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Royce Hall (aka Chinyelu Alimayu) / Bio

Royce Hall aka Chinyelu Alimayu ,is an artist like none other. With the combination of hip hop, soul, and jazz, Royce Hall blends a distinct recipe of music with passionate lyrics, often described as Lupe Fiasco and Floetry meets Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. As a multi-instrumentalist, Royce is a versatile MC with not only rhyme patterns and punch lines, but also expertise as a clarinetist, pianist, bass and acoustic guitarist, trumpet, and percussionist. A graduate of Florida A & M University,Royce knew early on that music would in fact be a major part of life's enjoyment, which is why upon receiving a full academic scholarship among many others, Royce decided to major in Animal Science/Pre Vet medicine and minor in Music with emphasis in Jazz Studies and Commercial Music Production. Royce, a native of Salisbury, Maryland, is based in Atlanta, GA. Aside from being a recording artist, songwriter, musician, MC and vocalist, Royce is a Marketing and Promotions rep for Hidden Beach Recordings and CEO/Founder of YO! Royce... Be Easy Music Publishing Company (ASCAP) and Founder/CEO of Sista Cipher (non-profit). Having the honor of opening up for and/or sharing the same stage as artists such as Talib Kweli, Brian McKnight, Cesar Comanche, Lauryn Hill, Cody Chessnutt, Natalie “The Floacist” Stewart (of Floetry), just to name a few, Royce has been a feature artist 3x on the playlist for MC Lyte’s organization, Hip-Hop Sisters (only 6 songs are chosen internationally). Originally a battle MC, Royce has an impressive record of 44 wins and only 2 losses, which include the BET Black College Tour and, after so many wins, retirement on several radio stations MC battle series. Described as one of the most anticipated artists and songwriters of 2013, Royce, conceives lyrics for a variety of mainstream and underground hip-hop, soul, jazz, funk, r&b, gospel, house, and blues artists/vocalists, leaving not one genre untouched by this unearthly effect. In October of 2010, Royce was the feature artist on a segment of “Goin’ In Radio” with hosts Jazzy F. Baby, VH1’s Mz. Berry and Alishia S. where Royce was interviewed and “Vision Impaired” (Prod. By Ashanti “Mad Violinist” Floyd of Kane Beatz and Symphony Crack and violinist for Lupe Fiasco) debuted followed by a feature on "Fearless Radio" in Chicago, IL, WVFS 89.7FM "The Voice of Florida State University" and WANM 90.5FM "The Flava Station" of FAMU and many other broadcast mediums . Royce successfully released the highly anticipated debut album, ENC 1101: THE YEARBOOK, (summer 2013) and is currently building music for the sophomore release EP series, The Groove Theory Project. In addition to music, Royce had the honor of being chosen as 1 of 24 nationally selected Style Icons by Cotton Inc. in assoc. with MTV and participated as a runway model for Cotton's 24 Hours of Fashion, which took place November 17-21,2011 in South Beach Miami and was hosted by E!’s Giuliana Rancic with live streaming and coverage on mtv.com, E! Online and Fashion Etc Online as well as those respective channels. This once in a lifetime experience has afforded Royce with additional resources and avenues for success. This artist is definitely following in the footsteps of entertainment industry moguls Russell Simmons, MC Lyte, and Sean "Puffy" Combs, to name a few. Royce is also the owner of two clothing companies, AMANDLA! and Bullhorn Junkies by Royce Hall. Granted the gift of acting, as of March 2, 2013, Royce is officially a leading cast member of innovative and groundbreaking Atlanta based web series, "Refracted Reflections" and as of October 2013, was cast and confirmed for the second season of Tyler Perry's "The Haves and the Have Nots" and "Love Thy Neighbor" along with The CW Network's "The Originals" . As of October 3015, Royce is a main character in the stage play, Beyond Betrayal. Finally, Royce’s first book of erotica entitled, “Morning After Mimosas”, will be released Spring 2016. Stay tuned.

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Royce Hall
Artist Name
Royce Hall (aka Chinyelu Alimayu)
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Hip Hop / Neo Fusion Jazz / Neo-Soul

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Atlanta, GA

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