The Lioness was born and raised in Minneapolis. Following inspiration from the likes of Ms. Lauryn Hill & Queen Latifah, helped influence her artistically.
Her first Mixtape, The Most Anticipated, released in January of 2011, debuted just months after graduating from McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul. The Lioness has been privileged to work alongside a host of legendary performers, such as: I Self Devine, Brother Ali, and Atmosphere. She has also built relationships with top producers & winners of the, Red Bull Big Tune Beat Battle Championship, Nicademus and G Mo.