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With the combination of her lyrical skills and unique tone, J-Kronic creates an innovative, feminine, hip-hop sound rapidly gaining respect in Portland’s underg
With the combination of her lyrical skills and unique tone, J-Kronic creates an innovative, feminine, hip-hop sound rapidly gaining respect in Portlands underground hip-hop community. This young songstress unites battling lyrics, with an occasional twist of R&B, producing her personal, yet crowd pleasing cuts. Her trials and tribulations on the streets paired with her passion for hip-hop inspired J-Kronic to begin writing and emceeing. On her own at the age of sixteen, this strong-minded emcee was forced to fend for herself. In sharing her life experiences through rhyme, she aims to heighten the awareness of listeners surrounding the issues of urban centered youth while keeping their heads bobbing.
Band/artist history
When she met a Portland based producer, Trafek, of Digital Entertainment in 2001, J-Kron began recording and performing songs at local clubs. Over the past four years, J-Kronic has built up her fanbase by performing at community events, playing numerous clubs in Oregon and Washington, and hitting up any open mike she can get her hands on. J-Kronic has been a performer at Northwest legendary events like the annual Musicfest NW and Po-Hop. Featured on the UNSED mix tapes, 50 Minutes of Filth, 40 Minutes of Filth and the newly released Trash Heap album, The Pick of Da Lit. J-Kronics hyped tracks are being heard all over the Northwest. Whether shes shining on stage or recording in the booth, J-Kron devotes her heart and soul to her music. In 2005, J-Kronic competed in the New York International Music Festival and was awarded the honor of Best Female Hip-Hop Artist. In June of 2005 she performed in VOTE (Variety of Talent and Entertainers), a Las Vegas selective showcasing of up and coming artists across the United States. In July 2005, she was awarded the Editors Choice Award by poetry.com and the Internal Library of Poetry for outstanding achievement in poetry. J-Kronics latest success is landing a lead role in the Street2Studios musical, Life! J-Kronic performed five of her original songs in this urban, neo-soul, theatrical production presented in San Francisco and Oakland, California in September 2005. In 2003 her hit single I Wont Stop was jammed or voted into rotation by radio listeners of Jammin 95.5. J-Kron also has experience hosting her own hip-hop radio show on University of Portlands radio station KDUP1580 available wordwide via the internet. In addition to being a dedicated performer and songwriter, J-Kronic is also engaged in other aspects of the entertainment industry. She has been featured in commercials for companies like Sprite and Intel as a budding actress. Modeling for companies including Farouk and Alterna, J-Kronic is also gaining experience. J-Kronic has received studio training in hip-hop, modern, ballet and jazz dance and choreographed for a local dance team as well. J-Kron has successfully met her personal goals due to her determination, raw talent and dedication. Possessing the total package, J-Kronics confident that she has what it takes to reach her goal of a recording contract in the near future.
Have you performed in front of an audience?
Yes, I play live atleast twice a month in the Portland area at various clubs including: Berbati's, Portsmouth Club, Hawthorne Theater, Ash Street Saloon, pretty much anywhere I can get on and expand my fanbase. I have also travelled and performed in San Fransisco, Oakland, Las Vegas and Seattle. I LOVE BEING ON STAGE AND MAKING THE CROWD MOVE! I LIVE FOR IT!
Your musical influences
My life experiences, the ups and downs, trials and tribulations are first and foremost my biggest musical influences. Musical greats I have been influenced by include: Jean Grae, Nas, Earth, Wind n' Fire, Erykah Badu, TLC, Chicago, and my competition out there.
What equipment do you use?
a microphone & two turn tables
Anything else?
I LOVE HIP-HOP! I flow with a PASSION so if you feeling what you hear, SPREAD THE WORD! I'm in it to win it, to take it to the top, so if you feel me, help a chica out, ya smell me?
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