The Pandemic vs. I.Am.Ueno:

The Rebirth of An Independent Artist

Big shout out to LEVEL UP MAGAZINE for the latest article bringing an even more in depth view on I.Am.Ueno, her struggles and triumph as an artist during the Covid-19 Pandemic. 

One of the best and most talented artists to hit the scene, blessed with talent and class and an intelligent message for the people” - Wendell Cook





I.Am.Ueno, the dynamic songwriter and recording artist, is a force to be reckoned with in the indie rap scene. Originally from Arkansas, now based in California, she has honed her craft to create music that is both captivating and personal, combining infectious beats and stunning melodies to create a sound that is both edgy and direct. From a young age, she was drawn to music and quickly discovered her talent for rhyming. What started as a pastime with her siblings evolved into a passion that would shape her entire career. As an underground rapper, she competed in rap battles and performed at local and national music festivals, developing a live performance with an unparalleled energy and appeal that captivated audiences everywhere. Not only are her live performances an experience, combined with her songwriting skills, she's able to mesh a genuine connection with her audience both visually and audibly.  She goes to great lengths to create a unique sonic narrative, constantly pushing the boundaries of what's expected in a genre that has traditionally been male-dominated. Her persona is a testament to her artistic expression, as U.E.N.O. stands for "Until Everything Numbs Over," reflecting her deep connection with music. With popular singles like ”101 Freestyle,” "Sauce," "Flight" (featuring Haverland), and "Snow," a holiday song that has found success through commercial libraries. Her 2021 EP, "The Transition," showcases her personal growth in her artistry with symbolic tones of elevation as the backdrop. Drawing inspiration from a diverse range of artists, including Missy Elliott, TLC, Busta Rhymes Janet Jackson, Kendrick Lamar, Teyana Taylor, and Syd. Her distinctive approach to songwriting has set her apart from the rest, and she's quickly generating a buzz around her sound. With a once-in-a-generation voice and an unrelenting drive to succeed, I.Am.Ueno is an emerging artist in a lane of her own. 

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