Psalm One


Psalm One

Beat The Drum Download
Word To The Flies Download
from The Death of Frequent Flyer (2006, Rhymesayers)
Buy at iTunes Music Store

Psalm One never likes to sit in one place for too long. It makes her knees hurt, and beyond the physical discomfort it stifles her. Her music mirrors these sentiments, keeping her raps as ever-changing as the scenery. A Southside Chicago native, this rookie Rhymesayer has been raising eyebrows since 2002, with her self-released debut LP Bio:Chemistry. Released while Psalm was studying Chemistry at the University of Illinois, Bio:Chemistry was well received and served as a resume of sorts after graduating and returning home to Chicago later that year. After a powerful performance on the 2003 Nacrobats release Always (Birthwrite), Psalm went back to the lab with Chicago producer Overflo.

In 2004, bridging the gap between her previous work and her forthcoming album, she released Bio:Chemistry II: Esters and Essays (Birthwrite). It was a re-release of her 2002 debut, plus 5 unreleased tracks, repackaged and remastered. While staying diligent in the studio, her tour schedule began to become equally as busy performing on Warped Tour Code of the Cutz stage, the annual Scribble Jam Festival and B-Girl Be Summit in Minneapolis, as well as, sharing the stage with: 50 Cent, Slick Rick, Atmosphere, MF Doom, De La Soul, Camp Lo, Murs, Jean Grae, Royce tha 5’9, Diverse, Blueprint, Brother Ali, Masta Ace, Prince Paul, Casual of Heiroglyphics and many more. In 2005 she was named as one of URB’s Next 100 and featured “as next to blow up” in such publications as: Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times and The Onion which only added fuel to her ever-glowing fire.

The Death of Frequent Flyer, out this summer on Rhymesayers Entertainment, shows her talent and versatility. It’s a collection of songs, travels, and late nights, inspired by the sounds of the city from someone who has heard its voice. She successfully boasts of Chicago roots in blues and never lacks the soul of a hip hop treasure. Vocally she is skilled and smooth, yet doesn’t indulge in over used rhymes or patterns. The album features production from: Ant of Atmosphere, Overflo, Maker, Thaione Davis, Confucious, Madd Crates and features Brother Ali, Thaione Davis, Ang13, vocalist KaDi and DJ DQ(Glue). Psalm One is a true fan of music, exceptional lyricist, quirky b-girl and former saxophonist. A cross between Lauryn Hill and Devin The Dude, Psalm One is influenced by everything she encounters, this new kid on the block emits the vibes of an old pro. If you like your mom, you’ll like Psalm One.

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