2000 to 2000
Los Angeles, California, United States
Queen of the West is how most refer to this seasoned female MC. Most don't know however that she is more than a lyricist, she is also a singer and songwriter. A master behind the board, Diamonique also produces many of her own tracks. LA-born but Inland Empire-bread, Diamonique was exposed to all things hip-hop at an early age. Her sound is honest West Cost rap with a females touch; smooth lyrics with a singsong flow that doesn't apologize for manipulating dynamic beats. She pulls inspiration from a diverse list of musical influences that includes 2Pac, Lauryn Hill, Sade and Teena Marie.