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Gospel, Hip Hop, Instrumental, Jazz, Pop, Rap, RnB, Singer/Songwriter


Baltimore, Maryland (USA)


Cara-Mel, whose real name is Dana Lawrence is a female artist representing the Baltimore/Washington 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.”


With dreams to utilize her gifts to demonstrate a positive perspective within the music industry, Cara-Mel is striving to incorporate her talent through networking and bringing change.  As she states best, “Let your music speak for itself!” She is currently making her mark as she electrifies this new hip hop movement.


Cara-Mel’s rap style can be best described as a blend of Hip Hop, Down South, and Dance meets Trap. Musically influenced by jazz artist such as Najee, the soul of Al Green, and intrigued with the musical style of Salt-N-Pepper and Luke; this young lady took off into her own rhythmical writing creation during the early part of her indie career.

Some of her many highlights include the “Stamp of Approval” mixtape hosted by DJ SIDEREAL, and “Never Falling Off” mixtape hosted by the On By Society Movement. In addition, her video “Broke” and debut mixtape “Racial Profile” was hosted by DJ Pluton1c from New York.

Fact Sheet

Hip Hop/Rap Artist
Music Producer
Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Group Exercise Instructor
Associate’s Degree in Developmental Disabilities
Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management



Racial Profile Mixtape 

DMV vs EveryBody 3 

Lyric Sheet

All music is written by the artist Cara-Mel.


Press Quotes

“It’s like the industry is creating clones and no one has their own ideas or a unique quality to separate themselves from the next.” –Cara-Mel

“Communities are getting tired and frustrated with the police, government, financial instability, and lack of employment opportunities.” – Cara-Mel

“Let your music speak for itself!” – Cara-Mel

Press Releases

Cara-Mel Drops Debut Mixtape, September 19, 2016
Cara-Mel Drops Debut Mixtape, September 19, 2016
Cara-Mel Tells Her Experience In Music -AP Magazine

The Mixtape “Racial Profile” Delivers As A Voice For The People -Music Industry News Network

Baltimore Raptress Cara-Mel Is Back In The Industry -Mr. Dreamz Magazine



Baltimore Raptress Cara-Mel (@CaraMel_DMV ) Is Back In The Industry New Interview: Mr. Dreamz Magazine Summer Edition https://t.co/URJ2dEmuls


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Cara-Mel’s music will be highlighted during the BANDwagon Rap Radio Special Edition this upcoming Sunday (January 29, 2017):
This is a special edition dedicated to emerging indie rap/hip-hop artist hosted by UK’s very own Radio-WIGWAM. This will broadcast all across the globe! 10pm, 12pm & 2am UK – 5pm, 7pm & 9pm ET click on http://bit.ly/wigwamlive to listen.

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“No Justice No Peace” by Cara-Mel is getting Radio Airplay!

Support by requesting “No Justice No Peace” by Cara-Mel.

Now playing on the following radio stations (EST):

http://tunein.com/radio/Power-1037-The-Beat-Chicago-s272180/  7pm-9pm

http://tunein.com/radio/995-THE-HEAT-SOUTH-BEACH-s275882/ 9pm-11pm

http://tunein.com/radio/1061-THE-BEAT-SAN-DIEGO-s275752/ 1am-3am

http://tunein.com/radio/1095-THE-HEAT-DETROIT-s274527/   5am-7am

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Debut Mixtape Out Now: Racial Profile

Download for Free: http://iamcara-mel.com/album/416564/racial-profile?autostart=true

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Cara-Mel Performance at the Oxygen Lounge Baltimore of the song “No Justice No Peace.”


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Cara-Mel to Interview & Article on 9/14/16 @ 7:20pm on Episode #360 : A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music with Jacqueline Jax:  http://avaliveradio.com/cara-mel


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