Cipherella is a talented emcee, songwriter, and musician who is skilled in the art of storytelling. Born and raised in Tuscaloosa, AL, Cipherella sought refuge in New York City in 2013- two years after she and her mother lost everything in a tornado- to further her musical career and solidify herself as a artist contender. Since her arrival in the big apple, Cipherella has been featured on Sway in the Morning, twice, she has performed at Brooklyn Academy of Music, served as the host for New York’s longest running monthly open mic at the infamous NuYoricans Poets café; she has been a contributing writer for M-Pire Magazine, she is currently a reappearing guest judge for Supreme Bars: The Ultimate Emcee and Producer Battle, and a teaching artist with BEAT Global.
Cipherella’s lyrical prowess was left uncontested after her critically acclaimed visual release of “Moments” was internationally recognized; winning twelve video awards and numerous acceptances into film festivals. Comparable to Queen Latifah and Bahamdia, Cipherella is fully vocal when it comes to expressing frustrations and agitations through her dominant, cultured, and quite often-rebellious lyrics. Far different from what one would expect especially in today’s mainstream society that has encapsulated the feminine aspect of Hip-Hop into a mere “body over bars” motif, Cipherella is one to travel against the stream while still delivering music we all relate to.
Influenced by Tupac Shakur, Outkast, Joi Gilliam, and Erykah Badu, those who have followed Cipherella’s career can agree that she is cut from the same cloth and that their influences are the DNA strands embedded in her unique and ever-evolving style. In a recent premiere of her single release “Dumb Dumb”, Afropunk deemed Cipherella “A Hip Hop Priestess in the making” and stated that they could not be more for the message she was relaying. Bitch Media cited Cipherella as “A breath of fresh air” which is exactly what is needed in today’s climate. “Dumb Dumb’’ served as the lead single to Cipherella’s first studio album, 22:11 Prelude; scheduled to be re-released this year.