Psalm One is consistently named one of the nation’s Best Artists and someone to watch. She released her debut album, “Bio:Chemistry”, while studying chemistry at the University of Illinois in 2002 and hasn’t looked back since.
In 2006 she became the only woman signed to the prestigious, fiercely independent record label Rhymesayers Entertainment after leaving her job as a chemist and releasing her commercial debut, “The Death of Frequent Flyer”. Since then she has toured the globe performing and recording an impressive discography, and has shared the stage with everyone from MF Doom and 50 Cent to Kendrick Lamar and Travis $cott. In 2013, she began releasing music under the pseudonym, Hologram Kizzie.
Kizzie has released 2 critically acclaimed projects: “Free Hugs” and “Hug Life”, the
latter named as one of the best indie releases of 2014 by several publications. In 2015 she self-released P.O.L.Y. (Psalm One Loves You), and embarked on a North American tour that she planned and orchestrated herself. Fittingly, the album was named #3 in the top 10 local indie albums of 2015 by the Chicago Tribune. Psalm has been extremely D.I.Y. in her approach and in a very important and personal interview, recently took the hip hop community to task for their collective treatment of women in music.
Psalm One and the Rapperchicks have traveled all over the United States, Haiti and Europe, mentoring and performing songs from their debut “Shitty Punk Album” which was premiered by Noisey/Vice music.
Psalm believes mentorship and relationship building is the most effective way to make music. An artist that never stops evolving, she’s vibrant, poignant, witty and eclectic, yet quintessentially hip hop.