lashondra-hemphill-bio-picLaShondra “RyNea Soul” Hemphill (Beat Maker) mentors young girls between the ages of seven and eighteen in music production through her organization, the SheShockHipHop Academy, which is sponsored by the Initiative for Creative Arts.

She facilitates beat making workshops at community centers throughout the Birmingham, Alabama, metropolitan area and has been invited to share her expertise on working with youth via music throughout the United States.

She views beat making as an ideal thought-provoking medium in which to tell stories and express our loves, obsessions, dreams, fears and desires.

LaShondra was on Next Level Team Thailand.