Alt R&B vocalist Corina Corina was born in Oakland, CA and is the eldest child of political activists. Named after a classic Blues song, it seems her career path in music was set early on. Now with roots in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, Corina Corina brings a fresh and seamless synergy between 90s-style r&b, dark pop, lyrically driven hip hop and the blues and soul music she grew up on.
First gaining recognition as a solo artist within the New York City independent hip-hop music scene, she’s had the honor of sharing stages with heavyweights Talib Kweli, Action Bronson and Masta Ace and musically collaborating with some of her favorite mcs: Homeboy Sandman, Elucid and billy woods.
Both of her self-released solo albums, “The Eargasm” (2012), and “The Free Way” (2014) were co-produced with internationally acclaimed producer Willie Green, and touch on everything from gender inequality to self-love and resisting social norms.
Corina Corina has expanded her message of empowerment and authenticity through writing for popular lifestyle blogs such as like Elephant Journal, G.O.A.T. Hip-Hop, Stop the Breaks and Recovery Warriors. In addition to her solo projects, she also performs in acoustic blues/folk duo Max Caddy with her partner, Jesse O’Neill.
Known by many as one of the hardest working women in the indie music scene, she’s spent years touring extensively through the USA and has performed in multiple showcases at South by Southwest in Austin and North by Northwest in Toronto.
In early 2017, Corina Corina released a mixtape tribute to Run the Jewels entitled “Run the Blues” and is putting the final touches on her third full length LP, “Hangover Music.” The album written and produced entirely by herself and Willie Green and is a reflective and hard honest look at her relationship with alcohol and her version of adulthood. Through a range of styles and moods, she has created her strongest work yet.
What People Are Saying
“My name is Angel and I find Corina Corina’s passion and love for music inspiring. She’s one of the most supportive and hardworking artists I’ve come across.”
– Homebody Sandman, Stones Throw Records
“Corina is a one-woman force of nature; prodigious talent, muscular drive and an inexhaustible work-ethic all tied up with a very fetching bow.”
– Billy Woods, Backwoodz Studioz
“Corina Corina is a dynamic artist with so much talent, heart and dedication! A true joy to collaborate with on tour, and an all around badass!!”
– Jaeda, Keep The Feel Ent.