Bronx-born rapper Maliibu Miitch makes a name for herself in the hip-hop world

Posted: Updated:
CONCOURSE -

The Bronx is known as the birthplace of hip-hop with a list of music legends from the borough.

Bronx-native Maliibu Miitch is looking to add her name to the list as the next great female rapper.

Maliibu Miitch was born Jennifer Roberts, and was raised in the South Bronx. She says she has made her music dreams a reality.

"I had a bunch of ups and downs with my music, a lot of downs, but now I’m at a good place,” says Maliibu Miitch.

The 28-year old rapper isn't joking about her troubled past.

"I used to fight, I used to be in and out of gangs...but it's always what you make out of it,” she says.

What she's made is a successful music career and it all began with a freestyle on YouTube.

"Everybody started reacting to it so it just made me keep going,” says Maliibu Miitch.

Maliibu Mitch’s "Give Her Some Money” music video has over 600,000 views on YouTube. She also has over 300,000 followers on Instagram, something she says played a big role in her rise.

"Now with Instagram, we pop up on timelines all day, like a new person comes out like every single day,” says Maliibu Miitch.

However, it's not new people she's being compared to, it's another female rapper from the Bronx - Cardi B.

"I don't let stuff like that bother me, you know? I love her, I love her music and I love what she's doing and I love what she stands for, but as well as all females that is coming out, we're all different, we all have something to bring to the table,” says Maliibu Miitch.

The Bronx rapper tells News 12 she is most proud of the lyrics she writes.

"I vent a lot so whatever I’ve been through, I write about it. I draw a lot of just from everyday life,” she says.

Her latest project drops July 12.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."