Kandi Cole
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Kandi Cole

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF
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"Top 10 in '10"

50/50—Female MCs are a rarity in any scene, much less two dope ones, but this duo of local Miki Vale and L.A.-based Queen Kandi Cole were invited to play at South by Southwest... - San Diego CityBeat Magazine

"Kandi Cole & Miki Vale (50/50) perform at SXSW 2010"

Kandi Cole and Miki Vale are 50/50, a Southern California-based rap duo whose classic hip-hop and soul influences reflect in both their artistry and thoughtful discourse. The Project Blowed alumnae are founding members of the mighty femcee collective known as The [Sis]tem... - Spinner.com

""In The Building" Review"

Music Review

July 2006.

Listeners will pause for the cause while Kandi Cole
reps for the Left Coast. Leading off with, "In The
Building" the female emcee strays from the formulaic
approach of today's female lyricist. Rockin' over a
infectious piano riff, haters meet their impending
doom. The easy digestible cut is perfectly made for
the airwaves and clubs as she spits, "I got the music
in my brain/ and I feel it in my soul/ took the grammar from
the streets pulled it out my pie hole".

Hip-Hop Journalist

-Rahiem Shabazz- - RASHA

"Music Review"

December 31, 2006

I listened to Kandi Cole. I like her, I think she reps real Hip-Hop and especially since she's from Cali, it shows a different side of that coast… I think "Press Play" is one of her best songs.

-Illseed (AllHipHop.com) - Illseed of ALLHIPHOP.COM

""The Movement" Song Review"

Ayo, that **** is fly as hell! I especially like the beat change (oh wait....I especially like the message! Damn) It's amazing how much information Black folks can squeeze into a 3-4 minute song. Keep 'em thinking, sis. Always room for one more influential artist to flourish.

-Chemical Breakdown 90.1 WUSB (Stoney Brook, Strong Island) Resident DJ Oxygen/ Member of Sputnik Brown - Oxygen


Kandi Cole - Works Well With Others (Mixtape) - 2009
Kandi Cole - "Happy Birthday, Kandi Cole!" (LP) - 2008
The (SIS)TEM - The Takeover Part 2 (Mixtape) - 2008
The (SIS)TEM - Female Perspective (Mixtape) - 2007
The Odd Couple - Raising The Bar (LP) - 2005

Project Blowed: Anniversary Series: 12-15th - 2007-2009
Project Blowed: Live Concert Series featuring 50/50 - 2009
Apostle - The Chronicles (LP) - 2008
Opoetik - When Silence Speaks (LP) - 2007
DJ Nomadik - The Time Travel Tape - 2008
Unleashed Entertainment - Verbal Taktiks - 2007

Upcoming projects;
Kandi Cole - Crescendo (LP) - 2011
Miki Vale & Kandi Cole as 50/50 - 50/50 (LP) - 2011
The (SIS)TEM - Lyri(sis) Lounge - 2011




Writer. Producer. Emcee.

Kandi Cole was raised in the days of the Golden Age of Hip Hop. Her parents knew what they were doing by feeding her food for the soul with sounds of James Brown, Parliament Funkadelic coming through one ear and Miles Davis and Charlie Parker coming through the other. Kandi Cole is the house that music built. Funk and Jazz are the foundation, Hip-Hop is the bricks, and Soul is the furniture. She is a complete package. An artist. A performer. An entertainer.

Born and raised on Los Angeles, she chooses not to recite the typical subject matter of those who’ve rocked before her. Her sound enhances the ‘good’ in music. She’s soft as fur but her lyrics can be sharp as a knife. She is quick with a rebuttal to any objection of her not being recognized as an emcee. Not just a female emcee. An emcee. She can flow with the best of them. What sets Kandi Cole apart from the others is her impeccable timing and delivery. You wouldn’t think this young woman hailing from the West Coast had so much style in her flow. She’s jazzy over a smooth guitar riff or “bringin’ the pain” over a hard hitting 808. It’s hard to believe she is not already on her 3rd album.

However, aside from just the music, her stage performance is truly amazing! She brings a fire and energy to the microphone, commanding attention and making it a point to engage with her audience. Kandi Cole entertains the crowd and demands everyone in her presence to know that she is a force to be reckoned with. As with the artists in which she was raised listening to, she actually puts on a show.

She is definitely willing and ready to receive the shine that is due her. Kandi Cole is one of the illest emcees to grace the Hip Hop scene in a long time. Lyricism is back. Kandi Cole has arrived.

- for contact and booking information -
booking@kandicole.com - domestic
passport@kandicole.com - international

please visit www.KandiCole.com for more music, bio, videos/photos
323.595.6795- Kandi Cole – direct