Hometown // Baltimore
Current members // Chantee "Mzery" Williams
Founded in // 2004
Style // hip-hop
Influenced by // Bob Marley, Lauryn Hill, Jean Grae, Queen Latifah
Notable // In her music, Mzery crafts story lines about parents splitting up and other struggles. Her songs are drawn from her own experiences and observations of others. Her new album, Herstory 101, comes out later this month.
Quotable // "I think that's my gift," Mzery said. "I use it a lot. Before I started wanting to be an MC I used to write poetry. ... A lot of poetry is storytelling."
Hear Mzery at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow and 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Artscape. She will be performing with the Unison Collective on Mount Royal Avenue. Free. For more information, go to artscape.org. The band: myspace.com/mzery.