the strength of her relationship with Kool G Rap. She is an individual who does not depend on male artists looking out for her. Not to mention that unlike a considerable amount of other female as well as male artists, Ma Barker does write her own lyrics. And as if that isn't enough, she has a fascinating background which in contrast to certain other artists' life stories is not fabricated. Ma Barker is real and what she brings to the table is real Hip Hop with universal commercial appeal. She is living proof that when an artist is bigger than her music, people are interested in her as a person, as well. Her MySpace page (www.MySpace.com/
Ma Barker, the Wife of a Don, was born Satina Pearce in East New York, Brooklyn. At an early age, she moved to the “Southside”
Her first single “Just Because/Shaqueen Rules” was soon getting major airplay from leading radio personalities such as HOT 97’s DJ Enuff and Angie Martinez. The single peaked at number 15 on the U.S. Billboard Charts, where it remained for 20 weeks. Not only did Shaqueen/Ma Barker receive an “artist of the year” write up from Kanye West’s current manager Datu, she was also featured on R&B legend Gerald Levert’s platinum-selling album “Love and Consequences”
After hearing her music, G Rap quickly took Shaqueen/Ma Barker under his wing and began working with her. It was during that time that Ma Barker credits G Rap for saving her life as she was heavily involved in the “street game” in which she had numerous run-ins with Federal Agents for her involvement with then boyfriend Garfield Brown, who became one of America’s Most Wanted.
With a new life and new name, Ma Barker has recorded numerous songs with Kool G Rap as well as an album in 2008 called “Click of Respect” which features her “5 Family Click”. She is currently working on her debut solo album for which she has secured guest appearances from Kool G Rap, 50 Cent, Uncle Murda, Bun B, Bleu Davinci, LL Cool J, Papoose, and Dr. Dre’s old artist at Aftermath/Interscope, now Eminem’s new artist Joell Ortiz and many more. With these features, her own skills and top-notch producers such as Blood Brothers”, Buckwild, Scram Jones, G-Unit’s PhreQuincy, Shuko a/k/a the German Wunderkind and Lex Barkey behind the boards, Ma Barker is currently running her company GWOP GIRL ENT alongside GOVARMYNT OFFICIALS INC. Stay tune Ma Barker has a lot of surprises for her fans and even some haters, but none the less she is Here to say!!!