Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Isis (Lin Que)

Isis (born Linque Ayoung on March 8, 1969) is a female hip-hop artist who was a member of the hip-hop collective known as the Blackwatch Movement (which also featured hip-hop group, X-Clan). In  1990, Isis got a record deal with 4th & Broadway\Island Records.
During that same year, she released her debut album, "Rebel Soul" which peaked at #52 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart in February of 1991.

The title song, "Hail the Word," and "The Power of Myself is Moving" were released as singles, but didn't chart at all.

In the mid-90's, Isis left X-Clan to work with rapper MC Lyte. Going by her name, Lin Que, she released a few singles for SME Records and Elektra Records.

She later got into A&R work and graphic design. She made brief appearances in the movies "Who's the Man?" and "He Got Game."

Lin Que collaborated with various artists such as Mary J. Blige, Queen Latifah, Monifah, CeCe Peniston, Smif-N-Wessun, the Beatnuts, Will Downing, and many more. She had a brief stint as a member of the Wu-Tang Clan-affiliated group, Deadly Venoms.

Lin Que left the group due to business reasons shortly after Deadly Venoms' debut album was recorded, but never released. She continued writing & creating music with producers Sugar Al Cayne, Azteknique, and Ayatollah.
In 2007, Lin Que released an album called "GODspeed" on the UniVerseWorks record label which is available on CD Baby.

In late 2009, Lin Que created the We are The Girl Movement by releasing the single "Suga-Coated" which featured nine female emcees such as Mala Reignz, Knewdles, Bless Roxwell, Alana, Paula Perry, Toni Blackman, J-Boo, & Tyne Phoenix along with singer Rachel Walker. The proceeds from the single went to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer charity.

Today, Lin Que appears to still be active in the music business. According to various sources, she is still recording & writing music.

To see Lin Que's MySpace page, go to:
http://www.myspace.com/linquemusic

To see Lin Que's YouTube page, go to:
http://www.youtube.com/user/LinQueMusic

To see the music video for "Rebel Soul," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIAOT_QfkBI

To see the music video for "The Power of Myself is Moving," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mz9sSzt4yvI

To see the music video for Lin Que's song, "Let it Fall," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5UEPzfdw8g

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