Press Release - Madd Hatter - September 22, 2016



Madd Hatter To Release Debut Album This October

Chicago, Illinois - On Thursday, October 6, the independent hip hop artist Madd Hatter will debut his first full length studio endeavor. Entitled ‘Mental Skillness,’ the album comes on the heels of the artist’s last EP which was released eight years ago. Thus, ‘Mental Skillness’ has been a labor of love and emotion over nearly a decade as it has come to fruition.

Originally from Palm City, Florida, Madd Hatter is a lifelong hip hop fan. Artists like Common, Nas, Eminem, Ghostface Killah, and more have all inspired his own take on the craft. In the years during his absence in the music scene, however, Madd Hatter has grown somewhat disillusioned by the genre’s contemporary leanings. “A lot of rap tends to talk about the fame and the glory, the money and women, the expensive clothes,” Madd Hatter observes. “This album does none of that.”

For many years, mental illness has been a societal issue that’s often swept under the rug. There is an inherent stigma against those who suffer from it, and in actuality, a great many people do struggle with it every single day. Nevertheless, it remains undiscussed and ignored. Madd Hatter’s ‘Mental Skillness’ is a deeply personal excursion through the stages of mental illness. “This album became my therapy,” he says. “Each song takes the listener through periods of my life as I learn to cope with different maladies.”

Hence, many will notice that ‘Mental Skillness’ is structured much like a concept album. There is a beginning, a middle, and an end, and the collection will be best listened to as a whole rather than segmented pieces. Upon its release on October 6, it will be available on all major digital music platforms, including iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, and more.

Madd Hatter is currently based out of Chicago where he is a “copywriter by day and a rapper by life.” Fans can connect with Madd Hatter on social media below.