Hip Hop Fusion music artist, educator, and DJ, LiKWUiD, is committed to using her gift of song to change the negative portrayal of women in the entertainment industry. Ebony Magazine's Sonic Boom web portal reports “she can rap circles around most of everyone’s favorite rappers. But she also has a good ear for beats and melodies, so her songs always flow (no pun intended)...” ? In 2009, her words and experiences were published in the powerful book Girldrive: Criss-Crossing America, Redefining Feminism, that highlights the life and experiences of successful American women. ? Combining nü-jazz riffs, lo-fi synths and hard hip hop beats, LiKWUiD's current project, LiKWUiDiTY: In Depth, utilizes clever wordplay and metaphors to visit topics such as self-love, socio-economic struggles, day to day life experiences, hanging with friends, growing up in a single parent household and female empowerment. AOL Blackvoices described LiKWUiD as one of the nations top female emcees, a former percussionist, she often performs with her 5 piece band (all classically trained instrumentalist) still combine syncopated rhythms and sonnets that blend the raw sounds of East Coast hip hop rhythms and the essence of southern soul. LiKWUiD has performed nationwide with artists such as Matt and Kim (Soho Talking Transitions), Slick Rick, 9th Wonder, Lyfe Jennings, Jazmine Sullivan, Talib Kweli, Frankie Beverly and Maze, Bow Wow, Rah Digga, The Last Poets, and world renowned comedian Cedric the Entertainer.