Meet The Artists
Learn more about the artists, producers and engineer and DJ on the Synergy album. Click on an artist image to go to their website.
Jovan Landry (@jlesliemonique) | Creator, Executive Producer, Music Producer
Jovan Landry is a Chicago Interdisciplinary Artist with a focus in Filmmaking, Photography & MC'ing. The “One Third Emcee” started producing and rapping at 16 years old and has released 4 projects, taught Production & Lyric Writing at Old Town School of Folk Music, and performed on stages nationally & internationally. In 2017, Jovan was awarded with a grant in the Incubate category from WeWork Creator Awards to produce Synergy, an all-woman produced & performed Hip-Hop album.
Sunde (@_sundemornin) | Artist
Sundé was born in the Dem Rep of Congo, raised in Rockford and currently based in Chicago while she attends SAE. She would describe the music as a new age hip hop sound having influences from Andre 3000, Missy Elliott and acoustic artist such as Corinne Bailey Rae. Most tracks are determined by the of that current season in life. She started off writing poetry in late elementary which evolved into matching them with beats and released her first mixtape at 16.
Tweak'G (@tweak_g) | Artist
Tweak’G is a boisterous rapper and street activist from the Chatham/Auburn Gresham areas of Chicago. At a shallow glance, with a normalized lens of gender presentation, it is very easy to mistake Tweak as male. Tweak is adorned in tattoos and usually fashioned in Timberland boots, a fitted cap, and baggy denim. She is not only inherently unique in Chicago’s hip-hop scene and activist communities, as an unapologetic Black lesbian, she defies the typical idea of a soldier in the U.S. Army.
Tee Spirit (@teespiritisdope) | Artist
Tee Spirit is a 24 year old femcee from the west side of Chicago. Her interest in music was sparked via slam poetry and hip hop theatre. She is a Kuumba Lynx Performance Ensemble Alumni, former teaching artist, and activist. She invaded Chicago’s rap scene in 2015 with her hit single “Run”. Since then she’s featured on projects like 119 Productions: “Countdown 2 Midnight” mixtape alongside many Chicago navies including Noname, Saba & Mick Jenkins.
JuJu MinXXX (@jujuminx_xx) | Artist
JuJu Minxxx, "America's Leather Clad Sweetheart" is a voluptuous Femme Leather Daddy, kink ambassador, and dominatrix rapper. She has aroused audiences all over the cuntry with her raunchy brand of rap-hop. Daddy Minxxx aims to make #noiseforqueers that reflects the myriad of ways there are to love and fxck in this world.
Jade The Ivy (@jadetheivy) | Artist
Jazz, Funk, R&B, and classic Hip-Hop are at the core of Jade the Ivy's unique sound. A gifted and inventive storyteller, this independent rapper from the South Side of Chicago has been experimenting with sounds and clever word play since her youth, first using poetry as a means to express herself and share her story. Her lyrics run the gamut from triumph in love, to the agony of heartbreak, to taking the world by storm. She holds nothing back in her honesty on a track or her live performances. Her perspective on life is raw and real and audiences can feel that energy every time.
Glitter Moneyyy (@glittermoneyyy) | Artists
Loud, sexy, equality demanding, champagne guzzling, politically pissed Chicago based rap duo, GLITTER MONEYYY defies social norms. Queen TrAshley and TayyySlayyy are femme rap powerhouses that cover issues ranging from dildos to punching Nazis in the face over bumping hip hop and trap beats.
Sauda Muse (@saudamuse) | Artist
Sauda Muse has been a MC for four years. Starting out as a spoken word poet. Hitting the stage at Brave New Voices, the national poetry competition. Inspired by Kendrick Lamar, Saba, and her oldest brother, Sauda took on the art of making music. Motherhood has given her a break from music , but she plans to work towards putting out her next project soon.
_Qisum (@_qisum) | Producer
Desiré Harriett-Ann McNeil, known professionally as _Qisum, was born and raised in Rochester, New York. She began her music career at the tender age of 7 as a drummer, pianist and vocalist at her childhood church. She had the opportunity to travel across the East Coast to play and sing for various church conventions. In May of 2018, _Qisum graduated from American University with an MA in Audio Technology and is currently breaking her way into the music production and audio engineering field.
Schenay (@schenaymosley) | Producer
Schenay Mosley is a musician/singer/songwriter/producer based in Chicago, IL. She moved to Chicago to pursue her education and dreams in music. In 2015 Schenay graduated with a degree in Business and Entrepreneurship at Columbia College with a concentration in music business. With a new focus on her solo career, she then started to sing backup and play for Chicago’s emerging talent including Adam Ness and currently sings background for Smino. She’s performed on national tours and festivals including SZA’s CTRL tour, Pitchfork Fest, Lollapalooza, Afropunk and many more.
K Flow (@k__flow) | Producer
Karla 'K. Flow' Sudduth is a Music Producer, Artist and Model from the south side of Chicago. Her sound is unique to her possessing elements of Jazz, Hip-Hop, Edm, Cloud Rap and Lounge. K. Flow definitely sets the mood with her chilled out vibe. Picking up techniques and sounds from her international stays, K. Flow brings an all new breath of fresh air to music for ears all across the globe
VIIBEZ (@beautiful_vibes) | Engineer
VIIbez, her name comes from her magnetic, joyful and creative personality. Producer, engineer and songwriter, she started from the south side of Chicago and has made her career stamp in sound engineering and recording/music production. She has worked with artist such as G Herbo, D Low, Katie Got Bands, Lil ZayOsama, D Brookes, Asa2Times, and various labels. She opened LSD Music Productions Studios last year, located in the South Loop and has since then become one of the most fastest growing studios in the Chicago metropolitan area. Prepare to meet VIIbez her journey is only just beginning.
DJ Silent Hype (@silent_hype)
Also known as artist Silent Hype, Sireena has been playing gigs, networking, collaborating, and planning DIY shows all throughout Chicago. Silent Hype became a member of Blaqrock, a rap/rock band, in June of 2017 and is also the co-founder of Good Show Presents..., founded in August 2017, a collaboration with Vicky Medina Multimedia producing exclusive music events in The Cut. You can also catch Sireena longboarding, running live sound at events or recording in the studio, whether working the console or behind the mic.