Psalm One

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Psalm One
Birth nameCristalle Bowen
Also known asHologram Kizzie
Born (1980-07-01) July 1, 1980 (age 40)
OriginChicago, Illinois, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper
Years active2001–present
Labels
Associated acts
  • Nacrobats
  • Rapperchicks
  • Big Silky
Websitewww.psalmonelovesyou.com

Cristalle Bowen (born July 1, 1980), better known by her stage names Psalm One and Hologram Kizzie, is an American rapper from Chicago, Illinois.[1] She has been a member of the groups Nacrobats,[2] Rapperchicks,[3] and Big Silky.[4]

Early life[edit]

Psalm One was born Cristalle Bowen[5] on July 1, 1980.[6][7] She grew up in Englewood, Chicago.[8] She graduated from Whitney M. Young Magnet High School.[9] She majored in chemistry at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.[10]

Career[edit]

Psalm One released a studio album, The Death of Frequent Flyer, on Rhymesayers Entertainment in 2006.[11] In 2010, she released Woman at Work, a series of free original compositions, through her website.[12] After releasing a studio album, Child Support, in conjunction with America Scores and ASCAP in 2012,[13] she ran a music education program called Rhymeschool.[14] Under the Hologram Kizzie moniker, she released Free Hugs in 2013,[15] and Hug Life in 2014.[16] In 2019, she released Flight of the Wig.[17]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Bio: Chemistry (2002)
  • Bio: Chemistry II: Esters and Essays (2004)
  • The Death of Frequent Flyer (2006)
  • Woman at Work (2010)
  • Woman at Work Vol. 2: 500 Bars (2010)
  • Woman at Work Vol. 3 (2010)
  • Child Support (2012)
  • Hug Life (2014) (as Hologram Kizzie)
  • Psalm One Loves You (P.O.L.Y.) (2015)
  • Shitty Punk Album (2016) (with Angel Davanport, et al., as Rapperchicks)
  • Gender Fender Bender (2016)
  • Flight of the Wig (2019)

Mixtapes[edit]

  • Get in the Van (2005)
  • Get in the Van Vol. 2 (2007)
  • Get in the Van Vol. 3 (2011)

EPs[edit]

  • Whippersnapper (2001)
  • Regular Black Girl (2012) (as Hologram Kizzie)
  • Free Hugs (2013) (as Hologram Kizzie)
  • Don't Get Lazy Now! (2019)
  • Before They Stop Us (2020) (with Optiks)
  • Big Sikly Vol. 1 (2020) (with Angel Davanport, as Big Silky)

Singles[edit]

  • "Juke Me" (2011)
  • "Need Love Too" (2013)
  • "Impatient (Just U and Us)" (2015)
  • "Rules and Regulations" (2016) (with Angel Davanport, et al., as Rapperchicks)
  • "Where U Been Hiding?" (2019)
  • "Cult of Ye" (2020) (with Optiks)

Guest appearances[edit]

  • Maker - "Nacrology" from Honestly (2003)
  • Polyphonic the Verbose - "Out to Lunch" from Abstract Data Ark (2005)
  • Casual - "Bitin' and Freakin'" from Smash Rockwell (2005)
  • Copperpot - "Blow" from WYLA? (2007)
  • The Ritz - "Blown" from The Night of Day (2008)
  • Longshot - "How U Like It" from Addicted (2008)
  • Ro Knew - "We the Ones" from High Times in Low Places (2009)
  • Canibus - "Ripperland" from Melatonin Magik (2010)
  • Hopie - "Retarded" from Raw Gems (2011)
  • The Hood Internet - "More Fun" from FEAT (2012)
  • Oh No - "Same Shit" from Disrupted Ads (2013)
  • Probcause - "Subzero" and "Whiskey on the Rocks" from The Recipe Volume 2 (2013)
  • Culture Cry Wolf - "You Wanted This" from The Sapient Sessions (2013)
  • Neak - "Hollywood Talk" from XIII (2013)
  • CunninLynguists - "The Morning" from Strange Journey Volume Three (2014)
  • Abstract Rude - "Kan of Whoop A** Reprise" from Keep the Feel: A Legacy of Hip Hop Soul (2015)
  • The Palmer Squares - "Day Trippers" and "Nowhere to Not Go" from Planet of the Shapes (2016)
  • Mean Joe Scheme x Optiks - "Close Up" from Beams (2018)
  • Time - "Seeds" from These Songs Kill Fascists (2020)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hopper, Jessica (February 6, 2014). "Psalm One has a new name, new sounds, same excellence". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  2. ^ Galil, Leor (June 20, 2019). "Chicago rap royal Psalm One finds her new path forward with Flight of the Wig". Chicago Reader. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  3. ^ Kramer, Kyle (February 2, 2016). "The Rapperchicks' "Rules and Regulations," Featuring Gangsta Boo, Will Blow Your Brains Out". Vice. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  4. ^ Roti, Jessi (May 1, 2020). "Psalm One and Angel Davanport of Rapper Chicks introduce Big Silky, their sharpest collaboration yet". Chicago Reader. Retrieved May 8, 2020.
  5. ^ Downing, Andy (October 29, 2010). "Even after a break, rhymes come easily for Psalm One". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  6. ^ Jacobson, Maia (June 28, 2018). "Psalm One to celebrate birthday by playing new music at 7th St Entry". The Current. Minnesota Public Radio. Retrieved May 8, 2020.
  7. ^ Osmon, Erin (February 2, 2014). "Psalm One Mixes Chemistry, Charity, and Hip-Hop on the New Album Hug Life". Chicago. Retrieved May 8, 2020.
  8. ^ Sisson, Patrick (September 1, 2006). "Psalm One: Something Explosive". XLR8R. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  9. ^ Raymer, Miles (December 22, 2011). "Psalm One, the MC". Chicago Reader. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  10. ^ Mehr, Bob (December 2, 2004). "Dropping Science". Chicago Reader. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  11. ^ Spencer, Jack (November 24, 2015). "'It'd be nice to have a few vaginas onstage': Psalm One calls out Rhymesayers 20". City Pages. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  12. ^ Hopper, Jessica (April 21, 2011). "Psalm One does it her way with 'Woman at Work' series". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  13. ^ Spencer, Jack (February 14, 2014). "Psalm One: Hologram Kizzie is the wife of Hologram 2Pac". City Pages. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  14. ^ Silverstein, Jack M. (January 24, 2013). "Chicago's hip-hop school of rock". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  15. ^ Galil, Leor (July 29, 2013). "Check out Psalm One's touching "Macaroni and Cheese" video". Chicago Reader. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  16. ^ Galil, Leor (February 12, 2014). "Tonight: Embrace Psalm One's new name at the Hideout". Chicago Reader. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  17. ^ Eustice, Kyle (June 18, 2019). "Psalm One On Escaping Domestic Violence To Emerge With "Flight Of The Wig" Album". HipHopDX. Retrieved December 4, 2019.

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