LiKWUiD here, and I'm a DJ, Songwriter and Teaching Artist based in New York City by way of South Carolina. I came to New York back 2005, to attend St. John's University for Business School (c/o 2008). While here, I became immersed in the independent hip hop scene; I won a few street battles, emcee challenges, released a few albums, did some tours, and was blessed enough to perform at some of my favorite venues with some of my favorite artist. I am a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the Recording Academy (The Grammy's), BMI, The Sifer Harlem (founder), the Hunger Division, HiPNOTT Records, and Women In Music.
For the past few months, I've been continuing my journey as a musician by collaborating with some of my favorite musicians, engineers, creators, emcees, singers and artists. We've been working extremely hard to put together my first live album and I'm so excited!
Zaven Embree, our music director, is wonderfully leading our sessions and writing some amazing tunes. Our engineers, Willie Green and Cedric, have been making sure that the technical side is covered and our sound is on point. Ben has been keep our schedules in tact; while Nir & Baba have provided a wonderful space for us to create. Buddy and Pest have been documenting everything as far as photo and video. Thank you so much guys!
This has been one of the most zen creation journies that I've ever felt. I feel blessed to be working with such a talented and passionate group of people. The energy is uplifting and I know in my heart that we are creating something very special.
So why are we raising funds?
We are about 60% done with the album, but have a little more to go. We are so excited to record this project. The musicians and singers have been playing and singing their hearts out! (The crew is absolutely 'illing, y'all!):
Zaven Embree- MD, Keys, Vocals
Tim "Smithsoneon" Smith- Drums
Dylan Kaminkow- Bass
Keyanna Hutchinson- Guitar
Joshua Henderson- Violin
Nash Guillermo- Trumpet
Benjamin Chin- GM, Alto Saxophone
Noah Dreiblatt- Baritone Saxophone
William Hotaling= Tenor Saxophone/ Flute
Vocalist: Taylor Simone, Izaiah Graves, Joy Elysse
The GreenHouse Recordings Co.
While we are excited for you to hear the project, we want to make sure that all of our bases are covered financially and artistically so that we can have the maximum opportunity to create and the optimal presentation of our finished work.
With that idea in mind, your donations (if received between February 1 thru March 15, 2018) will go towards:
Marketing & Promotion
And a fantabulous release party in New York City
What if I want to give, but don't have the funds right now?
No worries! You can still help by just sharing this link with your friends. No amount of giving is too big or too small!
ALSO, BE SURE TO SAVE THE DATE FOR APRIL 12 !
Want to hear more? Join us at the Delancey this spring for our preview party. We'll be playing our new songs and auctioning off some prizes and merchandise.
APRIL 12, 2018 at the
Pianos located at
158 Ludlow St, NYC
Doors 10pm Show at 11pm
Hope to see you then! Officially signing off as LiKWUiD...
Thank you in advance, now
* Please note to receive ALL of the perks for the "Artist Pick" and "Partner" sponsor level, you must reside in the Tri-State Area.
UPDATE 5/13/19 Check out our music on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/18Jy07ZS4no2Tj7A9c0O6P?si=EDpqYACJSd69MYw67xfovQ
JOIN US June 1, 2019 5PM for our audio visual movement performance in afrofuturism https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ellamaeflossie-presents-tea-time-tickets-60650403991