Born in Rhode Island, Mapei was forced to embrace a different world when her parents moved to Sweden.
Causing no small amount of identity crisis, the young artist fused this with a blistering love of classic - for which read 90s - hip hop.
Since then, though, Mapei has mellowed. Utilising her singing voice, the Swedish based performer has decided to shift in a defiantly pop direction.
Forthcoming single 'Don't Wait' is a sublime slice of R&B - check out the video below.
Alongside this, Mapei has confirmed plans for a one off show:
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