Yo Majesty

Yo Majesty Concert -  February 10 2009  Berbati’s Pan,  Portland Oregon

Yo majesty Poster

Yo Majesty Poster

Yo Majesty is an  American Hip Hop group consisting of rapper Shunda K and singer Jwl B, produced by U.K. based electro group HardFeelings

Yo Majesty was mentioned as one of the ‘Top 11 new bands of 2008′ by NME magazine as well as one of the ’25 Most Exciting Bands In America

Yo Majesty’s current members are LaShunda Flowers, known as Shunda K and Jewel Baynham, who goes by Jwl B; formerly the group also included Shon Burt, stage name Shon B. The group members are openly lesbian and Christian.  however, Shunda K was previously married to a man.

Their sound is a hybrid of crunk , Baltimore club music and electro. they have garnered comparisons to punk for their defiance of labels and creation of new sounds.

Rappers Shunda K and Shon B started out as a duo named Yeah Majesty before they were rounded out circa 2001 by gospel-raised vocalist Jwl B. They started collaborating with London-based electronica duo HardfeelingsUK (David Alexander and Richard Winstanley), who supplied Yo Majesty with their electro-rap club beats, in 2002After a hiatus during Shunka K’s marriage, Yo Majesty regrouped  Once they established a name for themselves on the underground club circuit, both in the U.S. and the U.K., Yo Majesty self-released their first official release, the Yo EP, in 2006.

They “made a splash” at SXSWin 2007 and that year toured with CSS and The Gossip The group signed with Domino records in 2007, and the label released an EP and full-length record by the band in 2008, which included a track produced by Basement Jaxx


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