ABOUT ARMED RHYMERY
Armed Rhymery is a South Louisiana based Hip-Hop duo consisting of Lafayette native Kween Mo (27) and New Orleans lyricist, Edward X (29). The two artists known for their unique rhymes and captivating stage performance met through networking in early 2010. Armed Rhymery was formed in 2011 after doing several collaborations and seeing that the creative chemistry was hard to ignore. A few years later, X made Lafayette his home base and the duo began to see a huge increase in momentum packing out some of their first shows beyond their expectations. From a young age these artists have had an undying passion for music taking inspiration from the likes of Jay-Z, Outkast and Lauryn Hill and blending it with their own new age flavor. Their styles compliment each other to perfection and their creativity, versatility and unique sound can be heard in every song.
Armed Rhymery's beliefs are rooted in independence and individuality. The group has played a huge role in the vast expansion of the Hip-Hop scene in Lafayette and has performed hundreds of shows locally and around the state even being the first hip-hop artists to perform and host shows at various venues and local music festivals. Their efforts include being curators of several local events such as Cypher Saturdays, The Leauxcal Jam and Music Lover's Night, which have played a significant part in uniting and giving a platform to literally hundreds of artists in the Lafayette area as well as surrounding areas. The group has even been nominated for several awards at Lafayette's annual Southern Tea Awards and Kween Mo has been awarded Best Female Hip-Hop Artist 3 years consecutively. Mo and Ed have also performed at various schools and libraries around Louisiana with dance crew, Kabuki Dancers performing awareness shows that incorporate rapping to captivate students and teach them better ways to deal with negativity. Most recently, Armed Rhymery's single "Melanin Drip" was hand selected by Pharrell Williams, Soundcloud and Pharrell's brand/label, iamOTHER, to be featured on their album, "i am OTHER Vol. 2". The project features Black voices and original tracks focused on empowerment, unity, and speaking up about racial injustice.
Thus far Armed Rhymery has released three group projects, Two Black Sheep, Vibe Religion and SWIM as well as Edward X's solo project, Autumn Blues and various singles. Both artists also actively pursue careers entrepreneurs and directors with their media and film company, Southpeak Arts, and create all their visuals and graphics in-house. They have furthered their creative control by taking up instrumental production through their brand, theflxwers, curated by Edward X involves instrumentals and visuals representative of various flowers. Mo and Ed are both firm believers that their creative gifts have no bounds.