Grammy nominated singer, songwriter, producer, and emcee, Maimouna “Mumu Fresh” Youssef is a fresh blend between Nina Simone and Lauryn Hill whose lush spirit filled vocals could bring you to tears while still being able to spit raps with the top emcees in the game. This young starlet has swapped musical licks with the likes of Angelique Kidjo, Femi Kuti, Nas, Dead Prez, Will Downing, Cody ChesnuTT, Martin Luther, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Mos Def, and Talib Kweli. In addition, she has traveled world wide as a supporting vocalist for legends such as Lalah Hathaway, Zap Mama, The Roots and Common. Maimouna has rocked the stages of many renowned venues such as Denver Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheater, New York City’s Legendary Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, The Kennedy Center, Carter Barron Amphitheater as well as international festivals and venues such as Switzerland’s Montreux Jazz Festival, South Africa’s Cape Town Jazz Festival and the legendary New Africa Shrine in Lagos, Nigeria.
Her single, “I Got A Man” produced by Hip Hop icon, DJ Jazzy Jeff, was chosen as the theme music for the BET original movie “Being Mary Jane” starring Gabrielle Union and featured on VH1’s reality series Love and Hip Hop in Atlanta.
Maimouna’s relentless work ethic and unparalleled artistic versatility has landed her features and honorable mentions in top industry publications such as Upscale, Rolling Stone, Essence, and Vibe. She is definitely not new to the stage or recording booth but her work, as a solo artist, has just begun.