BIO

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, 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.

LiKWUiD's 7 piece band ELLA MAE FLOSSIE, combines ethio-jazz, world music percussion, hard hip hop beats and spoken word, to mold 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; ELLA MAE FLOSSIE, formerly Likwuidity/ Gummy Bears & Champagne, has performed throughout NYC at venues such as The Shrine, SOBs, BB Kings, the Lincoln Center and the Apollo Music Cafe.)

Her current album, Fay Grim is now available via HiPNOTT Records.  

LIKWUID

LIKWUID

LIKWUID THE DJ

LIKWUID THE DJ

Fayietnam

Fayietnam

Hunger Division

Hunger Division

Likwuid at Pianos (NYC)

Likwuid at Pianos (NYC)

Likwuid at The Sifer

Likwuid at The Sifer

Likwuid Zaven & Ben Chin

Likwuid Zaven & Ben Chin

Likwuid the DJ at Harlem Nights

Likwuid the DJ at Harlem Nights

Likwuid as Fay Grim

Likwuid as Fay Grim

LiKWUiD EPK songwriter.DJ.artivist

PHOTOS

VIDEOS

VISUALS

MEDIA (short list)

SPONSORS/CLIENTS​ (short list)

Workshop/Lecture/Speaking Engagements:

Apollo Theater (2017) [workshop]

Girls Inc of Westchester (2017) [workshop]

Red Hook Initiative (2012-pres) [workshop]

Lower Eastside Girls Club (2017) [workshop]

Uptown Vinyl Supreme (2017) [workshop]

Kids Creative (2015-2017) [workshop]
Eleanor Roosevelt Leadership Academy for Girls (2012) [workshop]

Scribble Art (2014-2017) [workshop]

Sumner Groundwork (2012) [workshop]

Columbia University (2010) [panel & speaking]
Brooklyn Academy of Music (2009) [speaking]

Cooper Union HS Arts Program (2008-2011) [workshop]

Hip Hop Culture Center (2005-2010) [workshop & speaking]

Mississippi Black Youth Conference (2007)

[speaking & workshop]
Hunter College (2009) [speaking]
Lafayette HS
Columbia HS
Marlboro HS

DJ Performances *select list

Doku.Tech (Kosovo, Europe)
BK Hip Hop Festival (Family Day)
Photoville (Opening Ceremony)
SOBs
Apollo TheaterSummerstage 
Louie & Chan

Sugar Hill Museum

Harlem School of the Arts

C'mon Everybody
Michigan Chicken Wing Fest 
The Shrine 
Silvana 
Angel of Harlem 
Harlem Tavern

Gin Fizz 
Inwood Local

APT78
Tryon Public House 
Cafe Noir
bOb bar
Lepoisson Rouge

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Live Performances 

Lincoln Center

SOB's

Apollo Music Cafe

BB Kings

National Sawdust
SUNY Purchase
Manhattanville College

Hostos Community College
University of Alabama (AL)
University of South Carolina (SC)
College of Charleston (SC)
Columbia High School (SC)
UC Santa Cruz
The Shrine

Silvana
Harlem Nights

Southpaw
Newark Symphony Hall (NJ)
The Masquerade (GA)

The Showplace Arena (MD)
Drom (NY),

Knitting Factory (NY)
HIRO (NY)
Southpaw (NY)

 

Live Performances  (continued)
Shantika Club (BANGKOK, THAILAND)
CMJ
Le Poisson Rouge (NY)
Santos Party House (NY)New Brooklyn Tavern (SC)
Sugar Bar NYC
Newark Symphony Hall (NJ)
The Bowery Poetry Club(NY)
Globe Theater(GA)
Fat Baby (NY)
Liquid Charm (PA)
Hammerstein Ballroom (NY)
Club Pyramid (NY)
The Warehouse (SC)
Club Centerpiece (SC)
The Tundra (PA)
The Loft (SC)
​Fulton Park (NY)

Best Buy (NY)
Coca Cola Summer Jam Fest (SC)
Wealthy Ho$tage Clothing Store (NY)

YUME Fest