Marti Stone (born May 1st, 1992 – died Aug 25th, 2017) was an italian rapper known as one of the most important Italian female rappers for her constant musical experimentation that included Hip-Hop, Electronic, Trap, R&B and Rock music. She used to write and produce her own music, she passed away while working on her second studio album with her band.
Marti Stone is the champion of multilingualism in Italian hip-hop. She uses rhymes in English, French, Spanish, Italian and occasionally even dialect within her tracks: she rhymes with every resource at her disposal, often rhyming words between languages.
(Isbella Maria Livorni – Senior Thesis – Columbia University of New York)
Her solo carreer officially started in 2014 when her first studio album was released by one of the most relevant Italian Hip-Hop indie labels. Before that, she was in a duo called Stoned Monkeys, formed by her and a producer who worked with her for 5 years, releasing 2 street albums and many singles online.
She became known in the underground scene and mainstream press and television talked about her, “La Stampa” and “Studio Aperto” (National TV) that put her among the best upcoming under 21 rappers of 2013.