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Hip Hop Fusion music artist, DJ, songwriter and educator, LiKWUiD (Stylez), born Faybeo'n LaShanna A Mickens, is committed to using her gift of song to empower the 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)..."
LiKWUiD has performed nationwide with artists such as Slick Rick, 9th Wonder, Matt and Kim, Lyfe Jennings, Jazmine Sullivan, Talib Kweli, Frankie Beverly and Maze, Bow Wow, Rah Digga, The Last Poets, DJ Evil Dee, and world renowned comedian Cedric the Entertainer. Her writing style often includes multiple entendres, extended metaphor and religious paradox. As a former drummer, LiKWUiD often uses a cadence style call and response delivery, sprinkled with witty epigrams and sharp diction. She is a member of the Hunger Division and often collaborates with Lower Eastside dynamic production duo 2Hungry Bros.
As a dj, she has curated music for Photoville and the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival's Family Day. As an avid lover of house music, LiKWUiD's style of djing is based around blending beats together as one tapestry of sound. She is a resident dj at Silvana and Angel of Harlem. As a songwriter, her film credits include placements with HBO Latina Films, IFC Films, Oxygen Network, MTV and several indie projects. LiKWUiD is fully committed to combining hip hop and education. The College of Charleston (BA) and St. John's University (MBA) graduate has performed, presented workshops, lectures and participated on panels at academic spaces such as Columbia University, BAM, the Eleanor Roosevelt School for Girls, the Hip Hop Culture Center, Uptown Vinyl Supreme, Flocabulary, Comic Con and more. She currently teaches workshops at Red Hook Initiative, Scribble Art/Bread & Yoga and through her community jam session The Sifer live at the Shrine hosted by her band Likwuidity (Combining nu jazz, lo-fi synths and hard hip hop beats, Likwuidity has molded hip hop into an alternative art-form that everyone can enjoy. Led by songwriter and dj, LiKWUiD, who has been compared to a hybrid of Lauryn Hill and Santigold with a potent delivery as heartfelt as Queen Latifah; Likwuid has performed throughout NYC at venues such as The Shrine, SOBs, BB Kings, the Lincoln Center and the Apollo Music Cafe.)