Jean Deaux

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Jean Deaux
Birth nameZoi Harris
Born (1995-05-04) May 4, 1995 (age 28)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, rapper
Years active2012–present

Zoi Harris (born May 4, 1995), better known by her stage name Jean Deaux is an American musician. She is known for her mastery of multiple genres and creative mediums.[1] Her debut EP Krash was released in October 19, 2018.


Deaux has appeared on tracks by other artists including Smino, Saba, Mick Jenkins, and Isaiah Rashad.[2] She has noted Missy Elliott as one of her inspirations.[3] Jean Deaux is a stage name inspired by the line 'that's John Doe' in a track by Rick Ross which she previously used as a Twitter handle before adopting it as a stage name.[4] She is part of the hip hop collective The Village 777 with Alex Wiley, Monster Mike, Isaiah Rashad, Spiff, and The Magician. She is also part of the musical collective Medicine Woman with Ravyn Lenae, Drea Smith, and Via Rosa.[5]

In 2017 she released a track titled Wikipedia, telling HotNewHipHop that "People are going to try and tell you who you are every step of the way, they'll even knock you down to convince you. But you get stronger every time you get up on your feet".[6] The lead single Way Out from the Krash EP was positively reviewed by Pitchfork.[7] The EP received positive reviews from Rolling Out,[8] DJBooth[9] and Chicago Reader.[10] NPR listed Deaux as one of 20 'artists to watch' in 2019.[11]


Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
  • Released: October 19, 2018
  • Label: EMPIRE
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
  • Released: June 14, 2019[12]
  • Label: EMPIRE
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
Watch This!
  • Released: May 4, 2020
  • Label: EMPIRE
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
Most Wanted
  • Released: November 19, 2021
  • Label: Duality Records, EMPIRE
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
  • Released: April 14, 2023
  • Label: Duality Records, EMPIRE
  • Format: Digital download, streaming


As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"Wikipedia" 2017 Wikipedia
"Energy" 2018 Krash
"Back 2 You"

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Est. N19g4" 2012 Saba GETCOMFORTable
"Noah and The Reign" 2013 Mick Jenkins Trees & Truths
"Menthol" 2014 Isaiah Rashad Cilvia Demo
"Healer" Mick Jenkins The Water[s]
"Kajun" 2016 Smino, Phoelix Non-album single
"Lemon Pon Goose" Smino Non-album single
"Loner" Mykki Blanco Mykki
"Photosynthesis" Saba Bucket List Project
"Amphetamine" 2017 Smino, Bari, Noname blkswn
"Taranphoeno"[13] 2018 Phoelix, Smino TEMPO
"Edward Scissorhands" 2019 Pivot Gang You Can't Sit With Us
"One Day" 2020 Tokimonsta, Bibi Bourelly Oasis Nocturno


  1. ^ Hervey, Jane Claire. "Why Chicago-Based Hip-Hop Artist Jean Deaux Wrote An Album About Failure". Forbes. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  2. ^ "Jean Deaux demands good vibes on her new single "Energy"". The FADER. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  3. ^ Archie, Ayana (October 24, 2018). "Review: Jean Deaux is fully formed on her newest EP 'Krash'". Arc Publishing. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  4. ^ Haynes, Arthur (November 19, 2018). "Interview: Last Friday Night, Jean Deaux Threw a Party". Third Coast Review. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  5. ^ Galil, Leor; Nelson, J. R. (January 25, 2017). "This year's Winter Block Party celebrates women in Chicago hip-hop". Chicago Reader. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
  6. ^ "Jean Deaux - Wikipedia". HotNewHipHop. August 23, 2017. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  7. ^ "The Ones: 5 Best New Rap Songs From Jean Deaux, Calboy, Lancey Foux, Noir Brent, and Soldier Kidd". Pitchfork. October 23, 2018. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  8. ^ Lamarre, Eddy "Precise" (November 4, 2018). "Jean Deaux's 'Krash' is a style mashup living in R&B". Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  9. ^ Varan, Brendan. "10 New Songs You Need This Week". DJBooth. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  10. ^ Galil, J. R. Nelson, Leor (November 13, 2018). "In a season crowded with great Chicago music, rapper-singer Jean Deaux drops a standout EP". Chicago Reader. Retrieved February 5, 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  11. ^ "Slingshot: 20 Artists To Watch In 2019". February 4, 2019. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  12. ^ "Empathy by Jean Deaux". Apple Music. Retrieved June 8, 2019.
  13. ^ "Phoelix - New Music: "Taranphoeno" by Phoelix feat. Smino & Jean Deaux | REVOLT - UNAPOLOGETICALLY HIP HOP". Archived from the original on January 3, 2019.