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Kandi Kain

Name:   Zelda Everson 
Born/Raised:   Newark, NJ (Brick City) / East Orange, NJ (Illtown)
Hip Hop name:   Kandi Kain
Group:   Systahood
Inspiration:   Us Girls, Connie C, Queen Latifah 
Tools of Choice:   Pen, paper, microphone, and bookbag 
Style defined:   Pivot queen, writer/author, emcee, visionary  
Artreprenuer:   TruSysta Entertainment & Publishing House; B-Gyrlz Unheard; True Records
 
Hip Hop Attribute:   Female MC of ‘Chain Gang Platune’
A moment in the movement:   In 2004, an anti-gang violence project led by Ras Baraka, Mayor of Newark, NJ. “Have Faith” to the musical project, Hip Hop For The P.E.O.P.L.E.
 
Mixtape performances
1990 – 1993 DJ God Father D 
1990 – 1994 DJ Backspin 
THE INFAMOUS DJ BACKSPIN HEATWAVE 97 - YouTube
THE INFAMOUS DJ BACKSPIN SUMMA MADNESS - YouTube

THE INFAMOUS DJ BACKSPIN 3RD ANNIVESARY - YouTube

THE INFAMOUS DJ BACKSPIN SMOOTH SHIT PT 2 - YouTube
 
Tour dates (the United States and London)
Apache on the 19Naughty3 Tour in promotion of his certified gold single “Gangsta Bitch” 
 
Public relations
The Source Magazine: Unsigned Hype section (1995)
Vibe Magazine: Spotlighted (1996)
 
Video appearances
Systahood “M.O. Money” (feat. Sah-B) Dir. by Jenny Pless SYSTAHOOD (Kandi Kain, DJ Twista) - f/ Sah-B - YouTube
Internet appearances
2014 – 2016 Live stream radio show, H3B Radio, with host DJ Cool V and co-hosts, Kandi Kain, DJ Twista, Dre, DJ Skills, and DJ Sham 
 
Song performances
2005 “HAVE FAITH” (HIP HOP FOR THE PEOPLE COMPILATION ALBUM - Ras Baraka independent project) 
1998 “M.O. MONEY” (SYSTAHOOD, TRUE RECORDS) 
b/w “KEEP IT IN THE FAMILY” 
1998 “BIZ & CANDY” (FLIP SQUAD ALL STAR DJS, MCA RECORDS) Biz & Candy - YouTube
1997 “THE SHIVERS” (NAUGHTY BY NATURE, ARISTA RECORDS) Naughty By Nature- The Shivers - YouTube
1995 “CONNECTIONS” (NAUGHTY BY NATURE, TOMMY BOY RECORDS, NEW JERSEY DRIVE SOUNDTRACK) Naughty By Nature - Connections (feat. Cruddy Click, Kandi Kain & Road Dawgs) - YouTube
1995 “SET IT OFF” (MILKBONE, CAPITOL RECORDS) Set It Off - YouTube