Born in Seattle, WA and raised in San Diego, CA, Choklate has always in one way or another been involved with music or dance. The newest soul singer to the scene was raised on Gospel, solely, but was introduced to hip-hop by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince’s ‘Parents Just Don’t Understand’. “It was the first ‘worldy’ song and only video allowed in the house. I used to sneak and listen to the radio so low that all I could hear sometimes was the beat. I called it ‘Music Deprivation Disease’. Beside the Gospel, it was hard for Choklate to hear much soul music at home, so when finally out on her own, she recalls having her ear to everything from Bach and Yo Yo Ma to Brotha Lynch Hung. “I love all musical genres for the most part, I think I could actually find something to enjoy in almost all of the different kinds of music that exist…” Over the years, living in Seattle and honing her craft, beside having been a resident at one of the most popular club nights in Seattle, Jumbalaya, the longest running improve weekly in the history of Seattle, Choklate is steady at work on different projects and will be looking to continue to express and explore the art of musical creation through both writing and singing for herself as well as other artists. She’s also recently released a full length debut self titled album in May ’06 and is receiving a positive world wide response to it. Her favorite producer/engineer and muse is the legendary Vitamin D. Choklate has worked with a multitude of artists and will be everywhere in the coming months. She has recently been sighted on such projects as Blacksheep, Boom Bap Project, Abstract Rude, Butta Verses, De La Soul, Gift of Gab, Supanatural and Chali 2na’s solo records and is anxiously awaiting the opportunity to work with more of her peers.