Quanice G. Floyd is graduating senior Music Education Major, at Howard University in Washington DC. Originally from New York City, Quanice began playing the piano at the age of 6. She trained with the Staten Island Conservatory of Music from 1994 – 2006. She has played with the Staten Island Borowide Youth Orchestra and the New York City-wide Youth Orchestra where she’s played at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Quanice attended Talent Unlimited High School for the Performing Arts in New York City where she has played in many concerts around NYC including playing on the Today Show with the Dave Matthews Band.
KOMPLEX, formerly known as Kowboy Kom, the voice behind the critically acclaimed hip-hop duo Fly Gypsy whose music has been featured on MTVu and VH1soul, is currently touring the underground scene as a solo act infusing an eclectic poetic element into hip-hop then launching it into the genres of pop, rock and country. Komplex is an MC, Poet, Hip-Hop Artist, Host, Author, Actor, and Educator. Kom moved from Montego Bay, Jamaica to Brooklyn, New York with his family when he was still a child. Growing up in New York during the golden era of Hip-Hop, Kom was inspired by hip-hop artists who originated in Brooklyn, such as Wyclef Jean, Busta Rhymes, and Notorious B.I.G. When he was in the seventh grade, Kom began to write poetry and rhyme. By his early twenties, Kom rose to become one of the nation’s most recognized spoken word artists and emcees, praised for his clever storytelling, signature style, and natural swagger. He has headlined numerous college tours, appeared on BET J, and opened for artists such as Jill Scott, Dwele, Wale and Doug E. Fresh. Kom stands apart from other emcees in his preference for performing with a live band, rather than just a DJ. A true musician, who himself plays guitar and dabbles in piano, Kom has an intimate understanding of music and infuses his flow with musicality seldom seen in modern hip-hop. Where Langston Hughes meets Mos Def.” He walks like a poet and talks like an MC. He closes his eyes and the stage becomes GOD’s ear; every poem a secret, every rhyme a confession.