J-phunQ and Diamond Star Russell
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J-phunQ and Diamond Star Russell

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States | SELF

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States | SELF
Band Hip Hop Pop


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"Where My ladies At"

In January, 15 of Cincinnati’s local women who work in different capacities within the Hip Hop scene braved icy roads and came to Elementz Hip Hop Youth Arts Center to be interviewed for a round table interview/discussion and to meet the other women whose names they didn’t recognize from the Facebook event page. MC/producer J-Phunq and her R&B vocalist Diamond Russell were already standing outside the center in the cold before everyone arrived and, coming by later in the discussion, Tek-Labs studio manager DJ Jentel slipped and slid all the way from Dayton after having to jump her car. These were clear indicators of how important being a part of this conversation was to them — it was as if they were willing to put their lives on the line to get there. It seemed symbolic that it was for Hip Hop In Hip Hop’s male-dominated culture, women are often politicized as anomalies when their talent gains acceptance. They’re given labels like “female producer” or “female MC.” J-Phunq said she doesn’t mind being labeled a “female MC” because it provides distinction.

“I actually accept the label,” said J-Phunq, who has a company in Clifton called Phunq Productions.

“I’m an MC. A lyricist. I tell stories. And I bring communities together. I reach out. I’m an activist,” she continued. “Personally, when you say ‘a woman’ or ‘female’ before whatever my title is, it’s giving me power.”

“I love being titled a female MC or a female lyricist because it does separate me from the bunch of male rappers who I’m not necessarily trying to emulate,” said self-described Hip Hop artist Lionesque.

Miranda Millard, a B-girl (Hip Hop dancer) who goes by “Mira” in Cincinnati’s underground dance circles, sees positives and negatives to being given special distinction as a woman
- Milldred Fallen


Still working on that hot first release.



Born Jamie Alexander
Cincinnati Native
Phenomenal Lyricist
CEO of PhunQ Productions

J-phunQ a well spoken, conscious, educated lyricist that has a gift to educate through music. Focused on task at hand she speaks on subjects that pertains to the urban community throughout the country. Seasoned at her craft she flows effortlessly in showcases that will unnerve the heaviest of hitters. Having performed in New York, SXSW (Dynamic Producers)Atlanta, Louisville, Charlotte, and many more along with coming out of the most conservative cities, has scared up her knuckles and prepared this young lady for war.

“I’m prepared for what the game has in store for me, deal my hand I’m ready to play”…J-phunQ

The understanding that continuing her education is a key element in her goals to have longevity in the business, proves she has the makings of a multi-platinum artist.

To continue to develop her skills and elevate in the industry, while maintaining the loyalty of the fans and continue winning over new ones.

Born- Diamond Star Russell
From- Cincinnati, Ohio
R&B Vocalist
Artist of PhunQ Productions

History in the making
Diamond has a talented craft like no other, with a voice that has been compared to some of the greats of all time such as Etta James, Anita Baker, Jennifer Holiday, and the list goes on. Her music reaches out to women and men all around the world on subjects that pertain to everyday life. The struggle, pain, and obstacles she shares a heartfelt message in all her projects. Diamond started off rocking the stage at open mic venues at the age of 11, but truly discovered her talent at the age of 16.She decided to take great steps at a very young age when she auditioned for Apollo at the meek age of 13. Although she did not make it through to the show, she did not let it stop her in her journey into the music industry. When Diamond was 17 she got to meet Smokey Robinson in the Cincinnati, Vine and Mitchell Kroger. She is very well prepared for the world to see what she has to offer.
"I am ready for the world to hear my voice and bring back the true sound of R&B." "I remember when I was a little girl, I sang for Mailq Yoba and Smokey Robinson. I was very honored to be in their presence. I thank them for giving me the opportunity to sing for them."...... Diamond
This mature, young lady has what it takes to be the next big name in the industry, and never be forgotten. Her name speaks for itself. She will definitely be ten times platinum if not more. She has the knowledge and talent to change the game in the industry while keeping a humble mentality.

These two young ladies together really know how to rock the mic.

For Booking Contact:

PhunQ Productions LLC.
Jamie Alexander