Heavily influenced by culture and travel, a semester in France introduced Amanda “330” Carter to the beauty and variety of language and cadence. “We would have crazy cyphers in French, English and Wolof. That definitely influenced me. When they rapped in Wolof, they had constant flow. It was amazing. I try to incorporate that.” She’s probably one of the few musicians you will ever encounter with both a J.D. in law and a love for West African rap.
To date, her resume includes a 2015, sold out feature performance at the famous Nuyorican Poets Cafe in NYC, her single “Money” featured on the Raising Wolves soundtrack in 2014, a standout performance at the A&R Power Summit in NYC in 2013, winning the Brooklyn’s Hip Hop Festival’s May 2012 Show and Prove Super Bowl Concert, a feature on the 2012 UK film, Stud Life, and being the only female artist to secure a spot on DJ Drama’s 2011 mixtape, 3rd Infantry Division, and DatPiff’s Power 99 The Opening Act Mixtape in addition to sharing stages with hip hop heavyweights such as Freeway, Rah Digga, Guru, Jairobi of Tribe, and Dres of Black Sheep. She has also recently branched out into film, starring in various new queer-minded webseries.
Ain’t No Tellin,’ her first studio album, is an authentic portrayal of 330’s life experiences. “I wanted to create a body of work that was easy to listen to but honest enough to touch the listeners. It’s a coming of age story in a lot of ways. All of the stories on this project are true and important to me. I hope that people can reflect on the things they enjoyed, feared, celebrated, while they listen to mine.”
The Harrisburg, PA native and now DMV-based emcee has blessed music lovers with yet another gem from her album, “Ain’t No Tellin’. “The Juice” produced by Clique Tracks features Ugandan rapper Fasie. The video directed by Amoury Babou and Ken Heights was shot on location in Paris, France and Kampala, Ugandan.