A new day is upon us and hip hop’s answer to the question “what happened to the female rap game” is here. Blessed with the lyrical prowess to compete with the hottest emcees in the business, as well as singing every R&B hook on their album, and...
A new day is upon us and hip hop’s answer to the question “what happened to the female rap game” is here. Blessed with the lyrical prowess to compete with the hottest emcees in the business, as well as singing every R&B hook on their album, and being touted as the female version of the Neptunes, the female Hip Hop duo KIN4LIFE is a triple threat. Together as a group for ten years and friends for over fifteen years, IQ and Nor have solidified their family ties and KIN4LIFE has never had a truer meaning.
Born and raised in Mt. Vernon, NY, a town known for its contribution to hip hop in the late 80s and early 90s, KIN4LIFE is determined to bring hip hop glory back to their hometown. KIN4LIFE has decided to put the whole female rap game on their back, and are determined to bring respect back to their genre. As young black entrepreneurs, IQ and Nor incorporated their label, Noriq (pronounced Nor-reek) Records in 2002. Under their imprint, KIN4LIFE has released 2 albums and an EP entitled, “Rock Star”. “Rock Star” is a precursor to their upcoming album, “KIN4LIFE Volume 2”, slated for national release. Single handedly they have created a buzz so loud that the international scene has come calling. With major overseas play in the UK, Italy, France, and our northern neighbor, Canada, the US market is not far behind. Not only do these females write all of their music but they produce as well.
KIN4LIFE admits that their first love is emceeing, but their production and songwriting skills have made them a hot commodity behind the scenes. Working with the hottest up and coming R&B acts have garnered comparison to Missy, prompting them to form Noriq Records’ subsidiaries, Red Eye Productions and KIN Writing Factory. It is a promise that you will be hearing them all over your radio in the near future. IQ is quoted as saying “We put an album out with zero to no budget.” This hunger and determination will make it hard for majors to ignore, but the streets are listening, and KIN4LIFE is the answer. Visit KIN4LIFE’s website at WWW.KIN4LIFE.COM or WWW.MYSPACE.COM/KIN4LIFE and see what the fans are really saying. The major labels are afraid of change but fortunately KIN4LIFE is not afraid of a challenge.
Out of that challenge Control the Mic was born. Control the Mic allowed unsigned artists to return to the true essence of hip hop. For over a year, they promoted and hosted the most artist friendly open mic in New York City. Almost a year later, people are still asking “when’s the next Control the Mic”. Always on the grind, KIN4LIFE switched gears in order to focus more of their attention on promoting and creating more great music for their fans and the world. If you haven’t had the pleasure of seeing these two talented females perform, you definitely need to make it your business to do so (WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/TIFFJONES820). Not only are their songs hot but their live show is electrifying and has been compared to the glory days of Run DMC. The industry has now been fair warned. Hold on because it’s going to be a crazy ride.
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Discography Make Up Girl Single Currently Available on Itunes Make Up Girl (Music Video) 11 Weeks Straight on MTV Logo's The Click List Countdown. Rock Star EP Best Of KIN Freestlyes Vol. 1 KIN4LIFE Volume 1 LP
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2008 started off with a bang for KIN4LIFE....January was filled with several first that set the tone for the new year.
January saw KIN4LIFE featured in Emmy Award Winning PBS Series "In The Life” KIN4LIFE would like to thank director Rick Mordecon who was an integral part in putting together our episode.
January also saw main stream hip hop pay attention to the KIN4LIFE movement with one of AllHipHop.Com’s most controversial articles to date...”Black Lesbians Rock” A title that at first sat with us funny until we realized that an entire article about Black Lesbians Rock should be about KIN4LIFE. It was one of the most commented articles on Allhiphop.com for a signed or unsigned artists. We started dialogue sometimes ignored in that African American community and for that we are proud and that we are grateful to Tanisha Alston for having the guts to write about your girls in such a positive light.
February also saw KIN4LIFE featured in the groundbreaking documentary “black.womyn.conversations” by Director Tiona M. The film is still being showed nationwide so make sure you catch it when it comes to your area or visit the official youtube page at http://www.youtube.com/tionanm
March KIN4LIFE linked up with GONYC Magazine to tear down Public Assembly NYC for their annual Breast Cancer Awareness Benefit. Shout out to GONYC Magazine who has supported KIN4LIFE for years!
We also took our band on the road for the first time when we rocked Fran’s Place Unplugged. We gotta show love to our band some of the most talented group of musicians we have ever met. Thank you Scotty, Santos, and Tony for bringing our production to life with our live show! Extra Special thanks to SheSoFocuzed Entertainment for making that show happen after a couple beantown promoters tried to block our original show! You can not stop KIN4LIFE!!!
In May, KIN4LIFE recorded their groundbreaking video “Make Up Girl” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTG-g18xgmc) under the amazing direction of Dorian G. Stone and the hardest working cast and crew ever. The video was shot in the most rewarding 39 hours of our lives. 2 Days of non stop work and dedication by everyone led to the video that has our storming into 2009 and taking no prisoners.
May we also headlined MondoHomo2 for the second year and this time we brought our band out! Shout out to Ria and KiKi that help make that concert happen every year.
One of the highlights of June for KIN4LIFE was our performance at Portland Oregon Black Pride. Not because it was the best show ever but led to the best and longest KIN4LIFE Travel Terrors to date!!! You can check out all of our Travel Terrors by visiting our YOUTUBE Channel at WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/TIFFJONES820
We also premiered our video during NYC Pride with Hot Nickel Entertainment. Thanks for making that premiere a success and shout out to Evon by way of the UK for opening up for your girls. Check her out.
July we got back in the studio to continue to craft our forthcoming album KIN4LIFE Vol. 2: I Love KIN4LIFE. Album coming soon!