From: MD, United States

Hip Hop/Rap, Dance/Pop, R&B/Soul/Gospel


Cara-Mel, whose real name is Dana Lawrence is a female Hip Hop/Rap artist representing the Baltimore/Washington D.C. Metropolitan area known best as the DMV. Her style can be best described as a blend of Hip Hop, Down South, and Dance meets Trap with a Social aspect. Mel likes to sum it up as Conscious Trill.

The street promo song, “Broke” placed her on the map when it caught the attention of DJ SIDEREAL from Minnesota and landed a spot on the “Stamp of Approval” mixtape song bangers of the year in 2015. This song was written and recorded to reflect the frustrations of living check to check; which everyone can relate to at some point of their lives. Following her return to the music scene, she released “Back To The Grind;” a sneak peek of what was to come from the highly anticipated debut mixtape “Racial Profile,” which was released in September of 2016. Since then, Mel’s music has been placed on several mixtapes such as “Never Falling Off” hosted by the On By Society Movement and DMV vs EVERYBODY 3, a popular DMV Music Plug local artist’s series.

In addition, this beautiful lady has landed magazine spreads from Mr. Dreamz to Poze Magazine, and was the winner in the category for "Best Hip Hop Album Of The Year" at the X-Poze-ing Music Awards in September 2018 for “Racial Profile.” With no plans of slowing down, this multi-talented artist has now joined the roster of Touch Music Group and continues to work on various collaborations with musicians that expand across the globe in genres from Rock to Pop; highlighting Mel’s versatility.