Hip Hop Fusion Artist, LiKWUiD (as seen on seen on AOL Black Voices, SOHH.com, Allhiphop.com, On Wax Magazine, Beyond Race Magazine (print), MTV-Asia, Live @ Best Buy) has collectively performed with the following ground breaking artists: Lyfe Jennings, Jazmine Sullivan, Talib Kweli, Dr. Dre's songstress TruthHurts, Balil, Jean Grae, Jahiem, 2Hungry Bros, DJ Webstar, Frankie Beverly and Maze, Bow Wow, Rah Digga, Jesse Boykins III, Fresh Daily, Homeboy Sandman, and world renowned comedian Cedric the Entertainer.
Electrifying, magnificent, revolutionary, "LiKWUiD"or "Likwuid Stylez", has made a commitment to using her gift of song and supreme lyricism, to change the negative portrayal of women in the entertainment industry. The southern born and eastcoast bred LiKWUiD has always been a member of positive change in her community. An accomplished athlete and honor student, LiKWUiD swept through the eastcoast performing on various stages college stages and speaking to young people about the importance of education and self-love.
With a stage show and lyrical presence that commands praise from even the most
seasoned musician; LiKWUiD pushes the boundaries of music. Refusing to be bound by the traditional forms of her chosen genre, LiKWUiD consistently experiments with various sounds, rhythms and instruments. With regards to her innate God given talent Likwuid simply states, "I dream when I rhyme and I strive to create snippets of heaven when I perform- everything is boundless. Freedom is what I breath and elevation is what I aspire to capture with every show."
Upon moving to New York City (from the suburbs of South Carolina), Likwuid immediately immersed herself into NYC's independent music scene. She holds the distinct honor of becoming only the 2nd woman to win NYC's legendary EOW Emcee Challenge, and her notoriety as a Jump-Off TV Battle Winner propelled her career to the next level in the underground NYC hip-hop circuit, then to nationwide buzz, then to international stages. Due to her writing and freestyling ability, Likwuid landed a headlining spot on her first international stages thru the Chivas NY Music Hip Hop Tour in Asia and a feature on MTV Asia and Russel Simmons' H20 on Demand.
In addition to her musical endeavors in New York City, she spends her Saturdays teaching Hip Hop Writing techniques to high school visual artists at the Cooper Union Saturday Arts Program. She has also conducted seminars at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), USC, various Youth Conferences and High Schools.
Likwuid has received countless awards and recognition for her music to include DiscMakers/Taxi Top Artist in the Southeast (IMWS) award, the Power 94.3 Freestyle Battle Champion, Charleston Idol Award, and numerous showcase winnings. She has been featured in BK Magazine, WACH 57, Hot 103.9, Rise Up Radio, Rago Magazine and online mediums that are too numerous to name. Her words and experiences have been published in the powerful book Girl Drive which highlights women Nationwide on what drives them to succeed. (Nona Willis-Aronowitz and Emma Bernstein)
Currently Likwuid is working on her 4th album, Grace, along side the 2Hungry Bros production duo, who recently signed LiKWUiD in 2010, upon the release of her album Gummy Bears & Champagne. With the in house produced "GO L (What Recession!)" lead off single reaching #3 on the national college charts, 2Hungry Bros Records and LiKWUiD plan to continue to push the boundaries of music for their follow up LP, GRACE, due later winter 2011.