NiLLa is a Toronto based rap artist who has established herself as an outstanding Emcee, an engaging Public Speaker, and one of Canada’s top Arts Educators. In her ten years of experience as a live performer she has toured extensively across Canada and collaborated on numerous recordings with artists based in Canada, the United States, and Europe. Her creative drive and dedicated focus manifested in her debut album, “From The Ground UP” which earned her the award for Best Rap/Hip Hop Recording Of The Year at the Hamilton Music Awards in 2010.
NiLLa has shared the stage with an expansive selection of Hip Hop’s finest musical acts including The Alkoholiks, Masta Ace, GZA (Wu-Tang Clan), Jus Allah, WildChild, DL Incognito, and Ghettosocks, to name a few. Aside from providing support for a long list of legendary performers, NiLLa has headlined multiple festival showcases and successfully toured with LA based Abstract Rude (Rhymesayers Entertainment).
With the release of her second full-length album, VALKYRIE, produced entirely by international Hip Hop heavyweight, Ghettosocks, we find NiLLa using her platform as a voice for the under-dog, and the un-sung warrior who lives inside of us all. With her influences and roots stemming from the 90’s Golden Era of Hip Hop, VALKYRIE descends from the skies to remind us of when Hip Hop culture represented strength and intelligence, spoke with conviction, and brought communities together. VALKYRIE is here to reinforce a positive view of women in Hip Hop; one of intellect and strength, combined with a powerful creative force, forged on the battlefield alongside their heroic male counterparts. “We’re stronger together than apart.”
Album features include multiple award winner Juno nominated Emcee and Producer, Ghettosocks, along with Rel McCoy, Testament and RaSoul. Valkyrie will be released on Bandcamp and other online music stores on November 29th, 2016.