If Lauryn Hill, Lenny Kravitz, Pink and Justin Timberlake could miraculously make a love child, it would be Reina Williams.
The Baltimore native is making noise these days with her eclectic acoustic soul hip hop sound with an amazing singing voice to match.
Daughter of an Opera singer and a Sculptor, she began writing music for her own sanity at age 12, dealing with the angst ridden feelings of a young pre teen, inspired by the music of Metallica, Kurt Cobain, Boyz II Men, Sade, and Seal. At about age 14, she was exposed to Hip Hop, and RnB, artists like Jay-Z, DMX, Lil' Kim, and Timbaland and this is when she really started taking an interest in MIDI composing and combining it with live recorded guitar.
Then in 2005, she decided to take a leap of faith. With the support of her family, Reina began writing & selling songs and performing for a living. After linking up with SelecTracks/BMG Chrysalis Music Publishing, she has produced over 4 FULL LENGTH CDs for their Publishing Library. Her music has been placed in shows like "Californication" and the 2011 film Mardi Gras: Spring Break, as well as the 2012 film "Piranha 3DD".
In 2011 she made an appearance on FOX Network's The X-Factor Season 1 where in an Un-Aired audition in front of Celebrity Judges, Simon Cowell said this about Reina's performance . . . "She made my year!"
Currently, Reina lives in Brooklyn, NY and has just released her 2nd Solo album titled EPIPHANY where her songwriting skills and resonance with the human audience really shine brighter than they ever have on any of her previously released works. You can find all of her music via her website reinawilliams.com.
She currently holds a residency at the hip and chill Bed-Stuy hot spot Rustik Tavern every first and third weds of the month where she hosts an open mic as well as has her own performance event.