We’ve all heard that success is 80% mindset and 20% skill. And when award-winning violinist, Mapy took the stage at the 2021 Grammy Awards, she played in honor of all her mother had done to ensure that she had developed both. Mapy’s mindset was molded by her mother’s words, “Music is a passport that breaks boundaries between social classes. One day you will understand and thank me.” And for the Reunion Island native, hailing from the “no go zone” slums of Paris — she was determined to break boundaries and generational struggles by using her musical strength. Until this day, Mapy continues to thank her mother for the wisdom and guidance that propelled her into the position of stardom that once seemed unimaginable. 

In 2017, she released her mixtape Island Girl, and it debuted at #1 on the iTunes reggae charts. And in 2018 she released an inspirational anthem, “Dreams” followed by her second original single “Tropsical,” a personal piece that paid tribute to her roots. In December of 2019 she became a National Film and TV Award Winner for “Best Performance On a Reality TV Show.” In 2021, following her Grammy Awards performance with DaBaby, Mapy is 100% sure there are no boundaries she can’t break and she continues to relish in the success that past sacrifices have now afforded her.