Melii is Harlem’s hidden Afro-Latina gem. The 22-year-old Geffen artist released her debut album Phases in March 2019 and has shown no signs of slowing up since. In addition to her musical abilities, this singer-songwriter and rapper, born Audrey Ducasse, has shown off her modeling chops in advertisements for Savage x FENTY and Estee Lauder. (She is), clearly, a social media influencer to watch according to her followers Halle Berry, Drake, Cardi B, Lala Anthony and Megan Thee Stallion.
Melii caught up with Hype Hair to chat about her new single, “Way Too Soft,” off her forthcoming album due this winter, why her hair is so important to her and how her Afro-Latina roots have influenced her talent and passion for music.