In the System 1
Kendra Cherisse Jenkins, or as the streets have ordained her Lace, is a HipHop renaissance woman on a mission 'to change the game for the better.' Just as in the streets when you've been 'laced' you've got the hook-up, that's exactly what the rhyme- spitter is hoping to deliver to the masses. Having performed at such venues as: Club Downtime, the Nuyorican Poet's Cafe and SOB's, she's shared the bill opening for platinum artist Xzibit and is primed to shine. Even with her well deserved accolades and praise, the up-next rapper/writer Lace who's been featured on Popa Wu's (of Wu-Tang fame) 'Visions of the 10Th Chamber' compilation album alongside Ol' Dirty Bastard and Method Man, considers herself,'just getting started' in her rise to 'beyond the hood acclaim. Lace spent the last few years on her grind to get her proper shine and in due time she will not be denied,'too often the lifestyle that lands people in jail is glorified and the issues which are so important behind them actually being placed in those situations are ignored. Too many rappers today are just 'story sellers'glorifying negativity, but it shouldn't be that way. There are women that are also unfortunately caught up in the 'system' and this situation needs to be addressed beyond the usual manner'. Lace is a truth-teller, not a flash-in-the-pan, shakin her ass type of artist with little emphasis placed on lyrical artistry. ' I took the focus off what I look like by removing my face from the cover of my street CD;because I want people to listen to the lyrics first and foremost. I had to put this project in my own hands because other people don't have the same level of passion as I do when it comes to things I believe in. And I believe in Hip Hop. I believe in taking the real-life conversations in Hip Hop to the next level'. Her current spinner, 'In the system, Vol.1' is a kaleidoscope of experiences with the heartfelt, 'Will u die 4 me?' featuring Shalaine, 'The Setup' and 'Hollyhood' hosted by mixtape marvel DJ Sickamore and has been garnering her growing praise. Are you ready to be laced?