Queens D.Light (QDL) is a rap artist, performer and filmmaker based out of Oakland , CA. Her premiere project, California Wildflower has positioned her as one the Bay Area’s staple experimental rappers. Her unique sound is influenced by a mix of styles like dance, electronic, hip hop and world music. Her groundbreaking performances are both memorable and mind bending. She has toured with Anderson .Paak and shared stages with artist such as Georgia Anne Muldrow and Shabazz Palaces.
In QDL's newest EP The Flavor of Green she offers a stunning collection of finely layered, rhythmic ambient sounds, bass heavy tracks and lyrical complexity that packs power. In this project she dives into multiple media forms by creating videos inspired by short films. A true author, QDL directed all visuals attached to The Flavor of Green. Her voice is unapologetically threaded in every stitch of this project.
Queens D.Light has worked with producers such as Suzi Analogue, Ras G of Brainfeeder and California's Monster Rally --her name rings in the underground from coast to coast.
Genre-Bending Music Producer Suzi Analogue Launches a New Collective—And a Clothing Collection Inspired by Its Members - Vogue
Jay Stone and Queens D.Light are figuring it all out, together - The Bay Bridged
CATCH THE NEW “FLAVOR OF GREEN” VISUAL FROM QUEENS D. LIGHT - Never Normal Records
On 'Flavor of Green,' Queens D.Light Moves Gracefully Through Change - KQED
Queens D.Light – Flavor of Green (EP) - Thizzler
ABOUT FLAVOR OF GREEN
“@queensdlight blessed us with some electric Black womxn energy in her new EP titled Flavor of Green. The hypnotic intro of the project called “Slow Crawl” uses powerful poetry over a smooth violin hymn to get listeners relaxed and ready to taste the rest of the Flavor of Green. With appearances from Lauren Dupree and Simone Thompson, this project is a iconic mix of hip hop, Afro-futurism, and neo-soul. Smooth groove and sharp production, each track on the EP has something new and riveting for listeners to explore..”
– AJ Moultrie of Thizzler
2019 - Curated House of Malico’s Alignment Festival & the Manifesto Exhibition. Released music video for “Un-Limited Time.” Opened for Oshun. Played Hiero Day 2019 in Oakland, CA.
2018 - Featured in Thizzler’s “Best of 2018” series. Opened for Princess Nokia, Kelis, and Mykki Blanco at FEELS 6. Featured in Vogue with Never Normal Sound system. Released “Flavor of Green” EP. Directed and Stared in Music video Queen of Zamunda + Flavor of Green. Listed on Bandcamp’s Best Hip Hop Albums. Listed on Spotify’s “Future is Female” Playlist. Opened for Raliegh Ritchie at The Independent