Queens of the Underground features an all women Hip Hop lineup across multiple elements of Hip Hop - emcees, DJs, dancers, and live beats. There will also be local women-owned businesses vending at this event.
We have put together an amazing lineup for our From the Bay to LA showcase. We have Frisco Baby, Elle E.D., and AJ The One in our opening lineup as well as a dance performance by Sova The Owl & The B-Girl Movement and live beat set by LiL MC all leading up to our headliner Reverie! The night will be hosted by Dime Bag Dizzy and feature Ray Reck as DJ!
Queens of the Underground Mission:
The mission of Queens of the Underground is to provide equitable spaces for women-identified artists to shine in the male-dominated culture of Hip Hop. We promote the diversity of Women's experiences, in contrast to the limited hyper-sexualized narrative that permeates the mainstream. By providing technical training and resources, we equip women with the skills to create and promote their music and art projects and grow their audience so that they can have successful careers as independent artists.
French-Caribbean singer, bassist and producer Adi Oasis fuses soul, jazz, funk and R&B to form her own distinctive, retro-futurist sound.
After spending time honing her skills in other people’s bands, Adi struck out on her own in 2018, releasing an album and 2 EPs since then, while also collaborating with the likes of Masego, Blue Lab Beats, Chet Faker, the Shapeshifters, Pastel, Wax Tailor, Jean Tonique and others. Writing and producing under the moniker Nightshade with her partner Morgan Wiley (Midnight Magic, Jessica 6), her production credits also including the sun-drenched summer jam “Mango” for Atlantic Records artist Kamauu.
Her most recent EP, Adi Oasis, featured the single “Whisper My Name,” leading to a stunning COLORS debut in early 2021, and garnering critical praise from outlets ranging from Vogue to Rolling Stone, Wonderland, Line of Best Fit and many others. Now the artist formerly known as Adeline has released her first new single as Adi Oasis, teaming up with the critically acclaimed Jamila Woods for “Red to Violet,” her most personal music to date.
Exploring self-identity through socio-political touchpoints, Adi and guest assist Jamila Woods masterfully permeate the laid-back track with charged discussion surrounding authenticity, family and power, which only enhances the groove-laden music. Continuing to make a delightful feature of her signature slapped bass lines and honeyed vocals, this latest single showcases Adi Oasis as her most authentic self. Now confident and comfortable under her true moniker, this year’s forthcoming album promises to bring more captivating music from Adi Oasis.
Adi Oasis also recently announced the formation of Nightshade, her production outfit with partner Morgan Wiley (Midnight Magic, Jessica 6). For their first foray as producers, they co-wrote and produced the sun-drenched hit “Mango” for Atlantic Records artist Kamauu, which also features Adi singing and playing bass.