Da Trap Witch Khali Ma is an emerging rapper, songwriter and producer who delivers her Hip-hop with a healthy dose of dark magick. Since 2018 the Baltimore City, Maryland artist has been serving up her Trap with a supernatural spin.
“Dark Matriarch” is the new EP from Da Trap Witch Khali Ma, released worldwide to all major streaming services on February 11, 2022. The two track collection solidifies the rapper’s position as a spellcasting emcee. Even her name is provocative, being borrowed from a Hindu goddess referred to by some as the ‘Mother Goddess.’
“Cast My Spell” opens the set. After a fire and brimstone introduction the beat drops on a low Trap groove. Hypnotic vocal samples float on the periphery as Da Trap Witch Khali Ma enters the mix. The rapper delivers dark magick imagery, religious symbolism and classic Hip-Hop posturing with a rapid-fire flow and the syncopation and timing of a Jazz musician.
“No Cap (Libations)” follows with a touch of old school mixed with new. The song opens with a low retro sawtooth bass and piano intro. Soon an 808 drops a classic Trap beat as piano arpeggios paint the edges of the mix. Da Trap Witch Khali Ma steps to the mic and lets loose some even more impressive technique as she serves up her mix of spirituality, philosophy and Hip-hop drama. It’s a great jam and a lot of fun.
Check out “Dark Matriarch” below, or listen on your favorite streaming service. You can also hear both “Cast My Spell” and “No Cap (Libations)” on the Deep Indie Beat playlist. We had the chance to talk to Da Trap Witch Khali Ma about the new record. Check out her answers to our 8 questions below. Follow the links at the end of this article to connect. Get on her socials and get in the loop on all of the music to come from this multifaceted artist.
8 Questions with Da Trap Witch Khali Ma
Where are you from?
A: I’m from Baltimore City, Md
How long have you been making music?
A: I have been making music for about 4-5 years
Who are the musicians involved in your project?
A; Myself, Khali Ma
Who are your biggest musical influences?
A: Tupac, Asking Alexandria, In the Moment, Beyonce, Gangsta Boo, and Lauryn Hill
What is your greatest non-musical influence?
A: The Black Panthers, My Grandmother and mother, and Mama Zogbe
What inspired you to create this project?
A: This project is the representation of the Matriarchal Spiritual System that has been and will be. The Great Mother her daughters, the women of magick!
What are your plans for the future (musically)?
A: I want to continue to make projects that are for the empowerment of women, afrikan spirituality, and the Occult.
Is there anything else you would like to say?
A: My magick is black and my skin is brown! Be introspective Be your God and believe in yourself! You are your own piece of the universe cuz the power lies within. And always remember, the All in mind and the universe is mental! As above, so below, as within, so without out, as the universe, so the soul! ASE