Carolina Waves-2019

Lena Jackson is an award nominated hip-hop artist hailing from Raleigh, North Carolina. Born and raised in poverty stricken neighborhoods, Lena grew up with music as her main source of comfort, and writing as her therapy. Jackson started penning poetry as a child, but in her early teens became intrigued by rap cipher sessions she would see in school cafeterias. Her obsession with hip-hop inspired her to exchange poetry stanzas for rap bars, and sharpen her craft as a hungry emcee.

Photo Credit: Chris Goody

Lena Jackson has performed on the same bills as:

  • Toni Braxton
  • Dead Prez
  • Skyzoo
  • Blueprint

She has performed at events such as:

  • A3C Festival
  • Beats N Bars Festival
  • Pittsburgh Pride
  • Yo! NC Raps

Additionally, Jackson has been nominated for a Carolina Music Award in the best female hip-hop category (2018), has been showcased as a “New Face of Tradition” millennial artist by the NC Arts Council, and featured in INDY Week’s publication as one of “Fifteen Women To Follow” on the local hip-hop scene.

Features as illustrated: Indy Weekly, Respect Magazine, Rubenstein Arts Center at Duke (New Face of Tradition art exhibit, Pittsburgh Pride 2019, A3C Festival & Conference, and Show Off Radio with Statik Selektah on Shade 45.

"The essence of the [Hip-Hop] genre is the ability to turn poetry into rhyme; Lena Jackson does this well in her debut" -Voiceless Music

The "Darkness Brim" EP- Available now on all digital platforms.

"Her projects sound so clean and clear; production is nice and brings an old school sound." -NotYaManz Podcast

Lena Jackson's 2019 collaboration effort with artist G. Huff, titled "Grace And Alchemy." Available on all platforms.

Affectionately referred to as "The Wolf" by her musical peers, Lena Jackson’s aggressive cadence and energetic performances expose her raw talent and spirited personality.

Photo credit: Chris Goody

"Her flow glides like lyrical exercise."