The "One Third Emcee" is known for her articulated-conscious lyrics & high-energy stage presence. In 2008, at 16 years old, Jovan was introduced to music production, then months after, grabbing the pen to craft her own lyrics. Inspired by Left Eye, Eve, Common, Missy Elliott, Kendrick Lamar & Shawnna has allowed her find her voice & an outlet of expression. In the span of her career, Jovan has released 4 albums, most recently, Growth , collaborated with local artists & performed on over 60 shows, nationally & internationally. In 2016, Jovan added more versatility to her live performance by creating her 5-piece band “The Land.” In May 2017, Jovan was awarded with the Incubate Grant by WeWork Creator Awards in Detroit to create her 5th album “Synergy,” an all-women collaborative project (2018). WeWork invited to The Creator Awards in Berlin, Germany to talk about Synergy & her artistic endeavors.
In her new album "Growth" (2017), The Chicago emcee Jovan taps into her vulnerability and dormant talents, releasing tracks that touch on her queer identity, relationships social justice and highlights her production abilities. “Growth,” the album, is a lyrical labor of love, 3 years in the making. Watch The Growth Commentary Series on exclusive behind the scene footage in the studio and an in-depth conversation on how each song was created!
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