" CHYNA SOULSTAR "
Since the death of her father; a well known reggae singer during the 70’s era who died under tragic circumstances in 1995, it has always been a lifelong ambition for Chyna to pursue a career in the music business; touching peoples lives through her own life experiences. These experiences, coupled with those observed from the life experiences of others has enabled this grounded and ‘real artiste’ to emerge as one of the freshest female singer/songwriters to emerge from the UK urban music scene in recent years.
Chyna ‘aka’ The Messenger
From the age of 6, Chyna started performing at music festivals where DJ’s and sound systems ‘clashed’ against each other. Chyna, who would be taken to these dances by her older brother and cousins unbeknown to her Mum, would perform at these clashes and win clashes for sounds single-handedly as the crowd looked on amazed that this youngster was packed with so much talent.
As she grew older and ‘smarter’, Chyna attended Annashere’s Theatre School where she obtained her Diploma in Performing Arts.
She then joined girl group Prestige from the age of 13 as one of the lead vocalists. Prestige became known in the industry and well liked; however this was short lived when management indifferences took their toll on the group.
This was to become the start of it all. At 18, Chyna embarked on her solo career and began to work with a number of well-known DJ’s and Producers such as Manny Norte’, DJ Dodge, Trevor Nelson (aka Trevor Mad-Hatter), Karen Wheeler (soul-II-soul), Craig David among others, perfecting her singer, song-writing skills. She was then ‘head hunted’ by the friends with whom she had grown up with from around the neighbourhood who were starting a new Entertainment company with a new sound. Northstar embarked on a journey which led to Chyna’s performance with Lisa Maffia for her single Women of the World. Their performances were aired on Top of the Pops, Save the Children as well as shows in the UK and Europe. Through her career with Northstar, Chyna has filmed several music videos, all of which have been televised to critical acclaim as well as the lead soundtrack to the UK’s urban hit movie Rollin with the Nines, starring a host of well known established British actors and actresses.
Now in the prime of her singing career, Chyna embarks on a mission to spread her message to those willing to listen. Often dubbed ‘the messenger’, Chyna has spent the last 12 months perfecting her craft and her unique sound. Often likened to artists such as Keisha Cole with a twist of Lauren Hill, Chyna is about to become an unstoppable force. Her unique talent lies in her ability to bounce from one genre of music to the next without compromising her sound; a talent which only a number of artists are capable of.
2009 brings a number of hard hitting projects to the table. Not only is she in the process of releasing her mixtape entitled Chynese Whispers but she has also released a bassline remix of one of her mixtape joints entitled Karma, produced by Dexplicit (from Lethal B’s ‘POW’ fame). This track is one of EZ’s personal favourites and has already been included on EZ’s latest Pure Bassline compilation album.
Chyna has also recently teamed up with reggae/dancehall Producer Curtis Lynch Junior to release hit single Lord Save My Soul also featuring well-known reggae artist Demolition Man, which is a remake of Gussie Clarke’s Pirates Anthem.
Look out for Chyna in 2009; she’s on a rise!
"Lord Save My Soul" available for download on the link below.