Divinity Roxx

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Divinity Roxx
Divinity Roxx at Reeveland Festival MM1.jpg
Divinity Roxx performs live The Reeveland Festival sponsored by The Warwick Bass Factory in Germany, 2015.
Background information
Also known as MC Divinity, D. Walker
Born February 5
Origin Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Genres Rap rock, soul, hip hop, funk, rock
Occupation(s) Musician (bass), entertainer, rapper, singer, producer, performer, composer, musical director
Instruments Bass Guitar
Years active 1993–present
Labels iRoxx Entertainment
Associated acts Beyoncé Knowles, Victor Wooten, 2NE1, Black Girls Rock!, Jermaine Rand, K. Michelle, B.o.B
Website www.divinityroxx.com
Notable instruments
Electric Bass Guitar

Divinity Roxx is an American recording artist, composer, and musician. Her work includes elements of rhythm and blues, hip hop, funk, soul, and rock. As a rapper and bassist, her performances have been reviewed as radical and distinctive because of her unique ability to combine vigorous bass lines with simultaneous tongue-twisting yet authoritative rapping.[1]

She is best known for touring and performing with Beyoncé Knowles (2006–2011) as her bassist and Musical Director for "The Beyoncé Experience"[2] and "I Am... World Tour".[3] On the "I Am...Sasha Fierce" World tour, Divinity also helped compose music alongside Bibi McGill, Brittani Washington and Rie Tsuji.[4] She has appeared in three DVDs with Beyoncé including The Beyoncé Experience Live,[5] I Am... Sasha Fierce,[6] and I Am... Yours.[7] She has also appeared in two videos, "Irreplaceable" and "Green Light".[8] Divinity has performed with Beyonce at The White House for President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama during a State Dinner for the President of Mexico, Felipe Calderon.[9] She also performed with Beyonce during her Glastonbury performance.[10][11] She has also performed on the Grammy's, The BET Awards, MTV Music Awards, Ellen, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Saturday Night Live, Good Morning America, The Today Show and countless other television shows with Beyonce.[12] In 2014, Divinity played bass on The Arsenio Hall Show and The Queen Latifah Show with Atlanta born rapper, B.o.B..[13] Divinity has also appeared on Big Morning Buzz Live With Nick Lechey[14][15] and The Wendy Williams Show with singer [K.Michelle].[16]

Early career[edit]

In October 2000, Divinity attended Victor Wooten's Bass Nature Camp at Montgomery Bell State Park near Nashville, Tennessee. There she met Victor Wooten and his brothers Regi, Joseph, Roy, and Rudy. Once the camp was over, Victor asked Divinity to tour with him.[17] She began touring with Wooten's band where she was a featured part of the show from 2000-2005.[18] She is recorded on Wooten's Live in America (2001) [19] and Soul Circus (2005) albums [20] under the names, D. Walker [21] and MC Divinity.[22] She also appears on Victor Wooten's album, Words and Tones (2012) [23]

Solo Recordings[edit]

Ain’t No Other Way (2003)

Divinity's first album Ain't No Other Way was self-released in 2012 while touring with Victor Wooten. The album featured production from will.i.am, DJ Lethal, and Mike Elizondo.

The Roxx Boxx Experience (2012)

Divinity's second EP, The Roxx Boxx Experience, was released in October 2012.[24] The album featured Divinity Roxx (bass, lead vocals), Matt McMoots (guitar, backing vocals, backing bass), Omar Gusmao (guitar, backing vocals), and Carlos McSwain (drums, backing vocals). The album was mixed by Eric Racy and Mastered by Chris Gehringer for Sterling Sound [25]

ImPossible (2016)

Divinity released ImPossible (album) April 19, 2016. This is album features elements of funk, soul, rock, hip-hop and jazz.[26]

Discography[edit]

Television Appearances[edit]

Divinity appeared on the television show The Soul Man alongside the musical guest B.o.B.[29] while playing bass on his Promo Tour for the album Underground Luxury.

Divinity is currently the bass player in the house band for the BET produced television show Black Girls Rock! (2014-2016), backing such artists as Erykah Badu, Patti Labelle, Gladys Knight, Brandy, Monica and Jazmine Sullivan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.jazzzeitung.de/cms/2015/09/bassistin-divinity-roxx-im-bayerischen-hof-muenchen/
  2. ^ The Beyoncé Experience Live (DVD). Beyoncé. Columbia Records. 2007. 
  3. ^ Knowles, Beyoncé (2009). Official I Am... World Tour. USA: Columbia Records.
  4. ^ Music World Entertainment (2010) Beyoncé – I Am... World Tour (Liner Notes) Columbia Records.
  5. ^ Beyoncé, Beyoncé (2007). The Beyoncé Experience Live (Media notes). Beyoncé. Spain: Columbia Records. 88697 20641 9.
  6. ^ Music World Entertainment (2010) Beyoncé – I Am... World Tour (Liner Notes) Columbia Records.
  7. ^ Knowles, Beyoncé (2009). I Am... Yours: An Intimate Performance at Wynn Las Vegas (DVD/Blu-ray). Music World Entertainment/Columbia Records. Event occurs at 0:00 to 1:38:19.
  8. ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=IW0cLcDTbN8C&pg=PA37
  9. ^ http://www.zomagazine.com/divinity-roxx/
  10. ^ http://kitmonsters.com/bands/d/divinity-roxx
  11. ^ http://beyonceonline.org/gallery/displayimage.php?album=2144&pid=120413#top_display_media
  12. ^ https://popwrapped.com/beauty-bass-divinity-roxx-offers-something-inspired/
  13. ^ http://ddotomen.com/2013/12/13/b-o-b-performs-on-the-arsenio-hall-show/
  14. ^ http://www.vh1.com/video/misc/1098771/love-em-all-big-morning-buzz-live.jhtml
  15. ^ http://www.divinityroxx.com/newsite/end-of-the-year-promo-run-with-k-michelle/
  16. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGXSH_2fLr8
  17. ^ "Les Claypool, Victor Wooten & Divinity Roxx Among Guest Professors At Bootsy Collins’ Funk University". CHC Network. 
  18. ^ "Divinity Roxx on Primetime". Swoop's World Online Radio. Retrieved Oct 20, 2011. 
  19. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/live-in-america-mw0000014307/credits
  20. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/soul-circus-mw0000737334/credits
  21. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/live-in-america-mw0000014307/credits
  22. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/soul-circus-mw0000737334/credits
  23. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/sword-and-stone-words-and-tones-mw0002421413/credits
  24. ^ Liebman, Jon. "Divinity Roxx". For Bass Players Only. Retrieved March 7, 2011. 
  25. ^ The Roxx Boxx Experience (Media notes). 
  26. ^ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-bohanan/need-more-lemonade-listen_b_9818908.htmlhttp://
  27. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/article/2012/12/2ne1s-live-cd-from-new-evolution-in-seoul-to-be-released
  28. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/article/2012/12/2ne1s-live-cd-from-new-evolution-in-seoul-to-be-released
  29. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3383322/?ref_=nm_flmg_msdp_3

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